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Patrik Laine's 40th goal not enough, Flyers top Jets 2-1

Patrik Laine's 40th goal not enough, Flyers top Jets 2-1

PHILADELPHIA — While the Philadelphia Flyers couldn't prevent Patrik Laine from scoring his 40th goal, they were able to stop everyone else and end their slide.

Daly: 2022 China Games possible for NHL, but long way off

AUSTIN, Texas — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country.
Surging Blue Jackets edge Red Wings 3-2 for 4th straight win

Surging Blue Jackets edge Red Wings 3-2 for 4th straight win

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Seth Jones scored twice in the second period and Sergei Bobrovsky returned from an illness to make 22 saves as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Friday night.
Eric Staal scores 37th goal of season to lead Wild over Canucks 5-2

Eric Staal scores 37th goal of season to lead Wild over Canucks 5-2

VANCOUVER — For veteran Wild forward Matt Cullen, this is the time of year when he thrives. Cullen had a goal and an assist Friday while Eric Staal scored the eventual winner as Minnesota defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 at Rogers Arena.
Shore, Benn score on power play, Stars beat Ducks 2-1

Shore, Benn score on power play, Stars beat Ducks 2-1

DALLAS — Jamie Benn heard the Dallas home crowd beginning to boo when it appeared that the Stars would continue their power outage. They turned things around in the end with a late surge.
Matt Stajan's third-period goal leads Flames over Senators

Matt Stajan's third-period goal leads Flames over Senators

OTTAWA — Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich was one save short of his first career shutout in Buffalo on Wednesday. He came one penalty shot stop away from one in Ottawa Friday, but he doesn't care.
Jones scores twice, surging Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 3-2

Jones scores twice, surging Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets are starting to look in front of them to see who they can catch.

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo diagnosed with a concussion

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his second concussion in less than a year.
Marchand, Cousins each fined $2,000 for embellishment

Marchand, Cousins each fined $2,000 for embellishment

NEW YORK — The NHL has fined Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand and Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Cousins for embellishment. Each player was docked $2,000 under the league's program designed to discourage diving and embellishment.

Stars C Martin Hanzal set for season-ending back surgery

Dallas Stars centre Martin Hanzal is set for back surgery that will end his injury-plagued season. General manager Jim Nill said Friday the expected recovery time is six to seven months. Hanzal, who signed a $14.