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|Capitals loan G Neuvirth to AHL for conditioning (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 12, 2013, 12:41 pm]
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Backup goalie Michael Neuvirth is being loaned by the Washington Capitals to their AHL affiliate in Hershey for a conditioning program after missing time with a lower-body injury.
Flames fire general manager Jay Feaster, assistant (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 12, 2013, 11:10 am]
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Jay Feaster has been fired as general manager of the Calgary Flames, with the team in next-to-last place in the Western Conference.
Perry, Getzlaf lead Anaheim Ducks past Wild, 2-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 12, 2013, 12:18 am]
Although Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf are world-class offensive talents riding long scoring streaks, they realize they'll never measure up to unsung teammate Alex Grant and his perfect shooting percentage. All those numbers added up to another victory for the surging Anaheim Ducks. Perry scored a goal in his seventh straight game, Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games and the Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Grant scored his second career goal on his second NHL shot as the Pacific Division leaders improved to 12-0-2 at home, extending the second-longest streak without a regulation loss to open a season in the shootout era.
Perry, Getzlaf lead Anaheim Ducks past Wild 2-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 11, 2013, 11:17 pm]
Corey Perry scored a goal in his seventh straight game, Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory. Jonas Hiller made 23 saves and Alex Grant scored his second career goal on his second NHL shot as the Pacific Division-leading Ducks improved to 12-0-2 at home, extending the second-longest streak without a regulation loss to open a season in the shootout era. Josh Harding stopped 29 shots and Jason Pominville scored his 15th goal early in the third period for the Wild, who have lost four straight on the road.
Blackhawks use big 2nd period to beat Flyers 7-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 11, 2013, 9:03 pm]
Duncan Keith and Andrew Shaw scored in a 39-second span at the start of Chicago's five-goal second period Wednesday night, sparking the Blackhawks to a 7-2 victory over Ray Emery and the Philadelphia Flyers. Patrick Sharp had a goal and two assists for Chicago, which has won three in a row after a three-game losing streak. Michal Handzus scored a short-handed goal in the second and Marian Hossa had three assists, helping rookie goaltender Antti Raanta win his second consecutive start in place of injured Corey Crawford.
Kings beat Maple Leafs 3-1 for 5th straight win (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 11, 2013, 8:52 pm]
Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory. Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger failed to keep the puck in the Los Angeles end, creating the odd-man rush. Kyle Clifford added an insurance goal with 1:59 remaining and Drew Doughty also scored for Los Angeles before 19,375 at the Air Canada Centre. Following a 6-0 victory Tuesday night in Montreal, the Kings improved to 12-1-4 in their last 17 games.
Tampa Bay's Richard Panik suspended for 2 games (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 11, 2013, 6:02 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay forward Richard Panik was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL for boarding Washington defenseman Karl Alzner.
Red Wings' Jimmy Howard hurts knee in practice (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 11, 2013, 3:18 pm]
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was injured a knee in practice Wednesday.
Senators' Cowen suspended 2 games (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 11, 2013, 2:45 pm]
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen was suspended for two games by the NHL on Wednesday for a hit to the head against Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons.
Isles snap 10-game skid with 3-2 SO win vs Sharks (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 11:47 pm]
Kyle Okposo scored the tying goal with 1:37 left in regulation and got the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout to help the New York Islanders snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. Thomas Vanek also scored in regulation and the shootout for the Islanders. Kevin Poulin made 46 saves and was outstanding early to keep the Islanders in the game until they broke through with two third-period goals. Then he stopped three of four attempts in the shootout despite appearing to injure himself on a pad save against Joe Pavelski in the first round.
Bruins top Flames 2-1 as Iginla returns to Calgary (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 10:55 pm]
Reilly Smith scored the tiebreaking goal at 15:27 of the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Flames 2-1 Tuesday night in Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary. David Krejci scored a power-play goal almost 14 minutes into the third to pull Boston even. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves to help Boston win its third straight. Jiri Hudler scored in the second period for the Flames, who had won three of four.
Vermette's 2 goals lead Coyotes past Avalanche 3-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 9:39 pm]
Antoine Vermette scored two goals, Thomas Greiss stopped 29 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday night. Phoenix has struggled of late, going 3-5-2 in its past 10 games to slip to ninth in the Western Conference. Tuesday's win pulled the Coyotes within a point of Colorado. Patrick Bordeleau scored his fourth goal of the season and goalie Semyon Varlamov had 22 saves for the Avalanche, who have lost three of their past four.
Sharp, Saad each net 2 as Blackhawks top Stars 6-2 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 9:29 pm]
Patrick Sharp scored twice, extending his domination of the Dallas Stars, and the Chicago Blackhawks cruised to a 6-2 victory Tuesday night. Brandon Saad also scored two goals for Chicago, which has won three of the four games between the teams. Sharp has four goals and four assists against the Stars this season. In his last eight games versus Dallas, he has eight goals and seven assists.
Blues edge Jets 2-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 9:24 pm]
Kevin Shattenkirk scored a power-play goal at 16:58 of the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Bryan Little scored early in the third for the Jets, who outshot the Blues by an 8-2 margin in the first period. Four of those came during the Jets' one power play late in the period. Great saves by Brian Elliott kept the puck out of the St. Louis net.
Boyes, Thomas lead Panthers past Red Wings in SO (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 8:54 pm]
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Brad Boyes scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Florida Panthers over the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Sabres edge Senators in shootout 2-1 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 8:48 pm]
Zemgus Girgensons scored the tying goal in the second period and added a score in the 10th round of a shootout to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Ryan Miller made 35 saves for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game losing skid. Matt Moulson, Brian Flynn and Steve Ott also scored for Buffalo in the shootout. Milan Michalek scored Ottawa's goal and Robin Lehner made 35 saves.
Rangers' Callahan out 4-6 weeks with knee sprain (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 8:46 pm]
New York Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a sprained left knee sustained Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. Callahan, tied for second on the Rangers with seven goals, was injured midway through the first period and didn't return to the game. He was checked by Predators defenseman Victor Bartley, who swung around and kicked Callahan's left leg into the boards.
Ovechkin scores 4 goals, Caps beat Lightning in SO (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 8:33 pm]
Alex Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night. Ovechkin increased his NHL-leading total to 26 goals and became Washington's career leader in power-play goals, scoring twice with the extra man to pass Peter Bondra, who had 137. Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and four assists, and Troy Brouwer beat Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop in the fifth round of the shootout to provide the Capitals with their fifth win in six games.
Kings pound Canadiens 6-0 (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 8:31 pm]
Rookie Martin Jones made 31 saves for his second shutout in as many games, and six Los Angeles players scored in the Kings' 6-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Jordan Nolan, Anze Kopitar, Alec Martinez, Tyler Toffoli, Jake Muzzin and Justin Williams scored for the Kings, who won their fourth straight.
Unlikely scorer Clune leads Predators over Rangers (Yahoo Sports) [Yahoo! Sports: December 10, 2013, 8:21 pm]
Nick Spaling and Rich Clune scored first-period goals, and seldom-used backup Carter Hutton made 28 saves as the Nashville Predators snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers 4-1 on Tuesday night. Hutton (5-3-1) made his first start since Nov. 10 and his third appearance in that span as the Predators try to get by while Pekka Rinne (hip) is out. Matt Hendricks made it 3-1 just 2:38 into the third, knocking in a loose puck from in front, with Clune earning an assist. Rick Nash cut New York's deficit in half in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots, but the Rangers fell to 0-2-1 on their nine-game homestand.