Kris Letang lifts Penguins past Capitals, 7-6 in OT

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:23

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 Paul Coffey for the most ...

Bailey’s OT goal lifts Islanders past Carolina, 2-1

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:07

Josh Bailey scored a power-play goal 43 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders opened the season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night.Valtteri Filppula also scored as the Islanders began the post-John Tavares era by giving Barry Trotz a victory in his debut with the team ...

Halak stops 32 shots; Bruins rebound to beat Sabres 4-0

Hockey 10/04/18, 22:01

Jaroslav Halak stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins rebounded from a season-opening shutout with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.Brad Marchand set up all four goals, scored by captain Zdeno Chara, rookie Ryan Donato, David Pastrnak and Patrice Bergeron on an empty-netter. A night after ...

Kovalchuk eager to resume Stanley Cup pursuit with Kings

Hockey 10/04/18, 17:34

Ilya Kovalchuk has an Olympic gold medal but he is back in the NHL to add the one thing missing from his stellar career — a Stanley Cup.Ironically, Kovalchuk's return to the league is with the Los Angeles Kings, who denied him a chance to win a title in 2012 ...

Gettin’ Gritty Wit It: Flyers new mascot a big hit

Hockey 10/04/18, 13:21

Gritty has schmoozed with Jimmy Fallon , gave a bushy bro hug to the Phillie Phanatic and saw his wild-haired, googly-eyed, fuzzy face plastered on beer cans , protest signs and even as tattoos .Pick a time of day and there's Gritty: "Good Morning America ," ''Last Week Tonight " ...

Ducks spoil Karlsson’s Sharks debut with 5-2 win in opener

Hockey 10/04/18, 01:19

John Gibson made 31 saves, Brandon Montour scored the tiebreaking goal with 11:58 to play and the Anaheim Ducks spoiled Erik Karlsson's San Jose debut with a 5-2 victory over the Sharks in the season-opener Wednesday night.Rickard Rakell added a goal and two assists, Max Comtois scored on his opening ...

Ovechkin, champion Capitals rout Bruins 7-0 in season opener

Hockey 10/03/18, 22:57

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, and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the first ...

Capitals open Stanley Cup defense with 7-0 rout of Bruins

Hockey 10/03/18, 22:34

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, and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the first ...

‘Back-to-back!’ Banner night for Ovechin, Cup champ Capitals

Hockey 10/03/18, 20:38

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 montages of ...

Tour of African American museum stirs up memories for O’Ree

Hockey 10/03/18, 19:39

Cameras followed Willie O'Ree's every move and flashbulbs popped as the hockey pioneer toured the Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture.When the player who broke the NHL's color barrier in 1958 stood next to a statue of Jackie Robinson, Commissioner Gary Bettman paused to take his phone out ...

Capitals winger Tom Wilson banned 20 games for preseason hit

Hockey 10/03/18, 16:00

Washington Capitals forward Tom 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, just hours before the reigning Stanley Cup champion Capitals were to raise their banner and open their title defense ...

Canucks player says team has ‘Fortnite’ ban for season

Hockey 10/03/18, 15:18

A day after Vancouver forward Bo Horvat said the Canucks have instituted a Fortnite ban for the upcoming season, there was talk in NHL arenas about whether it is fair to blame the popular online game for performance on the ice.Winnipeg star Patrik Laine, who plays and enjoys the game, ...

Edmonton Oilers edge Cologne 4-3 in OT in exhibition game

Hockey 10/03/18, 14:56

Ryan Strome scored with 2:53 left in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the German league's Cologne Sharks 4-3 in an exhibition game Wednesday.Oiler's coach Todd McLellan looks up during a hockey test match between Koelner Haie (Cologne Sharks) and the Edmonton Oilers in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. ...

Canes hoping youth will be served

Hockey 10/03/18, 10:57

If experience is truly necessary to athletic success, the Carolina Hurricanes are probably in a bit of trouble. Then again, 20 years of Ryder Cup matches didn’t help Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson lead the Americans to victory in Paris. So, what to make of the value of having been ...

Ovechkin, Caps finally get to raise their Stanley Cup banner

Hockey 10/02/18, 18:09

After all of their individual days with the Stanley Cup from Moscow to Minnesota, all of the fountain-diving and beer-guzzling, the parade and the diamond-encrusted rings , Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals get to do something else new for the franchise: raise a banner signifying an NHL championship.The team ...

NHL, NBC hoping to make Wednesday must-see TV for hockey

Hockey 10/02/18, 14:59

Hockey fans have often criticized NBC's coverage for not showing more of the NHL's young stars and the up-and-coming teams.That changes when the season opens Wednesday as the network goes with a new approach.NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalries" has been replaced by "Wednesday Night Hockey." As part of the repackaging, the ...

Update: Seattle group expects to hear from NHL on vote

Hockey 10/02/18, 13:11

The Latest on the Seattle NHL expansion presentation (all times local):12:55 p.m.The prospective owners of a Seattle expansion team say they expect to hear from the NHL later Tuesday about whether the Board of Governors will vote on awarding the franchise at its meeting in December.President and CEO Tod Leiweke, ...

With Darling out, Hurricanes claim McElhinney off waivers

Hockey 10/02/18, 13:06

Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour says injured goalie Scott Darling will miss a few weeks, resulting in Curtis McElhinney being claimed off waivers from Toronto.General manager Don Waddell announced the waiver claim for McElhinney on Tuesday. Darling hurt his hamstring in the preseason finale against Nashville.The 35-year-old McElhinney went 11-5-1 ...

Prospective Seattle owners make expansion pitch to NHL

Hockey 10/02/18, 10:45

The final sales pitch for an NHL expansion team in Seattle is on.Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Jenny Durkan are presenting their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as ...

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