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Contenders make moves, get head start on NHL trade deadline

Apr. 10, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champions found a way to get better, the NHL's top team solved a problem that has hurt it in the past, and another filled a major void created by an injury. Some of hockey's best teams got a head start on the trade deadline Saturday by making...

Lightning acquire Savard from Blue Jackets in 3-team trade

Apr. 10, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team trade Saturday that also involved the Detroit Red Wings. Tampa Bay gave up a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022...

Panthers fill hole on defense; acquire Montour from Sabres

Apr. 10, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. For Buffalo, the last-place Sabres continued selling off assets by acquiring a...

Sean Couturier's goal gives Flyers 3-2 home win over Bruins

Apr. 10, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maybe it wasn’t a do-or-die game. For the Philadelphia Flyers, however, it was a win they absolutely needed. Sean Couturier scored near the midway point of the third period to break a tie and the Flyers picked up a critical 3-2 victory over the...

The Latest: NHL's Canucks get OK to reopen team facilities

Apr. 10, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NHL says the Vancouver Canucks will reopen team facilities Sunday and resume play Friday after a COVID-19 outbreak in which 21 players and four staff members...

Stars, on rookie Jason Robertson's 2 goals, top Panthers 4-1

Apr. 10, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Jason Robertson scored twice for his first multigoal NHL game, and Jamie Benn scored his third power-play goal in the last six games Saturday to lead the Dallas Stars to a 4-1 victory over the Florida Panthers. Joel L’Esperance joined Robertson...

Avalanche acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk from Sharks

Apr. 10, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

After injuries to their top two goaltenders derailed the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs last year, they're loading up on depth in net in hopes of making a deep run this season. Colorado acquired veteran goaltender Devan Dubynk from the San Jose Sharks on Saturday in...

California News Digest 1:30 pm

Apr. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

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Martin Jones makes 32 saves to lead Sharks past Kings 5-2

Apr. 10, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones made 32 saves to stymie Los Angeles again, Patrick Marleau scored his 566th career goal and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 5-2 on Friday night. Kevin Labanc, Rudolfs Balcers and Dylan Gambrell also scored, and Brent Burns had...

Smith scores 2 as Golden Knights beat Coyotes 7-4

Apr. 10, 2021 01:25 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored twice to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 7-4 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. Jonathan Marchessault, William Carrier, Keegan Kolesar, Chandler Stephenson, and Max Pacioretty also scored for the Golden Knights, while...