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Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin as defenseman Brandon Carlo looks on during the first period of Washington's 3-1 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 08, 2017 - 10:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule. That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs. "In retrospect, it's over and we're through it," Boston forward David Backes said...
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Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin as defenseman Brandon Carlo looks on during the first period of Washington's 3-1 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 08, 2017 - 6:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule. That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs. "In retrospect, it's over and we're through it," Boston forward David Backes said...
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April 08, 2017 - 6:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he's retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis. Bickell told NHL.com before Saturday night's game against St. Louis that he and his family decided these final two games would be his last. Carolina wraps up the...
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The U.S. team poses after defeating Canada 3-2 in overtime in the gold-medal game of the women's world hockey championships Friday, April 7, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 08, 2017 - 9:00 am
PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. women's hockey players threw their sticks and gloves in the air and celebrated, capping an emotionally charged two-week stretch with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada in the women's world championship final Friday night. Hilary Knight made the postgame party possible by...
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Denver left wing Emil Romig (18) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Notre Dame during the first period of an NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey semifinal, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 07, 2017 - 12:34 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Gambrell scored twice, Tariq Hammond had a goal and two assists, and Denver routed Notre Dame 6-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Frozen Four championship. Top-seeded Denver dominated from the start, using a blend of speed, precision and power to overwhelm the Fighting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (21) is tripped up New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan (20) during an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. Okposo has spent the past three days in a Buffalo hospital undergoing a battery of tests to determine an undisclosed illness that has sidelined him for more than a week. A person with direct knowledge of Okposo's status confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 5, that the player is in the neuro surgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have not revealed Okposo has been hospitalized. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
April 05, 2017 - 11:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Moulson wants hospitalized Buffalo Sabres teammate Kyle Okposo to know he has the team's support. "You're family here," Moulson said after the Sabres closed their home schedule with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. "And no matter what type of...
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UPDATES SCORER OF GOAL, AFTER CHANGE IN SCORING - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates a Capitals goal by Justin Williams with defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin had an assist on the goal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 05, 2017 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored and the Washington Capitals wrapped up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy with a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. As Metropolitan Division champions, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the team...
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UPDATES SCORER OF GOAL, AFTER CHANGE IN SCORING - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates a Capitals goal by Justin Williams with defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin had an assist on the goal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 05, 2017 - 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored and the Washington Capitals wrapped up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy with a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. As Metropolitan Division champions, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the team...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 04, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Alex Ovechkin isn't budging. Jonathan Toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. Justin Faulk is just plain angry that the NHL pulled the plug on the Olympics. A day after the NHL said that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, disappointed players hit the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Washington. Ovechkin and other players are raising doubts about the finality of the NHL announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 Olympics. Capitals superstar reiterated his intention to represent Russia next year in South Korea, calling the league’s decision not to go a “bluff.”(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:49 pm
Alex Ovechkin and other players aren't so sure the NHL's decision to skip the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year is final. The Washington Capitals superstar on Tuesday reiterated his intention to represent Russia next February, calling the league's decision a "bluff." Montreal Canadiens...
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