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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, scores a goal past Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith (41) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 01, 2019 - 8:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one man can possibly replace Alex Ovechkin for the Washington Capitals. So, forced to play without their captain and leading scorer, the defending Stanley Cup champions used contributions from just about everyone to make up the difference. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a power-play...
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Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) chases Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones (3) around the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 5:58 am
The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport. The league and NHL Players' Association will announce the joint initiative Friday morning. It includes a...
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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. Coyne Schofield says she doesn’t believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction. McGuire was criticized on social media for telling Coyne Schofield which sides the Penguins and Lightning were on during their broadcast of the game on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday night and for saying the network was paying her to be an analyst and not a fan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield said Thursday she doesn't believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction this week. McGuire was criticized on social media for the situation that occurred during Wednesday night's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette pauses before a faceoff during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. Vermette announced his retirement Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after playing 14 NHL seasons and establishing himself as one of the best faceoff men of his generation. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, FIle)
January 31, 2019 - 10:33 am
Center Antoine Vermette retires as one of the best faceoff specialists of his generation. Vermette announced Wednesday he was calling it a career after 14 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old from Quebec...
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Metropolitan Division's Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, scores a goal past Central Division's Devan Dubnyk, of the Minnesota Wild, during the first half of the NHL hockey All-Star Game final in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 26, 2019 - 8:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henrik Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star game Saturday night. Selected the MVP, Crosby finished...
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U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 25, 2019 - 9:54 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd. The U.S. women's hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a news conference in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The NHL All Star Game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 25, 2019 - 2:57 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday the owners aren't "looking for a fight" when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations with the players. The current CBA runs until 2022, but the league and players each have the option this September to terminate it effective...
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From left, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left wing Gabriel Landeskog and right wing Mikko Rantanen, who are headed to play in the All-Star Game, are introduced after a video tribute in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 24, 2019 - 7:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game. The three high-scoring forwards are 23 or younger. They are part of a youth movement that is taking over the NHL and will be on center...
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Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights
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January 24, 2019 - 10:53 am
Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban accused Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of chomping on one of his fingers during a scuffle late in the second period of the Predators' 2-1 victory Wednesday night.
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Nashville Predators vs. Vegas Golden Knights
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January 24, 2019 - 10:45 am
Juuse Saros made a career-high 47 saves and improved to 3-0 against Vegas as Nashville topped the Golden Knights 2-1 on Wednesday night.
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