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Beijing Olympics will showcase hockey's next generation

Jan. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EST

The disappointment of the NHL not participating in the 2022 Winter Olympics quickly turned to excitement for a handful of U.S. players at the world junior championship. Matty Beniers, Jake Sanderson and Brock Faber were together in Red Deer, Alberta, when USA Hockey’s John...

Komarov, Filppula, Vatanen named to Finland's Olympic team

Jan. 20, 2022 14:00 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Former NHL players Leo Komarov, Sami Vatanen, Valtteri Filppula, Markus Granlund and Mikko Lehtonen were among those named Thursday to Finland’s men’s hockey roster for the Beijing Olympics. Komarov is the most recent to play in the NHL, dressing for one game...

Francouz gets 2nd shutout in Avalanche's 2-0 win over Ducks

Jan. 20, 2022 02:06 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pavel Francouz made 34 saves for his second career shutout, Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche earned a point in their 10th straight game, defeating the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 on Wednesday night. Francouz missed the first two months...

Reaves, Fox score 2 each as Rangers beat Maple Leafs 6-3

Jan. 19, 2022 23:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reaves is used to long scoring droughts during his 12-year career. He came through in a big way to end his latest one. Reaves scored his first two goals since joining the Rangers in the offseason, Adam Fox had two goals and an assist, and New York scored three...

Coyotes claw past Devils 4-1 behind Vejmelka, Crouse

Jan. 19, 2022 23:17 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lawson Crouse scored a goal and added an assist, and Karel Vejmelka made 35 saves to help lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night. Dysin Mayo, Travis Boyd and Johan Larsson also scored for Arizona, which has won three...

Capitals' Orlov suspended 2 games for kneeing Jets' Ehlers

Jan. 19, 2022 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended two games for kneeing Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers. The NHL department of player safety announced the suspension Wednesday after holding a hearing with Orlov and his representatives. ...

NHL reschedules games, season set to end on time April 29

Jan. 19, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Despite postponing more than 100 games for coronavirus-related reasons, the NHL is still on track to complete the regular season on time by the end of April. While it came at the expense of players competing in the Beijing Olympics, the new schedule keeps the top hockey league in the...

Hedman, Kucherov propel streaking Lightning past Kings 6-4

Jan. 19, 2022 02:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning found a novel way to break up the monotony that can be the middle of the NHL regular season. Hedman had two goals and an assist in Tuesday night's 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings despite being one of only four...

Monahan scores twice, Flames beat Panthers 5-1

Jan. 19, 2022 01:40 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored twice for the first time this season and the slumping Calgary Flames beat the NHL-leading Florida Panthers 5-1 Tuesday night. Rasmus Andersson got his first goal of the season, Matthew Tkachuk and Blake Coleman also scored and Johnny...

Dvorak scores 2, Montembeault saves 48, Montreal tops Dallas

Jan. 19, 2022 00:59 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Christian Dvorak scored twice, Sam Montembeault made a career-high 48 saves for his second win of the season and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 Tuesday night for their third road win. Dvorak and Michael Pezzetta scored 22 seconds apart in the second...