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Boston goaltender Rask seeks fourth straight win; Halak starts again for New York

by Matt Kalman / Correspondent

ISLANDERS (16-9-3) at BRUINS (13-9-4)

7 p.m. ET; NESN, MSG+ 2, NHL.TV 


The Game

Goaltender Tuukka Rask will try to extend his winning streak to four games when the Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders at TD Garden on Saturday.

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Notes: Wings aim to improve specialty teams

Team could also use a few more goals from defensemen

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill has said all season that Detroit's specialty teams have to be excellent in order to have success.

Last year many of the Wings felt that a better power play could have made the difference in getting into the playoffs.

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game recap

Gaborik scores No. 400, Kings top Wild for sixth straight win

Los Angeles rallies with four goals in third period

by Dan Greenspan / Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Marian Gaborik scored his 400th NHL goal. Anze Kopitar got his 500th NHL assist. But the milestones happened on the same play, which raised the issue of what to do with the puck.

"I told 'em I'd take it," Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens said.

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Trending: Strong first period propels Wings to victory

Detroit snaps seven-game skid over high-scoring Jets

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- The Red Wings turned a nearly flawless first period into the perfect antidote for a lengthy losing skid.

The Wings outscored the high-scoring Winnipeg Jets 2-0 in the first period en route to a 5-1 victory Tuesday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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Notes: Wings face tough challenge in high-scoring Jets

Winnipeg has several players from state of Michigan contributing

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- Nothing like trying to end a seven-game losing streak against one of the best teams in the league but that is the task ahead of the Red Wings tonight.

Last season the young, talented Winnipeg Jets finished just outside a wild card spot in the Western Conference with 87 points in 82 games.

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Notes: Wings back to work to prove they're better than they've showed

Team works on battle drills in practice Monday; Wilson traded to Sabres

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- The Red Wings know that what they say right now does not matter, it is what they do Tuesday night at home against the Winnipeg Jets.

The team is mired in a seven-game losing streak and coming off an embarrassing 10-1 defeat in Montreal Saturday.

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Fantasy buzz: Kings forward Gaborik impressing

Veteran has four points in four games since return; Blackhawks' options thin after Crawford injury

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy /

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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Trending: Wings fall to Canadiens, mired in another long skid

Mantha nets his fourth goal in seven career games against Montreal

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- The Red Wings find themselves streaking in the wrong direction again.

The team lost six in a row from Oct. 16-26 (0-5-1) and with their 6-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night at Little Caesars Arena, they are again winless in six in a row (0-3-3).

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Hockey Fights Cancer has personal meaning for many Red Wings

Many players have close family members who have been affected by the disease

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - It doesn't matter if you're a professional athlete, a teacher, a chef or whatever, everyone is affected by cancer in some way.

Unfortunately, the Red Wings are just like everyone else in that regard, which is why tonight's Hockey Fights Cancer night is so important for all of them.

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Trending: Goaltending duel ends in overtime loss for Wings

Howard and Lundqvist put on netminding clinic at Madison Square Garden

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

NEW YORK - If you are a fan of goaltending, you needed to be at Madison Square Garden Friday night.

On the other hand, if you prefer lots of scoring, maybe you'd have been better off doing some Black Friday shopping.

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