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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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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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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 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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