Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was impeccably dressed heading into Friday's Winter Classic matchup with the Original Six-rival Boston Bruins. "I always like to make sure I look my best," Subban told reporters after the Canadiens' 5-1 win. "I thought it was a pretty cool outfit."
Fan-favorite Rinne stays on top of his game
Pekka Rinne, right, of the Nashville Predators met a young fan who was decked out in his goaltender uniform prior to the team's game against the New York Rangers on Monday. The young fan proved to be good luck for the 33-year-old Rinne, who made 26 saves in the Predators' 5-3 victory over the Rangers.
Another early exit for Red Wings' Howard
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has been having a tough time of late, as the veteran was pulled in the second period in consecutive games. After yielding three goals on six shots against New Jersey on Dec. 22, Howard permitted four goals on 14 attempts in a 4-1 setback to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.
Blackhawks' Toews comes through in the clutch
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored his NHL-leading and franchise-best fourth overtime goal of the season in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Central Division-rival Colorado Avalanche.
Boychuk's bid to lower the boom backfires
New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk, right, violently crashed into the boards on a failed check attempt versus Buffalo Sabres rookie Jack Eichel during Thursday's game. Boychuk's was placed on injured reserve the following day with a hurt shoulder.
Avalanche's MacKinnon ends scoring drought with hat trick
Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon broke out of an offensive slump in a big way, recording a hat trick in a 6-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. The top overall pick of the 2013 draft, MacKinnon had last scored on Nov. 25 before his hat trick last week.
King of his court: Toffoli's hat trick fuels Los Angeles
Forward Tyler Toffoli, left, netted his second career hat trick as the Los Angeles Kings continued their winning ways with a 5-0 rout of the Pacific Division-rival Vancouver Canucks on Monday. The 23-year-old scored the eventual game-winning goal in the first period before tallying twice in the third to seal the win.
Bruins' Hayes punches out Senators
Forward Jimmy Hayes recorded his first career hat trick as the Boston Bruins cruised to a 7-3 victory over the Atlantic Division-rival Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. The Boston native had been held off the scoresheet in each of his previous four games before tallying 8:01 into the first period and twice in the final 4:11 of the contest.
Canadiens' Condon enjoys happy homecoming at Winter Classic
Massachusetts-born Mike Condon turned aside 27 shots as the Montreal Canadiens skated to a 5-1 victory over the host Boston Bruins in the Winter Classic on Friday. "I had a lot of friends and family here tonight," said Condon, who used to attend Patriots games as a child. "Bruins-Habs, Gillette Stadium. Winter Classic on New Year's Day. I don't think you could script it any better."
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Cowboy Up: Coyotes' Doan celebrates hat trick, becomes franchise's goal-scoring leader
Prior to his team's contest versus Winnipeg on Tuesday, Arizona Coyotes veteran Shane Doan was honored for his hat trick in the previous game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The former Jet, who picked up a cowboy hat to celebrate in front of the crowd, then scored twice against Winnipeg to move past Dale Hawerchuk and become the franchise's all-time goal leader.