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Jaromír Jágr scores his record 1,099th goal at almost 51

Feb. 06, 2023 09:56 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaromír Jágr celebrated his 51st birthday about a week early by scoring his 1,099th goal to overtake Wayne Gretzky at the top of the chart. Jágr, who will turn 51 on Feb. 15, scored for the Kladno Knights on Sunday in 5-4 loss at Trinec in the Czech league. ...

Bruins rolling, rest of NHL making final push for playoffs

Feb. 05, 2023 11:36 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Cassidy's Vegas Golden Knights lost eight of 10 games going into the All-Star break after leading the Pacific Division at the midway point of the NHL season. They're still safely in a playoff spot in the Western Conference, but they can't keep it up. ...

Gary Bettman defends NHL handling of Pride night situations

Feb. 04, 2023 16:17 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman at his state of the game news conference Saturday at All-Star Weekend defended the way the league and two teams handled situations that arose regarding Pride night celebrations. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov did not...

All-Star festivities showcase next generation of NHL stars

Feb. 02, 2023 06:03 AM EST

New Jersey Devils players watch from the bench often and marvel at some of the things Jack Hughes can do on the ice. “Every game, at least a couple times, I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, that guy’s amazing,'” forward Michael McLeod said. “He just gets it done every night.” ...

Reinhart scores 17 seconds into OT, Panthers beat Bruins 4-3

Jan. 28, 2023 21:52 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sam Reinhart scored 17 seconds into overtime to cap a late scoring flurry and give the Florida Panthers a 4-3 victory over the NHL-leading Boston Bruins on Saturday night. After David Pastrnak scored to give the Bruins the lead with 48.6 seconds left in...

Ovechkin scores, Capitals beat Penguins 3-2 in shootout

Jan. 26, 2023 22:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom was grumpier than his usual self the morning before he and the Washington Capitals faced the Pittsburgh Penguins. “It happens sometimes when you’ve lost two in a row," he said. By the end of the night, Backstrom flipped the...

Canucks fire coach Boudreau, hire Tocchet as replacement

Jan. 22, 2023 12:49 PM EST

Bruce Boudreau has been fired as coach of the Vancouver Canucks, who are again on track to miss the playoffs with another underachieving season. The team announced the change Sunday, less than a week since president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford said “major surgery” was...

Radek Faksa scores twice, 1st-place Stars beat Coyotes 4-0

Jan. 21, 2023 23:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Radek Faksa had a rare two-goal game while the Western Conference-leading Dallas Stars got yet another 4-0 win. Faksa had his first two-goal game in more than three years, captain Jamie Benn and rookie Wyatt Johnston each scored and the Stars beat the hapless Arizona...

Carter Hart makes 30 saves as Flyers defeat Red Wings 2-1

Jan. 21, 2023 23:05 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are desperately trying to play their way back into the NHL playoff race. Meanwhile, the Detroit Red Wings are slowly playing their way out of postseason contention. Scott Laughton snapped a scoreless tie midway through the third period and the...

Caufield's 3rd period goal leads Canadiens past Rangers 2-1

Jan. 15, 2023 19:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Cole Caufield scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Sam Montembeault made 38 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday. Caufield converted a pass from captain Nick Suzuki at 8:56 of the final period...