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Capitals defenseman Mike Green sustained what the team is referring to as an upper-body injury in the Capitals' loss to Buffalo on Sunday. He'll be replaced by Jack Hillen. (Associated Press)

Jack Hillen hopes Capitals defense doesn’t skip a beat

- The Washington Times

It’s been nearly seven weeks since Jack Hillen last took the ice for the Washington Capitals, missing game after game after game as a healthy scratch and relegated to watching his teammates from the press box or the dressing room.

The wining goal by Buffalo Sabres center Torrey Mitchell gets past Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Sabres won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Capitals keep firing but fall 2-1 to Buffalo

- Associated Press

Buffalo won despite being outshot 44-26, getting a goal after a perfect bounce off the back wall and surviving eight shots from Alex Ovechkin — including one that banged off the post.

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Martin Hanzal (11), of the Czech Republic, skates past goalie Mike Smith (41) after Hanzal knocked the puck past his own goalie as Coyotes' David Schlemko, back left, skates in from behind during overtime of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Avalanche's Daniel Briere was credited with the game-winning goal and the Avalanche defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Briere's OT goal lifts Avalanche over Coyotes

- Associated Press

The bounces and the breaks that went against the Colorado Avalanche in the first period went their way late in a comeback victory over the Arizona Coyotes.

St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) allows the only goal of the shootout, scored by Ottawa Senators' Bobby Ryan (6), in a NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in St. Louis. The Senators beat the Blues 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Senators rally in 3rd period, beat Blues in SO

- Associated Press

Bobby Ryan just missed scoring the winning goal in overtime. Given another chance in the shootout, Ryan came through for the Ottawa Senators.

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- Associated Press

James Neal scored the only goal of a six-round shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

Winnipeg Jets' Bryan Little, center, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammates Andrew Ladd, left, and Blake Wheeler during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Jets beat the Blue Jackets 4-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Kane's 2 PP goals lift Jets over Blue Jackets

- Associated Press

The Winnipeg Jets' power play finally produced, and rookie goalie Michael Hutchinson made the offense stand up against the slumping Columbus Blue Jackets.

Canucks acquire Pedan from Islanders for Mallet

Associated Press

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenseman Andrey Pedan from the New York Islanders in exchange for center Alexandre Mallet and a third-round pick in 2016.

Ex-North Star Murray Oliver dies at 77

Associated Press

Murray Oliver, a five-time All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Frans Nielsen and John Tavares finally solved Philadelphia's Steve Mason in a shootout, and the New York Islanders outlasted the Flyers 1-0 on Monday night to post the best 21-game start in franchise history.

New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) and Philadelphia Flyers right wing Matt Read (24) battle for control of the puck in front of Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Islanders outlast Mason, Flyers 1-0 in SO

- Associated Press

Steve Mason was good enough to earn a shutout and get the Philadelphia Flyers a rare point on the road. Jaroslav Halak and the New York Islanders are just too good in shootouts for Mason to leave Long Island with a win, too.