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Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) celebrates a shootout win over the Washington Capitals with Jason Zucker following an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Guentzel's winner lifts Penguins by Capitals 4-3 in shootout

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Casey DeSmith felt the puck at his feet, looked down to confirm it was indeed the case then exhaled as his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates poured over the bench in the middle of an empty arena to congratulate their backup goaltender, the one hardly playing like a backup. Starting in place...

Penguins' Jared McCann fined $10,000 for elbowing

Jan. 16, 2021 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann has been fined $10,000 for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim, the NHL announced Saturday. The incident occurred at 14:32 of the second period of Friday's game in Philadelphia. McCann was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing. The...

Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny, left, shoots the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins' Casey DeSmith, right, for his third goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Konecny records hat trick, leads Flyers past Penguins 5-2

Jan. 15, 2021 10:42 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gritty’s hat trick was that the mascot had one at all, a comically oversized Flyers cap he flung, frisbee-style, onto the ice. Gritty went big — and so did Travis Konecny in his first career hat trick. Konecny scored three goals and had an assist and the Philadelphia...

Philadelphia Flyers' James van Riemsdyk celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Farabee has 4-point game, Flyers beat Penguins 6-3

Jan. 13, 2021 10:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nolan Patrick missed last season with debilitating migraines and Oskar Lindblom had his shortened in his fight with a rare bone cancer. The only cheers they heard in their comeback games came in the locker room before faceoff in the form of rousing approval from the Philadelphia Flyers,...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) dunks against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The Latest: 3 Mavericks players out under COVID-19 protocols

Jan. 8, 2021 10:38 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Mavericks players Jalen Brunson, Josh Richardson and Dorian Finney-Smith are listed as out on the NBA’s injury report for the team's next game because of health and safety protocols related to COVID-19. Two people...

FILE - In this  Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) pushes Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) from the crease in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. Longtime Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara signed with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, a stunning move less than a week before most NHL teams open training camp.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Close to Home: NHL's East Division has unfriendly neighbors

Jan. 8, 2021 3:11 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Flyers fans have posted photos of Sidney Crosby in arena urinals, an uncouth custom to let the Penguins' star know he will never be No. 1 in Philly. “Crosby Sucks!” chants echo louder in Philadelphia than the “Let’s go Fly-ers!” chorus from the...

Lightning embrace challenge of defending Stanley Cup title

Jan. 5, 2021 7:45 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Winning Stanley Cup championships in consecutive seasons is rare. The Tampa Bay Lightning are confident they can do it. Even without leading scorer Nikita Kucherov, who’ll miss the year after undergoing hip surgery. The Lightning are that talented with a highly skilled offense...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Sidney Crosby (87) watch a replay of a goal by Malkin during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Pittsburgh, in this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo. The faces around Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin change. The expectations around the Pittsburgh Penguins and their two longtime stars do not. After an offseason of retooling the coaching staff and tweaking the roster, the Penguins are hoping to rebound following a second straight early playoff exit. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)

New faces, same expectations for Crosby, Penguins

Jan. 5, 2021 3:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The number of players who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins to consecutive Stanley Cup titles is dwindling. Matt Murray is in Ottawa. Patric Hornqvist is in Florida. Assistant coaches Jacques Martin, Sergei Gonchar and Mark Recchi are gone, too. All part of a mini-housecleaning following a...

FILE - Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) congratulates Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after the Capitals' 2-1 overtime win in Game 7 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, in Boston, in this Wednesday, April 25, 2012, file photo. Alex Ovechkin goes into the final year of his contract with the Washington Capitals looking to win the Stanley Cup for the second time. He’ll have 43-year-old past champion Zdeno Chara with him but not Henrik Lundqvist chasing his first title, after tests showed the veteran goaltender couldn’t keep playing because of a heart condition.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ovechkin, Chara team up with Capitals to chase Stanley Cup

Jan. 5, 2021 2:53 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has spent most of his career battling Zdeno Chara in the corners and trying to shoot the puck past Henrik Lundqvist, so naturally he didn't see this coming. “If somebody gonna tell me like two or three years ago I’m gonna play with a Lundqvist on one team...

FILE - Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart reacts after New Jersey Devils' Taylor Hall missed the last shot of a shootout in an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., in this Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, file photo. The Flyers won 4-3. The Flyers are counting on 22-year-old goalie Carter Hart to lead them to the title. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Hart stopper: Flyers count on G Hart to lead them to Cup

Jan. 5, 2021 12:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart spent his offseason living more like a young adult forced to move back home because of the pandemic rather than a franchise-shifting goalie who could have lived a luxe life anywhere he pleased. The 22-year-old Hart lived with his parents in Alberta, Canada and he, like many...