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Bruins hold off Panthers to end five-game skid

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Boston Bruins won for the first time in six games when they defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2 at BB&T Center on Saturday.NHL goals leader David Pastrnak scored twice for the Bruins (21-7-6), who hadn't won since Dec. 3 (0-4-1)."It looks like we're getting back to more Boston Bruins style of hockey…

Facts and Figures: MacKinnon reaches 50 points for Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon became the third player to record 50 points this season when he had a goal and an assist for the Colorado Avalanche in their 3-1 win against the New Jersey Devils at Pepsi Center on Friday.The center is third in the NHL in scoring (20 goals, 30 assists), behind Edmonton Oilers center Connor…

Bogosian focused on working hard to get back into Sabres lineup

BUFFALO -- Zach Bogosian is concentrating on his next opportunity to be in the Buffalo Sabres lineup, whenever that might be.The defenseman was scratched against the Nashville Predators on Thursday, for what he said was the first time in his NHL career."Everyone wants to play," he said after practice Friday. "For me, I'm just focused…

Vlasic, set for 1,000th game with Sharks, has been ‘Steady Eddie’

SAN JOSE -- Marc-Edouard Vlasic will become the 17th defenseman in NHL history to play 1,000 games for one team when the San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, SN360, SN1, CITY, NBCSCA, NHL.TV)."It has flown by," the 32-year-old said. "You look back 13-14 years in, it goes…

Pacioretty gives Golden Knights OT win against Stars

DALLAS -- Max Pacioretty scored 51 seconds into overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 3-2 win against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Friday.Pacioretty got behind the defense while the Stars were changing lines and scored with a backhand off a long pass from Shea Theodore.¬†William Karlsson and Chandler Stephenson scored,…

Lindblom likely out for season for Flyers, will undergo cancer treatment

Oskar Lindblom is expected to be out for the remainder of the season for the Philadelphia Flyers while receiving treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer."Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma by leading specialists at the University of Pennsylvania," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement.…

Friday Four: League takes important step with conduct policy

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will bring you his Friday Four. The former goalie and current NHL Network analyst will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.Commissioner Bettman's statement at Board of Governors meetingI must commend NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and the…

Sharks lose to Rangers in Boughner’s debut as coach

SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks lost their first game under coach Bob Boughner, 6-3 to the New York Rangers at SAP Center on Thursday.The Sharks (15-17-2) have lost six games in a row (0-5-1) and fired Peter DeBoer as coach in his fifth season Wednesday."I think we came out pretty good, I think…

Markstrom’s 43 saves lift Canucks past Hurricanes in OT

VANCOUVER -- Jacob Markstrom made 43 saves, and Elias Pettersson scored 40 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena on Thursday.Brock Boeser's centering pass hit a discarded stick on the ice in the slot, but Pettersson retrieved the puck and lifted a backhand over…
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