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Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, left, and Radko Gudas celebrate after Simmonds' goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 04, 2018 - 11:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another listless performance led Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall to turn to the minors for what he called "needed energy." The plan was foiled, though, by the East Coast snowstorm that stranded Tyrell Goulbourne in Toronto and put his NHL debut on hold. Enter...
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Canada captain Dillon Dube right, flips the puck around during hockey practice ahead of the upcoming semifinal of the IIHF World Junior Championships, against the Czech Republic in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 11:18 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene' Fasel placed the emphasis on NHL players to persuade the league to compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. NHL Players' Association chief Don Fehr responded by saying it's a little more complicated than that. Though Fehr...
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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton, right, fights with Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 11:16 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Nazem Kadri was an assist short of a bizarre Gordie Howe hat trick. Kadri ripped out part of Joe Thornton's mountain-man beard in a fight off the opening faceoff and scored in regulation in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night...
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Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel, left, tries to slow up Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin of Sweden in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 04, 2018 - 10:43 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter had a hat trick in his return from injury, Mikko Koivu contributed a goal and two assists, and the finally fully healthy Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Thursday night. Niederreiter, who missed the previous five games because of a lower leg...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds, left, and Radko Gudas celebrate after Simmonds' goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 04, 2018 - 10:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ivan Provorov had two goals and an assist, and Sean Couturier had a goal, an assist and participated in one of several fights for the Philadelphia Flyers in a feisty 6-4 victory over the slumping New York Islanders on Thursday night. Travis Konecny energized his teammates with a...
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Lias Andersson, right, of Sweden celebrates his goal against the United States with teammates Gustav Lindstrom, left, and Timothy Liljegren during the third period of a semifinal in the IIHF world junior hockey championships Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 7:50 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sweden reminded the United States how difficult it is to earn a medal at the world junior hockey championship. Filip Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third period to beat the defending champion Americans 4-2 on Thursday in the semifinals. Sweden will face...
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Lias Andersson, right, of Sweden celebrates his goal against the United States with teammates Gustav Lindstrom, left, and Timothy Liljegren during the third period of a semifinal in the IIHF world junior hockey championships Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 6:42 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Filip Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third period to beat the United States 4-2 on Thursday in the world junior hockey semifinals. Sweden will face the Canada-Czech Republic winner in the title game Friday night. Elias Pettersson, Lias Andersson, Oskar...
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Canada captain Dillon Dube right, flips the puck around during hockey practice ahead of the upcoming semifinal of the IIHF World Junior Championships, against the Czech Republic in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation says he will do everything in his power to persuade the NHL to take part in the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The NHL won't allow its players to participate in the Winter Games next month in South Korea. Federation president Rene'...
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Ducks sit on sea ice in Boston Harbor, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Boston. After a week of frigid temperatures, a major winter storm is predicted for the region on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 04, 2018 - 1:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The NHL has postponed Thursday night's matchup between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins because of the severe winter storm impacting Boston and the surrounding area. The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced later. The Bruins say tickets issued for Thursday's...
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A plow tuck rolls by as Orlando Igmat, of New Milford, N.J., waits for a tow truck to pull his vehicle off a snowbank after skidding off the Garden State Parkway on his way to work during a snowstorm, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, in Tinton Falls, N.J. The New Jersey Shore, which has been experiencing deep cold weather to start the new year, is under a winter storm advisory. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 04, 2018 - 12:39 pm
The Latest on massive winter storm in the Northeastern U.S. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A mail carrier who works in Providence, Rhode Island, is taking the postal service's unofficial creed to heart. Joseph Rodriquez says snow was slowing down carriers Thursday although he was having a "pretty...
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