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Facts and Figures: Matthews gets 100th NHL goal in Maple Leafs win

Fastest to reach milestone with Toronto since 1933

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Matthews' 100th career goal

TOR@VGK: Matthews pots 100th goal on power play

Auston Matthews rips a shot from the circle past Marc-Andre Fleury on the power play for his 100th career goal

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Auston Matthews scored his 100th and 101st goals in his 187th NHL game to power the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday.

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Trade Coverage

Canucks not looking for quick fixes before Trade Deadline, GM says

Benning discusses market activity, push for playoffs, state of rebuild with NHL.com

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is sitting down with newsmakers leading up to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET. Today, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning discusses why he won't be looking for any quick fixes at the deadline, outlines why there hasn't been much activity on the trade market League-wide thus far and provides an inside look at rookie Elias Pettersson, including his "death stare."

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Weekes on the Web

Friday Four: Blues continuing climb up standings

NHL Network analyst Weekes also discusses Stars, Lightning, Ducks

by Kevin Weekes @kevinweekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will bring you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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fantasy

NHL fantasy hockey team power rankings for 2018-19

Thornton's resurgence boosts Sharks' scoring depth; Drouin, Tatar, Price lift Canadiens into top 10

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com 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 NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Short Shifts

Marner flips puck, takes photo with young fan who asks to be valentine

Maple Leafs forward spots special sign in crowd, obliges

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

Marner celebrates Valentine's Day

TOR@VGK: Marner gives fan a puck, takes photo

Mitch Marner makes a fan's Valentine's Day extra special by flipping her a puck over the glass, and taking a picture with her

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Who needs chocolate and flowers? Mitchell Marner knows you celebrate Valentine's Day with a puck.

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Trade Coverage

NHL Trade Buzz: Hurricanes face tough decision on Ferland

Forward presents interesting dilemma for Carolina; Oilers trying to find room for Sekera's return

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Welcome to the NHL Trade Buzz. There are 10 days remaining until the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET, and the buzz is picking up. Will Micheal Ferland be moved as a potential rental or will Carolina Hurricanes keep the forward to help their push to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs? With defenseman Andrej Sekera close to returning from a conditioning assignment, what will the Edmonton Oilers do to make room for him?

Here's a look around the League at the latest deadline doings:

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Short Shifts

Gritty plays hype man for Philadelphia Fusion of Overwatch League

Flyers mascot continues to do it all to delight of fans

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

Gritty is still doing the most.

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NHL Draft

2019 Draft Diary: Jack Hughes

Projected No. 1 pick discusses return to lineup, thoughts on stretch run

by Jack Hughes / Special to NHL.com

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver on June 21-22, is writing a monthly diary this season for NHL.com leading up to the draft. The 17-year-old center, who is the brother of Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Quinn Hughes, the No. 7 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is playing for USA Hockey's National Team Development Program under-18 team and has 56 points (13 goals, 43 assists) in 28 games this season.

In his sixth entry, Hughes talks about his return to the lineup after missing seven games with a lower-body injury and his thoughts on the final stretch of the season.

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Black History Month

Adeniye embraces underdog mentality in pursuit of NHL dream

Jr. A player stays persistent, has fan in Blue Jackets defenseman Jones

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

For years, Ayo Adeniye had an identity around the rinks in his hometown of Columbus.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey news, lineup, injury tracker

Greiss has three shutouts in past five games; Heinen must-own player on top line; Blues getting lift from secondary forwards

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com 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 NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Black History Month

Black History Month spotlight: Jones follows own path to NHL

Son of NBA player is selected No. 4 in 2013 Draft

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

As part of the NHL's celebration of Black History Month, NHL.com will highlight great moments and important figures in black hockey history each day throughout February. Pioneers like Willie O'Ree, Angela James and Grant Fuhr will be featured.

Today we look at Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones.

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Unmasked

Rittich ready for bigger role with Flames as playoffs approach

Intense summer preparation, lessons learned from last season have goalie, Calgary confident

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- David Rittich has earned the nickname Big Save Dave to go along with the starting goalie job for the Calgary Flames, but he may need to become Big Game Dave when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin in April.

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Hockey Day

Hockey Day in America to be celebrated on NBC

Tripleheader coverage begins with Rangers at Penguins

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Hockey Day in America will be celebrated with an NBC Sports tripleheader on Sunday.

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fantasy

Fantasy goalie top 25 rankings for 2018-19

Crawford, Khudobin among replacement options for injured Bishop, Gibson; rookie Binnington passes Hart to join first 15

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's fantasy hockey goalie top 25 rankings are based on past production and expectations for the rest of the season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Super 16

Super 16: Blues return to power rankings for first time since October

Blue Jackets climb to No. 11; Lightning remain unanimous No. 1

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff 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 St. Louis Blues have used a seven-game winning streak to get back into the Stanley Cup Playoff race and into the Super 16 rankings (No. 15) for the first time since the opening week of the season.

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Trade Coverage

2018-19 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 8

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Welcome to the 2018-19 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed trades since June 8. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the NHL as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

 

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news

Staal practices with Hurricanes for first time since December

Center 'feeling a lot better,' has missed past 23 games because of concussion

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Jordan Staal practiced with the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday for the first time since December and could return to the lineup soon.

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news

Malkin looks to help Penguins make playoffs, return to championship form

Center has missed six of past seven games because of injury, suspension

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Evgeni Malkin remains confident the best is yet to come for him and the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

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Coaches Room

Face-off execution imperative for teams as games become tighter

Nachbaur breaks down various strategy facets for draws in each zone

by Don Nachbaur / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of three former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. In this edition, Don Nachbaur, a former assistant with the Los Angeles Kings, discusses the importance of face-offs and the different ways teams approach them.

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fantasy

Fantasy: 2019 NHL Trade Deadline preview

Panarin, Bobrovsky, Stone, Duchene, Simmonds, Zuccarello among players to target with Feb. 25 approaching

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

With the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline set for Feb. 25, NHL.com has identified players to consider targeting in fantasy trades or on the waiver wire before potential moves happen in reality.

Players who play for non-contending teams, have expiring contracts after this or next season and/or have underachieved based on preseason expectations have been included on this list.

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This Date in NHL History

Feb. 15: Conn Smythe purchases Toronto franchise

Plus: Howe youngest player to 200 goals; Gretzky has five assists in only NHL visit to Nashville

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 15

1927: Conn Smythe buys the struggling Toronto St. Patricks, preventing the franchise from moving to Philadelphia. He quickly renames them the Toronto Maple Leafs and soon changes the team colors to blue and white from green and white.

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