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New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) celebrates with Brock Nelson (29) after Nelson scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in New York. The Islanders won 4-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bailey, Greiss help Islanders hold on to beat Rangers 4-2

Jan. 22, 2020 4:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Following a stretch of seven games in 11 days, the New York Islanders don't play again until Feb. 1 The extended time off around the All-Star break will feel much better after a needed win against one of their biggest rivals. Josh Bailey had a goal and two assists, Thomas Greiss stopped 40...

Florida Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, left, stops a shot by Minnesota Wild winger Jason Zucker (16) as Panthers defenseman Riley Stillman pushes Zucker past the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

NHL teams realize backup goaltender is important position

Jan. 22, 2020 2:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had it all set up to honor backup goalie Jaroslav Halak on Tuesday night for becoming the 74th goalie in NHL history to play in 500 games. Then something went wrong: Starter Tuukka Rask was injured, Halak became the No. 1 guy and the Bruins decided to postpone the ceremony...

Florida Panthers head coach and former Chicago Blackhawks coach, Joel Quenneville acknowledges the crowds applause during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the Blackhawks and Panthers, marking Quenneville's return as a head coach Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Quenneville coaches Panthers to 4-3 win over Blackhawks

Jan. 22, 2020 12:21 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Joel Quenneville barking out instructions from behind the bench. A young team with a couple budding stars showing signs of improvement. It was a familiar scene, with quite a twist. The Florida Panthers got Quenneville a win in his return to Chicago, using a hat trick by Frank Vatrano to beat...

Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) beats Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nick Holden (22) for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Krejci has goal, assist for Bruins in 3-2 win over Vegas

Jan. 21, 2020 11:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Down a goal entering the third period with a long layoff ahead, the Boston Bruins rallied their way to a win before the All-Star break. Jake DeBrusk tied it early in the third period and David Krejci got the go-ahead goal with 7:42 remaining, and the Bruins held on for a 3-2 victory over the...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) tries to get a shot past Philadelphia Flyers' Brian Elliott (37) as Philippe Myers (5), Ivan Provorov (9) and Kevin Hayes (13) defend during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Elliott makes 19 saves to lead Flyers over Penguins 3-0

Jan. 21, 2020 11:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Elliott and the Flyers defense stymied Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Elliott made 19 saves, Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk scored, and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 3-0 Tuesday night. It was Elliott’s first shutout of the season and 39th of his career. The...

Carolina Hurricanes' Martin Necas (88), of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Williams scores twice, Hurricanes defeat Jets 4-1

Jan. 21, 2020 10:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams couldn’t have scripted a better return to the NHL. Williams scored two goals in his second game since signing to return for his 19th season, helping the Carolina Hurricanes win 4-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. In his first game of the season two days...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013, file photo, Calgary Flames right wing Akim Aliu loses control of the puck as the blade of his stick breaks off, while Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Byrne defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Former NHL forward Aliu expects

Akim Aliu, who spoke out about racism, signs with Czech team

Jan. 21, 2020 10:05 PM EST

Akim Aliu, the player who helped prompt a new discussion about racism and coaching behavior in hockey, is heading back to the ice. Aliu signed Tuesday in the Czech Extraliga for the remainder of the season. He joins HC Litvínov with 14 games left in the season, giving him a chance to display his game to any...

FIEE - In this Oct. 31, 2001, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter celebrates his game-winning home run in the 10th inning as he rounds first base in Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Yankee Stadium in New York. Jeter could be a unanimous pick when Baseball Hall of Fame voting is announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Jeter 1 vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

Jan. 21, 2020 9:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1 — as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name? Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick, falling just shy of the standard set when longtime New York...

Florida Panthers right wing Noel Acciari, right, tips the puck past Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) and goalie Alex Stalock to score the game winning goal with six seconds left in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. The Panthers won 5-4. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Acciari scores with 5.6 seconds left, Panthers beat Wild 5-4

Jan. 21, 2020 12:05 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Doink. Doink. Winner. Noel Acciari scored with 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to win their fifth straight game, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Monday night. Despite his stick being held by Ryan Suter, Acciari was able to tip in a shot from the...

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Quenneville returns to Chicago with Florida Panthers

Jan. 20, 2020 11:34 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In some Chicago circles, certainly every one that includes a hockey rink, it's just “Q.” Only one letter is necessary for a man so revered there is a Twitter account for his mustache with more than 40,000 followers. Q returns Tuesday night. Joel Quenneville leads the Florida...