Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (47) and right wing David Pastrnak, (88) of the Czech Republic, celebrate with goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, after the Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 17, 2018 - 11:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask and the stubborn Boston Bruins stymied the Tampa Bay Lightning — and got even closer in the standings. Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifted the Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night. It was Rask's third shutout...
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Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons, center, is congratulated by teammates after an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Denver. The Predators won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 17, 2018 - 1:36 am
DENVER (AP) — The Nashville Predators didn't break out the bubbly or anything rowdy like that after becoming the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this season. "Business as usual," defenseman Ryan Ellis said of the low-key celebration that included some pizza. "Back to work." Colton Sissons...
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In this March 13, 2018, photo, John Spillar, second from left, one of Ottobock's American specialists who previously worked at the Parapan American Games and Invictus Games, works with an unidentified his colleague as Peter Franzel, left top, a director at Ottobock, watches at Pyeongchang's athletes' village in Pyeongchang, South Korea. At a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang’s athletes’ village, a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew ripped things near piles of hands, feet and bionic knees. (AP Photo/Kim Tong-hyung)
March 15, 2018 - 1:50 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Away from the stadiums, it's the most hectic place at the Paralympic Games — a white warehouse on a corner of Pyeongchang's athletes' village, where a team of technicians hustle around the clock to carve, weld and sew items near piles of bionic hands, feet and knees...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Monday, March 12, 2018, in Washington. It was Ovechkin's 600th career goal. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 12, 2018 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin put back a rebound and skated into the spotlight as the latest member of the NHL's 600-goal club. The captain of the Washington Capitals scored twice Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets to reach the milestone in his 990th regular-season game. Ovechkin became the...
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) celebrates his goal with teammates Nikolaj Ehlers (27) and Paul Stastny (25) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. Laine had two goals in the 3-2 win. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
March 12, 2018 - 2:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrik Laine knows where he stands. The Winnipeg Jets winger might not keep track of each time Alex Ovechkin or Evgeni Malkin scores, but he knows how many goals they have. "I just sometimes look at the scoreboard and the score sheets," Laine said. "I always pretty much know where...
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March 10, 2018 - 3:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country. The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, gamers compete during the Athens Online mega-lan gaming expo hosted by eSports at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. The NHL is making its first foray into the world of esports that follows the lead of the NBA, NFL and FIFA. The league is launching the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship on Friday, March 9, 2018, a tournament that will crown a champion in June in Las Vegas. League officials and esports experts say it’s a way to attract millennials to hockey and to find new ways to connect with current fans. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:22 am
Rob Simmelkjaer got his introduction to hockey playing "NHL 94" on Sega Genesis. "I got to know the players and the teams, who played what position," the NBC Sports executive recalled. "I think that's something that the NHL can benefit from by putting esports front and center." The NHL did just...
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Florida Panthers defenseman Alexander Petrovic (6) and goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) celebrate after they defeated the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 08, 2018 - 11:50 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are hot at home and Roberto Luongo is doing his best to keep it that way. Luongo made 40 saves in his second shutout of the season, Nick Bjugstad scored his fourth goal in two games, and the Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Thursday night for...
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CORRECTS TO THIRD PERIOD NOT SECOND Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons, center, celebrates a goal by teammate Ryan Hartman against Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32), of Finland, in the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Also defending for the Stars is Julius Honka (6), of Finland. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 06, 2018 - 11:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots, Ryan Hartman scored at 5:33 of the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 Tuesday night for a franchise-record ninth straight victory. The Predators extended the NHL's longest active winning streak. The defending...
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Meghan Duggan, of the gold medal winning US women's Olympic hockey team, listens to a question from the media before an outdoor NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 04, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Twenty years after a cereal box changed her life, Meghan Duggan is pictured on one. When the United States won the gold medal in 1998 at the first Olympics with women's hockey, an 11-year-old Duggan met Gretchen Ulion and got the forward to autograph her Wheaties box and still...
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