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Oshie beats Bobrovsky in shootout as Caps beat Blue Jackets
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as the Washington Capitals overcame a stellar performance from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 Thursday night....

On cutting edge of custom skates, is Ovechkin a trendsetter?
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to lace up custom-painted skates, though in a sport that discourages freedom of expression he may not turn out to be much of a trendsetter....

Ducks drub Oilers 4-3, ending goalie Talbot's night early
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Rickard Rakell scored the go-ahead goal, Hampus Lindholm had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night....

Nylander, Komarov lead Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets 5-2
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- William Nylander and Leo Komarov each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Wednesday night....

Ladd gets go-ahead goal in third, Islanders beat Rangers 3-2
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period and the New York Islanders rallied for 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Wednesday night....

Alberta Clipper: Train ride saves Flames, Oilers on a roll
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When four consecutive losses had the Calgary Flames floundering back in January, coach Glen Gulutzan saw a train ride as the perfect opportunity for a happy hour in motion that was anything but celebratory....

'Stupid' NHL divisional playoff format is drawing criticism
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In a cruel twist of the NHL's divisional playoff format, say goodbye to one of the three best teams in the league in the first round....

Ovechkin shines as Caps snap Elliott's streak, beat Flames
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- T.J. Oshie is leading the Washington Capitals in goals, but Alex Ovechkin is again leading them into the playoffs....

Hanzal, Coyle score 15 seconds apart as Wild beat Sharks 3-2
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Devan Dubnyk gave up two goals late in the second period during an otherwise stellar night in net for Minnesota, potential trouble for a team on a skid....

Blandisi overtime goal gives Devils win over Rangers
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Joseph Blandisi and John Quenneville have become the best of friends this season playing for the Devils' top farm team in Albany. Their chemistry was the difference Tuesday night in New Jersey's first win over the New York Rangers this season....

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