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Dion Phaneuf has become good influence on Kings star Drew Doughty

Dion Phaneuf has become good influence on Kings star Drew Doughty

TORONTO — Drew Doughty has won a Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenceman and a pair of Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings. But he'll be the first to tell you that he still needs work. That's where Dion Phaneuf comes in.
Sparks makes 33 saves in surprise start, Kapanen scores two as Leafs down Kings

Sparks makes 33 saves in surprise start, Kapanen scores two as Leafs down Kings

TORONTO — Garret Sparks had a lot of thoughts rattling in his head before his first start of the season. He didn't have a chance to overthink the second.
Tomas Plekanec scores in his 1,000th NHL game, Canadiens beat Red Wings 7-3

Tomas Plekanec scores in his 1,000th NHL game, Canadiens beat Red Wings 7-3

MONTREAL — It looked like Tomas Plekanec "drank from the fountain of youth" before Monday night's game.
Room for Improvement: Kings frustrated after 1-3 road trip through Canada

Room for Improvement: Kings frustrated after 1-3 road trip through Canada

TORONTO — Los Angeles Kings head coach John Stevens couldn't help but laugh when asked if his team needs to work on its breakaway speed. "And not the offensive zone or not on the power play?" said Stevens after L.A.
Craig Anderson stops 37 shots, leads Ottawa over Dallas 4-1

Craig Anderson stops 37 shots, leads Ottawa over Dallas 4-1

OTTAWA — For the first time in a long time the Ottawa Senators are having fun and picking up wins at the same time. The Senators defeated the Dallas Stars 4-1 Monday night on the back of a 37-save performance by Craig Anderson.
Johansen, Forsberg lead Predators over Wild 4-2

Johansen, Forsberg lead Predators over Wild 4-2

NASHVILLE — Ryan Johansen and P.K. Subban each had two assists, and the Nashville Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games.
Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks say rookie forward Elias Pettersson is in concussion protocol while centre Jay Beagle is out six weeks with a broken forearm.

Panthers defenceman Matheson suspended two games for hit on Canucks' Pettersson

NEW YORK — The NHL has suspended Florida Panthers defenceman Mike Matheson for two games without pay for interference and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit on Elias Pettersson that left the Vancouver Canucks rookie forward with a concussion.
NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

NHL stays with status quo as Canada pot legalization looms

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option.
Avalanche claim forward Marko Dano from Jets off waivers

Avalanche claim forward Marko Dano from Jets off waivers

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have claimed centre Marko Dano off waivers from Winnipeg. The 23-year-old played in 23 games for the Jets last season with two goals and an assist. He was a first-round pick of Columbus in 2013.