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Earlier today, the National Hockey League announced that Alexander Ovechkin has won his second Hart Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player. Ovechkin actually got off to a slow start in the lockout-shortened season but came on very strong as the season progressed. The race was close. Ovechkin (1,090 voting points, 50 first-place votes) edged …

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Per @NHLPlayerSafety San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was suspended for the remainder of the Western Conference Semi Final against the Kings. His hit against LA Kings center Jarret Stoll was ruled an illegal hit to the head. Powered by WPeMatico

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Brad Marchand had two goals, including at 1:20 of overtime and the Boston Bruins won their third straight road game with a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Drew Stafford and Tyler Ennis each had a goal an… Powered by WPeMatico

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa reached 1,000 NHL points with a third-period goal against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Hossa scored with 6:10 remaining to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 lead. Hossa got point 999 with an assist on a go… Powered by WPeMatico

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night. Kris Letang sco… Powered by WPeMatico

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have recalled centre Stephen Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL. The 31-year-old Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 because of h… Powered by WPeMatico

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – It’s game on at HarborCenter, Buffalo’s downtown $172 million hockey and entertainment complex, and Dave Smith has difficulty describing his level of excitement. The Canisius College hockey coach says he keeps getting stuck on… Powered by WPeMatico

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SYDNEY, N.S. – Adam Marsh scored twice — including the winner at 15:37 of the third period — to lift the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 6-5 victory over the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Thursday. Thoma… Powered by WPeMatico

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have recalled centre Stephen Weiss from his conditioning loan with Grand Rapids of the AHL. The 31-year-old Weiss was limited to 26 games for the Red Wings in 2013-14 and did not play after Dec. 10 because of h… Powered by WPeMatico

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