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Deal the Kraken? Francis can't make official trades -- yet

Apr. 14, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

Just because the NHL can't release the Kraken until October doesn't mean Seattle wasn't in the mix at the trade deadline. General manager Ron Francis can't finalize any transactions until ownership makes its final expansion payment to the league, but there's precedent for...

Vatrano's power-play OT goal leads Panthers past Stars 3-2

Apr. 14, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Frank Vatrano scored a power-play goal with 1:51 left in overtime, and the Florida Panthers beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night. Aleksander Barkov and Radko Gudas scored in regulation, and Chris Driedger made 24 saves for the Panthers, who snapped a...

Preds get 3 in 1st, beat Lightning 7-2 to end season series

Apr. 13, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi had a goal and an assist in Nashville's three-goal first period as the Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games. Josi also had an assist in the third. Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals...

Mantha shines in debut, Ovechkin scores as Caps rout Flyers

Apr. 13, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Mantha had a two points in his Washington debut, Alex Ovechkin scored the 728th goal of his NHL career and the Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-1 Tuesday night for their third consecutive victory. The East Division-leading Capitals went...

Bruins beat Sabres 3-2 in shootout in Hall's debut

Apr. 13, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s two chances in the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Hall, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Craig Smith and David Krejci scored in regulation for Boston,...

Shesterkin gets first NHL shutout, Rangers beat Devils 3-0

Apr. 13, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Igor Shesterkin made 27 saves for his first NHL shutout and the New York Rangers opened a four-game series against the rival New Jersey Devils with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin scored and Adam Fox had assists on...

Sakic embraces win-now mode with contract decisions looming

Apr. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Deep down, this is precisely the sort of depth Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic always pictured. Two goaltenders to back up one of the best in the league. Three balanced lines to complement a top one that's anchored by Nathan MacKinnon. A blue...

Buffalo sports fans will need vaccine to attend games

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans will have to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to attend games, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday. “Our goal is to have a 100% full house for the Bills and the...

Players traded to new division face 'refreshing' opponents

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Fresh off his trade to the Penguins, Jeff Carter reminisced with Sidney Crosby about their classic battles in rivalry games back when he broke into the NHL with Philadelphia. Now Carter can't wait to play against the Flyers, but not because he harbors some ill will a...

Trades start likely overhaul for disappointing Blue Jackets

Apr. 13, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — General manager Jarmo Kekalainen sees the overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets as “an opportunity to reload" rather than a rebuilding job. Whatever he wants to call it, the Blue Jackets already look different after the trade deadline. The...