FILE -In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Florida Panthers center Jared McCann, left, scores a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Sunrise, Fla. A review overturned the initial on-ice ruling of goalie interference and allowed the goal to stand. The league's general managers recommended shifting the decision on a coach's challenge for goalie interference from on-ice officials to the league's situation room in Toronto. The board of governors and NHL/NHL Players' Association competition committee must approve the change for it to go into effect. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:10 pm
Coach's challenges for goaltender interference and the ensuing arguments aren't going away. There will just be a new place to direct the complaints. With the goal of refining the consistency of goalie interference challenges, NHL general managers on Wednesday recommended shifting the decision from...
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FILE - This March 18, 2018 file photo shows Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie, left, fighting Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Konecny during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. A tight race among contenders in the Metropolitan Division should have the top five teams battle-tested and playoff-ready. The Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils could all make it and are already in playoff mode. And the Metropolitan playoff series should be as tight as this season. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
March 21, 2018 - 2:34 am
The bruises on Travis Konecny's legs are marks of Metropolitan Division hockey. In the third period of a crucial late-season divisional game, the undersized Philadelphia Flyers forward got in the way of not one but two slap shots from Washington Capitals defensemen. The two points from the victory...
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FILE - In this March, 3, 2018, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson pauses on the ice during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The Senators say Karlsson's son has died. Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. Karlsson had been posting on social media about his son’s upcoming birth, most recently sharing a photo of him and Melinda on Feb. 19 with the caption “just me and my little family.” (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 20, 2018 - 10:50 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators say the son of captain Erik Karlsson has died. Erik and Melinda Karlsson were married last year and announced in November they were expecting their first child in the spring. Karlsson had been posting on social media about his son's upcoming birth, most...
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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) looks on prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
March 19, 2018 - 11:25 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Predators stalwart Pekka Rinne briefly stopped to marvel when informed of the elite NHL goaltending company he joined in becoming a three-time 40-game winner — and after a shutout, no less. Only six players — Martin Brodeur and Terry Sawchuk, among them — have ever done that. "...
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Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno (71) congratulates goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, right, after an overtime victory over the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston, Monday, March 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 19, 2018 - 10:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored 2:55 into overtime to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-4 victory over Boston on Monday night for their eighth straight victory, spoiling a splendid NHL debut for Bruins forward Ryan Donato. Sonny Milano, Boone Jenner, Thomas Vanek and Artemi Panarin also...
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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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