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Buffalo Sabres Evander Kane, center, battles Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, left, and Matt Niskanen, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 19, 2018 - 7:31 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin can stop fretting about what the Washington Capitals captain described as the worst game of his career. He and the Capitals were much better in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, two days after a 7-1 meltdown at Chicago. After being held without a shot...
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Buffalo Sabres Evander Kane, center, battles Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, left, and Matt Niskanen, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 19, 2018 - 6:03 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his league-leading 35th goal, and the Washington Capitals reclaimed the top spot in the Metropolitan Division with a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. John Carlson had a goal and assist and Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots in a game Washington led...
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New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) and Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) battle for a puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 19, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Cullen and Tyler Ennis scored in Minnesota's three-goal second period, and the Wild beat the New York Islanders 5-3 Monday. Jason Zucker added two goals and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for the Wild, who have earned at least a point in six of their past seven games (4-1-2)...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) battles Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Kempny (6) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 19, 2018 - 1:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Michal Kempny in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 27-year-old Kempny had a goal and six assists in 31 games for Chicago this season. He can become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Washington is in second...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 5:27 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — This wasn't the first time Devante Smith-Pelly has had racial taunts directed at him during a hockey game. And the Washington Capitals forward knew immediately what the intent of the message was when a few fans began chanting "basketball, basketball, basketball," while Smith-...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 3:31 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans. "It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-Pelly said Sunday, a day after...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 3:11 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly says he is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans. "It's sad that in 2018 we're still talking about the same thing over and over," Smith-Pelly said a day after...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league condemns the behavior of four male fans chanting a racial taunt against a black player, and backs the Chicago Blackhawks for ejecting the offenders. Bettman says no one "should ever have to endure such abuse at one of our games."...
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Medalists in the women's super-G, from left, Austria's Anna Veith, silver, Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka, gold, and Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather, bronze, pose during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 18, 2018 - 1:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: OOPS: Instead of laughing off or owning up to making a wrong call the night before in the women's super-G, NBC's ski announcers seemed intent on justifying themselves Saturday night. In that Alpine race, little-known Ester...
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Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly (25) argues with Chicago Blackhawks fans from the penalty box during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 7-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)
February 18, 2018 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A visiting black player was taunted by four male fans shouting "basketball, basketball, basketball" Saturday night during the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Washington Capitals. Washington's Devante Smith-Pelly was serving a major penalty for fighting Chicago's Connor Murphy...
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