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Berglund feels at peace a month after quitting Sabres

Jan. 18, 2019 3:12 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Patrik Berglund tells Sweden's Hockeypuls.se he feels at peace and has no regrets after abruptly ending his hockey career by walking away from the Buffalo Sabres a little over two months into the season. "I just knew I had to go home to find myself again," Berglund told the publication...

Capitals' Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles

Jan. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury. Holtby said his left eye is back to normal after it initially didn't progress as quickly as hoped. "It's not a...

Kings edge Stars 2-1 to climb out of NHL basement

Jan. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — It took Jack Campbell nearly nine years to make his first start in Dallas. Turns out, the wait was well worth it for the Los Angeles Kings' goalie. Campbell beat the team that drafted him and Dustin Brown scored a rare power-play goal for the Kings, who moved out of the NHL basement by...

Hellebuyck makes 37 saves as Jets beat Predators 5-1

Jan. 18, 2019 12:20 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck delivered the dominant performance he needed with backup Laurent Brossoit nipping at his net. Hellebuyck made 37 saves and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night to stay alone atop the Central Division in a midseason showdown between...

Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

Jan. 18, 2019 12:04 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Although they trail Tampa Bay by 14 points in the standings, the Toronto Maple Leafs are having some head-to-head success against the top team in the NHL. Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the...

Re-tooled Ducks snap 12-game skid, top Wild 3-0

Jan. 17, 2019 11:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell scored...

Kreider, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 4-3 win over Blackhawks

Jan. 17, 2019 11:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a rough stretch, the New York Rangers are playing their best hockey in nearly two months. Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist moved into a tie for sixth place on the NHL's career wins list and the Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night for their...

Rask ties Bruins record for wins in 5-2 victory over Blues

Jan. 17, 2019 11:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask always tries to focus on the next win. This time, he made an exception. The 31-year-old goaltender tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory as the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny"...

Lee scores twice, Isles use 3-goal 1st to beat Devils 4-1

Jan. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are proving to themselves — and the rest of the NHL — that they are legitimate playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference. Anders Lee scored twice and the Islanders used a three-goal first period to win for the ninth time in 11 games with a 4-1...

Chris Wagner, Tuukka Rask help Bruins beat Blues 5-2

Jan. 17, 2019 10:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Chris Wagner scored the go-ahead goal 5:27 into the third period, Tuukka Rask tied a Boston record with his 252nd career victory and the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Thursday night. Rask made 28 saves and matched the franchise mark set by Cecil "Tiny" Thompson, who was 252-153 with...