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Boston honours hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree

Boston honours hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree

BOSTON — Hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree was honoured in Boston on Wednesday on the 60th anniversary of the Bruins forward breaking the NHL's colour barrier.

Longtime Boston Bruins anthem singer Rancourt to retire

BOSTON — Rene Rancourt, the tuxedoed troubadour who has sung the national anthem before Boston Bruins games for more than 40 years, announced on Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the season.
Penguins G Murray takes leave after father's death

Penguins G Murray takes leave after father's death

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is taking a leave of absence from the team following the death of his father. The Penguins announced Wednesday that James Murray, Matt's father, died on Tuesday in Ontario, Canada.
Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue Jackets

Injuries to key scorers thin out lines for Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The winter has been cruel to the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets. Three of the team's top forwards and a defenceman went down in December, followed by another key forward this month.
Pavelski scores in shootout to lift Sharks over Coyotes

Pavelski scores in shootout to lift Sharks over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It took Aaron Dell 38 games to get into his first career shootout, and the San Jose Sharks goalie made it a good one.
Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0

Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0

NASHVILLE — While his teammates enjoyed some time off with a bye week, Juuse Saros kept working. It paid off for the Predators on Tuesday night.
Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0

Saros shutout leads Predators over Golden Knights 1-0

NASHVILLE — Juuse Saros made 43 saves, Kevin Fiala scored eight minutes into the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 on Tuesday night. Nashville played its first game in a week and has won three straight.
Spezza scores 2 after scratch and Stars beat Red Wings 4-2

Spezza scores 2 after scratch and Stars beat Red Wings 4-2

DETROIT — Jason Spezza made the most of an opportunity to play a day after getting benched. Spezza scored two tiebreaking goals on power plays to help the Dallas Stars beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Severson scores 2 as Devils beat Islanders, end 6-game skid

Severson scores 2 as Devils beat Islanders, end 6-game skid

NEW YORK — Nearly three weeks after the Devils' last victory, Damon Severson didn't want to say his team was getting desperate. He did acknowledge they needed a win.
Leafs come up short in 2-1 overtime loss, squandering Andersen 40-save night

Leafs come up short in 2-1 overtime loss, squandering Andersen 40-save night

TORONTO — Past the halfway point of the season and with their bye week behind them, the Toronto Maple Leafs have their eyes on the playoffs. The problem is that they can't finish teams off in the final few minutes of a game.