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5:42 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Carolina Hurricanes‘ elaborate home-ice victory celebrations have attracted a vocal minority of detractors, and none have been as vocal as Canadian curmudgeon Don Cherry. The “Hockey Night In Canada” commentator has ripped the choreographed on-ice celebrations in the past, but he went off on the team when the Hurricanes
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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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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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3:02 PM ET Nikita Kucherov is scoring at a historic pace. The last time a player had at least 92 points through the first 58 games of a season was way back during the 1996-97 campaign, when Mario Lemieux had 94 points at this same point. Hockey Reference has game data available from 1987 to
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9:30 AM ET The Boston Bruins are fighting for position in the competitive Atlantic Division playoff race, and must now overcome losing David Pastrnak for two weeks. We design trades that make sense for the Bruins ahead of the February 25 trade deadline: Who should the Bruins trade for? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Mark
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11:15 AM ET We’re fast approaching the crossroads of the 2018-19 regular season. The trade deadline serves that purpose on the NHL’s annual calendar, becoming an inflection points for teams by which they need to answer some important questions. How good is our team right now as currently constructed? What are we realistically trying to
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