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Bettman: Concessions needed for NHL to go to…

The International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions if the NHL is going to send the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year

Avalanche, Senators to play 2 regular-season…

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011

Cogliano's gift of a goal leads Ducks to 3-1 win over Jets

Andrew Cogliano scored late in the second period, Jonathan Bernier made 17 saves and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1

Cracknell gets 1st hat trick, Stars beat reeling Sharks 6-1

Adam Cracknell got his first hat trick in seven NHL seasons and the Dallas Stars handed the San Jose Sharks their fifth straight loss, 6-1

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3

Significant injuries derail playoff hopes around NHL

Significant injuries to the Lightning's Steven Stamkos and others have derailed playoff hopes around the NHL

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Oilers score 5 in third period, beat Avalanche 7-4

Drake Caggiula and Jordan Eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 7-4

Paajarvi scored twice to lead Blues to 4-1 win over Canucks

Magnus Paajarvi scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks

Turris, Ryan score in shootout as Senators edge Penguins

Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins

Read scores go-ahead goal in 2nd, Flyers beat Wild 3-1

Matt Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1

Stempniak scores twice, Hurricanes down Canadiens 4-1

Lee Stempniak scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes alive

Kane, Crawford lift Blackhawks over Stars 3-2 in SO

Patrick Kane scored his team-leading 33rd goal in regulation and connected again in the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 to open an eight-point lead for first place in the Central Division

Kucherov scores 3, Lightning beat Bruins 6-3

Nikita Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak

Oshie beats Bobrovsky in shootout as Caps beat Blue Jackets

T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as the Washington Capitals overcame a stellar performance from Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to beat the Blue Jackets 2-1

Matthews, Nylander lead Maple Leafs past Devils 4-2

Auston Matthews had two assists and William Nylander had a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs topped the New Jersey Devils 4-2 for their seventh win in nine games

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Marchessault scores twice in Panthers' 3-1 win over Coyotes

Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals and James Reimer made 22 saves to lift the Florida Panthers over the Arizona Coyotes 3-1

Rinne leads Predators past Flames 3-1

Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1

On cutting edge of custom skates, is Ovechkin a trendsetter?

Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to wear custom-painted skates in warmups, but he may not be a trendsetter

Ducks drub Oilers 4-3, ending goalie Talbot's night early

Rickard Rakell scored the go-ahead goal, Hampus Lindholm had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3

Ladd gets go-ahead goal in third, Islanders beat Rangers 3-2

Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third period and the New York Islanders rallied for 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers

Nylander, Komarov lead Maple Leafs past Blue Jackets 5-2

William Nylander and Leo Komarov each had a goal and an assist and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2