Month: January 2019

Nathan MacKinnon doesn’t really notice when the minutes begin to creep up. The Colorado Avalanche centre is too invested in the moment — usually one where he’s either trying to help his team get even or push ahead in a tight contest. The surprise comes after the final buzzer when the stat sheet reveals how
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1:18 PM ET Associated Press Center Antoine Vermette will retire after 14 NHL seasons as one of the best faceoff men of his generation. The 36-year-old from Quebec won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2015. He most recently played for the Anaheim Ducks, but didn’t sign with a team after becoming a
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – “Mon-tem-beault! Mont-tem-beault! Mon-tem-beault!” That was the cheer raining down upon Samuel Montembeault throughout Monday night’s AHL All-Star Classic, as the young goaltender and star of the host Springfield Thunderbirds kept the capacity crowd of 6,793 at MassMutual Center on its feet with one big save after another. “It was really fun,” Montembeault
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2:03 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year contract extension worth an average of $2 million per season. General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that Martinook’s extension will begin next season. The 26-year-old has 10 goals and three assists in 50 games while leading
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A pair of Connors helped the Winnipeg Jets avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Kyle Connor scored back-to-back goals 34 seconds apart in the third period and delivered the only goal in a shootout as the Jets rallied behind goalie Connor Hellebuyck to beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday night. Hellebuyck stopped 36 shots, shutting out the Bruins
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After a tough and trying December that saw the Manitoba Moose capture just three wins, they turned it around in the first month of 2019. Overall, their January was solid as the team found increased scoring touch, continuity and chemistry. As a result, they posted a 6-3-3 record in a month that had many exciting
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As the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens, Marc Bergevin is notorious for making unpopular trades. However, what he has managed to get right are the small depth acquisitions that fall under the radar. He grabbed relatively unknown Paul Byron off waivers a few years ago and he has turned into a 20-goal scorer for
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With the Anaheim Ducks on their bye week and out of action until Feb. 2, things have calmed down on the “fire Randy Carlyle” front. However, the Ducks’ 12-game losing streak is still fresh in the minds of fans, and as soon as the Ducks play their next game, calls to dismiss Carlyle will return
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