NHL hockey

Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 06, 2020 - 12:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The label has a nice ring to it around Philly: The first-place Flyers. It's a tie, for now, in the Metropolitan Division and it's still March, but for a franchise that 15 months ago was nestled at the bottom of the standings and fired their coach, their GM, and ran through...
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New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin and center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrate after Zibanejad scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in New York. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 6-5 in overtime; Zibanejad scored five goals. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 05, 2020 - 10:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored five goals to match the New York Rangers’ record, capping the scoring spree 33 seconds into overtime in a wild 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Zibanejad is the second player in NHL history to score his fifth goal in OT, joining...
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Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67) celebrates his overtime goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard (49) skates by at the end of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Denver. The Ducks won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Leyba)
March 05, 2020 - 1:21 am
DENVER (AP) — Rickard Rakell didn't need a clock to tell him how much time remained as he skated up the ice. He had his Anaheim teammates on the bench counting down the seconds. Rakell scored with 1.2 seconds remaining in overtime, Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots and the Ducks snapped the Colorado...
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Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29), of Germany, celebrates with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) after Draisaitl scored his second goal of the game against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 02, 2020 - 10:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had the first four-goal game of his career and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers routed the Nashville Predators 8-3 on Monday night to sweep the season series. Connor McDavid scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had four assists. Kailer...
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Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, second from right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 02, 2020 - 2:29 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anze Kopitar scored twice, rookie Calvin Petersen made 42 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 on Sunday night. The Kings improved to 6-2-1 in their last nine games, a winning stretch that came on the heels of a 1-9-1 skid that spanned from Jan. 11 to...
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New York Rangers' Alexandar Georgiev (40) blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes (13) as Jacob Trouba (8) and Travis Sanheim (6) battle during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 29, 2020 - 3:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Voracek wore a T-shirt in the locker room for a beer named in honor of teammate Kevin Hayes. The occasion seemed appropriate, a win streak is brewing in Philly, and a playoff push is on tap for a franchise whose recent playoff history has been dry. Claude Giroux scored...
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CORRECTS THAT JAMIE BENN, NOT JOHN KLINKBERG, SCORED THE GOAL (CHANGE IN OFFICIAL SCORING) - Boston Bruins' Jaroslav Halak, right, looks back at a goal by Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn (14) as Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33) defends against Benn during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 27, 2020 - 10:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nick Ritchie had a goal and an assist for his first points since Boston acquired him at the trade deadline, and the NHL-leading Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Dallas Stars 4-3 on Thursday night. Brad Marchand broke a second-period tie and Ritchie scored 87...
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Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., left, and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., right, stand as Judy Pace Flood speaks during a news conference as they call for the late Curt Flood to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 27, 2020 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Curt Flood's widow has a simple explanation for why her late husband, who is revered by players for sacrificing his career to advocate for free agency, has not been enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. “I think the holdup is that he got on a lot of people's nerves,” Judy Pace...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Nick Cousins (21) celebrates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 27, 2020 - 2:25 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Nick Cousins learned the Vegas Golden Knights acquired him from Montreal at the NHL's trade deadline Monday, the first thing he did was check the standings. "In first place, they've had a good team, they're always hard to play against and I'm just excited to contribute any way...
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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 25, 2020 - 3:53 am
Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards...
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