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LA Kings rally late, finish 3rd in the Pacific Division with a 5-4 overtime victory over Chicago

Apr. 19, 2024 02:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson scored the tying goal with 1:21 left in regulation, and the Los Angeles Kings earned a playoff rematch with Edmonton by jumping into third place in the Pacific Division with a 5-4 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night. ...

Defending champ Golden Knights to face top-seeded Stars in playoffs after 4-1 loss to Ducks

Apr. 19, 2024 02:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frank Vatrano scored three goals and the Anaheim Ducks finished their season on a high note, defeating the playoff-bound Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 Thursday night. Vegas' three-game winning streak ended and the loss knocked the Golden Knights out of third place in...

Flames beat NHL-worst Sharks 5-1 in the season finale for the non-playoff teams

Apr. 19, 2024 02:00 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Blake Coleman scored his 30th goal and MacKenzie Weegar netted his 20th as the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night in the season-ending game for both teams. Weegar had never had more than eight goals in a season. The jump to 20 tied...

MacKinnon has 2 assists, breaks franchise's single-season points mark as Avs beat Oilers 5-1

Apr. 19, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Valeri Nichushkin scored twice, Nathan MacKinnon added two assists to break the franchise’s single-season points mark and the Colorado Avalanche cruised into the playoffs behind a 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. MacKinnon wrapped up the regular...

NHL PLAYOFFS: 'It's wide open' is the theme as the race to the Stanley Cup begins

Apr. 19, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

General manager Don Waddell likes how his Carolina Hurricanes finished the season, winning 16 of their final 21 games. He knows it means nothing now. “Your points get erased and you all start with zeroes,” Waddell said. “Playoffs are a different time. That’s what’s great...

The Dallas Stars have a big age gap with players who have come together for No. 1 seed in the West

Apr. 19, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars have quite an age gap. Top goal scorer Wyatt Johnston is only 20 years old, and was a teenager for most of the playoffs last year. On the other end for the Western Conference's top-seeded team is Joe Pavelski, who will turn 40 this summer and has...

Kraken outlast Wild 4-3 in final regular-season game for non-playoff teams

Apr. 18, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tye Kartye tipped in a slap shot by Oliver Bjorkstrand for the tiebreaking goal with 2:40 remaining, and the Seattle Kraken held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night to wrap up the regular season for two teams that missed the playoffs. Brock...

NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will have a name starting with Utah

Apr. 18, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

The NHL team moving from Arizona to Salt Lake City will be known as Utah, at least initially, until a long-term name is determined. “We’ll start with Utah on the jersey and we’ll figure out the logo and everything else and what it is that we are,” new owner Ryan Smith told...

How bad did Dylan Strome want to make the NHL playoffs? Ask his brothers

Apr. 18, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Dylan Strome was never good at losing, whether it was playing baseball in his front yard or stick hockey in the basement with his brothers. “He hated losing more than he loved winning,” younger brother Matt Strome said. "He was never satisfied unless he...

Former NHL star Jaromir Jagr scores in his first game since turning 52

Apr. 18, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

KLADNO, Czech Republic (AP) — Jaromir Jagr returned to action Thursday for the first time since turning 52 and immediately scored as he surpassed legend Gordie Howe to become the oldest player taking regular shifts in professional ice hockey. Howe, known as “Mr. Hockey,” was 52...