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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013, file photo, Calgary Flames right wing Akim Aliu loses control of the puck as the blade of his stick breaks off, while Colorado Avalanche's Ryan O'Byrne defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Former NHL forward Aliu expects

Akim Aliu, who spoke out about racism, signs with Czech team

Jan. 21, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Akim Aliu, the player who helped prompt a new discussion about racism and coaching behavior in hockey, is heading back to the ice. Aliu signed Tuesday in the Czech Extraliga for the remainder of the season. He joins HC Litvínov with 14 games left in the season, giving him a chance to display his game to any...

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (43) celebrates his goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) with his teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pearson leads Canucks past Sharks and into 1st in Pacific

Jan. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks surged past the San Jose Sharks — and took over the tight Pacific Division. Tanner Pearson scored on the power play and had an assist, helping the Canucks to a 4-1 victory Saturday night. Loui Eriksson, J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes also scored...

Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk (17) celebrates with teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Shea Weber (6) and Phillip Danault (24) after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during first-period NHL hockey game action in Montreal, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Golden Knights 5-4

Jan. 18, 2020 11:54 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Carey Price went from dejection to jubilation in a matter of minutes. Price and the Montreal Canadiens squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 5-4 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Vegas...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Konecny leads Flyers past Kings 4-1

Jan. 18, 2020 11:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a lackluster home effort the last time out, Flyers coach Alain Vigneault shifted his top line and it paid huge dividends. Travis Konecny scored a pair of goals and James van Riemsdyk added a goal and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles...

Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger is helped off the ice during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Panthers down another goalie, injured Driedger to miss weeks

Jan. 18, 2020 12:16 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what’s believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers. The Panthers announced the diagnosis Saturday, calling it a lower-body injury. Driedger was hurt midway through the first...

Anaheim Ducks center Sam Steel (34) celebrates his overtime goal against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender James Reimer (47) in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Anaheim won 2-1. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Sam Steel's OT goal lifts Ducks over Hurricanes 2-1

Jan. 17, 2020 11:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks don't have another game for nine days. After a 2-1 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night, Ducks coach Dallas Eakins would like to change the schedule. "I wish we were playing the day after tomorrow," Eakins said. “I don't quite understand...

Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with teammates Elias Pettersson (40) and J.T. Miller (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Virtanen, Markstrom lead Canucks over Coyotes 3-1

Jan. 17, 2020 2:31 AM EST

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jake Virtanen borrowed a move from his Western Hockey League days — and it helped lift the Vancouver Canucks to victory. Virtanen scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period and Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves to lead the Canucks past the Arizona...

San Jose Sharks center Joel Kellman, front, drives down the ice with the puck with Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichushkin, back left, and defenseman Erik Johnson in pursuit during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Grubauer makes 27 saves, Avalanche blank Sharks 4-0

Jan. 17, 2020 1:16 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Valeri Nichushkin's only shot of the game gave Colorado the lead in the first minute. Philipp Grubauer made it stand up for the last 59. "First shot, first goal, we keep working and don't look back," Grubauer said. It was just the type of performance the scuffling Avalanche needed. Grubauer...

Vegas Golden Knights new head coach Peter DeBoer talks to media after defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights beat Senators in DeBoer's debut with Vegas

Jan. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone made his return to Ottawa memorable - for himself and his new coach. Stone scored a goal and picked up an assist, leading Vegas to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in Peter DeBoer's debut as the Golden Knights' coach. The win snapped a four-game losing...

Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74), of Finland, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Rakell's goal, assist lead Ducks over Predators 4-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have just two wins in 2020, both against the Nashville Predators. Rickard Rakell had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 33 saves and the Ducks beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night. Josh Manson, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant also scored for Anaheim, which snapped...