NHL hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, left, of Russia, chases the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Kucherov scored on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
February 18, 2019 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Brayden Point scored twice and Steven Stamkos also had a goal for the Lightning, who are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games...
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St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, left, celebrates with Ivan Barbashev (49), of Russia, after Tarasenko scored the winning goal in overtime against the Nashville Predators in an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Blues won in overtime 5-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko put on quite a show to keep the St. Louis Blues' winning streak alive. Tarasenko completed a hat trick by scoring 16 seconds into overtime , and the Blues held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Sunday, stretching their streak to a season-best six games. "...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, center, watches during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Anaheim, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle amid a seven-game losing streak. The Ducks announced Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 that general manager Bob Murray would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 10, 2019 - 12:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday amid a seven-game losing streak. The Ducks announced that general manager Bob Murray would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season. Anaheim will name a new coach following the season. "Difficult...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Clippers' Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 09, 2019 - 10:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Montrezl Harrell forced two turnovers in the final two minutes and Patrick Beverley hit a pair of 3-pointers in front of the Boston bench Saturday night to help the retooled Los Angeles Clippers overcome a 28-point, first-half deficit and beat the Celtics 123-112. One game after the...
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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, celebrates his winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 07, 2019 - 9:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 48 seconds in overtime remaining on the clock in the visiting dressing room served as a reminder of how close the Colorado Avalanche got. But close isn't much consolation after a 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night extended their skid to five games. And...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson (77) and Artemi Panarin (9) celebrate Anderson's goal as Winnipeg Jets' Tyler Myers (57) skates by during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 1:21 am
When the Maple Leafs sent a first-round pick and two prospects to the Kings for Jake Muzzin, it didn't exactly open the flood gates a month before the trade deadline. That is because the standings are slowing everything down. With less than three weeks until the Feb. 25 deadline, there are nine...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, battles for the puck against Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher (51) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 05, 2019 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With an assist on Tuesday night, Alex Ovechkin passed Sergei Fedorov as the top-scoring Russian player in NHL history. The Washington Capitals captain picked up his 1,180th point on T.J. Oshie's goal that opened the scoring in a 3-2 victory against the Vancouver Canucks. Ovechkin...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bjugstad (27) battle during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 3:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews, one of the NHL's great young talents, signed a five-year contract extension with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday at an annual average of $11.6 million. The 21-year-old center was making the maximum $925,000 a year under his three-year rookie deal. He was eligible...
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Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46), of the Czech Republic, skates with the puck against Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 03, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Krejci scored, Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 Sunday to snap a 14-game losing streak against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Boston beat Washington for the first time since March 29, 2014, and its 14 consecutive...
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Washington Capitals right wing Brett Connolly (10) scuffles with Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 01, 2019 - 9:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal with 57 seconds left, and the Washington Capitals shook off the absence of suspended star Alex Ovechkin to end a seven-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. With Calgary's Mikael Backlund off for...
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