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Lightning have 'unfinished business' after All-Star break

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning, just about everything has gone right so far this season.
Winnipeg Jets recall defenceman Sami Niku from AHL Moose

Winnipeg Jets recall defenceman Sami Niku from AHL Moose

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets recalled defenceman Sami Niku from the Manitoba Moose on Sunday. Niku, 22, has two assists in 10 games for the Jets this season after making his debut last year. He collected both of his assists on Jan.
Easy as 1, 2, 3: Hat tricks on the rise this season

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Hat tricks on the rise this season

DENVER — In keeping with hockey tradition, a tip of the cap to honour Alex Ovechkin and Patrik Laine . They've each recorded a hat trick of hat tricks this season. Easy as one, two, three. Or so it may seem.
Blue Jackets winning despite drama surrounding biggest stars

Blue Jackets winning despite drama surrounding biggest stars

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drama stemming from the uncertain future of two of the team's biggest stars has simmered in the background for half a season, but the Columbus Blue Jackets don't seem all that bothered.
Crosby, Lundqvist lead Metropolitan to All-Star win

Crosby, Lundqvist lead Metropolitan to All-Star win

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Sidney Crosby now has one more reason to have good memories of the Shark Tank.
McDavid wins 3rd straight All-Star fastest skater race

McDavid wins 3rd straight All-Star fastest skater race

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Edmonton's Connor McDavid won the NHL's fastest skater competition for the third straight year, beating out U.S. women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield and six other All-Stars.
Calgary city council talking new home for Calgary Flames again

Calgary city council talking new home for Calgary Flames again

Calgary city council will discuss Monday how to prioritize and pay for mega-projects, including an event centre that would be the new home of the NHL's Calgary Flames.
Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season

Puck and player tracking coming to NHL next season

Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season. A sneak preview is coming up this weekend, too.
Bettman: NHL owners not 'looking for a fight' in CBA talks

Bettman: NHL owners not 'looking for a fight' in CBA talks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday the owners aren't "looking for a fight" when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations with the players.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman defends Edmonton Oilers organization

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman defends Edmonton Oilers organization

SAN JOSE, Calif. — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has a simple message for Edmonton Oilers fans: don't panic. Bettman was asked about the struggling Oilers at his state of the league address on Friday as part of the NHL's all-star game weekend.