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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 2:22 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...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) passes to Jason Zucker (16) who put a shot behind Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby has goal, 3 assists as Penguins beat Maple Leafs 5-2

Feb. 18, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best when the stakes get high. He has...

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...

Zucker's two goals help Penguins beat Canadiens 4-1

Feb. 14, 2020 10:43 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins forward Jason Zucker is settling in nicely after two games with his new team. Zucker scored his first two goals with the Penguins during a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. “To me, it was about the win,” Zucker said. “It was good to get...

Former Pittsburgh player Alexei Morozov named KHL president

Feb. 14, 2020 6:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Penguins forward Alexei Morozov was appointed president of the Kontinental Hockey League on Friday. The Russia-based league said Morozov was the unanimous choice of its board. His predecessor, Dmitry Chernyshenko, stepped down after being appointed a deputy prime minister in...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates his goal with Bryan Rust (17) and Patric Hornqvist (72) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Gourde lifts Lightning over Pens 2-1 in OT for 8th straight

Feb. 11, 2020 11:21 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The puck ended up on Yanni Gourde's stick and for a split second, the only thing the Tampa Bay Lightning forward felt was a sense of panic. It passed. It always does these days for the NHL's hottest team. Gourde collected Brayden Point's cross-ice feed and ripped a shot to the short side...

Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) pins Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) to the boards during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Avalanche won 3-2. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Wild's Guerin: 'If there is quit, there will be more trades'

Feb. 11, 2020 8:21 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota general manager Bill Guerin, after trading one of the team's most productive players, said he's still expecting the Wild to make a strong push for the postseason. Guerin, who sent left wing Jason Zucker to Pittsburgh for his first deal on the job, will be watching....

Florida Panthers left wing Frank Vatrano, left, gets a two minute penalty as he trips Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Penguins acquire forward Zucker from Wild for Galchenyuk

Feb. 10, 2020 9:30 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from Minnesota, giving the Penguins' top-six forward group a jolt as they prepare for a postseason push. Pittsburgh sent forward Alex Galchenyuk, defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round draft...

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) defends the goal against Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck (21) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Crosby leads Penguins over Panthers 3-2

Feb. 8, 2020 10:44 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his 10th goal in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins held off the Florida Panthers for a 3-2 win Saturday night. Kris Letang had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who improved to 9-3-0 in their past 12 games. Teddy Blueger also scored, and Tristan...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on a shot attempt by Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos, Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lift Lightning over Pens

Feb. 6, 2020 11:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. ...