NHL hockey

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops a shot as Hampus Lindholm, right, of Sweden, keeps Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal away from the rebound in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Ducks won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 17, 2019 - 10:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 17, 2019 - 9:41 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitchell Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night. Frederik Andersen stopped 36 shots and Zach Hyman added an...
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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) defends on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tanner Pearson (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 15, 2019 - 11:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2...
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Arizona Coyotes ' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) is checked by Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Edmonton Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 1:04 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Conor Garland didn't even need his stick to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Edmonton Oilers. Garland scored a pair of power-play goals, one that went in off his face and left him bloodied and another off his skate , as the Coyotes defeated the Oilers 3-2 Saturday night. "...
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New Jersey Devils goaltender MacKenzie Blackwood blocks a shot from the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 12, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rookie Mackenzie Blackwood returned to the lineup after missing three games with an injury and made 32 saves in leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Damon Severson, Nico Hischier and Miles Wood scored as the Devils won for the...
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January 11, 2019 - 2:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. Watson, who turns 27 on Sunday, said Friday in an Instagram post that he's been dealing with anxiety,...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, John Celatka displays a pair of receipts for bets he placed on an MLB baseball game and an NBA basketball game, inside the Race and Sports Book at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del. A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition will depend on laws in the states where Wizards games are shown on the regional network NBC Sports Washington. But the concept shows how legal sports betting continues to change the way sports are presented to the public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. Bettman said the NHL has promised Seattle it will host the hockey All-Star Game within its first seven seasons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 11, 2019 - 12:52 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players' Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks. The sides met for more than two hours Thursday to talk about a CBA extension that could...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 9:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 9:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored in the third period after missing a game, helping the Washington Capitals win their 14th straight over the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 victory Thursday night. Backstrom, who sat out Wednesday's game against Philadelphia with an illness, glided in to the Bruins'...
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