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Predators' Austin Watson gains reinstatement from NHL

Mar. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has earned reinstatement from the NHL as he enters the follow-up phase of the league's substance abuse program. The league announced Monday that Watson had been returned to available status. Watson began the season on suspension and was...

Capitals' signing of Snively is evidence of Ovechkin effect

Mar. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Joe Snively cheered for the Washington Capitals growing up and played his youth hockey at their practice facility as part of the Little Caps program. Soon, he could be playing for the big Capitals. Snively on Monday signed a two-year, entry-level deal with his hometown team that...

Blaine's Bryce Brodzinski is AP boys hockey player of year

Mar. 18, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blaine forward Bryce Brodzinski is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school boys hockey. The award, voted on by a statewide panel of preps reporters and broadcasters, was announced Monday. Joining Brodzinski on the AP's all-state team are Eden Prairie forward...

Subban keeps up home domination, Vegas beats Oilers 6-3

Mar. 18, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban has been nearly unbeatable at home in two seasons with the Vegas Golden Knights. With starter Marc-Andre Fleury listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury, the Golden Knights should be just fine with two of their next three games in Vegas. Jonathan Marchessault scored two...

Silfverberg scores late to gives Ducks 3-2 win over Panthers

Mar. 18, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg hasn't slowed down since signing his contract extension two weeks ago. Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:33 left to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night. It was his team-leading 22nd goal of the season and his sixth...

Leivo scores in shootout, Canucks beat Stars 3-2

Mar. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Tim Schaller got Vancouver going, Jacob Markstrom kept the Canucks in the game and Josh Leivo finally ended it. Josh Leivo scored in the fourth round of the shootout for the only goal of the tiebreaker to lift the Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night. Leivo's shot went...

Flyers rally late to stun Penguins 2-1 in overtime

Mar. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clock ticking down on both the game and in some ways their season, the Philadelphia Flyers summoned some more late magic to stun the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. James van Riemsdyk scored with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Sean Couturier finished off a dazzling...

Nelson scores early in OT, Islanders beat Wild 3-2

Mar. 17, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A pair of guys who played high school hockey in Minnesota helped the New York Islanders pick up an important two points on the road Sunday night. They also did no favors for the home team. Brock Nelson scored 1:04 into overtime and the Islanders beat the Wild 3-2 to move into a tie...

Reinhart's shootout winner lifts Sabres over Blues 4-3

Mar. 17, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Reinhart came up just short of ending the Buffalo Sabres' seven-game winless streak in overtime. He made up for it in the shootout. Reinhart scored the deciding goal to lead the Sabres to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. It came moments after his backhand chance struck...

Grubauer helps Avalanche beat Devils 3-0

Mar. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche needed somebody to step up to help their postseason hopes. They got two big performances before a crucial road trip. Philipp Grubauer made 22 saves for his third shutout in his last five starts, and the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Sunday to end a...