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8:52 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Coach Scott Gordon says veteran goaltender Brian Elliott will start the Philadelphia Flyers‘ Stadium Series outdoor game Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins instead of rookie sensation Carter Hart. Gordon told Elliott and Hart of his difficult decision before Philadelphia’s outdoor practice under the lights Friday at Lincoln
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3:31 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Washington Capitals upgraded their blue line Friday by acquiring defenseman Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings. Washington sent a 2020 second-round pick and defenseman Madison Bowey to Detroit for Jensen and a 2019 fifth-round pick. Washington landed perhaps the best rental defensemen on the market,
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12:51 AM ET Tampa Bay right winger Nikita Kucherov‘s goal in the second period against Buffalo on Thursday night gave him his 100th point of the season, making him the quickest to that milestone in more than 20 years. Kucherov, who leads the NHL in scoring, reached the century mark in the Lightning‘s 62nd game
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1:00 PM ET Carl Hagelin is on the move again. The Washington Capitals acquired the forward from the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday for draft picks. The Kings, who got Hagelin for Tanner Pearson in November, receive a 2019 third-round pick and a 2020 conditional sixth-round selection from Washington. Hagelin, who has struggled with two
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11:18 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year contract extension through the 2020-21 season. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The 26-year-old Oesterle has a career-best 20 points with six goals in 51 games this season, his first with Arizona. He
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4:46 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas has been suspended two games by the NHL for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov on Tuesday night. The play occurred late in the third period of the Lightning’s 5-2 win. Gudas received a minor penalty on the play. He is
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10:47 PM ET The Devils gave the first 9,000 fans in attendance at Tuesday night’s home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins a “David Puddy” bobblehead. Puddy was the “Seinfeld” character portrayed by Patrick Warburton, who painted his face in Devils colors in an episode and shouted “We’re the Devils!” Warburton, while dressed as Puddy, dropped
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12:08 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has sustained his third concussion in less than three years. The team announced the diagnosis on its Twitter account Tuesday, a day after Okposo was sent home for follow-up medical tests. The 30-year-old Okposo was hurt Friday, when he was felled by
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been sent home for further medical evaluation three days after being punched in the face during a fight with the New York Rangers‘ Tony DeAngelo. Coach Phil Housley gave no details on Okposo’s condition in providing the update after the Sabres
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5:13 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Justin Schultz off injured reserve. Pittsburgh made the move on Friday, clearing the way for Schultz to play for the first time since fracturing his left leg four months ago in Montreal. He’s expected to be in the lineup on Saturday when
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5:24 PM ET Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center Ryan Spooner, sending Sam Gagner to the Edmonton Oilers. Vancouver is the third NHL stop this season for Spooner, who has also played for the New York Rangers and Oilers. The Oilers said on Twitter they hoped Gagner would be
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10:08 AM ET The Edmonton Oilers have traded goaltender Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for fellow goalie Anthony Stolarz. The deal comes after Talbot has been on a steady decline for a season and a half, eventually losing his job in Edmonton to Mikko Koskinen. Talbot, 31, has a 3.36 goals-against average
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7:16 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN If the New York Islanders make the playoffs, they’ll play their postseason games in Long Island at the Nassau Coliseum – for the first round, that is. All subsequent rounds would be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the team announced Friday. According to the release, the decision to
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