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Islanders hire longtime Trotz assistant Lambert as coach

May. 16, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

When the New York Islanders fired coach Barry Trotz, general manager Lou Lamoriello believed the team needed a new voice. That new voice is coming from inside the same coaches' room. The Islanders on Monday named Lane Lambert as Trotz's replacement, giving his longtime...

Banged-up Capitals: Surgery possible for Backstrom, Wilson

May. 15, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom gutted through a hip injury that caused him to miss the first two months of the season, and Tom Wilson as hard as he tried couldn’t do the same in the playoffs on a bad knee. Now it’s possible neither is on the ice when the puck drops...

Caps out in 1st round for 4th time since winning Cup in 2018

May. 14, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks it's pretty messed up that the Washington Capitals haven't won a playoff series since hoisting the Stanley Cup in 2018. This time, they have only themselves to blame. “We have it, but we just blow it away,” Ovechkin said...

Panthers find their mojo to beat Capitals, reach 2nd round

May. 14, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Florida Panthers faced their first real adversity of the season trailing their playoff series against the Washington Capitals, players held a meeting to set things straight. They talked about what they needed to do better and got on the same page. ...

Panthers beat Caps in OT, win series for 1st time since '96

May. 14, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau couldn't remember what it was like to be on the smiling side of a handshake line. The feelings were so strong after he and the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime Friday night to win Game 6 and move on to the second...

Crosby's status clouds Rangers-Penguins as Game 6 looms

May. 12, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby made his way down the tunnel and out of sight. Any sense of security the Pittsburgh Penguins had in their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers disappeared right along with their captain. The superstar's status for Friday night's...

Comeback Cats do it again, rally to top Caps 5-3 in Game 5

May. 11, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe was brought to the Florida Panthers for big postseason moments. Like this one. Verhaeghe set a Panthers franchise playoff record with a five-point night — two goals, three assists — and the Comeback Cats pulled off another...

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

May. 09, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Comeback Cats” are back — in playoff form. Known for their propensity to play from behind and win on the way to the NHL's best regular season, the Florida Panthers finally delivered a little of that magic in the postseason, and not a minute too late. ...

Islanders fire coach Barry Trotz after missing playoffs

May. 09, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

Barry Trotz was fired as coach of the New York Islanders on Monday, with general manager Lou Lamoriello saying he felt the team needed a new voice. Trotz lost his job after four seasons with the Islanders and the first without a playoff appearance. The 59-year-old who ranks among the...

Pressure is on Panthers, Rangers, Flames down 2-1 in series

May. 08, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aaron Ekblad paused for almost 10 seconds to consider what the Florida Panthers need to do better to even their series against the Washington Capitals. “I think there’s a lot of things that we could do better,” he said. “I think to sum it up simply is:...