Men's hockey

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 15, 2020 - 10:49 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tested Antti Raanta early with a hard slap shot from his customary power-play spot in the left circle. He tried to slip a quick release past Arizona's goalie late and tried shots from all angles, 17 in all. One got through — and hit the post. Raanta stopped...
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Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 15, 2020 - 8:02 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored twice in the final minute to complete a hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Saturday night at the Air Force Academy in the third and final outdoor game in the NHL this season. Toffoli put Los Angeles ahead 2-1 with...
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The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal by Andrei Svechnikov during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
February 15, 2020 - 7:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor hockey game at N.C. State's Carter-Finely Stadium on Feb. 20, 2021, the NHL announced Saturday night. Carolina's opponent for the 12th NHL Stadium Series game is to be determined. It will be the 32nd NHL regular season outdoor game...
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Boston Bruins' Jeremy Lauzon (79) checks Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 15, 2020 - 1:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — As well as the Bruins have played this season, one team that had consistently given them problems was the Red Wings. It took three meetings, but Boston finally figured out how to solve its issues against the NHL’s cellar dwellers. David Pastrnak scored his 42nd goal of the season...
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Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 14, 2020 - 11:18 pm
Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He and other NHL players might want to think twice about sacrificing their sticks in a situation like that for now. The coronavirus outbreak that began...
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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 14, 2020 - 10:38 pm
The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 14, 2020 - 5:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. He was offered an in-person hearing that allowed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020 file photo St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skates against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a break in play in the first period, prompting the Blues and Anaheim Ducks to postpone their game Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 2020. Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a hospital. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, file)
February 14, 2020 - 10:07 am
Jay Bouwmeester had surgery Friday to insert a defibrillator to restore his heart's normal rhythm after the St. Louis Blues defenseman collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim this week. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the procedure was performed at the UC Irvine Medical Center...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, back right, celebrates with right wing Mark Stone (61) after scoring a power-play goal against the St. Louis Blues in overtime of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 6-5. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 14, 2020 - 12:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zach Sanford had the best game of his young NHL career — even if his thoughts were understandably far from the ice. Sanford scored four goals in St. Louis' 6-5 overtime loss to Las Vegas on Thursday night, the Blues' first game since teammate Jay Bouwmeester collapsed from a...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde scores past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 13, 2020 - 8:25 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home. Vasilevskiy improved to 18-0-2 in...
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