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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, center, looks to redirect the puck, between Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, left, and defenseman Samuel Girard during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubows

LA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to Vegas

Feb. 19, 2020 3:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks. The Kings announced the deal Wednesday moving the 32-year-old Martinez, their long-serving defenseman who scored the overtime goal that won Los...

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) celebrates a goal against the Ottawa Senators with defenseman Esa Lindell (23), left wing Jamie Benn (14) and center Jason Dickinson (18) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Road less traveled: Some NHL teams moving AHL squads closer

Feb. 19, 2020 10:10 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Jason Dickinson encountered quite a few bumps in the road on his route to the NHL. Good thing for his trusty truck. Dickinson was up and down between the Dallas Stars and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, a total of 17 times during the 2017-18 season. Sometimes, the...

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen (55) tries to control the puck in front of Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) and defenseman Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Justin Tang/the Canadian Press via AP)

Anisimov, Pageau score 2 each as Senators beat Sabres 7-4

Feb. 19, 2020 1:46 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Artem Anisimov and Jean-Gabriel Pageau had two goals each as the Ottawa Senators beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-4 on Tuesday night. Vladislav Namestnikov, Drake Batherson and Anthony Duclair also scored for Ottawa on a night the Senators retired Chris Phillips’ jersey in a pregame...

Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) scores on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Wheeler scores 2, Jets beat Kings 6-3

Feb. 19, 2020 12:19 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler was glad to be back playing on a line with Mark Scheifele, and it showed. Wheeler had two goals and an assist in his 700th game in franchise history, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night. Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists and...

St. Louis Blues' Ivan Barbashev, middle, of Russia, is congratulated by Alex Pietrangelo, left, and Robert Thomas after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Barbashev scores twice, Blues beat Devils 3-0

Feb. 18, 2020 11:48 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ivan Barbashev said he had a good feeling when he arrived at the Enterprise Center on Tuesday. It showed in his play. Barbashev scored twice and the St. Louis Blues snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. It was the third...

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Nino Niederreiter (21), of Switzerland, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Svechnikov, Niederreiter help Hurricanes beat Predators 4-1

Feb. 18, 2020 11:31 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Nino Niederreiter each scored in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Tuesday night. Jordan Staal scored a goal in the first, and Sebastian Aho added a goal in the third and Justin Williamshad two assists as Carolina...

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...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) passes to Jason Zucker (16) who put a shot behind Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Crosby has goal, 3 assists as Penguins beat Maple Leafs 5-2

Feb. 18, 2020 11:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best when the stakes get high. He has...

Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes (13) and Ivan Provorov (9) celebrate past Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) after a goal by Hayes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Konecny helps Flyers send Blue Jackets to 6th straight loss

Feb. 18, 2020 10:25 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny had a goal and two assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Tuesday night. Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier, Philippe Myers and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers (33-20-7, 73 points), who moved a point ahead of Columbus (30-19-12, 72...

Fans sign a banner sending well wishes to St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode while on the bench during a game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Bouwmeester on the road to recovery, Blues trade for D-man

Feb. 18, 2020 9:15 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week and said in a statement Tuesday that he is “on the road to recovery.” Bouwmeester, 36, collapsed during the first period of a game Feb. 11 after going into...