NHL hockey

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27), center Steven Stamkos (91), defenseman Erik Cernak (81) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrate Stamkos' goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Monday, March 18, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 18, 2019 - 11:12 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning earned one trophy on Monday night. Starting next month, they'll be one of the favorites in the chase for the Stanley Cup. The Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the top regular-season mark in the league with a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes...
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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his penalty-shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 12:46 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau busted out of a scoring slump in a big way. Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Derek Ryan added two goals for...
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Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 10, 2019 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin watched helplessly from the penalty box as the short-handed unit he helped transform got to work. Seconds after stepping out following another successful kill, Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, Harry Howell waves to the crowd during a ceremony to retire his number before the Ranger's hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Harry Howell, who played the most games in the history of New York Rangers, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night, March 9, 2019. Howell played 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952-69 and had his No. 3 retired by the team. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 10, 2019 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who played the most games in New York Rangers' history, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games...
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Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Ryan Donato (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 07, 2019 - 10:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker kept putting the puck in the net for the Minnesota Wild. And, Devan Dubnyk refused to let any get by him. Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
March 07, 2019 - 10:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fatigue has become the biggest threat to the Boston Bruins' impressive points streak. They found a way to fight through it for the second time this week. Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including the winner with 7.2 seconds remaining as the Bruins came from two goals down to beat the...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, right, stop a shot from Los Angeles Kings' Jeff Carter (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 06, 2019 - 2:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mark Carey Price has made in his 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens was scribbled in two lines of black marker on a dry erase board in the visitors' locker room, signifying the goalie's special place in the team's 101-year history. The top line read "J Plante, 314,"...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 1976, file photo, Ted Lindsay, center, is flanked by Gordie Howe, left, and Sid Abel during a celebration of the Red Wings 50th birthday, in Detroit. Detroit Red Wings great and Hall of Famer Ted Lindsay died Monday, March 4, 2019, at his home in Michigan. He was 93. His death was confirmed Monday by son-in-law Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism research. (AP Photo/File)
March 04, 2019 - 10:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay, the Hall of Famer who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings' mighty "Production Line" of the 1950s and helped pioneer the first NHL players' union, died Monday. He was 93. Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which raises money for autism...
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Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen shoots the game-winning goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock during a shootout in an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 3, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Predators won 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
March 03, 2019 - 10:40 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After a Stanley Cup Final appearance two years ago and the NHL's best regular-season record in 2017-18, the Nashville Predators haven't enjoyed the same vibe. There's still plenty of time to get it back, though, and this victory at Minnesota was an encouraging sign. Ryan...
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