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Nashville Predators center Colin Blackwell (42) scores a goal against Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Ellis, Arvidsson score as Preds rally, beat Senators 3-2

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson each scored power-play goals in the second period as the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight win. Ellis tied it up at 5:17 of the second with his goal, then he had an assist on...

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oilers among winners, Panthers losers at NHL trade deadline

Feb. 25, 2020 3:54 AM EST

Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards Andreas...

San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow (23) controls the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

First-round picks not for rent on NHL trade deadline day

Feb. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EST

Not many first-round picks were in play at the NHL trade deadline Monday, except for contenders picking up players for now and the future. The New York Islanders traded a conditional first-round pick to Ottawa as part of their trade for center Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Tampa Bay Lightning also parted with a...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL trade winds blow Hurricanes' way in completing 3 deals

Feb. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...

Chicago Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson (56) skates away from Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Cederholm (78) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames answer Oilers' trades by acquiring two defensemen

Feb. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

The latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Calgary Flames have acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Flames sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Gustafsson and a conditional 2021 fourth-rounder to the Kings for Forbort....

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (21) puts the puck past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Kyle Okposo scores 2 in Sabres' 2-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

Feb. 23, 2020 9:45 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo hopes he and the Buffalo Sabres provided general manager Jason Botterill a reason to rethink his approach a day before the NHL's trade deadline. For a team that looked like it was in need of major roster overhaul as recently as two weeks ago, the Sabres have suddenly begun...

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...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan plays against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL hockey game in Detroit. After realizing he was coming to a dead end in his battle with an alcohol problem, Ryan says, asking for help has shown him a way forward. Ryan met with the media Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020, for the first time since entering the joint NHL/NHL Players Association assistance program Nov. 20. Ryan said the alcohol problem is one he's been battling for a while, and that he attempted to deal with it on his own before realizing he needed more help.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ryan confronts addiction, preps for return to Ottawa lineup

Feb. 22, 2020 2:49 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — After realizing he was coming to a dead end in his battle with an alcohol problem, Bobby Ryan says asking for help has shown him a way forward. The Ottawa Senators right-winger met with the media Friday for the first time since entering the joint NHL/NHL Players Association...

Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en who are against the LNG pipeline, block a Canadian National Railway line just west of Edmonton, Alberta, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees amid Canada rail protests

Feb. 19, 2020 7:29 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Via Rail, Canada's passenger train service, said Wednesday it is temporarily laying off 1,000 employees due to the continued halt in service on CN Rail's tracks in eastern Canada caused by railway blockades protesting a British Columbia pipeline. The government corporation has suspended...

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) celebrates a goal against the Ottawa Senators with defenseman Esa Lindell (23), left wing Jamie Benn (14) and center Jason Dickinson (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Road less traveled: Some NHL teams moving AHL squads closer

Feb. 19, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jason Dickinson encountered quite a few bumps in the road on his route to the NHL. Good thing for his trusty truck. Dickinson was up and down between the Dallas Stars and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, a total of 17 times during the 2017-18 season. Sometimes, the...