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Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Toffoli scores NHL's first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

Feb. 16, 2020 12:08 AM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons. The thundering jets' flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts. Oh, and...

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega (3) checks Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) off the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NHL-worst Red Wings beat league-best Bruins 3-1 for 2nd time

Feb. 9, 2020 4:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The NHL's worst team beat the best. Again. Andreas Athanasiou snapped a tie midway through the third period and scored an empty-net goal in the final minute, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. “When we’re playing good hockey and we get...

Stanley Cup to be displayed at Missouri Capitol

Jan. 23, 2020 9:42 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Stanley Cup is coming to the Missouri State Capitol. Gov. Mike Parson's office announced Thursday that the NHL's championship trophy will be on display for public viewing and photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday on the First Floor Rotunda. The St. Louis Blues won their...

Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Vegas Golden Knights fire Gallant, name DeBoer new coach

Jan. 15, 2020 4:50 PM EST

Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over immediately and...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams faces reporters during a media availability in Boston. Justin Williams is back with the Carolina Hurricanes. The question now is how long it will take him to be ready for game action. The 38-year-old former captain said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, he isn’t sure exactly when he’ll be ready to play, though he has been skating and working out in hopes of easing the transition back to the ice after he stepped away from the sport last fall. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Back with Carolina, Williams has work ahead to be game-ready

Jan. 8, 2020 2:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams is back with the Carolina Hurricanes. The question now is how long it will take him to be ready for game action. The 38-year-old former captain said Wednesday he isn’t sure exactly when he’ll be ready to play, though he has been skating and working out in...

FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Nashville Predators fire coach Peter Laviolette

Jan. 6, 2020 8:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division titles. ...

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, celebrates his winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game with defenseman John Carlson (74) as San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) skates away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Eller's goal completes Capitals' stunning OT win over Sharks

Jan. 5, 2020 5:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals never believe they’re out of a game. On Sunday, they showed why. Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks....