NHL hockey

FILE - In this April 22, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators' Austin Watson (51) slips past Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Denver. Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
January 11, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. Watson, who turns 27 on Sunday, said Friday in an Instagram post that he's been dealing with anxiety,...
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People watch real-time puck and player tracking technology on display during an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks, in Las Vegas, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games with the aim of having it ready for the 2019-20 season. Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week: Tuesday against the New York Rangers and Thursday against the San Jose Sharks. Antennas stationed around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and beamed the data to a suite where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were on hand for the two nights of testing.(AP Photo/John Locher)
January 11, 2019 - 12:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season. Microchips were added to players' shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, John Celatka displays a pair of receipts for bets he placed on an MLB baseball game and an NBA basketball game, inside the Race and Sports Book at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del. A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition will depend on laws in the states where Wizards games are shown on the regional network NBC Sports Washington. But the concept shows how legal sports betting continues to change the way sports are presented to the public. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. Whether that idea comes to fruition...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 10:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom scored in the third period after missing a game, helping the Washington Capitals win their 14th straight over the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 victory Thursday night. Backstrom, who sat out Wednesday's game against Philadelphia with an illness, glided in to the Bruins'...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 8:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Alexander Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in...
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Chicago Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat (12) puts the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) for a power play goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 06, 2019 - 11:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks gave Pittsburgh a head start — and still grounded the surging Penguins. Again. Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins' winning streak at eight games. "We're not going to...
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San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane celebrates after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 06, 2019 - 3:10 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Missing three regular defensemen, the San Jose Sharks got a complete team effort and handed the Tampa Bay Lightning their first regulation loss in 5 1/2 weeks. Evander Kane scored two goals to reach 200 for his career as the Sharks beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Saturday night,...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 04, 2019 - 3:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a strong start last season, only to lose momentum after Christmas. They aren't about to let that happen again, as the Los Angeles Kings found out. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Lightning kept steamrolling along, beating the...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, people wait to get into the stadium for the second round of the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The multiyear arrangement announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, begins with this weekend's playoffs. Caesars will have exclusive rights to NFL trademarks in the U.S. and United Kingdom, including the Super Bowl and draft. Caesars will host parts of the 2020 draft. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Washington. Ovechkin has decided to skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and will serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
January 02, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin will skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday. The team says the NHL's leading goal-scorer wants to take advantage of the adjoining bye...
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