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Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal, left, and Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher (11) chase the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 24, 2019 - 11:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov scored with 1:45 left in overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Sunday night in a matchup with Eastern Conference playoff implications. Carolina's Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the tying goal with 5:39 remaining, and...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates Jaccob Slavin (74) and Jordan Staal (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C. Hurricanes won 3-2 by shoot out. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
March 19, 2019 - 11:11 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped Pittsburgh cold and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night. Justin Williams scored the tying goal with 1:56 left in regulation, and Brock McGinn also scored for the Hurricanes. They won their...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. The Russian-born captain and playoff MVP and his teammates are continuing the NHL tradition of visiting the sitting...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27), center Steven Stamkos (91), defenseman Erik Cernak (81) and left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrate Stamkos' goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Monday, March 18, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 18, 2019 - 10:43 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. Stamkos...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) is congratulated by Nino Niederreiter (21), of the Czech Republic, following Williams' goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 16, 2019 - 9:36 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Saturday night. Jordan Staal scored a late goal for his 500th career point, Lucas Wallmark also scored early and Curtis McElhinney stopped 35 shots to help the...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, makes a save against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
March 15, 2019 - 10:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 46 shots — including 22 in the second period — to get his sixth shutout of the season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday night. Adam McQuaid, David Savard and Josh Anderson scored for the Blue Jackets, who pulled...
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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his penalty-shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 1:46 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau busted out of a scoring slump in a big way. Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Derek Ryan added two goals for...
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek, right, stops a shot off the stick of Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen in the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 11, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 11, 2019 - 11:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek stopped 38 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes earned a rare win at Pepsi Center by beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Monday night. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton also scored as the Hurricanes won in Denver for just the second...
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Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 10, 2019 - 10:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin watched helplessly from the penalty box as the short-handed unit he helped transform got to work. Seconds after stepping out following another successful kill, Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, Harry Howell waves to the crowd during a ceremony to retire his number before the Ranger's hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Harry Howell, who played the most games in the history of New York Rangers, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night, March 9, 2019. Howell played 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952-69 and had his No. 3 retired by the team. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who played the most games in New York Rangers' history, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games...
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