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Price makes 17 saves, Canadiens shut out Wild

Mete, Suzuki each gets first NHL goal; Minnesota matches its worst seven-game start

by Sean Farrell / Independent Correspondent

Price's back-to-back saves

MIN@MTL: Price gets across to complete pair of saves

Carey Price denies a point shot from Jared Spurgeon, then slides across for a save on Luke Kunin's rebound chance from the circle

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MONTREAL -- Carey Price made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-0 at Bell Centre on Thursday.

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Tavares out at least two weeks for Maple Leafs with broken finger

Center injured during loss to Capitals @NHLdotcom

John Tavares will be out a minimum of two weeks for the Toronto Maple Leafs after breaking a finger late in a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday.

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Super 16

Super 16: Avalanche climb into top 5, Sabres, Hurricanes among risers

Blues, Capitals each fall five spots; Penguins enter rankings; Bruins remain No. 1

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

Super 16 Power Rankings

Check out this week's Super 16 Power Rankings

See which one of your favorite teams moved in or out of this week's Super 16 Power Rankings

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The Colorado Avalanche moved up seven spots to No. 2 in the Super 16 this week, but they weren't the only team that made a big move in the power rankings.

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Player Safety

Zykov of Golden Knights suspended 20 games

Forward violated terms of NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program @NHLdotcom

Valentin Zykov has been suspended for 20 games without pay for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program, the League announced Thursday.

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Fantasy hockey top 200 rankings for 2019-20

Impact of Tavares injury; Kane biggest riser on Sharks' PP1; Demko joins list

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy's fantasy hockey top 200 overall rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Short Shifts

Milano puts puck between legs for highlight-reel goal

Blue Jackets forward's first of season was game-winner against Stars

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Milano's incredible goal

DAL@CBJ: Milano goes between his legs for superb goal

Sonny Milano makes a great move to get past the defense, then goes between his legs and wrists one home for a spectacular goal

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Sonny Milano scored his first of the season Wednesday, and it was the goal of the year so far.

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Matthews plays name game with Lazlo Holmes

Maple Leafs forward gives clueless NHL reporter spelling lesson in latest interview @NHLdotcom

Lazlo Holmes interviews Matthews

Lazlo Holmes interviews Toronto's Auston Matthews

NBC's Special NHL Correspondent Lazlo Holmes (also known as Chance the Rapper) learns a bit about Auston Matthews in an exclusive interview

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Lazlo Holmes has finally met an NHL player with a name he can understand -- sort of. 

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Behind The Numbers

Sabres need to spread out scoring on power play, numbers suggest

Devils struggling with man-advantage; Penguins producing despite absence of Malkin

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / Fantasy Editor goes behind the numbers to examine early season trends and forecasts their sustainability by using statistics and other relevant information. Trends examined in the following piece include the Buffalo Sabres' hot start on the man-advantage, the New Jersey Devils' struggle on the power play and how the Pittsburgh Penguins can maintain their success without No. 2 center Evgeni Malkin, out with a lower-body injury.


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facts & figures

Facts and Figures: McDavid joins Gretzky with 17 points in seven games

Second player in Oilers history to accomplish feat, teams with Draisaitl to keep Edmonton rolling @NHLdotcom

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers were too much for the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. McDavid had five points (one goal, four assists) and Draisaitl had three (two goals, one assist) in a 6-3 win at Rogers Place, the sixth victory in seven games this season for the Oilers (6-1-0).

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NHL DFS picks, projections, strategy

Strome brings even-strength, power-play exposure to Kane; more daily fantasy targets

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy will identify daily fantasy hockey picks, lineup notes, relevant injuries and strategies for FanDuel DFS contests throughout the 2019-20 season. For more coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Smilanic, Sanderson may be in All-American Game for 2020 Draft prospects

NTDP U-18 team, with two A-rated skaters, to play USHL at USA Hockey Arena @NHLdotcom

Ty Smilanic and Jake Sanderson are among two of the top United States-born 2020 NHL Draft prospects that could play in the BioSteel All-American Game, at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, on Jan. 20.

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Player Safety

Ritchie fined for actions in Ducks game against Sabres

Defenseman assessed $4,121.86 for roughing Sobotka

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been fined $4,121.86, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Buffalo Sabres forward Vladimir Sobotka during NHL Game No. 96 in Anaheim on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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Short Shifts

Adorable Mite of Nite steals show at intermission of Capitals-Maple Leafs

Jackson Friedlander dishes on hockey, Ovechkin, tarantula during amazing interview

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Jackson Friedlander has it right. Hockey should always be about fun.

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Coaches Room

Sabres, Oilers, Ducks winning more after improving defensively

Zettler says new coaches focused on cutting goals against with positive results

by Rob Zettler / Special to

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2019-20 season by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Paul MacLean, Rob Zettler, Rob Cookson and Randy Carlyle will take turns providing insight. 

