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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...

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,...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes plays against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. For the teams that missed the 2020 playoffs, they've spent the past 10 months waiting for the compressed 56-game 2021 season. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The wait is almost over for NHL teams that missed playoffs

Jan. 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils hadn't had a layoff like this since ... ever? More than 100 NHL players from New Jersey, Buffalo, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Ottawa, and Detroit have not played a meaningful hockey game since the league paused play in early March because of the...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates next to Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. The NHL is embarking on a 56-game regular season with all divisional play in a knock-down, drag-out battle for the Stanley Cup unlike any other in hockey history.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

NHL embarks on season that will be like '56 playoff games'

Jan. 9, 2021 11:29 AM EST

The NHL has started seasons of fewer than 82 games in January and played into the summer to award the Stanley Cup. Just not like this. When the puck drops on the regular season in five rinks Jan. 13, it will be the start of a 56-game sprint to the playoffs with all divisional play until the semifinals. That will...

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...

This undated photo provided by the Town of Sylvan Lake shows people playing hockey in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Experts say and studies have shown fewer freezing days and less ice coverage in the winter over the past several decades. The future suggests it will become much more more challenging to maintain rinks on ponds and lakes. In places like Kingman and Sylvan Lake, Alberta, residents are keeping the tradition alive even if the skating season is shorter than it used to be. (Photo courtesy Town of Sylvan Lake via AP)

Outdoor hockey traditions under shadow of climate change

Jan. 8, 2021 2:55 AM EST

KINGMAN, Alberta (AP) — Larry Asp grew up playing shinny outside in this tiny rural town he calls home again after 40 years away. Since returning, he also holds the keys to the outdoor “Rink of Dreams” that gives the 90 local residents the chance to skate outside during the keen Canadian...

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...

Boston Bruins players skate around a goal during a speed drill at the team's NHL hockey training camp, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NHL training camps open with sense of urgency

Jan. 4, 2021 6:39 PM EST

Peter Laviolette pulled the mask away from his face to bark out instructions while pointing every which way with his stick, then put the mask back on and skated around to show his new players what to do. It was the first day of training camp for Laviolette and the Washington Capitals and most of the NHL. With the...