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Smith steals show during skills competition

Jan 29, 2017

Smith steals show during skills competition

Big Mike Smith and little Ryker Kesler stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. The towering Arizona goalie scored a 57-meter goal during the Four Line Challenge on Saturday night, and the 6-year-old son of Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored on ...

NHL honors top 100 players

Jan 28, 2017

NHL honors top 100 players

Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr were among the easiest choices for the NHL 100, the group of enduring superstars chosen and honored by the league Friday night as the best players in hockey history. Yet if the Great One, Super Mario and ...

League-leading Capitals storm past Devils

Jan 27, 2017

League-leading Capitals storm past Devils

Heading into the All-Star break, the Washington Capitals are in the same position they were at the end of the regular season last year — leading the pack in the NHL. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored twice, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and an assist and ...

Leafs make short work of Red Wings

Jan 26, 2017

Leafs make short work of Red Wings

The Toronto Maple Leafs made quite an investment in goaltender Frederik Andersen last summer, trading a first- and second-round pick to Anaheim to acquire the goaltender and giving him a $25 million, five-year deal. He is providing quite a return. Andersen made 22 saves ...

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Jan 10, 2017

Ovechkin matches Richard on scoring chart

Alex Ovechkin knows Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s name, mainly from the six times he won the trophy named after the Montreal Canadiens’ great as the top NHL goal-scorer of the year. The name came up again Monday night when the Washington star scored career goal ...

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

Jan 6, 2017

Blue Jackets' bid for history ends with rout by Capitals

John Tortorella broke from his usual routine after the Columbus Blue Jackets’ streak-breaking clunker on Thursday night. He felt he had to. Tortorella walked into the visiting locker room and told his players he was proud of them, even after the Jackets lost 5-0 ...

Maple Leafs edge Red Wings in Centennial Classic

Jan 2, 2017

Maple Leafs edge Red Wings in Centennial Classic

Auston Matthews put on a show for the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs in his first outdoor game. Matthews scored in regulation and overtime, leading the Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in the Centennial Classic. In a ...

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14

Dec 30, 2016

Blue Jackets extend win streak to 14

The Columbus Blue Jackets are among the hottest teams ever in the NHL. They’ll make history in their next game just by showing up. Alexander Wennberg had two goals and Brandon Saad also scored, helping Columbus beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Thursday night ...

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Dec 23, 2016

Blue Jackets rout Pens for 11th straight win

Some of the high energy seemed to be sucked out of Nationwide Arena when Sidney Crosby scored for Pittsburgh less than 3 minutes into the game against Columbus. But the Penguins wouldn’t find the net again for the rest of the night as the ...

Returning stars Nash, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Stars

Dec 16, 2016

Returning stars Nash, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Stars

Rick Nash and Henrik Lundqvist returned to the New York Rangers’ lineup and were instrumental in their 2-0 shutout of the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Nash, who had missed four games with a groin injury, scored an unassisted goal with his team short-handed ...

Dec 13, 2016

Penguins demolish Coyotes

Sidney Crosby left briefly after taking a stick to the face then returned and picked up his NHL-leading 21st goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins crushed the Arizona Coyotes 7-0 on Monday night. Bryan Rust, Scott Wilson, Trevor Daley, Phil Kessel, Nick Bonino and Justin ...