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NHL roundup: Leafs stop Lightning’s streak

Mitchell Marner scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped Tampa Bay’s nine-game home winning streak in a 4-2 win over the Lightning on Thursday. Jan 17, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) breaks in alone on goal against St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) during the third period at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau had a goal and an assist, Zach Hyman scored an empty-net marker, and John Tavares…

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Nash retires from NHL, citing concussion symptoms

Former No. 1 overall NHL draft pick and six-time All-Star Rick Nash has retired because of concussion-related symptoms, his agent said Friday. FILE PHOTO: Apr 28, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;Boston Bruins left wing Rick Nash (61) celebrates as he scores a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of game one of the second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Until his retirement, Nash trailed only Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Marleau with career goals scored among active…

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NHL roundup: Senators snap 8-game skid

In a battle of teams looking to get back on track, Colin White scored 1:34 into overtime as the visiting Ottawa Senators ended their eight-game losing streak Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. January 9, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Mikkel Boedker (89) moves in on goal against Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Senators right winger Mark Stone attacked the Ducks goal and slipped a pass back to White…

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NHL roundup: Karlsson makes history in Sharks’ win

Erik Karlsson had three assists to extend his point streak to 13 games and set a franchise record for the San Jose Sharks in a 3-1 win against the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Monday. Jan 7, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Joonas Donskoi, Tomas Hertl and Joe Thornton scored for the Sharks, who have won five of six. Martin Jones made 22 saves and also assisted on Hertl’s…

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NHL roundup: Pacioretty wins it again as Knights edge Devils

Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal for the second straight game, and Malcolm Subban had 36 saves to pick up his first home win of the season as the Vegas Golden Knights moved back into a first-place tie in the Pacific Division with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas. Jan 6, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) looks to control an incoming pass ahead of New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle (11) during the second…

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NHL roundup: Streaking Isles rally past Blues

Jordan Eberle and Johnny Boychuk scored the tying and go-ahead goals within an 11-second span in the third period Saturday night for the visiting New York Islanders, who remained red-hot with a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues. Jan 5, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the third period against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Matt Martin scored in the second period while Anders Lee added a…

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NHL roundup: Penguins win eighth straight

Matt Murray stopped 33 shots Friday for his third shutout this season and the ninth of his career as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their eighth straight game, blanking the visiting Winnipeg Jets 4-0. Jan 4, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) defends a wrap around attempt by Winnipeg Jets left wing Brandon Tanev (13) during the second period at PPG PAINTS Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Murray also tied his career best with a seven-start winning streak. Olli Maatta and Matt Cullen scored 33…

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NHL roundup: Habs’ Price returns, blanks Canucks

Carey Price, returning from a three-game injury absence, stopped 33 shots for his second shutout of the season as the Montreal Canadiens blanked the visiting Vancouver Canucks 2-0 Thursday night. Jan 3, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) makes a save against the Vancouver Canucks during the second period at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Price thrived in his return from an undisclosed lower-body injury that bothered him for several weeks. He has now won nine of his past 12 games. Jordie…

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NHL notebook: Devils extend Hynes

The New Jersey Devils have signed coach John Hynes to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Nov 18, 2018; Raleigh, NC, USA; New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes looks on from behind the players bench against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Hynes, 43, is in his fourth season with the Devils and has compiled a 125-122-38 record, including 15-17-7 this season. He was under contract through the end of…

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NHL roundup: Canucks drop Senators in OT

Elias Pettersson scored three goals, including the overtime winner, as the visiting Vancouver Canucks edged the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night. Jan 2, 2019; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (40) controls the puck in the third period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports Pettersson completed his first career hat trick at 1:38 of the extra session as he converted a pass from Brock Boeser. A 20-year-old Swedish rookie, Pettersson now has 11 multi-point games. The Canucks posted…

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