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Capitals re-sign Alex Ovechkin to $47.5M, 5-year contract

Jul. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Alex Ovechkin broke the news that he's staying with the Washington Capitals in true Ovi fashion with five exclamation points. Five more years and a chance to chase Wayne Gretzky's NHL goal-scoring record. Ovechkin re-signed Tuesday with the only NHL...

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semifinal

Jun. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Experience is an invaluable ally in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There’s little the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t encountered during deep postseason runs five of the past seven years. The New York Islanders haven’t achieved as much...

Islanders eliminate Bruins, return to Stanley Cup semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders fell behind after three games for the second straight series. Each time, they won three straight to advance, and now they're headed to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year. Brock Nelson scored twice in New...

Penguins' Malkin out indefinitely after right knee surgery

Jun. 04, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has had surgery on his right knee and will not be available when the team reports for training camp in September. The team made the announcement Friday but did not provide specifics on when Malkin underwent the...

Islanders staying focused against Bruins amid series deficit

Jun. 04, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

The New York Islanders have been in this situation before — trailing in a series after three games. They're just keeping their focus on the next game. They trailed 2-1 against Pittsburgh in the first round before winning three straight to take the series. Now, after...

Penguins GM Hextall committed to keeping core together

Jun. 02, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hextall doesn't sound like someone who's ready to hit the reset button. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager said Wednesday he believes in the team's core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang and is in no hurry to move on to the...

What now? Penguins dealing with another early playoff exit

May. 27, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins felt so confident in Tristan Jarry's ascendancy during the offseason they traded two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray and awarded Jarry with a new contract. So much for that. The steady play...

Islanders shut down Penguins again to advance to 2nd round

May. 27, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For the second time in three years, the New York Islanders did a masterful job shutting down Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, got some timely goals and are now headed to the second round of the playoffs. Brock Nelson scored twice in...

Nelson helps Islanders beat Penguins 5-3 to reach 2nd round

May. 26, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders didn't get discouraged when they kept falling behind. They just kept their focus, got a big surge in the second period and ran past the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the playoffs. Brock Nelson scored twice in...

Beginner's puck: Rookies making early impact in NHL playoffs

May. 25, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

For all the talk about how much playoff experience goes into winning the Stanley Cup and the guys with gray in their beards who have been there before, rookies are stealing the show early in this NHL postseason. Three rookie goaltenders have won a game, the defending...