NHL

There’s no ‘D’ in faceoff: Defensemen take on an odd job

Jake Gardiner and the other Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen like to think they can hold their own in the faceoff circle. ”Sometimes in practice we’ll just joke around and go against the centermen and tell them we can beat them,” Gardiner said. Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson wishes he had that luxury. Angry after he lost a faceoff, he blamed ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings game preview

TV: FOX Sports Sun TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 10 p.m. WATCH IT LIVE ON FOX SPORTS GO LOS ANGELES — The red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning continue their three-game road trip through California when they meet the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday in a matchup of division leaders. Tampa Bay (12-2-2) is coming off a 5-1 victory over the Sharks ...

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Toronto’s Andersen stops 35 shots as Minnesota Wild fall 4-2

TORONTO — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau pointed to Toronto goalie Frederik Andersen. “He won them the game,” Boudreau said. Anderson made 35 saves to help the Maple Leafs beat the Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. Playing with star center Auston Matthews out day to day with an upper-body ...

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Vesey, Rangers beat Bruins 4-2 for 5th straight win (Nov 08, 2017)

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers are suddenly rolling thanks to timely scoring and tight defense, especially the brand exhibited against Boston on Wednesday night. Jimmy Vesey scored two first-period goals 29 seconds apart, Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves and New York beat the Bruins 4-2 for its fifth straight victory. Pavel Buchnevich and Rick Nash also scored for ...

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Andersen makes 35 saves, Maple Leafs beat Wild 4-2

TORONTO (AP) Frederik Andersen made 35 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. Playing with star center Auston Matthews out day to day due to an upper-body injury, Toronto improved to 10-7-0. Jason Zucker scored twice for Minnesota, and Devan ...

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Red Wings stuck in muck between great and bad teams in NHL

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have been fading from elite status in the NHL for nearly a decade. A new arena also isn’t going to fix their problems. In fact, the franchise’s glorious past seems to have a haunting effect in and around Detroit’s dressing room at Little Caesars Arena. Article continues below … There are empty locker stalls ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks game preview

TV: NBC Sports Network TIME: 10:30 p.m. ET Defense is key to the San Jose Sharks’ four-game winning streak that has them steadily climbing the Pacific Division standings. Arguably the club’s stiffest test of the season will come Wednesday night when the Sharks face the high-scoring duo of Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov as the surging Tampa Bay Lightning visit ...

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