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Mar 17, 2016

NHL plans for potential expansion draft

While the NHL decides whether to add any teams, the league has already come up with a framework for a potential expansion draft. The plan with the intent of having more competitive teams from the outset was distributed to general managers on Wednesday. The ...

Klein's first two-goal game sparks Rangers

Mar 17, 2016

Klein's first two-goal game sparks Rangers

Kevin Klein’s turnover in the opening minutes led to the Anaheim Ducks’ opening goal. The veteran Rangers defenseman sure came up with an improbable way to make up for it. Klein had the first two-goal game of his 11-year NHL career, scoring the tiebreaker ...

Ovechkin scores as Capitals clinch playoff spot

Mar 16, 2016

Ovechkin scores as Capitals clinch playoff spot

Unafraid to look at their substantial lead atop the NHL standings, Washington Capitals players knew they were on the verge of clinching a playoff spot before they took the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes. With almost a month left in the regular season, the ...

Quick, Kings blank slumping Blackhawks

Mar 15, 2016

Quick, Kings blank slumping Blackhawks

The Los Angeles Kings were so good they turned Jonathan Quick’s record-breaking shutout into an afterthought. That was just fine with Quick, too. Quick made 32 saves, Kris Versteeg had a goal and an assist and the Kings routed the slumping Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 ...

Mar 14, 2016

Sheary steps up to help Penguins beat Rangers

With one of their top players out for several weeks, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to need some help to make the playoffs. Conor Sheary did his part on Sunday. Sheary scored twice, Matt Cullen had the go-ahead goal in the third period and ...

Stars climb back on top in West

Mar 12, 2016

Stars climb back on top in West

Jason Spezza scored in his fifth straight game, Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn ended goal-scoring slumps and the Dallas Stars regained the Western Conference lead by beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday night. Dallas improved to 41-20-8 with 90 points, one more than ...

Subban injury mars Canadiens' win

Mar 11, 2016

Subban injury mars Canadiens' win

Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit on the side of the head by a teammate, overshadowing the Canadiens’ 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. The Canadiens said Subban was taken to a ...

Kings hold off late charge, beat Capitals in OT

Mar 10, 2016

Kings hold off late charge, beat Capitals in OT

The Los Angeles Kings took an early three-goal lead and then gave it all back to the Washington Capitals in the third period. Jeff Carter made sure the Kings edged the NHL leaders in a thriller that might have a little extra meaning in ...

Mar 10, 2016

NHL clears Kane of rape allegation

The NHL ruled that an offseason rape allegation made against Patrick Kane was unfounded in determining that the Chicago Blackhawks star forward will not face any league disciplinary action. The decision was announced on Wednesday, when the league issued a one-paragraph statement announcing it ...

Mar 10, 2016

Blues to host next Winter Classic

The NHL said Wednesday night before the St. Louis Blues’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks that the teams will play in the Winter Classic at Busch Stadium on Monday, Jan. 2. Blues chairman Tom Stillman says he initially expected the Blues to host a ...

Marchand strikes quickly to lift Bruins in OT

Mar 9, 2016

Marchand strikes quickly to lift Bruins in OT

After 60 scoreless minutes, Brad Marchand needed just seconds to lift Boston to the win. Marchand scored 10 seconds into overtime, Jonas Gustavsson made 42 saves and the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of Atlantic Division ...

Jagr moves past Howe on career points list

Mar 8, 2016

Jagr moves past Howe on career points list

Lee Stempniak is fitting in nicely with his new team. Stempniak scored his first goal as a Bruin in overtime and Boston beat Florida 5-4 on Monday night. Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moved into third on the NHL career points list, assisting on Aleksander ...