There is still a chance San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson takes part in NHL All-Star Weekend despite missing the final three games before the break with a lower-body injury

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Barry Trotz is beginning to change the culture for the Islanders like he did with the Capitals before winning the Stanley Cup

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The Florida Panthers are hoping for deja vu — sort of — in the second half of the season

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Reirden addresses five-game skid: The 'mistakes we’re making, they’re big ones’

“It’s not that guys aren’t trying," Tom Wilson said. "It’s almost that we’re trying a little bit too hard in certain circumstances."

Capitals can’t rally against cellar-dwelling Blackhawks as losing streak reaches 5 games

Washington's skid continued in Chicago, with the players calling their first meeting of the season in the wake of their latest loss. "We just need to get a win," Alex Ovechkin said. "It’s just mental for us.”

Capitals drop Evgeny Kuznetsov to third line amid offensive drought

"I just don’t really feel like he’s gotten back to how he’s started the year yet," Coach Todd Reirden said.

“It’s not that guys aren’t trying," Tom Wilson said. "It’s almost that we’re trying a little bit too hard in certain circumstances."

Boston Bruins almost made it into their mid-winter break completely healthy; stand in 3rd place in Atlantic Division

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Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

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Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Florida Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night

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Paul LaDue scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues

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Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career

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Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career

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The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $27 million

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Nino Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers

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Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the third period and the Arizona Coyotes beat the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2

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Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist in his return from a knee injury, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2

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Cal Clutterbuck scored twice in the first period and Robin Lehner made 19 saves as the New York Islanders downed the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Sunday for their fifth straight win

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Washington coach Todd Reirden starts Devante Smith-Pelly in return to Chicago

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Jonathan Toews scores 3 times as Chicago Blackhawks beat slumping Washington Capitals 8-5

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