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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 08, 2018 - 10:11 pm
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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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 - 7:20 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 03, 2018 - 11:06 pm
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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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 - 7:43 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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October 02, 2018 - 3:21 pm
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was very much the diplomat after goalies Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed off waivers Tuesday. "Good for Mac. Good for Pick," Babcock said. "Too bad for our depth." McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, whose projected starter...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers center Jori Lehtera (15) plays against the Detroit Red Wings duriing the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. The NHL is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he’s being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Lehtera’s lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said Thursday, Sept.27, 2018, that he expects Finnish police to release a statement clarifying some misunderstandings that came out of the report.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya,File)
September 27, 2018 - 9:54 am
The NHL said Thursday it is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he is being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league is investigating the situation. Lehtera's lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said he...
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The Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, takes to the ice during the first intermission of the Flyers' preseason NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Monday, Sept, 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
September 24, 2018 - 9:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ...
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In this Jan. 20, 2018 photo, Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg plays against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. A degenerative back issue is causing the 37-year-old Zetterberg to stop playing it after it was announced Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at training camp. Zetterberg is not going to officially retire, of course; that would mean forfeiting the remaining $5.35M owed to him through the 2020-21 season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 14, 2018 - 3:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg knew something wasn't right with his back last January when he stopped practicing. Despite the aches and pains, he did not miss a game all season for the Detroit Red Wings. When Zetterberg laced up his skates for the final game of the regular season, he thought that...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period during an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. The San Jose Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Senators, the teams announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. ( AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
September 13, 2018 - 3:25 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — General manager Doug Wilson began the offseason by making a run to add John Tavares to the San Jose Sharks. When that move failed and Tavares signed with Toronto, Wilson stood pat instead of rushing into a lesser move. Patience paid off on the eve of the start of training...
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Former NHL hockey player Wayne Gretzky speaks during a promotional event for the Beijing Kunlun Red Star hockey team in his role as global ambassador for the team, part of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League, in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top hockey players is "always much better for everyone." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 13, 2018 - 1:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top ice hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer said...
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