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Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes, center, celebrates his goal, as Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, right, skates nearby during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Flyers beat Caps for 7th straight win, are point out of 1st

Mar. 4, 2020 10:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Travis Konecny heard the announcement there was “no conclusive evidence” he scored, and was determined to get one for real. Just over a minute later, he left no doubt about it. Konecny hammered home his shot 71 seconds after a questionable video review wiped out a possible...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny (11) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Sharks' Aaron Dell (30) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Hayes scores 2, Flyers top Sharks 4-2 for 4th straight win

Feb. 25, 2020 10:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are suddenly more than a possible playoff team in the East. Carter Hart & Co. might be ready to make some noise once they get there. Kevin Hayes had two goals and Travis Konecny and Nicolas Aube-Kubel also scored to lift the Flyers to their fourth straight...

Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates after scoring during overtime period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Trades juice up arms race in deep Metropolitan Division

Feb. 24, 2020 6:26 PM EST

The Metropolitan Division was already the deepest and most competitive in the NHL. Now the race to the finish is getting juiced up. Nearly every Metro contender made a move ahead of Monday's trade deadline to gear up for the playoff push. The first-place Washington Capitals got it started by acquiring Ilya...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan plays against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL hockey game in Detroit. After realizing he was coming to a dead end in his battle with an alcohol problem, Ryan says, asking for help has shown him a way forward. Ryan met with the media Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020, for the first time since entering the joint NHL/NHL Players Association assistance program Nov. 20. Ryan said the alcohol problem is one he's been battling for a while, and that he attempted to deal with it on his own before realizing he needed more help.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ryan confronts addiction, preps for return to Ottawa lineup

Feb. 22, 2020 2:49 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — After realizing he was coming to a dead end in his battle with an alcohol problem, Bobby Ryan says asking for help has shown him a way forward. The Ottawa Senators right-winger met with the media Friday for the first time since entering the joint NHL/NHL Players Association...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) deflects a shot as Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) moves for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NHL-worst Red Wings beat Canadeins 4-3, sweep season series

Feb. 18, 2020 11:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings can only wish they played Montreal more than just four times this season. Andreas Athanasiou scored his second goal with 5:15 remaining in regulation to cap Detroit's three-goal third period, helping the Red Wings rally to beat the Canadiens 4-3 Tuesday night to sweep...

Zucker's two goals help Penguins beat Canadiens 4-1

Feb. 14, 2020 10:43 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penguins forward Jason Zucker is settling in nicely after two games with his new team. Zucker scored his first two goals with the Penguins during a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night. “To me, it was about the win,” Zucker said. “It was good to get...

Montreal Canadiens right wing Joel Armia (40) is congratulated for his goal during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Kovalchuk scores in SO, Canadiens rally past Devils 5-4

Feb. 4, 2020 11:13 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Trailing by three goals and with their playoffs hopes fading, the Montreal Canadiens reached down and found something that might spark their season. Ilya Kovalchuk scored the only shootout goal and the Canadiens rallied from a 3-0 second-period deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4...