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Crosby, Malkin steer Pens past Caps

After losing their first three matchups with the Washington Capitals this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins regained some balance against their division rival. Sidney Crosby scored his 20th goal of the season, Evgeni Malkin added three assists, and the Penguins held on to beat the Capitals 4-3 on Wednesday night, averting ...

Feb 26, 2015

Kings give Clifford big extension

The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Kyle Clifford to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday. He has three goals and seven assists to go with a team-leading 66 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old forward has played his entire NHL career with the Kings, with ...

Feb 26, 2015

Lindros sues former NHL referee

Former NHL star forward Eric Lindros has filed a lawsuit in Ontario Superior Court against former referee Paul Stewart, the Huffington Post, AOL Inc., and AOL Canada Inc., claiming he was defamed in an article published last summer. In an amended statement of claim ...

Lack stops 40 for Canucks

Feb 25, 2015

Lack stops 40 for Canucks

Eddie Lack has hardly looked like a backup goalie since Vancouver starter Ryan Miller was injured in a collision with a teammate. On Tuesday, Lack had 40 saves as the Canucks beat the struggling Boston Bruins 2-1 on Tuesday night. “It was a busy ...

Ducks battle past Wings

Feb 24, 2015

Ducks battle past Wings

Until a third-period scoring burst, the Anaheim Ducks had no answers for Pavel Datsyuk’s domination. Datsyuk controlled the stat sheet for the Detroit Red Wings until the Ducks’ line of Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano finally got Anaheim going Monday night. The ...

Bruins snap out of funk by beating Blackhawks

Feb 23, 2015

Bruins snap out of funk by beating Blackhawks

Patrice Bergeron was happier that the Boston Bruins ended their losing streak than he was about a personal milestone. Bergeron opened the scoring with his 200th goal, then added two assists in Boston’s four-goal second period and the Bruins snapped a season-high six-game losing ...

Kings spoil Sharks' party

Feb 22, 2015

Kings spoil Sharks' party

The Los Angeles Kings delivered plenty of disappointment to the San Jose Sharks with two straight playoff series victories. They never sent as many Sharks fans home unhappy as they did Saturday night. Marian Gaborik scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, ...

'Miracle on Ice' feted 35 years later

Feb 22, 2015

'Miracle on Ice' feted 35 years later

All these years later, Dave Christian is still quick with a smile when asked about the signature moment of his hockey life — the amazing Miracle on Ice triumph over the Soviet Union. “In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we ...

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

Feb 21, 2015

Rangers rookie Skapski triumphs in NHL debut

It took 14 seconds into his first NHL game for Mackenzie Skapski to give up his first career goal. The New York Rangers’ 20-year-old goalie proved to be perfect over the rest of his debut. After being beaten by Matt Moulson on the first ...

Desjardins paces Sharks

Feb 20, 2015

Desjardins paces Sharks

Andrew Desjardins and his San Jose teammates were in the right places Thursday night. Desjardins scored two goals 2:37 apart in the second period and the Sharks held off the Dallas Stars 5-2. First, Tomas Hertl’s shot hit Desjardins’ stick on the way to ...

Red Wings defeat rivals

Feb 19, 2015

Red Wings defeat rivals

When the Detroit Red Wings got off to a slow start, Jimmy Howard kept them in the game. When it went to a shootout, Howard closed the door. Howard made 32 saves through overtime, and then denied Patrick Sharp on the final play of ...

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Feb 18, 2015

Capitals put hurt on Pens

Alexander Ovechkin insists he saw the puck, put his hands together and tried to give it a whack, only to see Kris Letang’s right foot get in the way at the last second. The fallout may have reignited the once-heated rivalry between the Pittsburgh ...