Men's hockey

New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) celebrates after scoring in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Howard Simmons)
February 09, 2019 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After rallying from two goals down early in the second period to take the lead in the third, the New York Islanders didn't get discouraged when Colorado tied the score late. They kept their focus and beat the struggling Avalanche in overtime. Ryan Pulock scored his second goal of...
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FILE - This April 26, 2018, file photo, shows the Hasbro logo at the TTPM 2018 Spring Showcase, in New York. Hasbro returned to a profit in its fourth quarter, but the toy company's performance still fell short of Wall Street's expectations as it continues to deal with the demise of Toys R Us. Shares tumbled more than 8 percent in Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 premarket trading. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 08, 2019 - 1:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterly reports from Mattel and Hasbro show that while the demise of Toys R Us has shaken up the industry, the two dominant toymakers' paths are diverging less than a year later. Late Thursday, Mattel posted better-than-expected earnings per share and revenue for the key holiday...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Patrik Nemeth (12) collide along the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 07, 2019 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the winning goal, backup Pheonix Copley made 34 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the Avalanche 4-3 in overtime Thursday night to hand struggling Colorado its fifth consecutive loss. The Avalanche have lost 10 of their past 12 games and are the NHL's...
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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 - 2:21 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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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 - 1:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed star center Auston Matthews to a five-year contract extension at an annual average of $11.6 million. The former first overall draft pick is in his third season with the Leafs. He was making the maximum $925,000 a year under his three-year rookie...
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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, celebrates with right wing David Pastrnak (88), defenseman Kevan Miller (86), defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73), left wing Brad Marchand (63) and others after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 03, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boston Bruins players could feel themselves making progress in recent games against the Washington Capitals even as the losses piled up. All it took was finishing one play, a commitment to team defense and a handful of timely saves by Tuukka Rask for the Bruins to end their 14-...
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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 - 10:03 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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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 - 8:58 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 - 9:38 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. 18, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, talks with defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Washington. The Capitals recognize some things are a "mess," with the team in the midst of its longest losing streak since 2013-14. After a week off, the Stanley Cup champs hope to stop the bleeding. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:23 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks the Washington Capitals were tired. Tired after losing seven consecutive games and tired in the middle of another long slog after winning the Stanley Cup last season. By the time they got back on the ice Thursday for their first practice after the All-Star...
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