Hockey

FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson waits for play to resume during the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville, Tenn.Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 12, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 11, 2018 - 11:14 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Auston Matthews heard the short list of NHL greats he joined by scoring nine times in the first five games of the season. Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy are the only other players in league history to pull off the feat. "Nice," Matthews said after...
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Anaheim Ducks right wing Troy Terry, left, and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin, right, battle for the puck as defenseman Marcus Pettersson (28), of Sweden, watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 09, 2018 - 1:11 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Troy Terry scored the only goal in the shootout, John Gibson made 19 saves and the Anaheim Ducks celebrated the home opener of their 25th anniversary season with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Jakob Silfverberg scored the tying goal with 11:...
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New Jersey Devils' Kyle Palmieri celebrates scoring during the season-opening NHL Global Series hockey match between Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils at Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, (Bjorn Larsson Rosvall /TT News Agency via AP)
October 06, 2018 - 5:56 pm
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac and the New Jersey Devils left the Edmonton Oilers behind in their season-opener, showing the form that help them return to the playoffs last season. Palmieri and Zajac scored two goals each to lead the Devils to a 5-2 victory Saturday night in...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87), Justin Schultz (4), and Jamie Oleksiak (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. It was Guentzel's second goal of the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 04, 2018 - 10:20 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point on a power play. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of...
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Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell, right, from Sweden, celebrates with right wing and countryman Jakob Silfverberg (33) after Rakell scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 04, 2018 - 2:06 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose. John Gibson made 31 saves to keep the Ducks in the...
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Washington Capitals players watch the Stanley Cup championship banner during a banner-raising ceremony before the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 03, 2018 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all. Alex Ovechkin and the other players, who craned their necks to see the video...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, on ice at back center, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game, in Washington. Wilson has been suspended 20 games by the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game. Wilson's punishment was announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise their banner and open their title defense by hosting the Boston Bruins to begin the regular season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was banned 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game, the latest and most severe punishment in what the league called an "unprecedented" series of suspensions for the physical...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson shoots against the Calgary Flames during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif. San Jose added two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Karlsson. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
September 30, 2018 - 1:10 pm
T.J. Oshie stepped to the microphone and apologized for his voice. It was hoarse from days and nights of celebrating the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup triumph and fans now had gathered on the National Mall after the championship parade. Oshie had enough left to start a chant among the tens of...
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