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Chicago Blackhawks center Ryan Carpenter (22) scores a goal against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Duchene leads Predators over Blackhawks 2-1 in shootout

Jan. 27, 2021 11:20 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For Matt Duchene, confidence was the difference. Duchene scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Nick Cousins had the regulation goal for Nashville. Ryan Carpenter had the Chicago goal. The...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has his final meeting of the season with the media at the NHL hockey team's practice facility in Cranberry, Pa., in this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, file photo. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, a Hall of Famer who helped lead to a pair of Stanley Cup titles, resigned abruptly on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford, who oversaw Cup wins, resigns

Jan. 27, 2021 7:07 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford arrived in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2014 tasked with jumpstarting a star-laden but stalled franchise to life. By the end of his third season as general manager, the Penguins became the first team in a generation to win consecutive Stanley Cup titles. Those banners will...

San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato, back, redirects a shot past Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and wide of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: San José returning to Shark Tank in mid-February

Jan. 27, 2021 6:27 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The San José Sharks finally know when they are returning home. The team said Wednesday that it will return to the Shark Tank in San José for home games against Anaheim on Feb. 13 and 15 and play the remainder of the...

FILE - Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour watches against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, in this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, file photo. Brind'Amour's Hurricanes have had four games postponed due to COVID-19 concerns and are due to play Thursday, Jan. 28 against Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Hurricanes set to return from COVID-19 pause, postponements

Jan. 27, 2021 5:22 PM EST

The Carolina Hurricanes played just three games this season before having to shut down workouts and postpone four games due to COVID-19 concerns. They returned to practice this week and are set to play Thursday against Tampa Bay in what amounts to a second try at starting the season, although coach Rod...

Senators acquire Jack Kopacka, pick from Sharks for Jaros

Jan. 27, 2021 5:13 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Jack Kopacka and a 2022 seventh-round draft pick from the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday for defenseman Christian Jaros. Kopacka was acquired by the Sharks from the Anahaim Ducks earlier Wednesday in exchange for defenseman Trevor Carrick. In...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013, file photo, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Warren Sapp smiles after being inducted in the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime in an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins in Tampa, Fla. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp wishes the Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team’s home stadium. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Bucs fans set to cheer inside, outside Super Bowl stadium

Jan. 27, 2021 4:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Warren Sapp wishes fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team’s home stadium. Because of coronavirus pandemic concerns, the NFL’s decision to limit capacity to 22,000 at Raymond James Stadium, and soaring prices for...

San Jose's Erik Karlsson (65) handles the puck against Minnesota Wild's Nick Bjugstad (27) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. San Jose won 5-3. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

'Sloppy' hockey is the name of the game early in NHL season

Jan. 27, 2021 11:49 AM EST

With an outbreak delaying the Dallas Stars' opener, Rick Bowness got to watch a lot of hockey in the first couple of nights of the NHL season. It wasn't a coach's dream. “It was entertaining hockey, but it was a little sloppy,” Bowness said. “And that’s to be expected.” Sloppy...

Los Angeles Kings' Blake Lizotte (46) and Minnesota Wild's Kirill Kaprizov (97) pursue the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Petersen makes 32 saves, Kings hold on to beat Wild 2-1

Jan. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carl Grundstrom and Kurtis MacDermid scored, and Calvin Petersen made 32 saves as the Los Angeles Kings held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. For the third time in three games between the teams, Los Angeles squandered a third-period lead. But this time, the Kings...

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops the puck on a shot by the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Saad scores twice, Avalanche rout Sharks 7-3

Jan. 27, 2021 1:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Saad scored twice, one in a three-goal flurry at the end of the first period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Tuesday night. Mikko Rantanen scored a goal for the sixth straight game to tie an Avalanche record, and Valeri Nichushkin added a short-handed goal...

CORRECTS TO SHOOTOUT, INSTEAD OF OVERTIME - St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn (10) scores on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner (90) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Minus coaching staff, Vegas loses to Blues 5-4 in shootout

Jan. 27, 2021 1:34 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Missing all their coaches, Max Pacioretty and the Vegas Golden Knights still managed to earn a point. Strange night, but they'll certainly take it. David Perron and Brayden Schenn scored in a shootout Tuesday to give the St. Louis Blues a 5-4 victory over Vegas. Pacioretty got his seventh...