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Rust, Penguins prevail in high-scoring affair

Bryan Rust recorded his first NHL hat trick to lead the Penguins past the Senators.

Crosby and Malkin score in Penguins' rout of Senators (0:45)
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15hCraig Custance

Free-agent G Ramo (knee) to get medical OK

Unrestricted free-agent goalie Karri Ramo, out since February with a knee injury, is expected to get medical clearance to return to action this week.

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4dPierre LeBrun

NHLPA rejects offer to extend CBA for Olympics

The NHL Players' Association, as expected, has rejected the league's proposal to extend the collective bargaining agreement three years in exchange for Olympic participation.

Pastrnak dances past defender for OT winner (0:37)
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Johansson helps Caps snap losing streak

Marcus Johansson scored the tying goal in the third period then got the winning goal in overtime to help the Capitals end their three-game skid.

Gagner wrists home second goal against Coyotes (0:35)
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22hJoe McDonald

Gaudreau's return boosts Flames' hopes

Back three weeks early from a fractured finger, young star Johnny Gaudreau is giving the Calgary Flames a serious chance at making a run at the Pacific title. Plus, Corey Crawford injury benefit?

Byron's shootout goal wins it for Canadiens (0:26)
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6dScott Burnside

Why Kucherov, not McDavid, is my MVP

Connor McDavid is crazy good and Carey Price is the game's best goalie. But neither would get Scott Burnside's award vote. Here's why Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Suter deserve the hardware instead.

Gaudreau, Giordano open and close scoring for Flames (0:42)
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4dScott Burnside

Johansen, Draisaitl top under-24 rankings

Nashville's Ryan Johansen and Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl lead the charge for the league's young guns in the latest edition of our under-24 rankings. Plus, can the Ducks contain Connor McDavid?

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5dPierre LeBrun

Let teams shoot for three

With 15 teams essentially tied in the standings, Pierre LeBrun says it's time to allow the cream to rise and award three points for a regulation-time victory.

Toews and Matthews get destructive in game of 'call your shot' (3:37)
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6dJoe McDonald

McDavid-Matthews rematch delivers big

The second showdown between franchise stars Connor McDavid of the Oilers and Auston Matthews of the Maple Leafs was more in line with their big expectations. Plus, Jack Eichel returns!


Panthers talk; Brian Campbell joins the show

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun are in Bristol! Joined by Craig Custance, they discuss the Panthers' dismissal of Gerard Gallant, the return of Jack Eichel, if the NHL should address league parity and more. Plus, Blackhawks D Brian Campbell stops by.

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6dScott Burnside

Golden Knights offer golden opportunity for Craven

In a matter of months, former player Murray Craven has gone from being Bill Foley's golfing buddy to helping Foley, the owner of the new Vegas expansion team, build a franchise from scratch.


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Boston Bruins announce forward Matt Beleskey is expected to miss approximately six weeks with a right knee injury, which he suffered during the team's 2-1 win at Buffalo on Saturday.

Craig Custance

Artemi Panarin has become a key player for the Blackhawks, but his deal is up after this season. What will his next contract look like? Projecting Panarin's next contract

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