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7:00 AM ET DALLAS — There are 31 head-coaching jobs in the National Hockey League. Rick Bowness has one of them — but he truly wishes he didn’t. “I’ve been coaching in this league since the early 1980s. I didn’t want to be put in this position,” Bowness, 64, said. “No one saw it coming.
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11:13 PM ET If the San Jose Sharks are going to turn their season around, it won’t involve captain Logan Couture for several weeks. Couture is expected to miss up to six weeks with a fractured ankle suffered in the Sharks’ 3-2 loss at the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night, TSN reported. Couture was
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3:01 PM ET ESPN News Services RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Williams is back with the Carolina Hurricanes. The question now is how long it will take him to be ready for game action. The 38-year-old former captain said Wednesday he isn’t sure exactly when he’ll be ready to play, though he has been skating and
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2:06 AM ET ESPN News Services San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture was helped off the ice in the second period of Tuesday’s 3-2 loss at St. Louis and did not return. Couture and St. Louis’ Vince Dunn collided and went into the boards with 12:27 remaining in the period. Couture, in his 11th season,
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10:36 PM ET Justin Williams‘ return to the Carolina Hurricanes is official, the team announced Tuesday night. Williams, 38, had said in September he was taking a break from the game, but will now be suiting up for his 19th season. The Hurricanes said Williams will earn a base salary of $700,000 for the rest
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10:55 AM ET The Nashville Predators have hired former Devils coach John Hynes to replace Peter Laviolette. Laviolette was fired Monday with the Predators four points out of the second wild-card. The Devils fired Hynes Dec. 3 after a disappointing start to the season. “John Hynes is bright young coach and great leader who has
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6:39 PM ET The Nashville Predators fired head coach Peter Laviolette and assistant coach Kevin McCarthy on Monday, with the team outside the playoff picture after 41 games. No interim coach or new head coach was immediately named. The Predators face the Boston Bruins at home Tuesday night. The news comes after general manager David
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2:51 PM ET Ilya Kovalchuk will make his Montreal debut Monday night when the Canadiens host the Winnipeg Jets, coach Claude Julien announced. Montreal signed Kovalchuk, 36, Friday to a two-way contract for the league minimum, which will pay him $700,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL. “I’m very excited. To see the
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7:37 AM ET Associated Press MOSCOW — Some Russian hockey fans were celebrating victory despite losing at the world junior hockey championships because of a confusingly timed TV repeat. Two state TV channels showed Russia-Canada finals at the same time on Sunday. One was live, and the other was from 2011. While most fans, and
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5:04 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Washington Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. T.J. Oshie tied the game with 14.2 seconds left. Eller also assisted Jakub
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12:10 PM ET Associated Press OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Samuel Fagemo scored again to help Sweden beat defending champion Finland 3-2 and take bronze at the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. Fagemo, the leading scorer of the tournament, scored his eighth goal to tie the game at 2 in the middle period before Linus
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10:10 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Pittsburgh Penguins minor league goalie Casey DeSmith missed a chance to join the NHL team in Montreal on Saturday because he lost his passport. The Penguins wanted to promote DeSmith from the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for Saturday’s game against the Canadiens while they let Tristan Jarry rest at home
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3:57 PM ET Los Angeles defenseman Alec Martinez will return from wrist surgery Saturday night when the Kings host the Nashville Predators, coach Todd McLellan announced. 2 Related Doctors in November repaired Martinez’s radial artery and two superficial radial nerves. He was hurt in the third period of the Kings’ 4-3 overtime loss to San
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12:55 PM ET Associated Press OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Ivan Morozov scored his second goal in overtime and Russia topped Sweden 5-4 to reach the final of the world junior hockey championship on Saturday. Morozov collected the puck at his blue line and skated up the ice to wrist the winner past goaltender Hugo Alnefelt
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5:59 PM ET The NHL has suspended the Stars‘ Corey Perry for five games due to an elbow he delivered to the Predators‘ Ryan Ellis during the teams’ Winter Classic game Wednesday in Dallas. Perry met with the NHL Player Safety board Friday. In the first period of Wednesday’s game, Ellis kept the puck in
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5:59 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to the head during the second period of Los Angeles’ win over Philadelphia. The league’s player safety department ruled that MacDermid delivered a forceful check to the
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2:46 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Boston’s Bruce Cassidy, Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues, Washington’s Todd Reirden and Gerard Gallant of the Vegas Golden Knights will be coaches at NHL All-Star Weekend later this month. 2 Related Cassidy’s Bruins (.702, 24-7-11), Berube’s Blues (.690, 26-10-6), Reirden’s Capitals (.720, 27-9-5) and
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