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'Dinosaur' defencemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

'Dinosaur' defencemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately. "He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said.
Hertl's hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

Hertl's hat trick leads Sharks past Penguins 5-2

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Tomas Hertl needed just three games to get his first NHL hat trick. It was more than a five-year wait for the second one, which came while he's playing perhaps the best hockey of his career.
Lightning top Stars 2-0 on Vasilevskiy's 2nd shutout in week

Lightning top Stars 2-0 on Vasilevskiy's 2nd shutout in week

DALLAS — Andrei Vasilevskiy's second shutout in a week came with a little help from his friends on the penalty kill.
Filppula's OT goal lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1

Filppula's OT goal lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1

NEW YORK — Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the New York Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games. Jordan Eberle had a goal in the first period for New York, and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots.
Arvidsson nets hat trick as Predators rout Capitals 7-2

Arvidsson nets hat trick as Predators rout Capitals 7-2

NASHVILLE — Viktor Arvidsson is feeling healthier with each passing game, and the results are showing in the back of the net.
Zucker's goal in shootout seals Wild's 3-2 win over Kings

Zucker's goal in shootout seals Wild's 3-2 win over Kings

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Jason Zucker knew just what he wanted to do on his turn in the shootout. Zucker scored on that backhand in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
Red Wings beat Ducks 3-1, extend record losing streak to 12

Red Wings beat Ducks 3-1, extend record losing streak to 12

DETROIT — The Anaheim Ducks dropped their heads on the bench and looked down at their skates, another defeat seemingly imminent.
Niemi has 52 saves as Canadiens extend win streak with 5-1 victory over Panthers

Niemi has 52 saves as Canadiens extend win streak with 5-1 victory over Panthers

MONTREAL — Antti Niemi experienced two firsts in net for the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. First, Niemi made a career-high 52 stops as the Canadiens extended their win streak to three games with a 5-1 victory over the Florida Panthers.
Zibanejad, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 6-2 win over Hurricanes

Zibanejad, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 6-2 win over Hurricanes

NEW YORK — With players up and down the lineup producing multiple points, the New York Rangers broke through for a confidence-building victory they desperately needed.
Filppula lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1 in OT

Filppula lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1 in OT

NEW YORK — Even when they aren't playing great, the New York Islanders are managing to keep winning. Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games.