Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) loses the puck while skating in on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray as Justin Schultz (4) defends in the first period of the NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
October 07, 2017 - 11:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — After a rocky start to their Stanley Cup title defense, the Pittsburgh Penguins are just happy to be back on track. They rebounded against the team they beat for the championship in June as Evgeni Malkin scored, Matt Murray stopped 26 shots and the Penguins beat the Nashville...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the first period of a NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Washington. This was Ovechkn's second goal of the game.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 07, 2017 - 10:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored four goals to become the first player in 100 years with back-to-back hat tricks to open a season, and the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 on Saturday night. Ovechkin had three goals in the third period in Thursday's opening night win at...
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Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) scores a goal against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. The Golden Knights won 2-1. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 07, 2017 - 12:29 am
DALLAS (AP) — James Neal simply wanted to give the people of Las Vegas a reason to smile. Chances are he did. Neal scored twice in the third period, rallying the Golden Knights to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night in the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas...
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The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights line up for a moment of silence for shooting victims in Las Vegas before an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 06, 2017 - 9:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars formed a line next to players from the Vegas Golden Knights to honor victims of last weekend's mass shooting before the debut of the first major pro sports franchise in Las Vegas. After Dallas introductions marking the 25th season since the NHL came to Texas, the...
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Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) and Connor McDavid (97) wait for hats to be picked up after Connor McDavid scored a hat trick against the Calgary Flames, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 06, 2017 - 4:56 pm
The hats were flying at a historic pace on the first two nights of the NHL season. Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Simmonds and Brandon Saad each recorded a hat trick in his team's season opener. It's the first time four different players scored at least three goals in his season opener in 100...
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October 05, 2017 - 2:32 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have become the first NHL franchise to partner with a National Women's Hockey League team. Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the Devils parent company, announced the partnership with the Metropolitan Riveters on Thursday. The goal is to support the...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 photo, Elvis tribute artist Eddie Powers poses for a photo with newlyweds Rob and Kelly Roznowski after he married them at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas. A gunman opened fire on an outdoor music concert on Sunday making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. But even though the city is in mourning, for many it is business as usual with celebrations and parties continuing. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
October 04, 2017 - 10:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fountains at the Bellagio casino went off like clockwork, the water swaying and pulsating in time to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." Two faux showgirls in pink headdresses tried to hustle a few dollars off tourists gathered to watch. A group of men drinking beers stopped...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (15) skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Buffalo, N.Y. Connor McDavid's eight-year, $100 million contract is the latest and most eye-popping example of a shift in priority by NHL teams intent on locking up their young stars. The expectation is for Buffalo’s Jack Eichel, Toronto’s Auston Matthews and Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine to also start cashing in over the next few years. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
October 03, 2017 - 9:29 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Motivated to be better, Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel called his first two NHL seasons as being "mediocre" upon arriving at training camp last month. There's nothing substandard about the eight-year, $80-million contract extension the 20-year-old center agreed to on Tuesday...
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In this image taken Sept. 17, 20, 2017, and provided by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, Ted Leonsis, left, chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, sits with billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs during a basketball game in Washington, D.C. Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment., pending approval from the NBA and NHL. Monumental owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Arena Football League's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade. (Barbara Kinney/Monumental Sports & Entertainment via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment. A spokeswoman for Monumental confirmed to The Associated Press that there is an agreement in place with Powell Jobs pending approval from the NBA...
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This undated photo provided by Avonna Murfitt shows her son, Adrian Murfitt, of Anchorage, Alaska, who was one of the people killed when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Courtesy of Avonna Murfit via AP)
October 03, 2017 - 1:06 am
They were school teachers and youth football coaches, real estate agents and local business owners. They were parents, siblings, husbands, wives, neighbors and friends. They traveled to Las Vegas to see their favorite stars, posting videos and photos to social media. At least 59 of them never made...
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