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Calgary Flames' Michael Frolik, left, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal with teammate Mikael Backlund, of Sweden, during third period NHL hockey action against the Arizona Coyotes in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 12:13 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Balanced scoring has helped the Calgary Flames snap out of a funk. Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Monday. Mark Giordano also had a goal and an assist, and Derek Ryan and...
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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, left, of Russia, chases the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Kucherov scored on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
February 18, 2019 - 11:04 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Nikita Kucherov is at his best, there is little opposing teams can do to stop the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Kucherov now has 99 points to...
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February 18, 2019 - 9:19 pm
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man fatally shot in a dispute over a parking space was an assistant principal for Aurora Public Schools and a former football player at the University of Colorado who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks. Arapahoe County sheriff's office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman says 46-...
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Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller deflects a shot during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 5-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 18, 2019 - 1:36 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It was Miller's 375th...
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Team LeBron's Karl-Anthony Towns, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, heads to the hoop against Team Giannis' Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 18, 2019 - 12:33 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to...
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) dives forward to deflect the puck as Buffalo Sabres center Sam Reinhart (23) attacks during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
February 17, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists, and Cory Schneider made 34 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. Miles Wood, Jesper Bratt and Joey Anderson also scored as the Devils won consecutive games for the second time since...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp greets supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 17, 2019 - 7:48 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be. Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool. Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16...
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San Jose Sharks' Timo Meier (28) celebrates with Erik Karlsson (65) and Evander Kane (9) after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
February 17, 2019 - 2:21 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski was in the right place at the right time at a big moment for the San Jose Sharks. Again. Pavelski snapped a tie 13:06 into the third period, helping San Jose top the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Saturday night. Pavelski, Logan Couture and Timo Meier each had a goal...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) gets a pat on the head from left wing Artemi Panarin (9) after he fell to the ice following a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
February 17, 2019 - 12:35 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Artemi Panarin had a big night against his former team, making the most of a little luck. Panarin had two goals and an assist, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth win in six games. Pierre-Luc Dubois added a goal and an...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) covers the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
February 16, 2019 - 11:59 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy passed an old friend for Tampa Bay's career shutout record. Vasilevskiy made 20 saves and Nikita Kucherov scored during Tampa Bay's three-goal third period, leading the Lightning to a 3-0 victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night. The 24-year-old...
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