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Golden Knights can play better, GM says

Vegas regressing in all areas after reaching Cup Final in inaugural season

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- If you thought the Vegas Golden Knights would regress after their spectacular inaugural season, you have been right so far. But be careful about underestimating them again.

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Skinner providing finishing touch for resurgent Sabres

Forward acquired from Hurricanes in offseason trade second in NHL with 13 goals

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Sabres trailed by two late in the third period at KeyBank Center on Saturday. They pulled their goalie. Then forward Jeff Skinner saw the puck ring around the boards and started to sneak from the right circle into the slot.

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Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inspirational, says Gretzky

Presents Commissioner Bettman with plaque, cites inductees' hard work in growing game

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- It is part induction, part reunion. Each year, honored members return to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto to welcome the incoming class. Where else can you hear a casual comment like this?

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Brodeur's son gets rare chance to play with dad, former Devils teammates

Goalie soaks in 'once-in-a-lifetime thing' on eve of father's induction into Hockey Hall of Fame

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- Anthony Brodeur got to do a lot of cool stuff growing up. He'd run onto the ice after New Jersey Devils games, skate at the team Christmas party, go into the locker room and meet the players. He'd fly back and forth when the Devils played in the Stanley Cup Final.

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Hall of Fame

Brodeur took star-studded path to Hockey Hall of Fame

Class of 2018 honoree was surrounded by sport's big names as kid, during NHL career

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TORONTO -- The photo op is the same each year. After receiving their rings in the Great Hall on Friday ahead of their induction on Monday, the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame's newest class line up across the stage holding sticks. They flip pucks into the air and try to catch them on their blades.

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Bettman, entering Hockey Hall of Fame, remains fan at heart

NHL Commissioner, who has long enjoyed being up close for others' moments in spotlight, receives his own

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

The 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame induction is Monday. This class includes NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, and Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL, in the Builders category as well as former players Martin Brodeur, Martin St. Louis, Alexander Yakushev and Jayna Hefford. Here NHL.com columnist Nicholas J. Cotsonika profiles Commissioner Bettman.

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Pettersson working magic for Canucks, draws comparison to Datsyuk

Rookie forward's stunning start brings hope to rebuilding Vancouver

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

DETROIT -- There is something magical about Elias Pettersson.

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Schneider back for Devils, now wants to win

Goalie focused on returning to form with hip surgery behind him

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

DETROIT -- Sure, it felt good to be back. New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider started an NHL game Thursday for the first time since having surgery on his left hip May 1. He felt fine physically. He didn't feel too rusty.

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Rasmussen, Red Wings staying patient during development

Rookie forward making enough progress to play 10th game, avoid return to junior

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

DETROIT -- Practice had ended for the Detroit Red Wings on Monday, but the work was not done for rookie forward Michael Rasmussen.

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Red Wings hold off Stars for first home win

Score three times in third period; Bernier makes 28 saves

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings earned their first win in regulation this season by defeating the Dallas Stars 4-2 at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

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