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Ovechkin reaches 50-goal mark in Capitals victory

Apr 10, 2016

Ovechkin reaches 50-goal mark in Capitals victory

It was a milestone evening for the Washington Capitals. And a forgettable finale for the St. Louis Blues. Alex Ovechkin had three goals to reach 50 for the seventh time, Braden Holtby won his 48th game to tie the NHL single-season record and the ...

Penguins edge Capitals

Apr 8, 2016

Penguins edge Capitals

After the Penguins blew a three-goal lead, Sidney Crosby scored to lift Pittsburgh to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals Thursday night that clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Penguins are 33-15-5 since Mike Sullivan replaced Mike ...

Gretzky, Oilers bid farewell to arena

Apr 7, 2016

Gretzky, Oilers bid farewell to arena

Wayne Gretzky stood at center ice in the building he made famous Wednesday night and saluted the fans. “I wish we could be out there and play for them again but we can’t do it anymore,” Gretzky said to cheers from thousands of supporters ...

Islanders clinch postseason berth

Apr 6, 2016

Islanders clinch postseason berth

All eyes were on Braden Holtby in his first chance to tie Martin Brodeur’s single-season wins record. Then, New York Islanders rookie Christopher Gibson stole the show at the other end. Gibson made 29 saves in his first career NHL start as the Islanders ...

Panthers set franchise points record

Apr 5, 2016

Panthers set franchise points record

There’s no more startling anyone for these Florida Panthers. Rocco Grimaldi scored twice, Aleksander Barkov got his 27th goal and Florida beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Monday night to set a franchise record with its 99th point this season. Florida clinched its fifth ...

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Apr 4, 2016

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Patrick Kane not only did a number on the Boston Bruins, he reached some milestone numbers himself. So did Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Kane had three goals and an assist as Chicago raced to a six-goal lead in the second period before hanging on ...

Benn brothers lead Stars past Kings

Apr 3, 2016

Benn brothers lead Stars past Kings

Jordie Benn has 55 points in his five-season career with the Dallas Stars. That’s about the same number scored by his younger brother, NHL scoring champion Jamie Benn, in the last four months. Yet when the Stars needed a big goal and a statement-making ...

Capitals set new franchise record for wins

Apr 2, 2016

Capitals set new franchise record for wins

Once the Washington Capitals stopped hitting the post, they were able to reach a milestone. Alex Ovechkin scored in a three-goal second period and the Capitals won their franchise-record 55th game of the season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Friday night. Early ...

Apr 2, 2016

NHL suspends Keith for six games

The Chicago Blackhawks will have to start the playoffs without reigning playoff MVP Duncan Keith, who was suspended six games for “dangerously and violently” high-sticking Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle during a recent game. Keith will miss the final five games of the regular ...

Panthers beat Devils, regain Atlantic first place

Apr 1, 2016

Panthers beat Devils, regain Atlantic first place

The Florida Panthers had to beat the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night to reclaim first place in the Atlantic Division. In a way, they had to overcome their own fans, too. Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and Florida killed off two third-period penalties after ...

Ducks move into first place with rout of Flames

Mar 31, 2016

Ducks move into first place with rout of Flames

The Calgary Flames still haven’t figured out how to beat the Anaheim Ducks on the road. Now they’ll have at least six more months to think about ending one of the longest droughts in team sports. Jakob Silfverberg scored twice, Ryan Kesler had a ...

Blackhawks clinch spot in playoffs

Mar 28, 2016

Blackhawks clinch spot in playoffs

Looking to repeat as Stanley Cup champions and win their fourth title in seven years, the Chicago Blackhawks took a crucial step Sunday. They’re back in the playoffs. Andrew Ladd scored the go-ahead goal with 2:27 left in the third period and Chicago clinched ...