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Zuccarello lifts Rangers past Red Wings in overtime

Forward scores at 37 seconds, Lundqvist makes 40 saves to help New York win seventh in row at home

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Mats Zuccarello scored 37 seconds into overtime, and Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Zuccarello beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (29 saves) from the left circle off a pass through the slot from defenseman Brady Skjei.

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Islanders rally for overtime win against Flyers

New York hands Philadelphia seventh straight loss

by Mike Cranston / Correspondent

PHILADELPHIA -- Nick Leddy scored at 2:44 of overtime to give the New York Islanders a 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Friday. 

Joshua Ho-Sang took the puck behind the net before skating back in front and feeding Leddy in the slot. Leddy's wrist shot beat Brian Elliott to give New York (13-7-2) its fifth win in six games. 

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Golden Knights rebound, top Sharks in overtime

Blow three-goal lead but get fourth win in row when Marchessault scores at 1:21

by Danny Webster / Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- Jonathan Marchessault scored 1:21 into overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 5-4 win against the San Jose Sharks at T-Mobile Arena on Friday.

William Karlsson had two goals, Shea Theodore and James Neal each scored, and Marchessault had two assists for the Golden Knights (14-6-1), who have won four games in a row and are 9-1-0 at home.

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Pastrnak, Bruins defeat Penguins for fourth straight victory

Scores winner in third; Khudobin makes 17 saves to improve to 7-0-2

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

BOSTON -- David Pastrnak scored the go-ahead goal 5:06 into the third period, and the Boston Bruins extended their longest winning streak of the season to four games with a 4-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden on Friday.

Riley Nash sprung Pastrnak for a breakaway, and the right wing scored with a backhand-to-forehand move.

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Bruins' Grzelcyk achieves childhood dream

Massachusetts native scores first NHL goal in front of family, friends at TD Garden

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- The call would go out as soon as John Grzelcyk knew there was a chance the ice would be available. Bring Matt over, he would say. TD Garden, his office, wasn't far from their Charlestown home, just a mile or two. His son could be ready on a moment's notice.

"If the [Boston] Bruins played at home and they would go away, sometimes they'd leave it up for a few hours," Matt Grzelcyk said on Friday, after the Bruins beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3. "My dad would call my mom to bring me right over. I always had my bags packed."

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Greatest Moments

Lemieux, Orr reach Greatest Moment final

Penguins center's unique five-goal night faces Bruins defenseman's iconic Stanley Cup winner; voting runs through Nov. 29 @NHL

Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux are two of the best hockey players of all time, but only one of them can own the Greatest NHL Moment.

Orr, the legendary Boston Bruins defenseman, and Lemieux, the dynamic center for the Pittsburgh Penguins, are the last two standing after five weeks of fan voting in the Greatest NHL Moments Presented by Coors Light and Pepsi Zero Sugar.

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NHL Centennial

'The NHL: 100' documentary chronicles League's first century

'Emotional piece' to be released this week, streamed on

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

Hockey started small, with a game that morphed from nearly nonexistent in the 1870s to one that by the 1890s was the favorite across Canada. From there it spread, into the United States and elsewhere, into a passion that would eventually become a league, and then an obsession. It would bind grandparents and parents and children, friends and enemies, cities and nations.

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Maple Leafs score four in second period, hold off Hurricanes

Carolina rallies but drops second straight

by Kurt Dusterberg / Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals in the second period, and Frederik Andersen made 43 saves in a 5-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday.

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Sabres defeat Oilers, end seven-game skid

Hand Edmonton fourth loss in five

by Joe Yerdon / Correspondent

BUFFALO -- Kyle Okposo had a goal and an assist to help the Buffalo Sabres end a seven-game losing streak with a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at KeyBank Center on Friday.

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Hall helps Devils past Canucks

Forward gets goal, two assists; Boyle scores on Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists to help the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Prudential Center on Friday. 

Brian Boyle and Damon Severson scored, and Cory Schneider made 23 saves for New Jersey (12-5-4).

The goal by Boyle, who was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia two months ago, came on Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night.

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Best moments of season's first quarter

From stellar opening night to games in Sweden, staffers share favorite memories @NHL

The 2017-18 NHL season has had numerous memorable moments in its first quarter, which ended on Tuesday. Here, writers and editors share their favorite moments from the first quarter of the season. 

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Blue Jackets defeat Senators for sixth straight win

Atkinson scores twice, including go-ahead goal in third period

by Craig Merz / Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- Cam Atkinson scored two goals to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to their sixth straight win, 5-2 against the Ottawa Senators at Nationwide Arena on Friday.

Atkinson broke a tie at 10:40 of the third period when he scored from the left face-off circle off a pass from the right point from David Savard to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 lead.

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Ovechkin scores to help Capitals defeat Lightning

First-period goal ties Bossy on NHL list

by Brian McNally / Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin moved up on the NHL all-time goals list, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Capital One Arena on Friday.

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NHL Winter Classic

Rangers unveil 2018 Winter Classic uniform

Influences include Original Six heritage, New York history, intrastate rivalry with Sabres @NHL

The New York Rangers unveiled their uniform for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic against the Buffalo Sabres at Citi Field on Jan. 1 (1 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV). Their Original Six heritage, their 90-plus years of history in New York and the intrastate rivalry with the Sabres served as key influences in the design.

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Niederreiter extends goal streak in Wild win against Avalanche

Ties Minnesota record at six before shootout victory

by Jessi Pierce / Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nino Niederreiter extended his goal streak to six games, and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in a shootout at Xcel Energy Center on Friday.

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Jets use early lead to defeat Ducks

Ehlers scores twice in first five minutes; Winnipeg wins sixth in past seven games

by Dan Arritt / Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Nikolaj Ehlers and Bryan Little had three points each for the Winnipeg Jets in a 4-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Friday.

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Price will start for Canadiens against Sabres on Saturday

Goaltender has missed 10 games with lower-body injury @NHL

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who has missed the past 10 games with a lower-body injury, will start against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, MSG-B, NHL.TV).

Price, 30, who hasn't played since Nov. 2, said the injury took longer to recover from than he had hoped.

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Fantasy buzz: Ristolainen could return for Sabres

Defenseman worth owning in most leagues despite slow start, injury

by James Harding / Fantasy Correspondent

All season long,'s fantasy hockey staff will have you covered with daily lineup news, production trends and injury notes from around the League. We will identify how these developments affect fantasy owners in year-long (Yahoo) and daily (DraftKings) formats.

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