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RALEIGH, N.C.—In the Carolina Hurricanes’ first five games this season, all victories, there was little for Jordan Staal to say other than, “Keep it going, boys.” But the Canes now have encountered their first rough patch of the season, losing three of their past four games entering Thursday night’s date with Columbus. It’s a first
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No game is ever perfect, and hockey seems to tinker with its rules more and more every year. Everyone seems to have an idea of how to make the game they love just a little bit better. Even the players, who sounded off about coaches’ challenges, offside reviews, icing and the shootout in interviews with
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I have a four-year old nephew named Owen who is currently going through his “Why?” phase. No matter what you tell him, he will always reply with the word “why”. Uncle Rob: Owen, it’s time to eat.Owen: Why?Uncle Rob: Because it’s dinner time.Owen: Why?Uncle Rob: Because.  (Editor’s note: Maybe Owen is wise to your cooking skills.) As
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Anze Kopitar scored a power-play goal at 5:52 of the third period that stood up as the winner in a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Kopitar turned on the speed to get around Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey and took a backhand shot that bounced off goalie Connor Hellebuyck’s arm into the net.
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BUFFALO—Patrick Marleau concedes sometimes it’s strange to be back in the San Jose Sharks’ dressing room. And then there are moments when it feels like the veteran winger never left. Speaking with reporters Tuesday morning, Marleau was playfully interrupted by teammate Joe Thornton, who sits just to his right. Newly-anointed Sharks captain Logan Couture, meanwhile,
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