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Pacioretty (4 goals) leads Habs in rout of Avs

Max Pacioretty scored four times, recording the first four-goal game for a Canadiens player since 2012, to help Montreal win big against Colorado.

Crosby clutch for Pens in win over Lightning (0:23)
Matthews wrists it past Rask for 12th goal (0:39)
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2dScott Burnside

McDavid, Laine top under-24 rankings

Connor McDavid and Patrik Laine lead the charge for the league's young guns in the latest under-24 rankings. Plus, a goalie showdown looms between Matt Murray and Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Gaborik scores his first goal of the season (0:32)
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Photos: The NHL's top young guns

Has this season's youth movement heralded the best talent wave in NHL history? These 15 fledgling stars with skills beyond their years are changing the fortunes of their teams -- and making a convincing case that this is hockey's golden age.

Brayden Schenn scores hat trick against Stars (0:36)
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Rangers top Blackhawks with quick strike in OT

Nick Holden tallied 55 seconds into overtime to lift the visiting Rangers over the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday in New York.

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2dScott Burnside

Non-NHL Olympic rosters for USA, Canada

If the NHL and NHLPA can't come to an agreement with the IOC about participation in the Olympics, what would Team USA and Team Canada look like? We drafted some teams.

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Patent office denies Golden Knights trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark request, citing a "likelihood of confusion." The franchise had just unveiled its name Nov. 22.

Melrose's Top 5 hockey logos of all-time (1:36)
Over 10,000 teddy bears rain down after Kitchener Rangers' goal (0:26)
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Sources: NHL, NHLPA mulling 'bye week' in '17-18

The NHL and NHL Players' Association are discussing plans to implement five-day bye weeks for teams during the the 2017-18 season, according to sources.

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4dCraig Custance

Teams hurt most by bad, old deals

Which NHL teams have the biggest disadvantage due to declining players still making big money? What's the cost still being paid?


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Arizona State w/significant win at San Diego St. Sun Devils had been blasted by UK & Purdue. Bobby Hurley, staff & players needed it badly.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Arizona State with much-needed win at San Diego St. Sun Devils had been blasted by UK & Purdue. Told staff gave Bobby Hurley shoelaces back.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Montreal Canadiens have scored 10 against the Avalanche. On Nov. 4, the Canadiens gave up 10 in a shutout loss to the Blue Jackets. Montreal is the first team to score 10 goals in a game and allow 10 goals in a different game since the Sabres in 2005-06 (source: Elias Sports Bureau).

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Canadiens are the first team to score 10 goals in a game and allow 10 goals in same season since the 2005-06 Sabres.