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Leafs' Kadri back excelling at both ends of the ice after tough stretch

TORONTO — When Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri was in the midst of recording just two points over a 20-game stretch earlier this season — including 12 straight outings where he was held entirely off the scoresheet — his head coach refused to c
Kopitar and Kings hand Red Wings 8th straight loss, 4-1

Kopitar and Kings hand Red Wings 8th straight loss, 4-1

LOS ANGELES — There are goals struck so well it can be hard to see the puck until it hits the net. And then there are those like the game-winner in the Los Angeles Kings' 4-1 victory Thursday night over the Detroit Red Wings.
Oshie scores 2 to help Capitals beat Islanders 7-3

Oshie scores 2 to help Capitals beat Islanders 7-3

NEW YORK — T.J. Oshie scored twice, Dmitry Orlov and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and two assists, and the first-place Washington Capitals beat the struggling New York Islanders 7-3 Thursday night.
Fiala, Turris rally Predators to 3-2 win over Coyotes

Fiala, Turris rally Predators to 3-2 win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Nashville Predators keep rolling toward the best regular season in franchise history.
Reimer makes 46 saves in shutout, Panthers blank Bruins 3-0

Reimer makes 46 saves in shutout, Panthers blank Bruins 3-0

SUNRISE, Fla. — James Reimer found a great way to celebrate his 30th birthday: He tied a season high with 46 saves to lead the Florida Panthers over the Boston Bruins 3-0 on Thursday night.
Kyle Connor's two goals powers Winnipeg Jets past Chicago Blackhawks 6-2

Kyle Connor's two goals powers Winnipeg Jets past Chicago Blackhawks 6-2

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor hasn't exceeded his expectations for his rookie NHL season because he never set any.
Atkinson's hat trick lifts surging Blue Jackets over Flyers

Atkinson's hat trick lifts surging Blue Jackets over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets have picked a perfect time to get on a roll. Atkinson scored a hat trick to lead the surging Blue Jackets to their sixth straight victory, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night.
MacKinnon, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Blues 4-1

MacKinnon, Varlamov lead Avalanche past Blues 4-1

ST. LOUIS — Nathan MacKinnon thought back to the Colorado Avalanche's struggles last season and couldn't help but chuckle. "We were out of the (playoff chase) with 30 games left," he said.
Patric Hornqvist's two-goal night powers Penguins past Canadiens 5-3

Patric Hornqvist's two-goal night powers Penguins past Canadiens 5-3

MONTREAL — It was only a matter of time before the relentless Pittsburgh Penguins broke through Montreal's defences for good.
Van Riemsdyk scores twice, Leafs beat Sabres 5-2

Van Riemsdyk scores twice, Leafs beat Sabres 5-2

BUFFALO, N.Y. — James van Riemsdyk thought about the possibility of back-to-back hat tricks. Then again, five goals over two nights and a career milestone will do just fine.