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Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Boston Bruins 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. After Joseph scored at 2:40, Cirelli put home a short-handed backhand 1:23 later to make it 3-1. Boston pulled to 3-2 on David Krejci‘s goal with ...

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Ducks extend win streak to 5 with 4-2 win over Blackhawks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Sprong didn’t waste time making a positive first impression on the Anaheim Ducks. The 21-year-old right wing, acquired from Pittsburgh on Monday, scored in his Ducks debut Wednesday night as Anaheim stretched its winning streak to five with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. “It’s a new opportunity. I was excited for it. I ...

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RECAP: Ducks extend win streak to five straight with 4-2 win over Blackhawks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Daniel Sprong didn’t waste time making a positive first impression on the Anaheim Ducks. The 21-year-old right wing, acquired from Pittsburgh on Monday, scored in his Ducks debut Wednesday night as Anaheim stretched its winning streak to five with a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. “It’s a new opportunity. I was excited for it. I wanted to ...

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Seattle moves into next phase after expansion approval

SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle’s NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett’s computer. That’s where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for now but will become a key building block when ...

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Injury-riddled Blues host Oilers and former coach Hitchcock

ST. LOUIS — To say the St. Louis Blues are limping into their home game against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night would be an understatement. The Blues are limping figuratively with a 9-13-3 record, the franchise’s worst start since beginning the 2006-07 season with a 7-15-3 mark. And now they are limping literally after announcing that captain Alex Pietrangelo was one of three players placed ...

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Forbes: Rangers remain most valuable NHL franchise

TORONTO (AP) — The New York Rangers are the NHL’s most valuable franchise for a fourth consecutive year, according to Forbes. The Rangers top the annual list of franchise valuations at $1.55 billion, up 3 percent from last year. The Toronto Maple Leafs are second at $1.35 billion, and Montreal Canadiens third at $1.3 billion, 4 percent increases for both ...

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Seattle moves into next phase after expansion approval

SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle’s NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett’s computer. That’s where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for now but will become a key building block when ...

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