Month: March 2021

New York Islanders (22-9-4, second in the East Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (22-11-2, third in the East Division) Pittsburgh; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against New York. He ranks eighth in the NHL with 39 points, scoring 14 goals and recording 25 assists. The Penguins are 22-11-2
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12:18 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager likely died of a “cardiac event,” not injuries from a highway accident, the St. Louis medical examiner said Friday. Plager, 78, an original member of the Blues whose long association with the team continued until his death, was alone in
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The Wild followed up their embarrassing mini-series effort in Denver with three straight victories at home. During this most recent homestand, Minnesota racked up six out of six possible points, with two wins against the Ducks and one versus the Blues. They currently sit seventh in the NHL standings in terms of points percentage and
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Throughout the course of an NHL season, or most professional sports in general, there are highs and lows that show a team’s range of potential. Luckily enough, the Penguins have found themselves at a high point at the right time this season. Winning eight of their previous 11 games with one of the easier remaining
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11:51 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Lexie Laing and Taylor Wenczkowski scored power-play goals, and the Boston Pride became the first two-time winners of the Isobel Cup with a 4-3 win over the defending champion Minnesota Whitecaps on Saturday night. It was an NWHL championship the Pride, who were regular-season champions, had hoped to
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Anaheim Ducks (10-19-6, eighth in the West Division) vs. St. Louis Blues (16-13-5, fourth in the West Division) St. Louis; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: St. Louis takes on Anaheim looking to stop its six-game home slide. The Blues are 16-13-5 against division opponents. St. Louis has given up 28 power-play goals, killing 74.3%
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2:19 PM ET Associated Press Buffalo Sabres interim coach Don Granato and assistant Matt Ellis are headed back to work after being cleared from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The Sabres announced Granato and Ellis are traveling to join the team in Boston after spending a night in self-isolation in Pittsburgh. Both were placed in the
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Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen may not appear in a game during his current stint with the Buffalo Sabres, an assignment necessitated by injuries to both Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton.  Sabres interim coach Don Granato still expects it to be an invaluable experience for the 22-year-old goaltender. “Every moment you’re with the NHL team is big,” Granato
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