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Slashing crackdown, infusion of youth boost NHL scoring

Slashing crackdown, infusion of youth boost NHL scoring

The nets aren't bigger, the goaltenders aren't smaller and yet scoring is up significantly around the NHL.
Devils D Ben Lovejoy pledges brain for concussion research

Devils D Ben Lovejoy pledges brain for concussion research

BOSTON — New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy says he will donate his brain to research after he dies so it can be studied for signs of traumatic injury.
Canucks forward Bo Horvat out up to six weeks with right foot fracture

Canucks forward Bo Horvat out up to six weeks with right foot fracture

Vancouver forward Bo Horvat will miss up to six weeks with a right foot fracture, the Canucks said Thursday. The team said a more concrete timeline for Horvat's recovery will be available after he sees a specialist.
Penguins put D Justin Schultz on injured reserve

Penguins put D Justin Schultz on injured reserve

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have placed defenceman Justin Schultz on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday that Schultz will be out at least two weeks.
Henrique gets 1st 2 Ducks goals, Miller blanks Sens 3-0

Henrique gets 1st 2 Ducks goals, Miller blanks Sens 3-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Until the Anaheim Ducks get back to full strength, they're counting on Adam Henrique to play a major role for his injury-plagued new team.
Simmonds and Giroux have two points each to lift Flyers over Oilers

Simmonds and Giroux have two points each to lift Flyers over Oilers

EDMONTON — The Philadelphia Flyers hope they are finally turning things around.

Tom Wilson, Alex Ovechkin help Capitals rout Blackhawks 6-2

WASHINGTON — Tom Wilson had two goals and two assists and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and three assists in the Washington Capitals' 6-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.
Andersen stops 47 shots, Nylander scores shootout winner as Leafs edge Flames

Andersen stops 47 shots, Nylander scores shootout winner as Leafs edge Flames

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock knows goaltender Frederik Andersen was the difference between two points or a home loss against the Calgary Flames.
Wilson, Ovechkin lead Capitals past Blackhawks, 6-2

Wilson, Ovechkin lead Capitals past Blackhawks, 6-2

WASHINGTON — Nicklas Backstrom is usually the one setting up his Washington Capitals teammates. Two of them returned the favour Wednesday night.

Drought-stricken Canadiens captain Pacioretty looking for new ways to score

MONTREAL — A theme called "what's wrong with Max Pacioretty" is revived every year and lasts until he ends up producing another 30-goal season. The Montreal Canadiens captain is hearing it again.