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Lehner, Islanders shut out Ducks for fifth win in row

Makes 19 saves, Clutterbuck scores twice in first period for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / Deputy Managing Editor

Clutterbuck's second of the game

ANA@NYI: Clutterbuck goes top shelf for his second

Cal Clutterbuck jumps on a rebound in the slot and buries a quick shot to notch his second goal of the 1st and extend the Islanders' lead

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner made 19 saves for the New York Islanders in their fifth straight win, 3-0 against the Anaheim Ducks at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday.

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Pettersson lifts Canucks past Red Wings in return

Has goal, assist after missing five games with knee injury

by Kevin Woodley / Correspondent

Pettersson scores in return

DET@VAN: Pettersson scores in return from injury

Elias Pettersson redirects Brock Boeser's shot past Jonathan Bernier to open the scoring and tally in his first game back from injury

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VANCOUVER -- Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist in his return for the Vancouver Canucks in a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Rogers Arena on Sunday.

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Toews, Kane help Blackhawks hand Capitals fifth straight loss

Each has five points; Washington defensemen score five goals

by Scott King / Correspondent

Toews goes five-hole for hatty

WSH@CHI: Toews dekes by Orlov to notch hat trick

Jonathan Toews makes a nice move around Dmitry Orlov to be all alone and goes five-hole on Pheonix Copley to collect his sixth career hat trick

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CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had five points when the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their fifth straight loss, 8-5 at United Center on Sunday.

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NHL Insider

Burns thriving on Sharks with kindred spirits Pavelski, Karlsson

Defenseman credits family atmosphere in San Jose ahead of All-Star Weekend

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

SAN JOSE -- Brent Burns had no idea what was going on when the San Jose Sharks gathered in their locker room at their practice facility one day this month. The players' fathers were there, in town for their annual trip with the team, and a video started playing.

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Fantasy hockey news, lineup, injury tracker

Rantanen expected to play Monday; Rask has concussion as Bruins enter break; Blackhawks ignite after line change

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy identifies daily fantasy hockey news, lineup and injury trends throughout the 2018-19 season. Follow this page before and after games for waiver wire advice, injury implications and notable production trends. For more fantasy coverage, visit

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Sunday Long Read

Faster NHL has players turning to weight loss, nutrition to keep up

Veterans change routines hoping to 'stay relevant and stay productive'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

The scent wafts over to David Backes during team dinners, and his mouth waters. He remembers the taste of filet mignon keenly, the tang of the iron, the chew of the meat, the satisfaction from a well-cooked steak. But these days, it doesn't go any further. Instead the Boston Bruins forward tucks into his own meal at these dinners, something plant-based, or more likely a piece of wild-caught salmon.

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Bennett growing into role with Pacific Division-leading Flames

Young forward called 'great teammate', becoming solid all-around player

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- Sam Bennett's journey to become an effective, hard-to-play-against forward for the Calgary Flames this season had its speed bumps and detours.

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Short Shifts

Avalanche help sergeant surprise wife, young son at game

Taylor Villegas returned home, stunning spouse Sarah during special moment in second period

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Sergeant Villegas surprises wife

LAK@COL: Sergeant Villegas returns to surprise family

Sergeant Taylor Villegas makes an emotional return home to surprise his family during the 2nd period of the Avalanche's game against the Kings

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Military spouse Sarah Villegas thought she was just getting a round of applause while being honored as the Colorado Avalanche hero of the game. Then her husband Taylor came walking down the aisle.

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Rask sustains concussion in Bruins game against Rangers

Goalie leaves in first period following collision with Chytil

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Tuukka Rask sustained a concussion with 1:28 remaining in the first period of the New York Rangers' 3-2 win against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday.

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NHL Insider

Sabres, Lightning, Jets among those with long break before All-Star Game looks at 10 teams that begin mandatory time off starting Sunday

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / Staff Writer

For the third consecutive season, the NHL schedule includes a mandatory break for each team that consists of at least five consecutive days without games. Ten teams have their break beginning Sunday and running through the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday at SAP Center in San Jose (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVA Sports). The remaining 21 teams will have their break after the All-Star Game.

Today, we look at the teams that begin their break on Sunday:

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Short Shifts

Barbashev gets push to bench from ref after losing skate blade

Pochmara assisted Blues forward who had equipment malfunction during first period

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Ref helps Barbashev back to bench

OTT@STL: Barbashev loses blade, gets help to bench

Ivan Barbashev gets a little help back to the bench by referee Brian Pochmara after he wipes out and loses his skate blade

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Brian Pochmara couldn't bear to see Ivan Barbashev struggle, so the NHL referee offered the St. Louis Blues forward some help.

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Short Shifts

Harvey the Hound surprises No. 1 fan: Rittich's younger brother

Flames goalie arranged meeting between mascot, 23-year-old autistic sibling

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

David Rittich brought his brother to tears of joy and introduced Harvey the Hound to his No. 1 fan all in one sweet gesture.

