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Locking up some muscle: Blues sign Bortuzzo to three-year extension

ST. LOUIS – The day after blocking a shot that turned into a breakaway short-handed goal in overtime for the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Robert Bortuzzo signed a three-year contract extension with the club. Bortuzzo’s extension is worth $1.375 million per season. Bortuzzo, 29, is in his fifth season with the Blues. The blue line has been notably stronger with him ...

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Blues sign Bortuzzo to 3-year extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season. St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo’s $4.125 million contract extension Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed through the 2021-22 season. The 29-year-old Bortuzzo has a goal and two assists in 12 games this season, his fifth with the ...

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Tkachuk’s goal in 3rd gives Flames 2-1 win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period for Calgary, David Rittich made 34 saves, and the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Saturday. Mark Giordano scored short-handed in the first period for the Pacific Division-leading Flames, who are 11-2-1 in their last 14 games, with 10 wins in regulation. They ...

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Ovechkin nets 2nd straight hat trick, Caps top Canes in SO

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had his second consecutive hat trick and Jakub Vrana scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lead the Washington Capitals past the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 on Friday night. Ovechkin’s three goals gave him an NHL-best 28 this season and nine in his last five games. His 13-game point streak matched his career ...

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McDavid scores twice as surging Oilers beat Flyers 4-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers look awfully comfortable at home lately. McDavid had two goals and an assist, Leon Draisaitl added three assists and the resurgent Oilers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Friday night. Mikko Koskinen made 31 saves and is 7-0-0 on home ice this season. Edmonton has won six straight at Rogers ...

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Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames

ST. PAUL — Whatever’s been ailing Nino Niederreiter for most of the season is gone. The Minnesota Wild forward, who went from second-liner to fourth-liner after starting the season in a dreadful slump, has picked up his game lately with four goals in his last three contests. Niederreiter’s two goals keyed a 5-1 win Thursday night over the Florida Panthers, ...

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Meier scores 2 goals to lead Sharks past Stars 3-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — On a night when they didn’t necessarily play their best game, the San Jose Sharks found a way to rise to the occasion. Timo Meier scored two goals, Logan Couture had two assists and San Jose defeated the Dallas Stars 3-2 Thursday. After totaling 10 goals in their previous two games, the Sharks were scoreless ...

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