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Hockey Hall of Fame induction, Ovechkin vs. Laine highlight week ahead

Rangers, Islanders renewing rivalry among 5 things to watch

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony and Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine going head to head for the first time this season are among the highlights of the week ahead in the NHL.

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Coyotes' winning streak, Crosby vs. Ovechkin highlight week ahead

Hockey Hall of Fame Game among 5 things to watch

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The surprising Arizona Coyotes and Sidney Crosby continuing his rivalry with Alex Ovechkin, are among the highlights of the week ahead in the NHL.

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Panthers, Jets in Helsinki for Global Series, highlighting week ahead

Lightning facing Senators in 2,000th NHL game for each team among 5 things to watch

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Florida Panthers and Winnipeg Jets playing two games in Helsinki, Finland as part of the 2018 NHL Global Series are among the highlights of the week ahead in the NHL.

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MacKinnon, Rantanen point streaks for Avalanche highlight week ahead

Matthews leading Maple Leafs against Jets, Suter playing in 1,000th game among 5 things to watch

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Auston Matthews going head to head with Patrik Laine and Matt Duchene's return to Colorado with the Ottawa Senators are among the highlights of the week ahead in the NHL.

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Cup Final rematch between Capitals, Golden Knights highlights week ahead

Keith to play in 1,000th game for Blackhawks, Gritty to make home debut for Flyers among 5 things to watch

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

A rematch of the Stanley Cup Final, two players approaching milestones and Gritty's home debut highlight the week ahead in the NHL.

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Penguins riding high, chasing home-ice advantage

After rough start to season, Pittsburgh has won six straight, 12 of 13

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

No Evgeni Malkin. No Marc-Andre Fleury.

Yet here are the Pittsburgh Penguins playing their best hockey of the season, a team that changed coaches a few months ago suddenly within striking distance of home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Blues seek fifth straight shutout, Central Division

Brian Elliott, Jake Allen propelling St. Louis; Capitals seek Presidents' Trophy

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Allen's 32-save shutout

STL@WSH: Allen backstops Blues to franchise record

3/26/16: Jake Allen makes 32 saves in a 4-0 win, leading the Blues to their fourth consecutive shutout, a new franchise record

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Even without one of their top defensemen, the St. Louis Blues still aren't allowing any goals.

The Blues were missing Jay Bouwmeester on Saturday, but that didn't prevent them from their fourth straight shutout, a 4-0 win against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on Saturday.

St. Louis, which has won four in a row, hasn't allowed a goal in 240:18, a franchise record. Brian Elliott got the first three shutouts before Jake Allen was perfect in Washington.

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Stars prepare for key game with Blackhawks

Dallas without Seguin for Central clash; Detroit, Philadelphia jockey for position in East

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

If the Dallas Stars are going to win the Central Division, they'll have to do so without center Tyler Seguin.

The Stars will likely be without Seguin for the remainder of the regular season due to a 15 percent cut of his Achilles tendon in the final moments of a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Dallas, which defeated the New York Islanders 3-0 on Saturday, will try to keep the momentum going against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, CSN-CH, NHL.TV).

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Blues, Stars lead Central; East playoff race tightens

St. Louis, Dallas tied with 91 points; Philadelphia emerging as wild card contender

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The St. Louis Blues sent a message to the rest of the NHL last week, with four consecutive wins against some of the top opposition in the League.

Alex Pietrangelo's overtime goal against the Dallas Stars on Saturday gave the Blues their fourth straight victory. With 91 points, they matched the Stars for the most in the Central Division.

St. Louis will look to continue its winning ways when it visits the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday (9 p.m. ET; FS-MW, SNW, NHL.TV).

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Ducks, Lightning aim to stay red-hot

Each has franchise-record winning streak

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Two months into the season, the Anaheim Ducks appeared to be in grave danger of missing the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Since Christmas, however, the Ducks are 25-4-2. And with their franchise-record 11th consecutive win Saturday, a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings, they are in first place in the Pacific Division and five points off the Western Conference lead.

Anaheim goes for win No. 12 when it hosts the NHL-leading Washington Capitals at Honda Center on Monday (10 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, CSN-DC, PRIME, FS-SD, NHL.TV).

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