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Ducks beat Kings to take first place in division

Mar 6, 2016

Ducks beat Kings to take first place in division

The Anaheim Ducks are back in a familiar spot — alone in first place in the Pacific Division for the first time this season after winning three straight division titles. Two victories over the Los Angeles Kings six days apart helped them complete their ...

Raanta helps Rangers edge Capitals

Mar 5, 2016

Raanta helps Rangers edge Capitals

Antti Raanta made 32 saves while subbing for the injured Henrik Lundqvist and Derek Stepan scored as the New York Rangers bounced back from a loss in Pittsburgh to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Friday night. Raanta was pressed into duty after Lundqvist was ...

Mar 4, 2016

Gretzky book slated for fall release

For Wayne Gretzky, there’s something special about the number 99. The NHL’s all-time scoring champion has a deal with G.P. Putnam’s Sons for a book about the game’s history and his own place in it. Putnam told The Associated Press that the book, currently ...

Ducks crush Coyotes for 10th straight win

Mar 4, 2016

Ducks crush Coyotes for 10th straight win

Kevin Bieksa leaned in to listen to teammate Cam Fowler’s lengthy answer to reporters about the Anaheim Ducks’ team record-tying 10th straight win and was unimpressed. “What a boring answer!” Bieksa said, smirking. Everything else surrounding the Ducks lately is quite entertaining. Corey Perry ...

Capitals prevail over Leafs despite poor play

Mar 3, 2016

Capitals prevail over Leafs despite poor play

Another blast from the point by Matt Niskanen on the power play got the Washington Capitals another victory in a season full of them. But pulling one out of the fire against the NHL’s last-place team didn’t make anyone all that thrilled. The Capitals ...

McDavid outduels rookie rival Eichel

Mar 2, 2016

McDavid outduels rookie rival Eichel

For much of last season, it looked like Connor McDavid might end up with the Buffalo Sabres. The first overall pick in last year’s NHL draft got to show the city what it’s missing on Tuesday night. McDavid scored twice, including in overtime, to ...

Lightning edge Maple Leafs for seventh straight victory

Mar 1, 2016

Lightning edge Maple Leafs for seventh straight victory

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended a grueling stretch of their season by getting a piece of first place in the Atlantic Division. Tyler Johnson scored twice and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight victory. Tampa ...

Blackhawks sneak past NHL-leading Capitals

Feb 29, 2016

Blackhawks sneak past NHL-leading Capitals

For all the star power with the Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks, it was a pretty connection between fourth-line forwards that proved to be the difference. Richard Panik kicked the puck from behind the net to a streaking Dennis Rasmussen for the rookie’s fourth ...

Red Wings beat Avs in balmy outdoor game

Feb 28, 2016

Red Wings beat Avs in balmy outdoor game

The fake snow surrounding the rink was only intended for decoration. Certainly made for a nice blizzard, though, when the whipping wind caught hold of the cotton-like substance and sent it flying everywhere. “It was snowing, right? In the 50s,” Red Wings goaltender Petr ...

Feb 27, 2016

Rangers legend Bathgate dies

Andy Bathgate was just fine without a flashy nickname. While Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion and Bobby “The Golden Jet” Hull became known for their powerful slap shots and colorful monikers, Bathgate could score with the best of them — and settled for just plain ...

Feb 27, 2016

Capitals rally past Wild

After finishing a four-game homestand with a third victory Friday night, the Washington Capitals said they haven’t been as good as recent results suggest. Dmitry Orlov scored with 5:04 remaining after Alex Ovechkin got a tying goal earlier in the period to help Washington ...

Lundqvist joins elite goaltender fraternity

Feb 26, 2016

Lundqvist joins elite goaltender fraternity

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrated a milestone night in style. Chris Kreider and Tanner Glass scored and Lundqvist made 35 saves as the New York Rangers beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Thursday night. Lundqvist got his 30th victory of the ...