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Short Shifts

Soldiers rappel from ceiling on Blue Jackets Military Appreciation Night

Mascot Stinger launches T-shirts into crowd from back of Humvee

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Blue Jackets honor military

MTL@CBJ: Special Warfare Forces drop puck in Columbus

Members of the Navy's Special Warfare Forces rappel from the Nationwide Arena rafters to drop the first puck on Military Appreciation Night

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The Columbus Blue Jackets rolled out the camouflage carpet on Friday.

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Fantasy hockey line top 25 rankings for 2018-19

Rangers, Red Wings join list, valuable during rebuilds; Vatrano, Bjugstad benefit from Panthers' new units

by Jonathan Baron / Fantasy Correspondent ranks the top fantasy hockey forward lines and tracks notable changes and production trends each week during the 2018-19 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit

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Hall to miss NHL All-Star Game for Devils

Forward, out with lower-body injury, replaced by New Jersey teammate Palmieri on Metropolitan Division roster @NHLdotcom

Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils won't play in the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS). The 2018 Hart Trophy winner will be replaced by teammate Kyle Palmieri.

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NHL All-Star Game rosters revealed

Pavelski, Karlsson, Burns from host Sharks among those named to Jan. 26 event

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

The San Jose Sharks will be well-represented as the host team of the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Short Shifts

Oddly, Seguin doesn't put up fight, leaves ice before Scheifele

No tricks this time on Texas Rangers night at American Airlines Center

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Seguin and Scheifele's rematch

WPG@DAL: Seguin, Schiefele meet again in warmups

Tyler Seguin and Mark Scheifele determine who will leave the ice last, with a game of rock-paper-scissors and an open net in the mix

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Maybe Tyler Seguin didn't want to keep the Texas Rangers waiting?

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NHL fantasy hockey team power rankings for 2018-19

Eberle, Lee find chemistry for Islanders; Niederreiter trade adds intrigue to Hurricanes; Trocheck can spark Panthers

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / Fantasy Editor has updated the fantasy hockey team power rankings based on the latest top 200, with added emphasis put on top 100 players. Other factors taken into account include rank of goalie(s) and power play, lineup and injury trends and overall upside and team security for standard leagues.

Fantasy owners should use these rankings as a basis for team evaluation, add/drop decisions and trade proposals. For more fantasy coverage, visit

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facts & figures

Facts and Figures: Lundqvist moves past Sawchuk on wins list

Veteran goalie gets No. 446, leads Rangers to third straight victory @NHLdotcom

Henrik Lundqvist and Mika Zibanejad continued their strong play to lead the New York Rangers to a third consecutive victory on Saturday, 3-2 against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

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Berglund unsure if he'll ever play hockey again: report

Center walked away from Sabres in December because he didn't like game anymore @NHLdotcom

Patrik Berglund said he had lost the desire to play hockey when he walked away from the Buffalo Sabres and isn't sure if he will ever play again.

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Short Shifts

Youth team, toddler, Lego figures re-enact Hurricanes Thor celebration

'Storm Surge' is catching on around Raleigh as homemade videos go viral

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

'Thor' celebration is taking over

OTT@CAR: Canes fans are embracing 'Thor' celebration

The Hurricanes' "Thor" Storm Surge celebration is taking over the Raleigh area, as junior hockey teams and children have turned to the action

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The pairing between the Carolina Hurricanes and "Stormbreaker" is just too perfect.

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Skills Competition

2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills details

Fastest skater, hardest shot competitions among six individual events

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League (NHL®) today announced the details of the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills™ and the format of the six events that will showcase hockey's top talent on Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. PT at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., home of the San Jose Sharks. The 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills™ will be televised on NBCSN in the U.S. and on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada. All six events of the 2019 SAP NHL All-Star Skills™ will be individual competitions, with the winner of each event earning $25,000.

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Fantasy top 200 rankings for 2018-19

Kane, Sharks big risers; Lehner among eight Islanders on list; Hart leads rookie goalies; Trocheck, Niederreiter back in mix

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy's fantasy hockey top 200 overall rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit

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Player Safety

Johansen suspended two games for actions in Predators game

Forward punished for high-sticking Jets forward Scheifele

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Johansen suspended two games

Johansen suspended two games for high-sticking

Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been suspended for two games for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele

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NEW YORK - Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been suspended for two games, without pay, for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele during NHL Game No. 730 in Nashville on Thursday, Jan. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

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This Date in NHL History

Jan. 20: Lemieux scores 50th goal in his 44th game

Plus: Gretzky gets 12th NHL hat trick; Henrik Sedin reaches 1,000 points

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1989: Mario Lemieux becomes the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games. He joins Wayne Gretzky, who's done it three times.

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