In this edition, Zettler, former assistant with the San Jose Sharks, breaks down what coaches look for, evaluate, analyze and work on to cut down on goals against.

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Fantasy goalie top 25 rankings for 2019-20

Grubauer enters first 10; Holtby trending down, Samsonov worth adding for Capitals; Mrazek rejoins list

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy's fantasy hockey goalie top 25 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Oilers' fast start, whether Stars can recover's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

Here is the Oct. 16 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which runs every Wednesday. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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Tortorella OK after having skin cancer growth removed from forehead

Blue Jackets coach says condition not serious, will be behind bench against Stars

by Craig Merz / Independent Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- John Tortorella had a minor procedure to remove basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, from his forehead Tuesday.

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NHL Insider

Hughes vs. Kakko debated by

Top two picks of 2019 Draft face off for first time; panel handicaps performances during start of season @NHLdotcom

Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko, the top two picks of the 2019 NHL Draft, will face each other for the first time in the NHL when the New Jersey Devils play the New York Rangers at Prudential Center on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN). 

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Short Shifts

Binnington honors Blues legend Joseph with 'Cujo'-inspired mask

Goalie will don helmet for three home games this season

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Jordan Binnington has got a scary new mask he unveiled just in time for Halloween.

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Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2019-20

Hamilton among 10 best, Slavin joins list for Hurricanes; Schultz worth streaming on Penguins' PP1

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / Fantasy Editor's fantasy hockey top 50 defenseman rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Short Shifts

Capitals celebrate Della Donne, champion Mystics at game vs. Maple Leafs

Star read lineup, dropped puck at ceremonial faceoff

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Elena Delle Donne drops the puck

TOR@WSH: WNBA champion Elena Delle Donne drops puck

WNBA Champion and league MVP Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics drops the puck before the Capitals game against the Maple Leafs

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Elena Della Donne and the Washington Mystics' championship tour continued at their home arena Wednesday.

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Stanley Cup tours Capitol Hill, takes victory lap with Missouri senators

Lawmakers, staffers pose for pictures with trophy won by Blues for first time

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Missouri is nicknamed "The Show-Me State" and members of its congressional delegation eagerly showed off the Stanley Cup won by the St. Louis Blues to fellow lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

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Blues visit White House, honored by President Trump for Stanley Cup win

Championship team receives ceremony in Rose Garden, tours Oval Office

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

President Trump honors the Blues

White House honors 2019 Stanley Cup Champion Blues

President Donald Trump honored the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues with a ceremony Tuesday at the White House

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WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis Blues enjoyed a final moment in the sun with the Stanley Cup when they were honored at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday.

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Short Shifts

Rittich, Hellebuyck unveil Heritage Classic goalie equipment

Will wear special setups in outdoor game between Flames, Jets at Mosaic Stadium

by Aaron Vickers / Independent Correspondent

David Rittich of the Calgary Flames and Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets are getting into the spirit of the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic.

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Fantasy forward top 100 rankings for 2019-20

Predators, Oilers each have five on list after additions this week; Kopitar, Svechnikov among big risers

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor's fantasy hockey top 100 forward rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the 2019-20 season in standard leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Short Shifts

Ovechkin, Capitals return favor by supporting Nationals' World Series run

Forward says he's 'lucky charm' who kicked off baseball team's streak by throwing out first pitch

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals remember the support they received from the Washington Nationals during their run to winning the Stanley Cup in 2018 and have been excited to give it back this fall.

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news players poll: Most dangerous team that missed 2019 playoffs

Panthers get nod from Slavin, Couturier; Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins likes their chances @NHLdotcom asked a collection of the League's top players for their opinions on topics surrounding the game and its players during the 2019 NHL European and North American Player Media Tours during the offseason. An installment of their answers will run each Wednesday. The third edition of the players poll focuses on which team that missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season will be the most dangerous in 2019-20.

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NHL Draft

Raymond draws comparisons to Marner of Maple Leafs for style of play

Frolunda forward earned A rating for 2020 NHL Draft in Central Scouting players to watch list

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Every Thursday, will look ahead to the 2020 NHL Draft with an in-depth profile on one of its top prospects.

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This Date in NHL History

Oct. 17: Kurri scores 500th NHL goal

Plus: Flames get tie after stunning third-period comeback, Roy sets wins record

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Memories: Kurri scores 500th goal

Memories: Jari Kurri scores his 500th career goal

On October 17, 1992 Los Angeles Kings forward Jari Kurri scores his 500th career goal against the Boston Bruins

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1992: Jari Kurri becomes the first player trained in Europe (and the 18th player in NHL history) to score 500 goals. The milestone comes when the Finland-born forward hits the empty net to clinch the Los Angeles Kings' 8-6 victory against the Boston Bruins at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

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