Men's hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs' John Tavares (91) looks to pass away from New York Islanders' Johnny Boychuk (55) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, April 1, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
April 01, 2019 - 11:43 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Tavares didn't acknowledge gaining any satisfaction from scoring against his former team. His focus was just on helping the Toronto Maple Leafs get in the playoffs. Tavares scored in the third period and the Maple Leafs clinched their postseason berth with a 2-1 victory...
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Ted Leonsis, owner of the NHL Capitols and NBA Wizards, addresses the American Gaming Association's Sports Betting Executive Summit, at the MGM Grand National Harbor Casino, in Oxon Hill, Md., Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The Supreme Court ruled last May 14 that any state can legalize sports betting if it chooses, and since then the action has been swift. Sports gambling is now legal in eight states, with more than 20 others at least considering legalization. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
March 28, 2019 - 5:08 pm
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to maintain that status quo. Listen to him now. "What we've learned is it's another point of engagement...
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March 28, 2019 - 9:48 am
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The NHL has announced its third partnership with a sports gambling operator, a deal with William Hill. The league previously into entered deals with FanDuel and MGM. All three companies have been designated as "official sports betting partners" of the NHL. The moves reflect...
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Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse (25), Leon Draisaitl (29) and Joseph Gambardella (45) celebrate Leon Draisaitl's (29) hat trick against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of an NHL game in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 27, 2019 - 2:35 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It had been 34 years since Edmonton Oilers teammates enjoyed a game like this. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl each scored three goals as Edmonton powered its way to an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. The last time two Oilers posted hat...
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Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty, left, sends Calgary Flames' Derek Ryan flying during second-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, March 25, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 26, 2019 - 12:52 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The team in last place in the West tripped up the conference leaders Monday night. Backup goaltender Jack Campbell made 42 saves in his second shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings beat the conference-leading Calgary Flames 3-0. Jonny Brodzinski and defenseman Derek...
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President Donald Trump, center, shakes hands with Alex Ovechkin, second from left, the captain and MVP of the 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals hockey team, during a visit to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2019. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, third from right, and teammates John Carlson, second from left, and T.J. Oshie, fourth from left, listen (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Alex Ovechkin and the reigning NHL champion Washington Capitals to the Oval Office on Monday to congratulate them for winning the Stanley Cup in June. Trump said it was an honor to host the team because he is a hockey fan and a Capitals fan. The...
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Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) celebrates his goal with James van Riemsdyk (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, March 15, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 5:54 am
Jakub Voracek was psyched at the mere suggestion the Philadelphia Flyers might play an NHL game in his native Czech Republic. "I'm not going to lie to you, it would be great," Voracek said with a smile. "Obviously to play an NHL game in your home country, it'd be awesome." Voracek will get that...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, right, of Russia, celebrates his goal with center Brayden Point (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 20, 2019 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made a franchise-record 54 saves, Nikita Kucherov scored twice and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their sixth consecutive game by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 in overtime Wednesday night in a potential playoff preview. Victor Hedman scored 3:01...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27), center Steven Stamkos (91), defenseman Erik Cernak (81) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrate Stamkos' goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Monday, March 18, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 19, 2019 - 12:12 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning earned one trophy on Monday night. Starting next month, they'll be one of the favorites in the chase for the Stanley Cup. The Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy for the top regular-season mark in the league with a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes...
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