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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots and scores while Carolina Hurricanes' Calvin de Haan (44) and Justin Faulk (27) defend at left during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 14, 2018 - 11:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored goals in bunches once again — until the shootout. Then it was up to Jakub Vrana to clinch an important victory for the Washington Capitals. The three-time MVP had his second consecutive hat trick, Vrana scored in the sixth round of the tiebreaker and the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) robs Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) on a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
December 13, 2018 - 10:40 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds of...
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Calgary Flames' Travis Hamonic (24) tries to stop Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 12:43 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock. Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday. "It takes...
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Otto Rogers playfully holds up stickers against the proposed name Kraken and in support of Totems following the announcement of a new NHL hockey team in Seattle, at a celebratory party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 07, 2018 - 1:56 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Sitting high above the ice of Rogers Arena, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning has fond memories of his time playing junior hockey for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and their trips up Interstate 5 to play at the old Mercer Arena...
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Max Rubin cheers and holds a sign in favor of the team name "Kraken" following the announcement of a new NHL hockey team in Seattle, at a celebratory party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 04, 2018 - 3:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the televisions in the packed bar. Barr was among fans watching Tuesday morning as Seattle was awarded an NHL...
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Ryan Kelly, left, Otto Rogers and Rebecca Moloney cheer the announcement of a new NHL hockey team in Seattle at a celebratory party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Seattle. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 to allow enough time for arena renovations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 04, 2018 - 12:33 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Latest from the National Hockey League's Board of Governors meeting, where expansion to Seattle was on the agenda. (all times Eastern): 12:20 p.m. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says it was an easy decision to approve Seattle expansion for 2021, not 2020, because of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, 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, in New York. The NHL Board of Governors is expected to vote to approve Seattle expansion at their two-day meeting and will get updates on collective bargaining talks and the concussion lawsuit settlement. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 04, 2018 - 2:04 am
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The NHL Board of Governors is expected to approve expansion to Seattle, with the league's 32nd team beginning play in the 2021-22 season. A three-quarters vote of the current 31 owners is needed to confirm Seattle as the league's newest franchise. The nine-member executive...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:37 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The NHL is dealing with some uncertain situations as it prepares to finalize expansion to Seattle. The Ottawa Senators' downtown arena project is in danger of falling apart, and Arizona Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway is looking for a partner as he tries to secure a long-term...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference in New York. The NHL Board of Governors is expected to vote to approve Seattle expansion at their two-day meeting and will get updates on collective bargaining talks and the concussion lawsuit settlement. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 02, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL...
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) watches as Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrate a goal by Backstrom during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 30, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson got back on the score sheet and put himself back under the microscope that has become a part of his existence in the NHL. Wilson scored again before being ejected for a questionable hit and Nicklas Backstrom had a hat trick and four points in the Washington Capitals' 6-...
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