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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Zamboni driver, 42, gets win as emergency goalie for 'Canes

Feb. 23, 2020 9:53 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his gear on the off-chance something might happen to...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates his 700th career goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Can Ovechkin catch Gretzky? NHL's new Mr. 700 has a chance

Feb. 23, 2020 2:52 AM EST

Alex Ovechkin is making the seemingly impossible appear to be not so far-fetched after all. Wayne Gretzky's 894 career goals has, for decades, loomed as one of hockey's most untouchable records. The “Great One” set the bar so high it appeared out of reach for even the NHL's best scorers. Ovechkin,...

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Toffoli, front, celebrates his first goal against Boston Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Toffoli has 3-point game, Canucks rout Bruins 9-3

Feb. 23, 2020 2:48 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored his first two goals with his new team and added an assist as the Vancouver Canucks routed the Boston Bruins 9-3 on Saturday night. “It feels good,” Toffoli said. “Obviously, scoring a goal this early makes it a little easier, but...

Colorado Avalanche right wing Joonas Donskoi, right, takes the puck as Los Angeles Kings left wing Alex Iafallo reaches for it during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Avalanche beat Kings 2-1 in shootout to extend road streak

Feb. 23, 2020 2:20 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joonas Donskoi scored in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche earned their sixth straight road win with 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Ryan Graves scored for the Avalanche, who have won 11 of their past 15 games. Pavel Francouz saved two shots in the...

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Miracle on Ice team honored before Panthers-Golden Knights

Feb. 23, 2020 2:12 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amidst a sports-filled weekend that included the heavyweight championship boxing match and a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hockey fans were reminded about believing in miracles on Saturday night. Prior to the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers, member of...

Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Carrier (28) looks to shoot the puck as Florida Panthers' Keith Yandle defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Marc Sanchez) ///

Golden Knights win 5th straight with 5-3 win over Florida

Feb. 23, 2020 2:03 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reilly Smith scored two goals, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Saturday night. The Golden Knights completed a five-game homestand 5-0-0 and catapulted to the top of the Pacific Division, where they lead Vancouver by two...

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta, left, makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Keller, Garland each score 2, power Coyotes past Lightning

Feb. 22, 2020 11:59 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes had good reason to be lacking energy Saturday night, playing their fourth game in six days and their league-high 65th game of the season against one of the NHL's hottest teams. They responded with their highest scoring game of the campaign. Clayton Keller and...

Nashville Predators right wing Rocco Grimaldi (23) scores the winning goal against Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) in a shootout during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Grimaldi scores in shootout as Preds edge Blue Jackets 4-3

Feb. 22, 2020 11:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are trying to stay close enough in the playoff chase to be where they need to be when the season ends. Rocco Grimaldi scored in the eighth round of the shootout, and the Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Saturday night to pull within a point behind...

San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) falls over New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Rangers beat Sharks 3-2, stretch win streak to 3 games

Feb. 22, 2020 11:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jesper Fast scored twice, Igor Shesterkin made 44 saves and the New York Rangers won their third straight game, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Mika Zibanejad also scored and Artemi Panarin extended his point streak to eight games with two assists as the Rangers won for the...

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hurricanes turn to Zamboni driver as emergency goalie

Feb. 22, 2020 9:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were forced to use an emergency goaltender against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after both of their netminders left with injuries. David Ayres, who works as a Zamboni driver for the Toronto Marlies, served as the emergency goalie. The 42-year-old Ayres...