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After splitting a pair of games with the Norfolk Admirals last weekend, the Hershey Bears remain on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
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On Tuesday night the Washington Capitals lost 2-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, which leaves the team three points behind the Columbus Blue Jackets for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
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The top contenders for this season's Stanley Cup have made their deadline power moves.
Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby, the Battle of Pennsylvania, and the two most-played Original Six matchups in NHL history set the stage for "Rivalry Week" on NBC and NBCSN, highlighted by the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday Night Rivalry at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Sports reporter Aaron Portzline has covered the Blue Jackets since they arrived in Columbus as an NHL expansion franchise in 2000-01.
The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be well on their way to a playoff berth in the NHL 's Eastern Conference.
The Prince Albert Raiders have looked to the service of 17-year-old rookie keeper Nick McBride to carry the load between the pipes recently.
Sidney Crosby had a hand in both early goals as Pittsburgh converted on two of its first three shots Monday night, Chris Kunitz scored twice, and the Penguins beat Alex Ovechkin's struggling Washington Capitals 3-2.
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Stars center Tyler Seguin , Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov and Devils center Adam Henrique are the NHL's three stars of the week.
The Detroit Red Wings figure that whatever changes may be made, it's up to them to turn games into points.
After hanging around the Eastern Conference playoff race for a long while, a recent 2-4 stretch has done serious damage to Ottawa's post-season hopes.
With six wins and an overtime loss in their last nine games dating back to before the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the San Jose Sharks have asserted themselves as a true Stanley Cup contender.
Joffrey Lupul scored Saturday in overtime for the Leafs, but it was also the 21st time this season they squandered a third-period lead.
Only one of them will accomplish the latter, but each of these big-name additions will be scrutinized down the stretch.