Men's hockey

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, right, celebrates his goal with center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker (26) skates by, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 04, 2020 - 10:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin recorded his 27th career hat trick and raised his career goal total to 698 during a five-minute stretch of the third period, rallying the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Ovechkin, who is closing in on becoming the...
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Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich reacts after giving up a goal to the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 02, 2020 - 2:48 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton used a fast start and strong finish to get past Calgary. Connor McDavid scored twice to lead the Oilers to an 8-3 victory over the Flames on Saturday night in a game that featured a goalie fight. The Oilers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and extended it to three...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates past Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot (72) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 31, 2020 - 10:45 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and moved into eight place on the NHL's career goals list, leading the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night. Ovechkin's second-period goal, his 36th of the season and the 694th of his career, tied him with...
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Canada goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens (35) stops a United States' Annie Pankowski (27) shot during the first period in the women's 3-on-3 game, part of the NHL hockey All-Star weekend, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
January 24, 2020 - 11:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shooting pucks from the stands and some of the best women's hockey players in the world going back and forth in a 3-on-3 game stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The two new events spiced up the skills competition by showcasing the kind of offensive skill that...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013, file photo, Calgary Flames right wing Akim Aliu loses control of the puck as the blade of his stick breaks off, while Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Byrne defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Former NHL forward Aliu expects "big change" in hockey after a meeting with top league executives Tuesday. Aliu met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly in Toronto to discuss his allegation that former Flames coach Bill Peters used a racial slur several times during the 2009-10 season while the two were with the Chicago Blackhawks' top minor league affiliate in Rockford, Ill. The Flames investigated Aliu’s claim, and Peters resigned last Friday. Peters apologized to the Flames and general manager Brad Treliving for using "offensive language" in Rockford. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
January 21, 2020 - 3:37 pm
Former NHL forward Akim Aliu has signed in the Czech Extraliga for the remainder of the season, a person with direct knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Aliu joins the Czech league team with 14 games left in the season and playing for HC Litvínov gives him a chance to...
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Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrates his 1,0000th point on an assist against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
January 20, 2020 - 1:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane's 1,000th career point created one big party for the Chicago Blackhawks. Everyone was invited. Kane reached 1,000 when he picked up an assist on Brandon Saad’s third-period goal, and the Blackhawks beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Sunday night for their season-high fifth...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin celebrates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game as New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) watches Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. Ovechkin scored three goals as the Capitals won 6-4. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 18, 2020 - 5:33 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has made a career out of scoring big goals in big moments. His latest milestone was no different. Ovechkin had a hat trick for the second consecutive game to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, is congratulated by center Nicklas Backstrom (19) from Sweden, defenseman John Carlson (74), and defenseman Radko Gudas (33), from Czech Republic, after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Al Drago)
January 16, 2020 - 10:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Alex Ovechkin took an errant stick to the face that made him bleed, his Washington Capitals teammates knew it wouldn't be good for the New Jersey Devils. A fired-up Ovechkin came back from the bloody mouth to record his 25th career hat trick and lead the Capitals past the...
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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. The NHL couldn't help but take notice of the buzz Coyne Schofield infused into its midseason showcase of top talent. Chief Content Officer Steve Mayer, who oversees the all-star game's production, chuckled in saying he was already dreaming up ideas to add women players to the event before Coyne Schofield completed her lap. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 15, 2020 - 8:43 pm
The magnitude of the moment wasn't lost on Kendall Coyne Schofield — wearing her No. 26 Team USA jersey — as she dug her skates into the ice waiting for the starter's whistle to blow. It took 14.346 seconds, to be exact, for Coyne Schofield to complete her lap in the NHL All-Star fastest skater...
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Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 15, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over...
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