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Goalapalooza: Offense coming from everywhere around NHL

Alain Nasreddine watched New York Rangers defensemen go to the front of the net and hang out below the goal line. It wasn’t like this back in his playing days. Nasreddine scored one goal in 74 NHL games as a defenseman from 1998-2008. Now, the interim New Jersey Devils coach sees a league in which defensemen are counted on to ...

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Logjam at top of Pacific makes for intense playoff push

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Pacific Division is proving to be the wild, wild west of the NHL this season. Vancouver beat defending champion St. Louis on Monday night to move to 60 points in 50 games. Edmonton (57 points in 49 games), Calgary (57 points in 50 games), Arizona (57 points in 51 games) and Vegas (57 points in ...

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Headache-plagued Stephen Johns finally back on ice for Stars

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Stephen Johns sometimes wondered if he would play hockey again while missing nearly 22 months with headaches that may or may not have been related to concussions. The Dallas Stars defenseman just didn’t appreciate it when doctors suggested as much. “That just kind of pissed me off because it wasn’t their decision to make,” Johns said ...

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Penguins sign D Pettersson to 5-year extension

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcus Pettersson is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 23-year-old defenseman agreed to a five-year contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2024-25 season. The deal carries an average annual value of just over $4 million. Pittsburgh acquired Pettersson in a December 2018 trade that sent forward Daniel Sprong to Anaheim. Pettersson has become one of ...

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Nylander scores in fourth straight, Leafs beat Predators 5-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night. Jason Spezza and Auston Matthews also scored and Frederik Andersen made 34 saves for the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game losing streak. “I liked that through different periods of ...

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Benn’s 2nd goal in OT pushes Dallas Stars past Lightning 3-2

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn knocked down the puck, quickly turned and didn’t have to go far to score the winning goal for the Dallas Stars in overtime. Benn scored 2:07 into the extra period after first deflecting a pass by Brayden Point, who then appeared to grab at the Stars captain from behind before a backhander past All-Star goaltender ...

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Hughes seals SO win, Devils beat Senators 4-3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jack Hughes helped bail out the New Jersey Devils after they gave up a lead in the third period. Kyle Palmieri tied it late in the third period, and Nikita Gusev and Hughes scored in the shootout to lift the Devils to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Hughes, who sealed the ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Dallas Stars 2 (OT)

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn scored his second goal 2:07 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Monday night. Steven Stamkos had both goals for Tampa Bay, including the tying score with 1:26 left in regulation. Benn got the winner after a turnover by Brayden Point, who then appeared to grab the Stars captain ...

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