Hockey

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, center, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with center Isac Lundestrom, left, of Sweden, and right wing Kiefer Sherwood, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 09, 2018 - 1:08 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Troy Terry is only five games into his NHL career, he was already something of a shootout legend even before he arrived in Anaheim. When he got his first shootout opportunity for the Ducks on Monday night, Terry broke out the same skills he employed to win two...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87), Justin Schultz (4), and Jamie Oleksiak (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. It was Guentzel's second goal of the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 04, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second power-play goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of Famer...
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Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell, right, from Sweden, celebrates with right wing and countryman Jakob Silfverberg (33) after Rakell scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 04, 2018 - 1:06 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose. John Gibson made 31 saves to keep the Ducks in the...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 03, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals opened their title defense with a 7-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. After watching the franchise's first Stanley Cup banner ascend to the rafters, T.J. Oshie opened the scoring just 24 seconds in,...
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Washington Capitals players watch the Stanley Cup championship banner during a banner-raising ceremony before the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 03, 2018 - 9:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all. Alex Ovechkin and the other players, who craned their necks to see the video...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, on ice at back center, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game, in Washington. Wilson has been suspended 20 games by the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game. Wilson's punishment was announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise their banner and open their title defense by hosting the Boston Bruins to begin the regular season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 3:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during the preseason. Wilson's punishment was announced just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise a banner and open...
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Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) keeps his eyes on the puck as Coyotes defensemen Alex Goligoski (33) clears the puck from Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) during the first period of an NHL hockey preseason game Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, in Kelowna, British Columbia. (Jeff Bassett/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 2:09 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice. Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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October 02, 2018 - 4:01 pm
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was very much the diplomat after goalies Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed off waivers. "Good for Mac. Good for Pick," Babcock said Tuesday. "Too bad for our depth." McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, whose projected starter...
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September 30, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — With the city reeling from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Golden Knights defenseman Deryk Engelland delivered an emotional 58-second speech last October that continues to echo through Las Vegas today. Engelland's address came days after the Oct. 1 massacre...
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