Islanders rally late, stun Lightning 3-1 (The Associated Press)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Once the New York Islanders finally figured out 20-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, doing it again proved to be simple.

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Gallagher helps Canadiens beat Senators, 4-1 (The Associated Press)

MONTREAL (AP) -- Brendan Gallagher scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Carey Price stopped 24 shots, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Saturday night.

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Ruble crisis threatens Kontinental Hockey League (The Associated Press)

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League saw itself as the oil-rich rival to the NHL, offering a tempting, if less prestigious, alternative to playing in North America.

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Lightning-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

The New York Islanders' final season at the Nassau Coliseum is becoming memorable, but their dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning there goes back seven years.

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NHL Three Stars: Hutchinson leads Jets; Elias haunts Nabokov (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Michael Hutchinson, Winnipeg Jets The Jets’ netminder kept rolling by stopping 29 shots as Winnipeg downed the Boston Bruins 2-1. Hutchinson won for the third times in four starts. Mathieu Perreault’s goal late in the second period snapped a 1-1 deadlock and stood as the game-winning tally.  No. 2 Star: Patrik Elias, New Jersey Elias scored his second goal in three games and later put home the only goal in the shootout as the Devils beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2. After his goal in the first period fooled Evgeni Nabokov, he later helped New Jersey earned the extra point with some lovely deking:  No. 3 Star: Mike Hoffman, Ottawa Senators Hoffman scored twice as the Senators cruised to an easy 6-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks. He was one of five Ottawa players record a pair of points, joining Mika Zibanejad, Kyle Turris, Bobby Ryan, and Erik Karlsson. Craig Anderson made 32 saves for his third win in four starts. One of Turris' two points came via this nasty shorthanded goal:  Honorable Mention : Good Long Island boy Keith Kinkaid earned his first NHL win with a 26-save night for the Devils … Ryan Getzlaf netted both Anaheim goals in the loss … Brock Nelson tied the game at one late in the first period and then set up Anders Lee’s go-ahead goal in the secod as the New York Islanders edged the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 … Newly acquired Jay Harrison recorded an assist in his first shift with the Jets … Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves and Jamie Benn and Trevor Daley provided the goals as the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 for their third win in a row.  Did You Know? The Islanders have won five in a row at Joe Louis Arena, dating back to 2003. (AP) Dishonorable Mention : Detroit is now winless in their last five games, with three losses coming via the shootout … Calgary has lost seven straight ... Jimmy Howard left the game after the first period with a lower-body injury . There was no update available after the game … Making his first start of the year, Ilya Bryzgalov allowed six goals on 31 shots … Good job, good effort, Lance Bouma: MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY :

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Islanders edge Red Wings 2-1 (The Associated Press)

DETROIT (AP) -- Anders Lee called it a ''garbage'' goal.

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Team Canada maks final cuts in preparation for 2015 world juniors (Buzzing The Net)

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Detroit’s Howard leaves with lower body injury (The Associated Press)

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard has left Friday night's game against the New York Islanders with a lower body injury.

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The NHL, the mumps, and the ‘gross’ game of hockey (Yahoo Sports)

How did the NHL get the mumps? Consider: They basically play in petri dishes filled with snot, spit, sweat and blood.

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All-Mumps vs. All-Stars (Rotoworld)

Michael Finewax looks at the players who lead in All-Star voting and those who have the mumps and except for a lack of a goalie, the mumps are better.

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