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Former NHL star Gordie Howe looks on during a ceremony honoring his son, former Philadelphia Flyers player Mark Howe, before the start of the Flyers and Detroit Red Wings game at Wells Fargo Center on March 6, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ailing Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Takes Turn For Worse

Mark Howe said Sunday his father’s most recent stroke occurred about a week ago in Lubbock, where the 86-year-old former Detroit Red Wings star is staying with his daughter.

11/17/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers attempts to steal the puck away from Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Penguins Win SO After Rangers Goal Disallowed

Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a 3-2 victory over New Yorkon Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Ryan O'Reilly #90 of the Colorado Avalanche skates with the puck against Mike Cammalleri #23 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at the Prudential Center on November 15, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Duchene Leads Avalanche Over Devils 3-2

Matt Duchene’s tiebreaking goal in the third period powered the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Cedric Paquette #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Paquette Scores Key Goal In Lightning Win Against Islanders

Cedric Paquette scored a tiebreaking goal late in the first period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped the New York Islanders’ five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Keith Aulie #22  of the Edmonton Oilers fights Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on November 13, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Already — It’s Time To End Fighting In Hockey

Enjoy it while you still can, because it will soon be a relic of a time gone by. And, while that might be disappointing for many, it’ll be better for the game of hockey in the long run.

11/14/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes the first period save on Jarome Iginla #12 of the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden on November 13, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MacKinnon Scores Tying Goal, Lifts Avs Over Rangers In SO

Nathan MacKinnon scored the tying goal in the third period and then connected in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

11/14/2014

DraftKings.com homepage (Photo: WFAN.com)

Jared Max: Pro Leagues Making Deals With Fantasy Sports Sites Is Dangerous

What are the odds that in the future, sports fans will read about Pete Rose and shake their heads, bemused, “Wait, he was banned from baseball for doing what???”

11/13/2014

Iiro Pakarinen of the Edmonton Oilers lands in the crease as Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers makes a save during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Outclassed Rangers Need To Get It Together ASAP

This weekend, the Rangers subjected their fans to back-to-back nights of brutal hockey. And a wake-up call is needed after Sunday’s loss to last-place Edmonton.

11/10/2014

Keith Kinkaid  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Prior to Friday night, the Devils had allowed goals in one game to three different Red Wings defensemen twice in club history.

11/10/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 (R)of the Edmonton Oilers celebrates his goal at 8:29 of the second period against the New York Rangers  and is joined by Justin Schultz #19 (L) at Madison Square Garden on November 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Pouliot, Fasth Lead Oilers To 3-1 Win Over Rangers

Benoit Pouliot scored the go-ahead goal against his former team midway through the second period and backup Viktor Fasth made 20 saves as the Edmonton Oilers beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Sunday night.

11/10/2014

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders before a faceoff during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nielsen’s Late Goal Lifts Isles Over Coyotes 1-0

Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the New York Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.

11/08/2014

Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is scored on by Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre November 8, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs Rally In 3rd, Top Rangers 5-4

Leo Komarov snapped a tie with 5:34 left, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night in a game in which both teams struggled with the lead.

11/08/2014

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders scores an overtime shootout goal past Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Islanders would win 2-1. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Islanders Top Kings In Shootout, Sweep SoCal Swing

After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun.

11/07/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tavares Nets OT Winner, Islanders Take Advantage Of Ailing Ducks

With Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at home with the flu, the Islanders couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to snag two points from the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks.

11/06/2014

FILE -- Logan Couture (credit: Getty Images)

Couture Leads Sharks Past Islanders 3-1

Logan Couture made sure the San Jose Sharks did the scoring in the third period for a change.

11/02/2014

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