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Bruce Hood, who refereed 21 seasons in the NHL, dead at 81

Bruce Hood, who refereed 21 seasons in the NHL, dead at 81

Bruce Hood, who refereed more than 1,100 NHL games over 21 seasons, died Friday after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 81. Kevin Hood said his father passed away at a hospice surrounded by family in Guelph, Ont.

Rangers' Kreider to have surgery to remove part of rib

New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider will undergo surgery to have a portion of a rib removed. The team announced the surgery on Friday and said Kreider would be out indefinitely.
Grabbing a beard? Like some other leagues, the NHL has it covered

Grabbing a beard? Like some other leagues, the NHL has it covered

Toronto centre Nazem Kadri may have got off lightly for grabbing Joe Thornton's beard in Thursday night's shootout win over the San Jose Sharks. For one, he survived a tilt with a much bigger man with only some facial swelling.
Stastny breaks tie in 3rd, Blues beat Golden Knights 2-1

Stastny breaks tie in 3rd, Blues beat Golden Knights 2-1

ST. LOUIS — Paul Stastny broke a third-period tie with his eighth goal of the season, Carter Hutton continued his strong play in goal and the St. Louis Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-1 on Thursday night.
Flames score four times in second period, hold on to beat Kings 4-3

Flames score four times in second period, hold on to beat Kings 4-3

Calgary coach Glen Gulutzan held a players meeting Thursday morning, asking his team to not panic when they fall behind in games. On Thursday night, they got a chance to practise what he preached and they passed the test with flying colours.
Fischer scores in OT, Coyotes beat Predators 3-2

Fischer scores in OT, Coyotes beat Predators 3-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The first 41 games of the season were a struggle for the Arizona Coyotes, who only won nine times and earned 23 points. The second 41 got off to a positive start, however.
Seguin, Stars send Devils to 4th straight loss with 4-3 win

Seguin, Stars send Devils to 4th straight loss with 4-3 win

DALLAS — Tyler Seguin's short-handed goal was more than just his first in the NHL.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores in shootout, Oilers beat Ducks to snap losing skid

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores in shootout, Oilers beat Ducks to snap losing skid

EDMONTON — It took a shootout for the Edmonton Oilers to bust out of their slump. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Oilers snapped a four-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.
Niederreiter's hat trick fuels Wild in 6-2 win vs Sabres

Niederreiter's hat trick fuels Wild in 6-2 win vs Sabres

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nino Niederreiter's return made the Minnesota Wild whole again, just in time for the second half of the season. He turned this into quite the celebration.
Stastny, Steen score to lift Blues over Golden Knights 2-1

Stastny, Steen score to lift Blues over Golden Knights 2-1

ST. LOUIS — Carter Hutton isn't playing like a backup goalie for the St. Louis Blues. He's playing like one of the game's best. Paul Stastny broke a third-period tie with his eighth goal of the season, Hutton continued his hot play in goal and St.