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Backstrom scores late as Capitals ground Flyers

/ Mar 5, 2017

Backstrom scores late as Capitals ground Flyers

The Capitals and Flyers tried to pummel each other out of the gate Saturday night, then Washington settled things on special teams. The Caps again shut down Philadelphia’s potent power play, and then Nicklas Backstrom scored with a man advantage in overtime to lift ...

Streit scores in Pens debut

/ Mar 4, 2017

Streit scores in Pens debut

Mark Streit was dealt from Philadelphia to Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh in the span of a few hours at the trade deadline on Wednesday. If his head was swimming, it hardly showed. The veteran defenseman wasted little time making an impression with the Penguins, ...

Capitals extend home winning streak to 14

/ Mar 3, 2017

Capitals extend home winning streak to 14

Braden Holtby only needed to make 15 saves for a shutout on a drab evening of relatively little action, so even he was willing to acknowledge what plenty of others were thinking. “It was more of a game that everyone thinks is out of ...

Kane's hat trick keeps Blackhawks rolling

/ Mar 2, 2017

Kane's hat trick keeps Blackhawks rolling

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks pushed aside the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kane had his second hat trick in three games, Scott Darling made 36 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and 10th in 11 ...

Canadiens beat Blue Jackets in overtime

/ Mar 1, 2017

Canadiens beat Blue Jackets in overtime

Max Pacioretty thought he had the winning goal in overtime. Instead, the Montreal Canadiens captain gave it to a teammate a few minutes later. Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime for the second straight night, Carey Price made 26 saves and Montreal beat the Columbus ...

Legendary Soviet center Petrov dies at 69

/ Feb 28, 2017

Legendary Soviet center Petrov dies at 69

Legendary CSKA Moscow and Soviet international center Vladimir Petrov, a member of the all-conquering Red Machine team, has died at 69, Russia’s ice hockey federation reported on Tuesday. “Russia’s ice hockey federation presents its condolences to Petrov’s family and friends, his colleagues and everyone ...

/ Feb 28, 2017

Blues trade Shattenkirk to Capitals

With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. Shattenkirk is a pending unrestricted free ...

Wild strike quickly in OT to get past Kings

/ Feb 28, 2017

Wild strike quickly in OT to get past Kings

The Minnesota Wild have once again snuffed out a potential losing streak before it started. This win might have been their best response yet. Mikael Granlund zoomed between two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around Los Angeles goalie Jonathan ...

Refreshed Blue Jackets win second straight

/ Feb 27, 2017

Refreshed Blue Jackets win second straight

The Columbus Blue Jackets have come out of their bye week playing their best hockey in nearly two months. Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg each scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday. While ...

/ Feb 22, 2017

Japan crushes China in men's ice hockey opener

Japan got off to a flying start in the men’s ice hockey competition at the Asian Winter Games on Wednesday, when it brushed aside China 14-0 in its opening match. Seiji Takahashi bagged a hat trick while Shuhei Kuji netted twice as Japan peppered ...