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Avs tie franchise record with 6 goals in 2nd, rout Kings 7-1

DENVER (AP) — The success on the ice quickly returned and so will Mikko Rantanen. Another score — along with a big exhale — for the struggling Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen scored two of Colorado’s franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the Avalanche routed the Los Angeles Kings 7-1 on Saturday. Rantanen was sidelined in the ...

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Ducks beat Devils 3-2 for 2nd straight win after record skid

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Gibson made 29 saves and Troy Terry scored his first NHL goal and set up another, helping the sending the new-look Anaheim Ducks beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday. The Ducks have won two straight after a franchise-record 12-game losing streak. Daniel Sprong also had a goal and an assist and Derek Grant, ...

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Concussion lawsuit settlement deadline for players extended

The deadline for retired players to opt in to the $18.9 million settlement of the concussion lawsuit against the NHL has been extended. Players’ attorneys confirmed the extension to The Associated Press on Friday night. It was not immediately clear what the new deadline was. The 318 former players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect ...

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Kessel scores in overtime, Penguins beat Coyotes 3-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan did not like his team’s effort in a loss to San Jose earlier this week. A parade to the penalty box in the first period did not lift his mood. A dominating second period and a big goal from Phil Kessel had Sullivan feeling a lot better. Kessel scored on a power ...

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Bennett scores twice, Flames beat Red Wings 6-4

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Led by Sam Bennett, it was long-awaited and much-needed big night for the Flames‘ secondary scorers. Bennett scored twice, including the go-ahead goal late in the third period, and added an assist to lead Calgary to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. On the go-ahead goal at 16:06 on the power ...

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Demko makes 36 saves for Canucks in 4-3 win over Sabres

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Thatcher Demko was nervous before stepping on the ice. It sure didn’t show. The 23-year-old goalie made 36 saves in his second NHL game, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. “An opportunity for me,” Demko said. “I’m just really excited and wanted to make the most ...

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Stars fall to Kings 2-1 in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — It took Jack Campbell nearly nine years to make his first start in Dallas. Turns out, the wait was well worth it for the Los Angeles Kings‘ goalie. Campbell beat the team that drafted him and Dustin Brown scored a rare power-play goal for the Kings, who moved out of the NHL basement by holding off the ...

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Capitals’ Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury. Holtby said his left eye is back to normal after it initially didn’t progress as quickly as hoped. “It’s not a thing that’s going to get worse,” Holtby ...

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