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Comeback Cats do it again, rally to top Caps 5-3 in Game 5

May. 11, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe was brought to the Florida Panthers for big postseason moments. Like this one. Verhaeghe set a Panthers franchise playoff record with a five-point night — two goals, three assists — and the Comeback Cats pulled off another...

Crosby, Penguins have Rangers on brink heading into Game 5

May. 10, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins were stymied by Igor Shesterkin during the regular season. They have now chased the the New York Rangers' Vezina Trophy finalist the last two games and are one win from advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four years. ...

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

May. 09, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “Comeback Cats” are back — in playoff form. Known for their propensity to play from behind and win on the way to the NHL's best regular season, the Florida Panthers finally delivered a little of that magic in the postseason, and not a minute too late. ...

Caps' Kuznetsov, Stars' Benn fined $5,000 for high sticking

May. 08, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington's Evgeny Kuznetsov and Jamie Benn of Dallas were fined $5,000 Sunday for high sticking on a pair of incidents that didn't get penalized during their games. Kuznetsov's play against Florida's Noel Acciari came in the first period of the Capitals' 6-1...

Capitals rally late, stun top-seeded Panthers 4-2 in Game 1

May. 03, 2022 22:56 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — T.J. Oshie didn't see his go-ahead goal get into the net. The Florida Panthers didn't see this coming, either. And right away, the top overall seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs finds itself in some trouble. Oshie scored the go-ahead goal midway...

Who? Fates of some NHL teams in hands of role players

May. 03, 2022 03:15 AM EDT

Casey DeSmith keeps insisting the NHL playoffs are no different than any other game he's ever played in his life. The Pittsburgh goaltender believes his job when he skates onto the ice at Madison Square Garden ice on Tuesday night when the Penguins open their first-round matchup with...

What it takes for NHL playoff contenders to win Stanley Cup

May. 02, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

The path to the Stanley Cup is rarely a straight line. Sometimes it’s the direction a puck takes when it banks off the post and in — or out. Four years ago, Artemi Panarin clanked a shot off the post late in regulation that could have put Columbus up three games to none in the...

Ovechkin, Ekblad return to practice for Capitals, Panthers

May. 01, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Aaron Ekblad both practiced on Sunday. Those are excellent developments for the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers. All signs point to Ovechkin being in the lineup for Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series against the...

Ovechkin injury clouds Capitals' outlook week from playoffs

Apr. 26, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin missed a game because of injury for just the 25th time in his 17-year NHL career. All of those have come in the regular season. He has never missed one in the playoffs. Ovechkin was ruled out of the Washington Capitals' game Tuesday...

Ovechkin becomes oldest player to score 50 goals in a season

Apr. 21, 2022 02:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin enjoyed the biggest moment of his career inside T-Mobile Arena in 2018, when he skated the Stanley Cup around the rink after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in the Final. On Wednesday night, he enjoyed another milestone. ...