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Ovechkin and McMichael each score twice as the Capitals deal the Devils a 6-2 defeat

Feb. 20, 2024 23:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Connor McMichael each scored twice, and the Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2, boosting their slim playoff chances and dealing their division rivals a tough blow in their pursuit. Ovechkin's goals give him 838 in his NHL career....

Coyotes laboring through 10-game losing streak after being in playoff picture a month ago

Feb. 20, 2024 14:04 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes were built for the future but appeared to be ahead of schedule just a month ago. The young core was playing well, the new veterans were fitting in and the goaltending was solid as they eyed the franchise's second playoff berth in 12 years. ...

Sabres' season-opening high aspirations are but a faint glimmer in falling further out of contention

Feb. 20, 2024 06:00 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A week ago, after the Sabres dropped consecutive 3-1 losses coming out of their bye week break, defenseman Rasmus Dahlin refused to consider his team’s season-long inconsistencies by insisting Buffalo still had time to climb into the playoff picture. “In my...

Troy Terry has goal, 2 assists and Gibson makes 34 saves in Ducks' 4-3 win over Sabres

Feb. 19, 2024 16:53 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long out of the playoff picture, the Anaheim Ducks achieved one of the more modest goals coach Greg Cronin laid out for his team following a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. How’s 20 wins sound? “It’s huge,” the first-year coach...

Forsberg, Saros spark Predators to 5-2 win over Blues

Feb. 17, 2024 20:42 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Filip Forsberg and Ryan O’Reilly each had a goal and assist while goalie Juuse Saros registered 35 saves, lifting the Nashville Predators to a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Saros rebounded after being pulled in Thursday’s 9-2 home loss to...

Penguins forward Jake Guentzel to miss up to four weeks with an upper-body injury

Feb. 15, 2024 18:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins will have to claw their way back into the playoff race without star forward Jake Guentzel. The team placed Guentzel on injured reserve before Thursday night's game at Chicago with an upper-body injury. Guentzel, whose 52 points are...

Hockey One. Hockey Two. Two outdoor NHL games at MetLife Stadium with playoff implications

Feb. 15, 2024 13:40 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two games in two days. A concert. Four Metropolitan Division rivals separated by about a 100-mile corridor that runs from New York to Philadelphia. Roughly 140,000 fans sitting in bone-chilling temperatures waiting to shout for a goal or great save. ...

Trade deadline, MVP race and more outdoor hockey are on tap for the 2nd half of the NHL season

Feb. 04, 2024 13:59 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Even during the All-Star break, Nathan MacKinnon kept thinking ahead to the second half of the NHL season. “You try not to eat too much,” MacKinnon said. “You’re looking in the mirror and you look fat.” Maybe MacKinnon — and plenty of other...

New Jersey Devils say Jack Hughes is 'really close' to returning from injury

Feb. 03, 2024 19:56 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Jack Hughes is nearing a return to the New Jersey Devils lineup after missing the past month because of an injury. The team said Saturday that Hughes is “really close” to playing again and decided to return home to New Jersey on Friday night to begin his...

Los Angeles Kings fire Todd McLellan, name Jim Hiller the interim coach for the rest of the season

Feb. 02, 2024 14:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings fired coach Todd McLellan on Friday and named Jim Hiller the interim coach for the rest of the season. “We want to thank Todd for his hard work and dedication to the organization,” vice president and general manager Rob Blake said in a...