Men's hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Casey DeSmith (1) blocks a shot from Buffalo Sabres' Dylan Cozens (42) as Penguins' Calen Addison (76) defends during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game Monday, Sept.16, 2019, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/John Beale)
September 30, 2019 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Backup goaltending competitions around the NHL have come into focus after the latest round of waiver moves. The Pittsburgh Penguins for now are keeping Tristan Jarry as Matt Murray's backup and waived Casey DeSmith. James Reimer won the Carolina Hurricanes backup job, and the team...
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September 30, 2019 - 11:24 am
The NHL could be on the way to its version of "Are You Ready For Some Football?" The league is announcing a two-year partnership with Green Day that includes an opening song for NBC Sports' "Wednesday Night Hockey." The song, "Ready, Fire, Aim" isn't custom-made for the NHL and will be on Green Day...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Roland McKeown (55) dives to tip the puck away from Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
September 29, 2019 - 11:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jakob Vrana scored two goals, including the winner at 4:57 of the third period, in the Washington Capitals' 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. T.J. Oshie also scored twice goals for Washington, and Braden Holtby made 28 saves. Sebastian Aho scored twice for...
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St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak, left, scores past Washington Capitals' Carl Hagelin, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 28, 2019 - 12:44 am
Jaden Schwartz had a goal and added three assists to lead the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Washington Capitals on Friday night. Schwartz scored with 4:23 left in the first to cut Washington's lead to 2-1. Brayden Schenn, Vladimir Tarasenko and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, the Detroit Red Wings play an NHL preseason game against the Boston Bruins at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. The Red Wings are desperately trying to keep fans filing into Little Caesars Arena while the allure of the relatively new facility wears off while the team goes through a painful rebuild. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:42 am
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson pays about $74 for two of the cheapest seats in Little Caesars Arena. The 32-year-old fan gets a pair of high top chairs set up behind a counter, giving him plenty of space for food and drink, in a spacious area perched near the...
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Minnesota Wild's Mats Zuccarello scores against Colorado Avalanche's goalie Pavel Francouz during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
September 21, 2019 - 11:26 pm
Mats Zuccarello scored the deciding goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in NHL preseason play in St. Paul, Minnesota. Zuccarello, signed to five-year, $30 million free agent contract by the Wild on July 1, assisted on goals...
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FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) gets set for a faceoff during the first period during an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 20, 2019 - 1:17 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi will retire from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 ratings. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference Finals and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr, center, is joined by players George Parros , left, and Kevin Westgath after meeting with NHL officials in New York. The NHLPA announces its decision whether to terminate the current collective bargaining agreement and set the clock ticking toward another potential work stoppage in 2020. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 16, 2019 - 6:34 pm
The National Hockey League will play its next three seasons without the threat of a work stoppage amid optimism that labor peace will stretch beyond 2022. The NHL Players' Association on Monday announced it would not opt out of the current collective bargaining agreement. Combined with the owners'...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, skates with the puck during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for inappropriate conduct, less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine. The NHL announced its punishment Saturday, Sept. 14, saying it followed a meeting with Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday. Kuznetsov will not appeal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
September 14, 2019 - 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for "inappropriate conduct," less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine. The NHL announced...
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September 08, 2019 - 1:07 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Sept. 6 about Alex Ovechkin, The Associated Press erroneously reported what season the Washington Capitals captain is entering. He is entering his 15th, not 14th, season. A corrected version of the story is below: Caps' Ovechkin leaner if not lighter going into 15th season...
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