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Winnipeg Jets' Mason Appleton (82) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Beaulieu's 1st goal of season lifts Jets over Blackhawks 3-2

Feb. 17, 2020 1:31 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Nathan Beaulieu's first goal of the season early in the third period sent the Winnipeg Jets past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Sunday night. Playing in his 27th game of an injury-riddled campaign, the defenseman fired a one-timer from the point that hit a Chicago player and got by...

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid is congratulated by cadets while heading back to the locker room after the team's NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Air Force Academy blames accidents for traffic at NHL game

Feb. 16, 2020 10:56 PM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado (AP) — The Air Force Academy is blaming car accidents and ill-prepared drivers for traffic jams that were so bad before and after the NHL's Stadium Series game at Falcon Stadium that some fans didn't enter until the third period. Several thousand fans among the sellout crowd of...

Ottawa Senators center Artem Anisimov (51) scores on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) in overtime of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Anisimov scores in OT to lift Senators past Stars 4-3

Feb. 16, 2020 10:43 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Artem Anisimov scored at 3:48 of overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Brady Tkachuk and Tyler Ennis also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson stopped 36 shots. With the Senators in a youth movement, the...

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),”...

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris, right, celebrates with Ryan Johansen (92) and Matt Duchene (95) after Turris scored against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Turris scores late, Predators beat Blues 2-1

Feb. 16, 2020 9:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have their first three-game winning streak since October and appear to finally be finding their way under new coach John Hynes as they try to fight their way into the playoff picture. Kyle Turris scored with 2:12 left, and the Predators beat the St. Louis...

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...

Members of the St. Louis Blues and Anaheim Ducks gather on the ice as Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who suffered a medical emergency, is worked on by medical personnel during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Postponed Blues-Ducks game rescheduled for March 11

Feb. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks' postponed game against the St. Louis Blues will be played March 11. The NHL announced the new date Sunday for the game that was postponed after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during the first period last Tuesday. The game will begin with a...

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Alex Nylander (92) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nylander nets 2, Blackhawks beat Flames 8-4 to snap skid

Feb. 16, 2020 2:58 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Alex Nylander had two goals and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Jonathan Toews, Dominik Kubalik, Alex DeBrincat, Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and rookie Kirby Dach also scored for Chicago. Robin...

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...