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Panarin scores, lifts Blue Jackets to 3-2 OT win over Wings

Panarin scores, lifts Blue Jackets to 3-2 OT win over Wings

DETROIT — The Columbus Blue Jackets were one of the best NHL teams in overtime last year. With a talented player like Artemi Panarin, they may be tough to beat in 3-on-3 hockey again this season.
Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins gained a measure of revenge against a rival that ended their season last spring.
Halak stops 32 shots; Bruins rebound to beat Sabres 4-0

Halak stops 32 shots; Bruins rebound to beat Sabres 4-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brad Marchand was relieved in seeing how the Boston Bruins went from what the forward called "brutal" one night to much better the next.
Kovalchuk eager to resume Stanley Cup pursuit with Kings

Kovalchuk eager to resume Stanley Cup pursuit with Kings

LOS ANGELES — Ilya Kovalchuk has an Olympic gold medal but he is back in the NHL to add the one thing missing from his stellar career — a Stanley Cup.
Bailey's OT goal lifts Islanders past Carolina, 2-1

Bailey's OT goal lifts Islanders past Carolina, 2-1

RALEIGH, N.C. — Josh Bailey scored a power-play goal 43 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders opened the season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night.
Sharks sign F Barclay Goodrow to 2-year extension

Sharks sign F Barclay Goodrow to 2-year extension

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Barclay Goodrow to a two-year contract extension. General manager Doug Wilson announced the move to keep Goodrow from becoming a restricted free agent next summer on Thursday.
Ugly win over Canadiens shows that Maple Leafs are far from a finished product

Ugly win over Canadiens shows that Maple Leafs are far from a finished product

TORONTO — Mike Babcock should have the Toronto Maple Leafs' full attention when they return to practice Friday.
Gettin' Gritty Wit It: Flyers new mascot a big hit

Gettin' Gritty Wit It: Flyers new mascot a big hit

PHILADELPHIA — Gritty has schmoozed with Jimmy Fallon , gave a bushy bro hug to the Phillie Phanatic and saw his wild-haired, googly-eyed, fuzzy face plastered on beer cans , protest signs and even as tattoos .
Habs rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi earns power-play assist in NHL debut

Habs rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi earns power-play assist in NHL debut

TORONTO — When Jesperi Kotkaniemi stepped on the ice Wednesday night, he became a small piece of NHL history.
Elias Pettersson scores first goal in Canucks' 5-2 victory over Flames

Elias Pettersson scores first goal in Canucks' 5-2 victory over Flames

VANCOUVER — Elias Pettersson had one thought when he hit the ice before his first NHL game Wednesday — stay upright.