Hockey

FILE - In this June 8, 2006, file photo, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses members of the media during a news conference, in Uniondale, N.Y. Wang, a technology company founder who formerly owned the New York Islanders hockey team has died. He was 74. His attorney John McEntee says in an emailed statement that Wang died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 21, 2018 - 8:18 pm
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Wang, a technology company founder and former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, died Sunday. He was 74. Wang died of lung cancer in Oyster Bay, New York, his attorney, John McEntee, said in an emailed statement. Wang "was an entrepreneur, visionary, author...
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Florida Panthers left wing Jonathan Huberdeau (11) celebrates with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar, left, and center Vincent Trocheck, right, after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Washington. Huberdeau scored the deciding shootout goal. The Panthers won 6-5 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 19, 2018 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dominant first period and a three-goal lead had the Florida Panthers feeling a little too good about cruising toward their first victory of the season. "You feel comfortable, but I think we can't feel too comfortable," forward Jonathan Huberdeau said. The Panthers blew that lead...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson waits for play to resume during the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville, Tenn.Watson's 27-game suspension for domestic abuse has been reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator. The NHL and the NHL Players' Association announced arbitrator Shyam Das' decision Thursday, Oct. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
October 12, 2018 - 11:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is criticizing an arbitrator's decision to reduce the suspension of Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson, who pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge. Watson received a 27-game suspension from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last month. The NHL and NHL...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 11, 2018 - 7:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night. Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the players in league...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, center, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with center Isac Lundestrom, left, of Sweden, and right wing Kiefer Sherwood, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 08, 2018 - 11:08 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Troy Terry is only five games into his NHL career, he was already something of a shootout legend even before he arrived in Anaheim. When he got his first shootout opportunity for the Ducks on Monday night, Terry broke out the same skills he employed to win two...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87), Justin Schultz (4), and Jamie Oleksiak (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. It was Guentzel's second goal of the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 04, 2018 - 7:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second power-play goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of Famer...
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Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell, right, from Sweden, celebrates with right wing and countryman Jakob Silfverberg (33) after Rakell scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 03, 2018 - 11:06 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose. John Gibson made 31 saves to keep the Ducks in the...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal with T.J. Oshie (77) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 03, 2018 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals opened their title defense with a 7-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night. After watching the franchise's first Stanley Cup banner ascend to the rafters, T.J. Oshie opened the scoring just 24 seconds in,...
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Washington Capitals players watch the Stanley Cup championship banner during a banner-raising ceremony before the team's NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 03, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Stanley Cup championship banner rose to the rafters at the home of the Washington Capitals for the first time, and everyone in attendance Wednesday night got to relive the sheer excitement of it all. Alex Ovechkin and the other players, who craned their necks to see the video...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, on ice at back center, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game, in Washington. Wilson has been suspended 20 games by the NHL for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during a preseason game. Wilson's punishment was announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise their banner and open their title defense by hosting the Boston Bruins to begin the regular season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 03, 2018 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20 games by the NHL on Wednesday for a blindside hit to the head of an opponent during the preseason. Wilson's punishment was announced just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise a banner and open...
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