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NWHL buoyed over future after adding financial backers

Nov. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

The National Women’s Hockey League announced Thursday it had added enough financial backing after a two-month capital campaign to ensure its viability beyond its fifth season this year. The league declined to reveal specifics in noting its number of private investors has grown beyond 20 with the addition...

Penguins star Sidney Crosby out 6 weeks after core surgery

Nov. 14, 2019 9:59 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins star Sidney Crosby will be out at least six weeks after what the team said was a successful core muscle injury repair Thursday. General manager Jim Rutherford says the procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia. The 32-year-old Crosby leads the team in scoring...

Pavelski leads surging Stars to 3-1 win over Flames

Nov. 14, 2019 4:46 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first NHL goal for 29-year-old Dallas forward Justin Dowling will be a memorable one for many reasons. For one, it was the game-winner as the resurgent Stars continued their strong play with a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Second, it came in his...

Crawford, Blackhawks win 5-3 for 1st victory over Vegas

Nov. 14, 2019 2:25 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Corey Crawford and Robin Lehner have played almost equal time in net for the Chicago Blackhawks, with neither emerging as the starting goaltender. It's a ploy coach Jeremy Colliton has insisted upon and is starting to pay off. Wednesday night it was Crawford's turn, and he did something...

Capitals top Flyers 2-1 in shootout to extend point streak

Nov. 13, 2019 11:40 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Capitals have a calm confidence in the game’s most tense moments. T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored in a shootout to lift Washington over the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Wednesday night. Brendan Leipsic had a goal in the first period and Braden Holtby made 30...

Pageau scores 3 goals as Senators beat Devils 4-2

Nov. 13, 2019 11:30 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jean-Gabriel Pageau might be the NHL’s hottest goal scorer these days. The 27-year-old Ottawa center scored his first regular-season hat trick, including the go-ahead goal with 2:01 remaining, and the Senators rallied in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on...

Beauvillier, Islanders beat Leafs for 12th win in 13 games

Nov. 13, 2019 10:58 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders’ depth paid dividends once again. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Derick Brassard had a goal and two assists, and the streaking Islanders held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night. Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves and the Islanders earned a...

Roberto Luongo back with Panthers as a special adviser

Nov. 13, 2019 4:45 PM EST

Roberto Luongo retired from the Florida Panthers. He just never left. And now the goaltender is officially part of the franchise again. Florida's all-time leader in wins and shutouts has agreed to become a special adviser to general manager Dale Tallon, a move that has been in the works for some time and was...

Bolt from the blueline: Avs rookie Makar off to flying start

Nov. 13, 2019 3:49 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar is on the move these days — into his own place and into hallowed hockey territory. He’s just getting settled in, too. The Colorado Avalanche rookie became only the fourth defenseman in NHL history to record 18 points through his first 18 career regular-season games....

Since losing ’18 final, Golden Knights look more like Caps

Nov. 13, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Almost 18 months since the Vegas Golden Knights’ improbable inaugural season ended, they look much more like the team that vanquished them in the Stanley Cup Final. If you can’t beat ’em, be more like ’em. Once a ragtag group relying on more will than skill, Vegas is beginning to...