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NHL players in favour of 'international flavour' All-Star idea

ST. LOUIS — Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Something similar could be coming back next year, but with a twist.
Canucks, Oilers, Flames primed for mad dash in congested Pacific Division

Canucks, Oilers, Flames primed for mad dash in congested Pacific Division

Matthew Tkachuk doesn't need to be reminded of the Pacific Division's razor-thin margins. And if he did, the Calgary Flames winger wouldn't have to go far. "There's standings posted in our locker room, there's (stat) sheets out," Tkachuk said.

Montreal faces Eastern Conference-leader Washington

Washington Capitals (33-11-5, first in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Montreal Canadiens (22-21-7, sixth in the Atlantic Division) Montreal; Monday, 7 p.m.

New Jersey takes on Ottawa, aims to halt 3-game skid

New Jersey Devils (17-24-7, eighth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Ottawa Senators (17-23-8, seventh in the Atlantic Division) Ottawa, Ontario; Monday, 7 p.m.

Lightning visit the Stars after Cirelli's 3-goal game

Tampa Bay Lightning (29-15-4, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Dallas Stars (27-17-4, third in the Central Division) Dallas; Monday, 8 p.m.

Toronto heads to Nashville for non-conference showdown

Toronto Maple Leafs (25-17-7, fourth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Nashville Predators (22-18-7, seventh in the Central Division) Nashville, Tennessee; Monday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Nashville hosts Toronto in a non-conference matchup.

San Jose takes on Anaheim on 3-game skid

Anaheim Ducks (19-24-5, seventh in the Pacific Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (21-25-4, sixth in the Pacific Division) San Jose, California; Monday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: San Jose enters the matchup with Anaheim after losing three in a row.

Western Conference-leader St. Louis and Vancouver face off

St. Louis Blues (30-11-8, first in the Central Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (27-18-4, first in the Pacific Division) Vancouver, British Columbia; Monday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks face the Western Conference-leading St.
Pacific Division puts aside differences to grab NHL all-star game crown

Pacific Division puts aside differences to grab NHL all-star game crown

ST. LOUIS — Some of the key figures in what's once again the NHL's most heated rivalry briefly put their differences aside at the league's all-star game. It'll soon be back to regularly scheduled programming.
Tkachuk brothers share first All-Star Game in their hometown

Tkachuk brothers share first All-Star Game in their hometown

ST. LOUIS — Brady Tkachuk didn’t mind cutting his vacation to the Bahamas short. Tkachuk, a 20-year-old forward for the Ottawa Senators, was planning on a couple of days of fun in the sun before going to St.