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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) scores a goal past Florida Panthers goaltender Harri Sateri (29) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
January 25, 2018 - 10:22 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and got his 500th career assist to help the Washington Capitals snap a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. Ovechkin is the sixth player in NHL history with at least 30 goals in 13 or more...
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FILE - This is a Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 file photo of Russia forward Ilya Kovalchuk, right, as he celebrates with forward Pavel Datsyuk after Datsyuk scored against the USA in the second period of a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Former NHL players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the “Olympic Athletes from Russia” at the Pyeongchang Games. It’s the fifth Olympics for both Datsyuk and Kovalchuk. They will be on a team drawn entirely from the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek/File)
January 25, 2018 - 8:21 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Former NHL players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk will lead the hockey team of the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" at the Pyeongchang Games. It will be the fifth Olympics for both Datsyuk and Kovalchuk. They will be on a team drawn entirely from the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, the logo of the Russian Olympic Committee at the entrance of the head office in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Thursday Jan. 25, 2018, that it has obtained new evidence of steroid use in Russian sports, and will be using it to vet Russian athletes ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, FILE)
January 25, 2018 - 7:45 am
MOSCOW (AP) — New evidence is being used to vet Russian athletes ahead of next month's Pyeongchang Games, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday. The IOC said a database from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory shows evidence of attempts to "hide and modify" biological data pointing to...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) checks New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher (8) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 24, 2018 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Boston forward Brad Marchand five games without pay Wednesday for elbowing New Jersey's Marcus Johansson in the head during the Bruins' win over the Devils the previous night. The hit occurred with 1:59 left in the third period of Boston's 3-2 win and knocked...
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Jan 23, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; The Buffalo Sabres celebrate a second period goal by forward Jack Eichel (15) against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place.
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January 24, 2018 - 3:15 am
Edmonton, AB (WBEN) - It was a good night to be a Sabres fan. The Sabres dominated Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, shutting them out 5-0 in Edmonton. Jack Eichel looked very good, having an amazing four point night. He had three assists and scored his 20th of the season. Sam Reinhart wasn't...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and Dan Girardi celebrate the team's 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks after an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
January 24, 2018 - 2:45 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Feel free to study the NHL standings when the league takes its annual break for All-Star Game weekend. Just be ready for them to change again once the games resume. Consider the nightly rotations a mere warmup for a postseason that could feature a handful of teams who missed...
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Anaheim Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano (7) celebrates after scoring against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 24, 2018 - 2:36 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks weren't ecstatic with they way they played, but it was good enough to get a win. Andrew Cogliano and Adam Henrique capped Anaheim's four-goal first period and the Ducks went on to a 6-3 victory over the struggling New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Ryan...
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Anaheim Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano (7) celebrates after scoring against the New York Rangers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 24, 2018 - 1:08 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano and Adam Henrique capped Anaheim's four-goal first period and the Ducks went on to a 6-3 victory over the struggling New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, Corey Perry added a goal and an assist, and Rickard Rakell and J.T...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 23, 2018 - 11:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask kept the Boston Bruins surging toward the All-Star break. Rask stopped 37 shots and didn't allow a goal over the final 30 minutes as the Bruins rallied to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Rask faced 20 shots in the first period and stopped them all,...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with left wing Brad Marchand (63) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 23, 2018 - 11:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, and the Boston Bruins continued surging toward the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Patrice Bergeron and Riley Nash also scored for the Bruins, who won their fourth straight and improved to 13-0-4 in...
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