NHL

Heiskanen, Ritchie score in 3rd, Stars beat Sharks 3-2

DALLAS (AP) – Ben Bishop bought enough time for Dallas to rally for its fourth consecutive victory. Bishop made a season-high 41 saves and Miro Heiskanen and Brett Ritchie scored in the third period, sending the Stars to a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. “Ben Bishop’s the reason why we won that game,” coach Jim ...

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Canucks see rivals and partners in new Seattle NHL franchise

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is recalling fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena against the Seattle Thunderbirds. Well, how fond he is ...

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Ducks fight for 6th straight win against Hurricanes

A month ago, the Anaheim Ducks were coming off a seven-game losing streak and it seemed Randy Carlyle’s job as head coach was in serious jeopardy. The Ducks have turned things around, however, and can match the longest winning streak in Carlyle’s 13-year NHL head coaching career with a win against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. The Ducks (15-10-15) have won a ...

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Paul Byron scores twice, Canadiens beat Senators 5-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Paul Byron scored twice and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Thursday night to sweep the home-and home series. Jeff Petry, Brendan Gallagher and Andrew Shaw also scored, and Carey Price stopped 19 shots. “We just started skating,” Byron said. “They had a couple injuries so they were short-handed down the middle and ...

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Larkin lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs in OT

TORONTO (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a breakaway at 2:48 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Thursday night after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period. Larkin beat Garret Sparks between the pads to snap Toronto’s five-game winning streak. Gustav Nyquist set up the winner, and finished a goal and ...

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Colorado Avalanche 5, Florida Panthers 2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are making strides on the road. Carl Soderberg scored twice, J.T. Compher broke a third-period tie and Colorado beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Thursday night. The Avalanche won their 11th road game after winning only 15 all of last season. “It’s just the hunger and the will to succeed from our guys,” ...

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