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Contenders make moves, get head start on NHL trade deadline

Apr. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champions found a way to get better, the NHL's top team solved a problem that has hurt it in the past, and another filled a major void created by an injury. Some of hockey's best teams got a head start on the trade deadline Saturday by making...

Catching No-Nos: Padres' Caratini an MLB 1st with 2nd in row

Apr. 10, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Victor Caratini is a no-no catcher. When hometown pitcher Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter for the San Diego Padres in their franchise history, Caratini became the first MLB catcher to be behind the plate for consecutive no-hitters in the...

Lightning acquire Savard from Blue Jackets in 3-team trade

Apr. 10, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning acquired defenseman David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a three-team trade Saturday that also involves the Detroit Red Wings. Tampa Bay gave up a 2021 first-round pick and a 2022...

Meadows, Arozarena homer, AL champ Rays beat Yankees 4-0

Apr. 10, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays keep finding ways to frustrate the New York Yankees. Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena homered off Domingo Germán, helping the Rays extend their mastery over their AL East rivals with a 4-0 victory on Saturday. ...

Avalanche acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk from Sharks

Apr. 10, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

After injuries to their top two goaltenders derailed the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs last year, they're loading up on depth in net in hopes of making a deep run this season. Colorado acquired veteran goaltender Devan Dubynk from the San Jose Sharks on Saturday in...

California News Digest 1:30 pm

Apr. 10, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

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Panthers fill hole on defense; acquire Montour from Sabres

Apr. 10, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. For Buffalo, the last-place Sabres continued selling off assets by acquiring a...

Jonas Johansson gets 1st shutout, Avalanche edge Ducks 2-0

Apr. 10, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jonas Johansson made 28 saves in his first career shutout, and Valeri Nichushkin scored in the Colorado Avalanche's 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Mikko Rantanen added an empty-net goal in the final minute as the West...

Schultz has 3-point outing in Capitals 4-3 win over Sabres

Apr. 09, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Schultz had a goal and two assists, and the Washington Capitals reclaimed a share of the East Division lead by beating the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Friday night. Washington star Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st goal of the season and No. 727 for...

Avs bring back defenseman Patrik Nemeth in trade with Wings

Apr. 09, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche reacquired Patrik Nemeth, trading a fourth-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for the veteran defenseman. The teams announced the deal Friday night. Detroit received Colorado's fourth-rounder in 2022. Nemeth...