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Capitals among East contenders; West race too tight to call

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt....

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four....

Weber's 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot....

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016....

Nugent-Hopkins, Forsberg picked last in NHL All-Star Draft

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn't have to wait this long the last time he was drafted. Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg suddenly has another new car to go with the Jaguar he just bought two weeks ago....

A redo of a trade, Johansen goes No. 1, Ovie waits and waits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Phil Kessel was once again dealt for Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was the No. 1 overall pick and superstar Alexander Ovechkin did not get his new car....

Lovejoy propels streaking Ducks past Flames 6-3

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Although nobody on either team can explain it, the Anaheim Ducks haven't lost at home to the Calgary Flames in 11 years....

Sharks beat Kings 4-2 in final game before All-Star break

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski scored power-play goals to send the San Jose Sharks into the NHL All-Star break on a winning note with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night....

O'Reilly's tying goal helps Avalanche to SO win over Bruins

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DENVER (AP) -- Ryan O'Reilly tied the game with 1:45 left in regulation, and Nathan MacKinnon had the only goal in the shootout as the Colorado Avalanche rallied to beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Wednesday night....

Hutchinson stops 29 shots in Jets' 4-0 win over Blue Jackets

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WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) -- Jets rookie Michael Hutchinson made 29 saves, and Winnipeg stretched its winning streak to a season-high five games with a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night....


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