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NHL ’17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open

A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents’ Trophy winning Washington Capitals. The goliaths of the East haven’t fallen apart, but maybe they’ve lost just enough to make the conference winnable for just about anyone. ...

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Auston Matthews has hat trick in Leafs’ 5-1 win

Auston Matthews and William Nylander are showing no signs of any sophomore slump so far through the pre-season. Matthews had a hat trick and an assist and Nylander had a goal and two assists as the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in an NHL preseason game on Monday night. Matthews scored his first goal of the game ...

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Jaskin has goal, assist to lead Blues past Penguins, 4-1

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Dmitrij Jaskin had a goal and an assist to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night. Jordan Kyrou, Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues, and Carter Hutton stopped 23 shots. Jake Guentzel scored for the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Penguins, who dressed ...

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Florida Panthers 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

PANTHERS 4, LIGHTNING 2 In Tampa Bay, Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist to help the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. Jamie McGinn, Evgeni Dadonov and Radim Vrbata also scored for the Panthers, and James Reimer stopped 27 shots. Alexander Volkov scored twice for the Lightning, and Peter Budaj finished with 24 saves. Dadonov ...

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Minnesota Wild suffer first preseason loss to Avs

The Minnesota Wild got out to a 1-0 lead after one period, but the Colorado Avalanche responded with five unanswered goals of their own to hand Minnesota its first loss of the preseason, 5-1. Newcomer Marcus Foligno scored the lone Wild goal with a tip-in up front on the power play with under one minute to go in the first ...

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Devils hold open tryouts for emergency goalies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Steven Porzio’s father was a New York Rangers fan, but he always rooted for the New Jersey Devils. A goaltender himself, Porzio was struck by Martin Brodeur, and he dreamed of replacing the NHL’s career wins leader when his days at the Prudential Center were done. Porzio is now 27 years old and working in information technology, ...

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Aberg, Fiala score in 3rd as Predators beat Blue Jackets 5-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Kevin Fiala scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 preseason victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday. Filip Forsberg, Miikka Salomaki, Pontus Aberg also scored for the Predators. Anders Lindback stopped 16 of 17 shots he faced over the first half of the game, and Juuse Saros gave up two goals on 16 ...

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WATCH: Granlund, Dumba power-play goals help Wild top Avs

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Frk, Nielsen score 2 each as Red Wings beat Bruins 5-1

DETROIT (AP) Martin Frk and Frans Nielsen scored two goals each to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins in an NHL preseason game Saturday night. Darren Helm also scored for the Red Wings, who got a 19-save performance from Jimmy Howard. Zane McIntyre started in goal for the Bruins and allowed four goals ...

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Dubnyk sharp in goal as Wild improve to 3-0 in preseason

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Devan Dubnyk stopped 28 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 preseason win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Mikael Granlund scored and assisted on Matt Dumba’s winning goal early in the second period for the Wild. Andrew Agozzino scored for the Avalanche, and Jonathan Bernier had 22 saves. Granlund’s goal on a wrist ...

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