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Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic. “I’m not going to lie to you, it would be great,” Voracek said with a smile. “Obviously to play an NHL game in your home country, it’d be awesome.” Voracek will get that chance next season when the Flyers open the regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks in Prague on Oct. 4. The NHL on Thursday announced that matchup and two games between the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay…

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Bobrovsky shuts down Hurricanes as Blue Jackets win 3-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 46 shots — including 22 in the second period — to get his sixth shutout of the season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday night. Adam McQuaid, David Savard and Josh Anderson scored for the Blue Jackets, who pulled even with the Hurricanes for the two wild cards in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are four points behind third-place Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division. Bobrovsky set a franchise record for saves in a shutout. Petr Mrazek, who…

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Panthers deny Sharks playoff clincher with 4-2 win

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Mike Hoffman scored a tiebreaking goal on the power play late in the second period and the Florida Panthers denied San Jose a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the Sharks on Thursday night. Hoffman also set up Frank Vatrano’s insurance goal in the third to send the Panthers to their third straight win following a six-game skid. Florida moved within seven points of Columbus for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot but has only 12 games left to make…

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Predators keep pace in Central race with 3-1 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators kept pace in the Central Division race with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Viktor Arvidsson and Craig Smith also scored for the Predators, who snapped a two-game skid with a comfortable win over the last-place Kings. Led by Sissons’ first multipoint game since Jan. 7, Nashville remained one point behind Central-leading Winnipeg. The defending division champion Predators also increased their lead over third-place…

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Hinostroza’s hat trick leads Coyotes to 6-1 win over Ducks

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza’s first career hat trick sent the surging Arizona Coyotes to a 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Hinostroza scored his third goal of the night with 51 seconds left, and hats came flying out of the crowd onto the ice. Jason Demers added a goal and an assist for the Coyotes, who have won 10 of 12. Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Mario Kempe also scored, and Alex Goligoski had two assists. Arizona’s victory coupled with Minnesota’s loss to Dallas moved the Coyotes…

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Backes scores shootout winner, Bruins top Golden Knights 3-2

LAS VEGAS (AP) — David Backes scored in the sixth round of a shootout to lift Boston to a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night for the Bruins‘ season-high seventh straight victory. Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand scored in regulation for Boston, which is 8-1-1 in its last 10 on the road — including wins in the first four games of a western trip. The Bruins’ win streak is their longest since a 12-game run in 2014. Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots and has now won…

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Hinostroza gets shootout winner as Coyotes beat Oilers 3-2

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Vinnie Hinostroza scored in regulation and get got the winner in the fourth round of the shootout to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 victory over the short-handed Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Josh Archibald also scored for the Coyotes, who have won four of their last six. Darcy Kuemper stopped 35 shots through overtime and then three of the four attempts in the tiebreaker. Adam Larsson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had goals for Edmonton, which was without star forward Connor McDavid due to the flu.…

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Islanders set to play 1st-round playoff games at Coliseum

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders say that if they qualify for the playoffs they will play first-round games at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale and any additional games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The team and BSE Global, which operates both arenas, said Friday the decision was made in consultation with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. New York is in solid position to reach the playoffs, sitting atop the Metropolitan Division and in third place in the Eastern Conference. The Islanders moved to Barclays Center, the home of…

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A Tale of Two Arenas: Islanders fans prefer the Coliseum

NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays Center is newer, sleeker and has the better food options. Nassau Coliseum has the history. With the New York Islanders splitting their home games between the two arenas this season, their fans have always been clear about their preference. They don’t care much for Barclays Center, located in Brooklyn. They still love the renovated Coliseum, which is far more intimate and much more convenient for the Islanders’ fan base that remains concentrated on Long Island. “It’s a hockey arena here,” said Peter Rotolo, who was…

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Call it a comeback: No lead safe as late rallies on the rise

DENVER (AP) — Don’t be fooled: That third-period lead isn’t so safe. Not this season, anyway. There’s been quite a comeback for the comeback. The NHL has seen 110 third-period comeback wins spanning 611 games through New Year’s Eve. That’s third-most in league history and not far off the 114 rallies in 2014-15 and 113 in ’13-14, according to research by the NHL stats and information department. Going into the new year, the only teams without a third-period comeback for a win in regulation were Carolina (0-13-2 when trailing after…

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