NHL hockey

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) and goaltender Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, celebrate a win over the Minnesota Wild in an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 16, 2018 - 12:03 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators are off to a solid start this season. Scoring first has been a big key. Johansen and P.K. Subban each had two assists, and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games. "It's early in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Eric Godard, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Riley Cote (32) fight in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. As Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Now a handful of years into retirement, Cote is a proponent of cannabis and its oils as an alternative to more addictive drugs commonly used by athletes to play through pain. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
October 15, 2018 - 5:35 pm
As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my...
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) moves across the crease to stop a shot by Winnipeg Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers (27) as Patrik Laine (29) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 11:46 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler was honest after the Winnipeg Jets' victory over Carolina. "I'm not going to pretend we're firing on all cylinders right now, but we're grinding," Wheeler said. Bryan Little broke a tie with 2:09 left in the Jets' 3-1 on Sunday night in the opener of a six-...
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Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) leaps into center Sean Monahan's arms after Gaudreau scored in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Denver. Calgary won 3-2. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
October 14, 2018 - 2:13 am
DENVER (AP) — The Calgary Flames' strong finish rendered their slow start into an afterthought. Elias Lindholm scored the tying goal with 1:54 left in regulation and Johnny Gaudreau put in a goal in the first minute of overtime, lifting the Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on...
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Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg (3) controls the puck against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)
October 14, 2018 - 12:34 am
DALLAS (AP) — Alexander Radulov started a rally and John Klingberg finished it as Dallas kept firing shots in its busiest period in team history. Klingberg scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, when Dallas scored on four of its team-record 30 shots, and the Stars beat the Anaheim...
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Players from the Montreal Canadiens celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press via AP)
October 14, 2018 - 12:31 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Antti Niemi felt good after his first start of the season — and a win. Niemi made 25 saves, and Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. Niemi, getting the start with Carey...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) scores a goal against Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9), of Russia, Matt Niskanen (2) and goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Washington. The Maple Leafs won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
October 13, 2018 - 11:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Auston Matthews' scoring has helped carry the Toronto Maple Leafs early this season. The Leafs' defense and depth were the difference Saturday against Washington. Fourth-liner Josh Leivo scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Frederick Andersen made 25 saves and the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
October 13, 2018 - 10:41 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning found their offense, and in a big way. Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2 Saturday night. Brayden Point scored in both the second and third periods, and Andrei...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho, of Finland, celebrates his game-winning goal against Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in overtime of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. The Hurricanes won 5-4. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
October 13, 2018 - 9:25 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night. Justin Williams tied it for Carolina with 1:09 left in the third period, and the Hurricanes matched the best five-game start in...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak celebrates his third goal of an NHL hockey game with teammates Patrice Bergeron (37) and Brad Marchand as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen (3) skates by during the third period Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
October 13, 2018 - 7:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak got to the 100-goal mark and moved right past it. Pastrnak scored three times Saturday, giving him 101 goals for his career, and the Boston Bruins kept Detroit winless with an 8-2 victory over the Red Wings. "It's been quick and I'm glad that I get to be part of this,"...
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