Blue Jackets’ win streak ends at 16, one shy of NHL record

The longest NHL winning streak in nearly a quarter century is no more. The Blue Jackets lost a game Thursday for the first time since Nov. 26 in a 5-0 dismantling by the Capitals, ending their run of 16 consecutive wins. A 17th straight victory would have tied the NHL record set by the 1992-93 Penguins. Instead, hockey's hottest team

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Stars, coach Lindy Ruff part ways following disappointing season

Lindy Ruff is out of a job. The Stars decided Sunday they will not extend Ruff's head-coaching contract for a fifth season in Dallas. I want to personally thank Lindy for his commitment and professionalism over the four years that he served as our head coach in Dallas, general manager Jim Nill said in a statement. Lindy is not only

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Jose Altuve is hitting over .500 in July is underrated

You would think it would be difficult to be impressed with Jose Altuve at this point, given he's been so good for a few years now and we so often dismiss the known for the new. But he keeps finding ways to impress. Altuve is batting .507 in July, in which there are only six days left. It is not

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Here’s the MLB hit leader born in each of the 50 states

Adrian Beltre got his 3,000th hit right at the end of July, making him the first Dominican-born player to reach that threshold. This got us at SB Nation thinking about various hit leader lists, and eventually, we ended up wondering about which states had the most impressive baseball hitters born there, as measured by hits. So, with help from Brittany

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NHL trade deadline: Red Wings trade Brendan Smith to Rangers

Less than 24 hours after missing out on Kevin Shattenkirk, the Rangers added some much-needed depth to the blue line. The Red Wings parted with the 28-year-old defenseman for a pair of picks; a 2018 second-round pick and third-round pick this year. In 33 games this season, Smith has five points (two goals, three assists) in just over 18 minutes

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Hockey players gracefully dance to ‘Beauty and the Beast’ theme song

Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast will be released next month, inspiring the Toledo Walleye to host a Beauty and the Beast night. In preparation of the big night, two players from the ECHL team, goaltender Jeff Lerg and teammate Jean-Paul LaFontaine, skated to the theme song from the Disney classic. The immense success Crosby has experienced has

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Penguins’ Kris Letang to miss 4-6 months after neck surgery

Pittsburgh's injuries keep piling up. Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will miss the rest of the regular season and the playoffs because of a herniated disc in his neck, the team announced Wednesday. Letang is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair the injury and is expected to need four to six months to recover. To recap, the Oilers still hate Manning's

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Phil Kessel is eating hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup

Phil Kessel is starting to get comfortable with the Stanley Cup. So much so that he's using it as a serving vessel. The Penguins winger posted a pair of photos to his Instagram account Monday that showed him smiling over the hot dog-filled trophy. While the Cup is accustomed to being employed in all sorts of debauchery during its summer

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