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What we learned this week in the NHL: The Kings are back

Remember the 1-6-1 slump that triggered flashbacks to the bad, old days of the last few seasons? Neither do the Kings, who have a five-game winning streak and have regained the

Attention to detail runs in the family of Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck

Connor Hellebuyck's path to the NHL began with a little baseball glove and a mini hockey stick. Armed with the tiny equipment, a young Hellebuyck would stand in front of the TV in

Sabres waive Matt Moulson, make trade with Red Wings

The Buffalo Sabres are shaking up their underachieving roster by placing forward Matt Moulson on waivers and acquiring forward Scott Wilson in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings.

Sabres place Moulson on waivers; acquire Wilson from Wings

The shake-up is starting in Buffalo, where Sabres general manager Jason Botterill began making moves in a bid to improve a vastly underperforming team on Monday.

'You're never getting comfortable:' John McDonough faces a new set of challenges

John McDonough marks 10 years with the Blackhawks and knows his staff must work to keep the team relevant.

What we learned from the Kings' defeat of the Blackhawks

The Kings could have succumbed to a loss in the finale of a four-game trip, but they scratched out a 3-1 win behind Jonathan Quick and a rare goal by defenseman Christian Folin.

Dylan Strome has record 7-point night as Erie hammers Saint John

Dylan Strome had a tournament record four goals and three assists and Taylor Raddysh added two goals and four helpers as the Erie Otters routed the Saint John Sea Dogs 12-5 on

Dylan Strome named Canada's captain for world juniors

Dylan Strome was named captain of Canada's team for the world junior hockey championship, with Mathew Barzal and Thomas Chabot as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced

Mike Keenan fired by KHL's Kunlun Red Star

Mike Keenan, the first coach to win both NHL and Kontinental Hockey League titles, was fired by the KHL's China-based Kunlun Red Star on Sunday, less than a year after hiring him

U.S. hockey women hope recent labour peace leads to Olympic gold

The Americans believe their chemistry couldn't be stronger and could help them achieve their ultimate goal: ending a 20-year drought by winning Olympic gold in February at the 2018

Kings drop Blackhawks 3-1 to end four-game trip unbeaten

Goaltender Jonathan Quick again held the Los Angeles Kings together as they finished a grinding four-game trip with a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Hellebuyck, Wheeler lift Jets over Senators 5-0

Connor Hellebuyck was relieved to finally shut the door on an opponent.

Quick, Kings stop Blackhawks 3-1 for 5th straight win

Jonathan Quick made 24 saves, Christian Folin scored the game’s first goal midway through the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on

Smith’s overtime goal lifts Vegas past Arizona, 3-2

Reilly Smith scored 3:50 into overtime to lift the Vegas Golden Knights over the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Sunday night.

Seguin scores twice, Stars beat Avalanche 7-2

Tyler Seguin sparked Dallas with two early goals and the Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-2 on Sunday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Despite strong night from Anton Forsberg, Blackhawks fall to Kings 3-1

The Blackhawks took on the Kings at the United Center on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Extra hockey hasn't been as kind to Blackhawks this season

Shootouts, overtime haven't been as kind to Blackhawks this season as they were in 2016-17

The Capitals are tired of Brooks Orpik being an advanced-stats punching bag

The defenseman has often been the target of critics who point to advanced metrics and leaguewide trends that favor fast, puck-moving blue liners. But the Caps are convinced Orpik

Oilers escape Flames' late charge to take 6th straight Battle of Alberta

Jesse Puljujarvi scored twice in the first period as the Edmonton Oilers held off a wild third period Calgary rally to beat the Flames 7-5 on Saturday night.

Oilers take big lead, hold on for 7-5 win over Flames

After taking a big lead early in the third period, Edmonton had to hold off a furious rally by the Calgary Flames.

Radulov, Seguin score in shootout; Stars beat Blackhawks 3-2

Alexander Radulov cleared his head and took what Anton Forsberg gave him. Tyler Seguin just did like Radulov. That was enough for the Dallas Stars.

Capitals put it all together to beat Columbus, 4-3

Trotz’s line tinkers pay off and Holtby shines in win over the Metropolitan Division leaders.

Fiala, Turris score in shootout to lift Predators over Ducks

The Ducks and Predators picked up right where they left off in last season’s Western Conference Finals.

Wedgewood stops 27 shots, Coyotes beat Devils 5-0

Scott Wedgewood wanted to play well against his former team. He ended up with his second career shutout.

Markstrom makes 35 saves, Canucks beat Maple Leafs 2-1

Jacob Markstrom spent a little longer than usual peeling off his equipment. After a stellar performance that nearly got him the first shutout of his NHL career, the Vancouver

Crosby, Malkin help Penguins sink slumping Sabres, 5-1

The two-time defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins are starting to build momentum after an uneven start to the season.

Byron hat trick fuels Canadiens over Red Wings 10-1

It was only two weeks ago the Montreal Canadiens looked to be in a downward spiral.

Hanifin scores late in OT to lift Hurricanes past Panthers

After Carolina twice gave up one-goal leads in a brawl-filled game against Florida, the Hurricanes’ last goal gave the Panthers no chance to respond.

Capitals continue success vs. Bobrovsky, beat Blue Jackets

Facing one of the NHL’s supreme goaltenders in Sergei Bobrovsky, the Washington Capitals were glad to have another in Braden Holtby.

Johnson has 2 goals, Lightning beat Sharks 5-2

Tyler Johnson broke out a scoring slump just in time to help the struggling Tampa Bay Lightning.

Blackhawks drop 2nd straight to Stars, this time 3-2 in shootout

The Blackhawks are trying to turn the tables in Dallas after losing to the Stars on Thursday at the United Center.

Strong play earning Blackhawks' Forsling more ice time

If you have been seeing more of Gustav Forsling on the ice for the Blackhawks, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. 

Blackhawks don't expect Corey Crawford to be out 'long term'

Corey Crawford to miss at least 3 games for Blackhawks because of a lower-body injury

What we learned from the Kings' 4-1 victory over the Blues

Meet us in St. Louis, again? The Kings admitted they had revenge on their mind when they ventured to Scottrade Center, one month after a loss in the building gave the Blues

Tyler Toffoli strikes twice as Kings top Blues for fourth straight win

Tyler Toffoli scored twice, backup goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 39 saves and the Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night. 

Drew Doughty's looming free agency won't be a distraction, Kings GM says

For the third time since training camp, Kings' Drew Doughty this week left open the possibility that he wouldn’t re-sign with the Kings when his contract expires after next season.

GM Burke shakes up Canada roster as Olympic tryouts continue

Canada's Olympic men’s hockey team will give 10 new players a look at the Channel One Cup in Moscow in two weeks from the team that competed in the Karjala Cup in Helsinki earlier

Jets' explosive 3rd period helps sink Golden Knights

Kyle Connor scored a pair of goals while Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine each had a goal and two assists as the Winnipeg Jets scored five goals in the third period to propel them

Chabot, Sens outduel Islanders in offensive shootout

Ryan Dzingel's second goal of the game snapped a tie early in third period and the Ottawa Senators ended a seven-game losing streak with a wild 6-5 win over the New York Islanders