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Defensemen are in very short supply at NHL All-Star Game

Feb. 02, 2023 16:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There have been 296 players listed as defensemen who have appeared in the NHL so far this season. Only six are All-Stars. Such is the reality for those who play hockey’s most thankless position, one where a player is rarely called upon...

All-Star festivities showcase next generation of NHL stars

Feb. 02, 2023 06:03 AM EST

New Jersey Devils players watch from the bench often and marvel at some of the things Jack Hughes can do on the ice. “Every game, at least a couple times, I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, that guy’s amazing,'” forward Michael McLeod said. “He just gets it done every night.” ...

Pavel Zacha scores twice as Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-2

Feb. 02, 2023 00:15 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs feel like they can keep up with the NHL-leading Boston Bruins. They just need to do it for three consecutive periods. Pavel Zacha scored twice in the third as Boston surged past the Maple Leafs 5-2 on Wednesday. After a scoreless first period,...

Noesen has goal, assist as Hurricanes rout Sabres 5-1

Feb. 01, 2023 23:09 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Stefan Noesen had a goal and an assist to help lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Sebastian Aho, Brent Burns, Derek Stepan and Jordan Martinook also scored for the Hurricanes, who have won seven games in a row....

Golden Knights captain Mark Stone undergoes back surgery

Feb. 01, 2023 20:33 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone is out indefinitely after undergoing back surgery in Denver, the club announced Wednesday. The Knights termed the procedure Tuesday as successful and that Stone “is expected to make a full recovery.” This...

Devils associate coach Andrew Brunette charged with DUI

Feb. 01, 2023 18:11 PM EST

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey Devils associate coach and former Florida Panthers head coach Andrew Brunette was arrested early Wednesday morning in South Florida while driving home from a bar in his golf cart, authorities said. Brunette, 49, was pulled over just blocks...

Stars aligned with new coach DeBoer, Nill-constructed roster

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — General manager Jim Nill sensed things were coming together for the Dallas Stars even before the season started with new coach Pete DeBoer and a roster mixed with proven veterans, up-and-coming young players and even a teenaged center. At the NHL’s All-Star break,...

Aho scores on power play in OT, Hurricanes rally past Kings

Feb. 01, 2023 00:08 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes keep collecting comeback victories, and their latest was quite an accomplishment. Sebastian Aho scored on a power play with 53.8 seconds left in overtime and the Hurricanes overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-4...

Kuznetsov's OT goal lifts Capitals over Blue Jackets 4-3

Jan. 31, 2023 22:26 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov scored 26 seconds into overtime, and the Washington Capitals defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Tuesday night. The win extended Washington’s lead over Pittsburgh for fourth place in the Metropolitan Division to three points. ...

Hall of Famer Bobby Hull, the Golden Jet, dies at 84

Jan. 31, 2023 02:57 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — When Bobby Hull got the puck, he was tough to stop. He had blazing speed, a hard slap shot and tons of confidence. Long before today’s biggest stars took the ice, “The Golden Jet” put on quite a show. Hull, a Hall of Fame winger and two-time NHL...