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Sharks lose to Rangers in Boughner's debut as coach

Panarin has hat trick for New York; San Jose 0-5-1 in past six games

by Ross McKeon / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Panarin's third career hat trick

NYR@SJS: Panarin earns third NHL hat trick in 6-3 win

Artemi Panarin scored in the 2nd and 3rd before sealing the win on an empty-netter to record his third NHL hat trick in a 6-3 Rangers victory

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SAN JOSE -- The San Jose Sharks lost their first game under coach Bob Boughner, 6-3 to the New York Rangers at SAP Center on Thursday.

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facts & figures

Facts and Figures: Eichel scores twice to push point streak to 15 games

Sabres forward ties Blackhawks' Kane for longest of season, second in NHL with 22 goals

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Jack Eichel scored two goals for the Buffalo Sabres in their 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at KeyBank Center on Thursday to extend his point streak to 15 games, tied for the longest in the NHL this season.

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NHL Insider

Hellebuyck finds motivation in helping Jets tackle latest challenge

Strong play of goalie has helped Winnipeg climb up standings after rocky start to season

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Connor Hellebuyck had something to prove, and that's just the way he likes it. 

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game recap

Flames score three in third, top Maple Leafs

Gaudreau has two goals, Rittich makes 32 saves for Calgary, which is 7-0-0 when coached by Ward

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Gaudreau's second of the period

TOR@CGY: Gaudreau nets redirection in the slot

Johnny Gaudreau gets a stick on the Travis Harmonic shot and deflects it into twine for his second goal of the period and a 4-2 Flames lead

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CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames scored three goals in the span of 2:30 early in the third period to win their seventh straight game, 4-2 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey top 200 rankings for 2019-20

Francouz among 10 Avalanche players on list; Sharks, Stars have buy-low options

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com'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 NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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US Hockey Hall of Fame

Bettman praises grassroots growth of game at U.S. Hall of Fame induction

Commissioner has overseen nationwide expansion, record number of American players in NHL

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Gary Bettman called his induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Thursday a testament of the effort of so many to grow hockey in the United States to record heights.

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game recap

Red Wings defeat Jets to end 12-game streak

Get first win since Nov. 12; Fabbri, Hronek, Zadina have three points each

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Fabbri tallies power-play goal

WPG@DET: Fabbri banks in PPG off defender

Robby Fabbri sends the puck into the twine off a defender in front, doubling the Red Wings' lead with a power-play goal

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings won for the first time since Nov. 12, ending a 12-game streak with a 5-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday.

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game recap

Eichel's two goals help Sabres top Predators

Forward extends point streak to 15 for Buffalo, which is 5-1-3 in past nine games

by Heather Engel / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Eichel extends point streak to 15

NSH@BUF: Eichel buries wrister to extend point streak

Jack Eichel roofs a short-side wrist shot from the circle to tie the game at 2 and extend his point streak to 15 games

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BUFFALO -- Jack Eichel scored two goals to extend his point streak to an NHL career-high 15 games for the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at KeyBank Center on Thursday.

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game recap

Markstrom's 43 saves lift Canucks past Hurricanes in OT

Pettersson scores only goal at 40 seconds for Vancouver, which has won three of four

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Markstrom's 43-save shutout

CAR@VAN: Markstrom stops 43 shots, blanks Hurricanes

Jacob Markstrom records his first shutout of the season for the Canucks with a 43-save performance against the Hurricanes

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VANCOUVER -- Jacob Markstrom made 43 saves, and Elias Pettersson scored 40 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 1-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Rogers Arena on Thursday.

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fantasy

NHL DFS picks, projections, strategy

Heiskanen producing on Stars' first power-play unit; more daily fantasy targets

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com 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 NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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game recap

Kings defeat Ducks, end 11-game road winless streak

Quick makes 36 saves for Los Angeles, which had been 0-10-1 in run

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Quick denies Mahura in the 3rd

LAK@ANA: Quick blockers away Mahura's quick shot

Jonathan Quick knocks away Josh Mahura's snap shot with his blocker to preserve a 2-1 third-period lead for the Kings

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ANAHEIM -- Jonathan Quick made 36 saves and the Los Angeles Kings ended an 11-game road winless streak with a 2-1 victory against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Thursday.

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US Hockey Hall of Fame

Thomas thrilled to reconnect with Bruins thanks to U.S. Hall induction

Catches up with Stanley Cup champion teammates ahead of ceremony in Washington

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Tim Thomas didn't realize how much he'd enjoy being back in a hockey atmosphere.

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Short Shifts

Hronek's 195-foot shot never touches ice en route to empty-net goal

Red Wings defenseman's attempt goes high and far before going in

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Hronek scores on empty net

WPG@DET: Hronek buries long empty-net goal

Filip Hronek flips the puck into the empty net from behind his own goal line, giving the Red Wings a 5-2 lead late in the 3rd period

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek took a shot from way downtown and... swish?

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game recap

Sundqvist, Blues top Golden Knights, end three-game losing streak

Has goal, assist in return after missing six with lower-body injury

by Louie Korac / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Sundqvist nets redirection

VGK@STL: Sundqvist deflects home Pietrangelo's drive

Oskar Sundqvist establishes solid position in front and redirects Alex Pietrangelo's wrister past Marc-Andre Fleury to level the game at 2-2

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ST. LOUIS -- Oskar Sundqvist had a goal and an assist in his return to the lineup, and the St. Louis Blues ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at Enterprise Center on Thursday.

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fantasy

Fantasy goalie top 25 rankings for 2019-20

Rittich among biggest risers; Jarry, Georgiev, Ullmark emerging as starters

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com'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 NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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game recap

Wild recover in third, hang on to defeat Oilers

Staal, Kunin score 1:08 apart to keep Kahkonen without loss in regulation

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Kunin nets wrister from the slot

EDM@MIN: Kunin wires wrister past Smith from the slot

Luke Kunin receives a pass in the slot and quickly fires a far-side wrist shot past Smith to double the Wild's lead in the 3rd period

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Kaapo Kahkonen made 28 saves, and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday.

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Unmasked

Goalies combat dehydration with pickle juice, mustard packs during games

Heat, heavy equipment reasons why they're losing over 10 pounds per night

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

When it comes to losing weight quickly, playing goalie in the NHL is a lot more effective than any crash diet. The problem is the goalies, unlike dieters, aren't looking to quickly shed pounds.

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news

Ovechkin, Backstrom expected by owner to finish careers with Capitals

Leonsis confident in re-signing both, wants roles for them in retirement

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- The owner of the Washington Capitals said he expects Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to play their entire NHL careers with the team.

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game recap

Keller scores two goals, Coyotes defeat Blackhawks

Hinostroza has three assists for Arizona, which is 4-1-1 in past six games

by Alan Robinson / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Keller pots breakaway goal

CHI@ARI: Keller sends the puck home on the breakaway

Clayton Keller gets a lead feed from Jordan Oesterle, makes a great move and puts the puck through Robin Lehner's five-hole for a 2-0 lead

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Clayton Keller scored two goals for the Arizona Coyotes in a 5-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Gila River Arena on Thursday.

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Short Shifts

Guentzel featured on Penguins TV reporter's ugly Christmas sweater

Dan Potash pranks forward with custom made gag shirt

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

It's a sweater only a Pittsburgh Penguins fan could love.

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fantasy

Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2019-20

Pionk brings power-play exposure for Jets; Dahlin rejoins list from injury

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com'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 NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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