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Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) celebrates his goal with forward Sam Reinhart (23) during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Sabres score 3 third-period goals in 5-2 win over Toronto

Feb. 16, 2020 11:31 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel has become familiar with “Go, Leafs Go”-chanting Maple Leafs fans taking over Buffalo's home rink. Sending them back across the border unhappy? “I enjoy it,” Eichel said. Buffalo scored three times in a 91-second span in the third...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Blackwood makes 52 saves, Devils beat Blue Jackets 4-3 in SO

Feb. 16, 2020 10:45 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — While there has been a lot written about No. 1 overall draft selections Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes being the New Jersey Devils' future, there is no doubt rookie goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood is the club's best player. Blackwood made a career-high 52 saves and stopped six of seven...

New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) watches a replay on a giant video screen above the ice after scoring a game-tying goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Devils trade captain Andy Greene to New York Islanders

Feb. 16, 2020 10:36 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders solidified their defense for the playoff push Sunday, acquiring New Jersey Devils captain Andy Greene. The Devils got young defenseman David Quenneville and the Islanders' second-round pick in the 2021 draft in return for Greene. The deal came eight days before...

Anaheim Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg, of Sweden, looks to a referee for a penalty call against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Henrique scores twice, Ducks beat Canucks 5-1

Feb. 16, 2020 9:51 PM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Adam Henrique scored twice, Derek Grant had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 Sunday. Brendan Guhle and Sam Steel also scored for the Ducks, who have wins in two of their last three games. “It’s a huge (win),”...

Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) reacts to his goal as he skates past Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74), Trevor van Riemsdyk (57) and goaltender James Reimer (47) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Archibald, Draisaitl lift Oilers over Hurricanes 4-3

Feb. 16, 2020 7:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Josh Archibald scored his second goal of the game in overtime, NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Sunday. Draisaitl set up Archibald's goal 3:57 into overtime for his 95th point of the season. Kailer...

New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) makes a save against Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Surging Bruins earn 3-1 win over Rangers

Feb. 16, 2020 7:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A loss in the seventh game of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final could have carried over to the following season, except the Boston Bruins’ strong culture has helped them remain at the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Patrice Bergeron each scored,...

CORRECTS TO SECOND GOAL NOT THIRD GOAL AS A SCORING CHANGE TOOK AWAY HORNQVIST’S FIRST-PERIOD GOAL AND THAT SCORE WAS LATER CREDITED TO SAM LAFFERTY - Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist, center, celebrates his second goal of the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hornqvist has 2 goals, assist and Pens top Red Wings 5-1

Feb. 16, 2020 5:05 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and the fourth line set the tone in another big win for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Hornqvist had two goals and an assist and the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Sunday. “Sometimes you get lucky out there and you keep shooting and keep finding the back...

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith (19) celebrates after scoring against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Fleury gets 60th career shutout, Vegas blanks Islanders 1-0

Feb. 16, 2020 2:52 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt said he missed the gold goalie pads Marc-Andre Fleury was set to sign and let the team auction off for charity. For the past couple of weeks, he had been pushing the veteran goaltender to dust them off. "Schmidty talked to me about it, so I...

Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Raanta stops 36 shots, Coyotes keep Ovechkin at 698 goals

Feb. 16, 2020 1:49 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tested Antti Raanta early with a hard slap shot from his customary power-play spot in the left circle. He tried to slip a quick release past Arizona's goalie late and tried shots from all angles, 17 in all. One got through — and hit the post. Raanta stopped...

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner (16) celebrates his empty-net goal against the Ottawa Senators with center Auston Matthews (34) and left wing Zach Hyman (11) during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews, Campbell lead Maple Leafs past Senators 4-2

Feb. 16, 2020 12:42 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Auston Matthews scored and Jack Campbell made 24 saves for his third win in four games with Toronto, sending the Maple Leafs to a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Jake Muzzin, William Nylander and Mitch Marner also scored for the Maple Leafs (31-20-8), who...