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AHL player scores top shelf after the spin move.

Alexandre Grenier from the Springfield Thunderbirds pulls off a 360-backhand goal against the Binghamton Devils.

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Kesler wins it for the Ducks.

Ryan Kesler scores the go-ahead goal in the third period as the Ducks defeat the Kings 2-1.

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Pacioretty nets two as the Canadiens beat the Capitals.

Max Pacioretty scores two goals to increase his season total to 14 Montreal defeats Washington 3-2.

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Ekblad wins it for the Panthers in OT.

Aaron Ekblad scored 40 seconds into overtime to lift the Panthers to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights

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The Seattle Kraken? According to Internet sleuth Clark Rasmussen of DetroitHockey.net, it's a possible team name if the NHL expands to Seattle. Rasmussen was one of the first to discover "Golden Knights" as a potential name for the NHL's Vegas team through domain registration tracking. On Friday, he identified 13 names registered by the general counsel at Oak View Group, whose refurbishment of Seattle's Key Arena could have it ready for an NHL team in 2020-21. Those names: The Seattle Cougars, Eagles, Emeralds, Evergreens, Firebirds, Kraken, Rainiers, Renegades, Sea Lions, Seals, Sockeyes, Totems and Whale. The bad news: No Sasquatch. The good news: endless "Release The Kraken!" headline puns.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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Malkin nets 21st goal in Penguins' victory.

Evgeni Malkin scores his 21st goal in the beginning of the third period in the Penguins' 3-1 win over the Kings.

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Blues cruise past Senators with big 2nd period.

Vladimir Tarasenko's deflection goal is one of three St. Louis scores in the second period as the Blues down the Senators, 4-1.

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Bye week schedule for all 31 teams

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  • Bye week schedule for all 31 NHL teams

    Every team has a mandated break of at least five days in a row during the 2017-18 season. Find out when your team is on a bye here.

Ranking the Winter Classics

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  • Ranking the 10 NHL Winter Classics

    Which games had the most memorable environment? Which had the most hype leading into the game? Which games were the most competitive? We rank all 10 Winter Classics based on these factors and more.