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Capitals score 5 unanswered goals to beat the Flyers 5-2, a big win for Washington's playoff hopes

Mar. 01, 2024 21:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 839th career goal and helped set up John Carlson's go-ahead goal, and the Washington Capitals rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Friday night in a massive victory for their playoff hopes. The Capitals moved four points back of...

Philipp Grubauer posts first shutout of season as Kraken topple Penguins 2-0

Mar. 01, 2024 01:27 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Philipp Grubauer wasn't kidding when he noted it had been a while since his last shutout. Almost two years to be exact. This one came at the right time to try to keep the Seattle Kraken in the playoff conversation with the trade deadline approaching. ...

Maple Leafs win 4-2 behind Matthews' 53rd goal and send Coyotes to 14th straight loss

Feb. 29, 2024 23:45 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 53rd goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs topped Arizona 4-2 on Thursday night to send the Coyotes to their 14th straight loss. Matthew Knies had a goal and an assist, Tyler Bertuzzi also scored and William Nylander added an...

Maple Leafs acquire D Ilya Lyubushkin from Ducks in 3-team trade involving Hurricanes

Feb. 29, 2024 23:29 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin from the Anaheim Ducks in a three-team trade involving Carolina. Anaheim received Toronto's third-round pick in 2025 in the deal announced Thursday night, while Carolina gets Toronto's...

Dallas Stars acquire defenseman Chris Tanev in a trade with the Calgary Flames

Feb. 28, 2024 21:23 PM EST

The Dallas Stars acquired defenseman Chris Tanev from the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night, the latest addition by a Stanley Cup contender in the Western Conference ahead of the March 8 NHL trade deadline. Dallas sent a 2024 second-round pick, 20-year-old defense prospect Artem...

Despite suspension, Miami's Thomas Bryant can get his championship ring from Nuggets

Feb. 28, 2024 20:41 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The NBA will allow suspended Miami Heat center Thomas Bryant to briefly be in Denver's arena Thursday night so he can receive his 2023 championship ring from the Nuggets in a pregame ceremony. Suspended players are typically not allowed to be present at the arena on...

Shane Pinto has sparked the Ottawa Senators since returning from his half-season gambling suspension

Feb. 28, 2024 15:55 PM EST

Shane Pinto brushed off his three-point game in Washington, which came in a 6-3 Ottawa Senators loss to the Capitals and ended their two-game winning streak. He'd trade all his production victories. “I’m not too worried about that," Pinto said. "I just want to win...

Kansas football coach Lance Leipold gets amended deal worth more than $40M through 2029 season

Feb. 28, 2024 14:36 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas football coach Lance Leipold signed an amended contract Wednesday that increased his overall compensation to more than $40 million through the 2029 season while giving him a sizeable pool of money for hiring assistants and support staff. The contract...

Hornets sign free agent forward Aleksej Pokusevski, former first-round draft pick by the Thunder

Feb. 28, 2024 12:38 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have signed free agent forward Aleksej Pokusevski, the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Terms of the deal were not released. Pokusevski appeared in 150 games with 65 starts in four seasons with the Oklahoma City...

Warriors coach Steve Kerr finalizes new two-year contract extension

Feb. 27, 2024 19:22 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors coach Steve Kerr always planned on staying put alongside Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and the rest of Golden State's star-studded roster. Kerr finalized his $35 million, two-year contract extension that takes him through the 2025-26 season. He is...