NHL hockey

Canada goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens (35) stops a United States' Annie Pankowski (27) shot during the first period in the women's 3-on-3 game, part of the NHL hockey All-Star weekend, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 24, 2020 - 10:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shooting pucks from the stands and some of the best women's hockey players in the world going back and forth in a 3-on-3 game stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The two new events spiced up the skills competition by showcasing the kind of offensive skill that...
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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his 1,0000th point on an assist against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
January 20, 2020 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane's 1,000th career point created one big party for the Chicago Blackhawks. Everyone was invited. Kane reached 1,000 when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) keeps the puck out of the net as Pittsburgh Penguins' Teddy Blueger (53) and Brandon Tanev (13) look for a rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 19, 2020 - 2:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jack Johnson and Bryan Rust scored third-period goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Sunday. Pittsburgh trailed 3-0 in the first period before scoring four unanswered goals. Johnson scored a short-handed goal and Rust added his 21st of the...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game as New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) watches Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. Ovechkin scored three goals as the Capitals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 18, 2020 - 4:33 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring big goals in big moments. His latest milestone was no different. Ovechkin had a hat trick for the second consecutive game to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, is congratulated by center Nicklas Backstrom (19) from Sweden, defenseman John Carlson (74), and defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from Czech Republic, after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
January 16, 2020 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils. A fired-up Ovechkin came back from the bloody mouth to record his 25th career hat trick and lead the Capitals past the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. The NHL couldn't help but take notice of the buzz Coyne Schofield infused into its midseason showcase of top talent. Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer, who oversees the all-star game's production, chuckled in saying he was already dreaming up ideas to add women players to the event before Coyne Schofield completed her lap. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 15, 2020 - 7:43 pm
The magnitude of the moment wasn't lost on Kendall Coyne Schofield — wearing her No. 26 Team USA jersey — as she dug her skates into the ice waiting for the starter's whistle to blow. It took 14.346 seconds, to be exact, for Coyne Schofield to complete her lap in the NHL All-Star fastest skater...
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Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 15, 2020 - 11:34 am
Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face-off during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Pittsburgh. The Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night, Jan. 14, 2020, when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 14, 2020 - 12:08 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. The Penguins have thrived in spite of the extended absence of the three-time Stanley...
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 14, 2020 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom isn't leaving the team he lifted the Stanley Cup with and is getting paid handsomely to stick around for the long haul. The Washington Capitals on Tuesday signed Backstrom to a $46 million, five-year contract extension that locks him up through the 2024-25 season...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand skates by the puck on a shootout attempt in an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 6-5. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
January 13, 2020 - 9:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruins star Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt, clinching the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-5 victory over Boston on Monday night. Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his turn needing to...
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