Canadiens beat Bruins to take Atlantic Division lead
Max Pacioretty's ninth goal in the last nine games was the game-winner as the Montreal Canadiens stretched their unbeaten run to nine with a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Tomas Plekanec also scored for Montreal (18-9-3), which jumped a point ahead of Boston (18-8-2) into first place in the Atlantic Division, although the Bruins hold two games in hand. The Canadiens are 8-0-1 in their last nine outings. Full Story.(Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Hall Of A Performance
Taylor Hall scored a hat trick and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers bounced back from a stinker of a loss with a surprising 8-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Ales Hemsky, David Perron, Mark Arcobello, Jordan Eberle and Sam Gagner also scored for the Oilers (10-18-2) who replaced a quarter of their lineup for the game after a 6-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday. Full Story.
The Toronto Maple Leafs' losing streak is over. It didn't come easy after giving up a late power-play goal, but the Leafs snapped their five-game skid by beating the Dallas Stars 3-2 in overtime Thursday night at Air Canada Centre. Trevor Smith scored 4:18 into overtime for the Leafs, who won for the first time since Nov. 23 despite being outshot for the 10th consecutive game, this time 50-24. Full Story.
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Action from the Olympic Trials continue on Friday.
First, the men wrap up the round-robin portion with veteran Kevin Martin facing his former third in John Morris at 9:30am et/6:30am pt.
Then, Ontario's Sherry Middaugh faces Winnipeg's Chelsea Carey in the tiebreaker at 2:30pm et/11:30am pt.
The day's action concludes with the women's semifinal where Rachel Homan faces the tiebreaker winner at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt.
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DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors visit Phoenix to face Eric Bledsoe and the Suns, Friday at 9pm et/6pm pt.
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