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Phil Kessel has natural hat trick, Penguins beat Vegas 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) Phil Kessel scored a natural hat trick and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Thursday night.
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Watson''s domestic abuse suspension reduced to 18 games
NEW YORK (AP) Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson''s suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced from 27 to 18 games by an arbitrator.
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Kuznetsov''s 4-point night helps Capitals beat Golden Knights
WASHINGTON (AP) Evgeny Kuznetsov continued his dominance against the Vegas Golden Knights, scoring a goal and assisting on three more as part of a 5-2 Washington Capitals victory Wednesday night in a rematch of last season''s Stanley Cup Final.
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Bruins move up start time to avoid conflict with Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have moved up the start time of Saturday''s game against the Detroit Red Wings to 3 p.m. to avoid a conflict with the Red Sox playoff game.
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Golden Knights'' Stastny out 3 games with lower-body injury
WASHINGTON (AP) Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny will miss at least three games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.
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A ''Storm Surge:'' Canes celebrate wins by leaping into glass
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes are bringing the Lambeau Leap to their hockey rink.
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Bob the Builder: Panthers'' coach putting his stamp on things
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Bob Boughner''s favorite dinner spot used to be a sports pub in the minor-league hockey hotbed of Glens Falls, New York called Dango''s, a place where the chicken wings were huge and most of the televisions were usually tuned to hockey.
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Sharks best positioned to withstand big early season injury
Doug Wilson didn''t go looking for Joe Thornton insurance last summer. The general manager of the San Jose Sharks already had it.
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True grit: Sharks jump on Flyers early in 8-2 blowout
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joe Pavelski scored two of San Jose''s four first-period goals, and Evander Kane also scored twice to spark the Sharks to an 8-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.
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Kovalchuk scores, but Connor leads Jets over Kings 2-1
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Kyle Connor scored for a third straight game and the Winnipeg Jets overcame Ilya Kovalchuk''s first NHL goal in five years to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Tuesday night.