Men's hockey

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates a goal, tying him with fellow Russian Sergei Fedorov for a career high of 50 points, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 12:07 am
TORONTO (AP) — The cheers coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker-room could have easily been swapped out for sighs of relief. Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli gives an update on injured Oilers hockey player Connor McDavid in Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers have fired president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli amid another season that has failed to live up to expectations. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 12:54 pm
Edmonton fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in an indictment of his roster moves in three-plus years as general manager, with the Oilers in striking distance of a playoff spot during another losing season. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal in the aftermath of its third consecutive...
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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, back, directs his players in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 21, 2019 - 7:14 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period,...
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Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette, back, directs his players in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 21, 2019 - 5:51 pm
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career. Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period,...
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Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops a shot as Hampus Lindholm, right, of Sweden, keeps Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal away from the rebound in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Ducks won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
January 17, 2019 - 11:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell...
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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) defends on a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Tanner Pearson (14) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 16, 2019 - 12:42 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored three goals and Joe Thornton celebrated his 1,000th game for San Jose by adding another that helped the Sharks win their seventh straight game, 5-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Marcus Sorensen also scored and the Sharks improved to 16-3-2...
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Arizona Coyotes ' Oliver Ekman-Larsson (23) is checked by Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Edmonton Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 13, 2019 - 2:04 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Conor Garland didn't even need his stick to help the Arizona Coyotes beat the Edmonton Oilers. Garland scored a pair of power-play goals, one that went in off his face and left him bloodied and another off his skate , as the Coyotes defeated the Oilers 3-2 Saturday night. "...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators' Austin Watson (51) slips past Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Denver. Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
January 11, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. Watson, who turns 27 on Sunday, said Friday in an Instagram post that he's been dealing with anxiety,...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, John Celatka displays a pair of receipts for bets he placed on an MLB baseball game and an NBA basketball game, inside the Race and Sports Book at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del. A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition will depend on laws in the states where Wizards games are shown on the regional network NBC Sports Washington. But the concept shows how legal sports betting continues to change the way sports are presented to the public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, during a news conference in Seattle. Bettman said the NHL has promised Seattle it will host the hockey All-Star Game within its first seven seasons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
January 11, 2019 - 1:52 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players' Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks. The sides met for more than two hours Thursday to talk about a CBA extension that could...
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