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Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with teammates Elias Pettersson (40) and J.T. Miller (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Virtanen, Markstrom lead Canucks over Coyotes 3-1

Jan. 17, 2020 2:31 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jake Virtanen borrowed a move from his Western Hockey League days — and it helped lift the Vancouver Canucks to victory. Virtanen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves to lead the Canucks past the Arizona...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) and Edmonton Oilers' Josh Archibald (15) battle for the puck during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Draisaitl's 3-point game lifts Oilers past Predators 4-2

Jan. 15, 2020 1:21 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton has a lousy record against the Nashville Predators. Leon Draisaitl and Mike Smith helped the Oilers take a step toward changing that Tuesday night. Draisaitl had two goals and an assist and the Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 4-2. The Predators came into the game with...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, arrives with Alberta Premier Jason Kenney during a memorial for the victims of the Ukrainian plane disaster in Iran this past week in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (Todd Korol/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada PM Trudeau: Iran plane families will get answers

Jan. 12, 2020 10:12 PM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday it's been gut-wrenching to listen to stories from relatives of 57 Canadians who perished in the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran last week as he attended one of several memorials across the country. Speaking at a memorial...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon skates off the ice after an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lightning beat Flyers, tie club mark with 10th straight win

Jan. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores empty-net goal as Predators beat Blackhawks

Jan. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes' first win with the team. Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped...

Minnesota Wild defenseman Carson Soucy (21) has the puck knocked off his stick by Calgary Flames left wing Milan Lucic (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Calgary, Alberta. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau, Talbot lead Flames past Wild 2-1

Jan. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Cam Talbot prevailed in a goaltending duel and Johnny Gaudreau provided the offense for the Calgary Flames. Gaudreau's second-period goal was the winner as the Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night. Derek Ryan also scored for the Flames, who won their fourth straight....

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a news conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

At least 63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash

Jan. 8, 2020 9:38 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran's capital. Trudeau said Wednesday 138 passengers on the flight were connecting to Canada. The flight...

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) works for the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

NHL scorers rejoice as rough play fades in front of goalies

Jan. 8, 2020 10:56 AM EST

It's still no man's land in front of NHL goaltenders, a forbidden place for offensive players who risk hard shoves, cross-checks — or worse — when they settle in. But it isn't nearly as rough and tumble as it used to be. The league has cracked down on the over-the-top physical play in general and...

Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm (28) celebrate his goal with teammates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Lindholm leads Flames past Blackhawks 2-1

Jan. 8, 2020 12:46 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Elias Lindholm reached two milestones and shrugged off the significance of each one. Just another night for the steady forward. Lindholm scored twice to reach 300 points in his 500th NHL game, and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Tuesday for their third straight win....