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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) celebrates his goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) with his teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pearson leads Canucks past Sharks and into 1st in Pacific

Jan. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks surged past the San Jose Sharks — and took over the tight Pacific Division. Tanner Pearson scored on the power play and had an assist, helping the Canucks to a 4-1 victory Saturday night. Loui Eriksson, J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes also scored...

Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with teammates Elias Pettersson (40) and J.T. Miller (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Virtanen, Markstrom lead Canucks over Coyotes 3-1

Jan. 17, 2020 2:31 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jake Virtanen borrowed a move from his Western Hockey League days — and it helped lift the Vancouver Canucks to victory. Virtanen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves to lead the Canucks past the Arizona...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon skates off the ice after an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lightning beat Flyers, tie club mark with 10th straight win

Jan. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores empty-net goal as Predators beat Blackhawks

Jan. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes' first win with the team. Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped...

Minnesota Wild defenseman Carson Soucy (21) has the puck knocked off his stick by Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau, Talbot lead Flames past Wild 2-1

Jan. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Cam Talbot prevailed in a goaltending duel and Johnny Gaudreau provided the offense for the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau's second-period goal was the winner as the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night. Derek Ryan also scored for the Flames, who won their fourth straight....

Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm (28) celebrate his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Lindholm leads Flames past Blackhawks 2-1

Jan. 8, 2020 12:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Elias Lindholm reached two milestones and shrugged off the significance of each one. Just another night for the steady forward. Lindholm scored twice to reach 300 points in his 500th NHL game, and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Tuesday for their third straight win....

Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich (33) makes a stop on Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala in the third period during an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Flames defeated the Wild 5-4 in the shoot out. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Dube scores in 7th round of shootout, Flames beat Wild 5-4

Jan. 5, 2020 11:15 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sitting at the end of the bench, Dillon Dube couldn’t hear his coach call out names, but he kept looking over wanting for his chance in the shootout. For someone who’d never been in that situation before, Dube came through. Dube scored in the seventh round of the...

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, lets in a goal from Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau has goal, assist to lead Flames past Rangers 4-3

Jan. 3, 2020 2:19 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The New York Rangers gave up two early goals on breakaways — one when they had a 5-on-3 power play. As far as coach David Quinn was concerned, that about summed up their latest shaky defensive performance. Johnny Gaudreau opened the scoring and then set up the winning goal...

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane, right, celebrates his goal with teammates Duncan Keith, center, and Connor Murphy during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kane scores twice, leads Blackhawks to 5-3 win over Flames

Jan. 1, 2020 1:19 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Patrick Kane has been the NHL's most prolific goal scorer over the last 10 years, and he closed out the decade in style. Kane had two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks raced out to a four-goal lead and held on to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night. Kane...