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Carolina goalie injured on final play in OT

Andreas Athanasiou chased down the puck in overtime and skated hard toward Carolina goalie Eddie Lack. As Athanasiou scored the winning goal, he crashed into the goaltender — and Lack didn’t get up. In a frightening end to the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 victory over Carolina on Monday night, Lack ...

Islanders edge Penguins in shootout

/ Mar 25, 2017

Islanders edge Penguins in shootout

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday. Beauvillier opened the shootout with a goal, and Tavares snapped a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the next round. Sidney Crosby ...

/ Mar 25, 2017

NFL patriarch Matthews dies

Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88. The 49ers said Matthews died Thursday. He had been dealing with a long illness. Matthews was a two-way player for San Francisco ...

Bettman doubtful about NHL players in Pyeongchang

/ Mar 25, 2017

Bettman doubtful about NHL players in Pyeongchang

The International Olympic Committee and hockey’s governing body will have to make concessions before the NHL sends the world’s best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next year, commissioner Gary Bettman said on Friday. “As things stand today, you should assume we’re ...

Oilers erupt for five goals in third period

/ Mar 24, 2017

Oilers erupt for five goals in third period

Laurent Brossoit didn’t get a lot of action when he came into the game, but the backup goalie’s presence sparked a rare third-period comeback for the Edmonton Oilers. Drake Caggiula and Jordan Eberle scored 1:10 apart to break a tie late in the third ...

Ladd lifts Islanders over Rangers

/ Mar 23, 2017

Ladd lifts Islanders over Rangers

After getting off to a slow start, the New York Islanders rallied with a strong third period to get a big win in their playoff push. Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7½ minutes remaining to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 ...

Maple Leafs score crucial victory over Bruins

/ Mar 21, 2017

Maple Leafs score crucial victory over Bruins

Nazem Kadri called Monday’s game a “must-win” for the Maple Leafs if they were to have any hope of chasing down the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic division. It took until the 58th minute before the Leafs pulled in front, Tyler ...

Pens win, close ground on Capitals

/ Mar 18, 2017

Pens win, close ground on Capitals

Their MVP candidate center, the one that’s not Sidney Crosby, is hurting. Four of their top seven defensemen are in street clothes dealing with a variety of injuries. And yet the Pittsburgh Penguins keep rolling anyway. Their 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils ...

Predators skate past Capitals in overtime

/ Mar 17, 2017

Predators skate past Capitals in overtime

Two years of overtime struggles didn’t have the Nashville Predators all that concerned. The Predators got the puck and kept it long enough for Viktor Arvidsson to score 65 seconds into overtime and give them a 2-1 win over the NHL-leading Washington Capitals on ...

Ovechkin ends goal drought in win

/ Mar 15, 2017

Ovechkin ends goal drought in win

Alex Ovechkin broke out of his career-worst goal drought just as former coach Bruce Boudreau feared. Ovechkin scored for the first time in 10 games as the Washington Capitals beat Boudreau’s Minnesota Wild 4-2 Tuesday night to snap a season-worst four-game losing streak. Ovechkin’s ...

Flames record 10th consecutive victory

/ Mar 14, 2017

Flames record 10th consecutive victory

Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames tied a team record Monday night that was set long before any of their current players were born. Versteeg had two assists and scored the shootout winner as the Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

Norwegian hockey teams play record eight OTs

Joakim Jensen finally ended what is believed to be the longest game in hockey history, scoring in the eighth overtime in the Norwegian League playoffs. More than 8½ hours after the game started — and after 217 minutes, 14 seconds of play — Jensen ...