NHL hockey

FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Mike Tirico attends the NBC Universal mid-season press day at the Four Seasons in New York. NBC Sports will use Tirico as the host of its inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage in May, network executives announced Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 12:28 pm
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports announced Friday that Mike Tirico will anchor the network's inaugural Indianapolis 500 coverage on May 26, giving him his first glimpse at the largest single-day crowd to attend a sporting event anywhere in the world. "I am thrilled to join our team as we cover one...
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Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, left, celebrates his goals with center Bo Horvat during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 15, 2019 - 3:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Battered, bruised and playing on the second night of a back-to-back, it would have been understandable if the youthful Vancouver Canucks gave up ground in their surprising playoff push. Instead, the Canucks found a way to beat the Los Angeles Kings. Elias Pettersson and Brock...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) moves the puck past San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton, left, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 15, 2019 - 1:06 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal, T.J. Oshie had two goals and an assist, and the Washington Capitals beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Thursday night. Jakub Vrana and Tom Wilson each had a goal and an assist, and Nicklas Backstrom had two assists for Washington...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, right, celebrates after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 15, 2019 - 12:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Auston Matthews scored two goals, including the 100th of his career, to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 6-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday night. The Maple Leafs, who improved to 36-18-3 this season and 19-7-2 on the road, are 15-7-0 against the Western...
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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Cam Ward, right, blocks a shot by New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 15, 2019 - 12:51 am
CHICAGO (AP) — According to the numbers, it sure seems Patrick Kane is at the top of his game. However, the star forward thinks he may be able to reach an even higher level. Kane scored his 34th goal and added two assists to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night for...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save on a shot by Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller (9) as Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) and center Ryan O'Reilly (90) try to block the shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 15, 2019 - 12:18 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The goal is looking awfully big when Vladimir Tarasenko is shooting. Jordan Binnington is making it look awfully small when he's in it. The combination has led the St. Louis Blues to their longest winning streak in 18 years. Binnington matched a franchise rookie record with...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, blocks a shot by Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62), of Finland, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 15, 2019 - 12:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekke Rinne and Viktor Arvidsson gave Nashville more of the same Thursday night. A little extra from newcomer Brian Boyle helped make the difference. Rinne stopped 34 shots, Arvidsson and Boyle scored, and the Nashville Predators beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 to snap a...
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Colorado Avalanche's Ryan Graves (27), Erik Johnson (6), J.T. Compher (37) and Matt Nieto (83) celebrate Compher's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during second-period NHL game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 14, 2019 - 11:59 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Semyon Varlamov was relieved to finally leave the ice with a win. The Colorado goalie made 24 saves, Gabriel Landeskog scored his team-leading 30th goal and the Avalanche ended their season-high eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos, left, celebrates his goal with Ondrej Palat, of the Czech Republic, as Dallas Stars' Roman Polak, of the Czech Republic, skates past during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 14, 2019 - 11:50 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are piling up points, the Tampa Bay Lightning are tough to stop. Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Kucherov added a goal and three assists and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-0 Thursday night. Tampa Bay scored at least six goals...
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Detroit Red Wings players celebrate their 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators after an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
February 14, 2019 - 11:42 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou got the Detroit Red Wings' offense going, and Jimmy Howard backed it up. Athanasiou scored twice, including a penalty shot, and Jimmy Howard made 40 saves in his 500th game to lead the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Frans Nielsen...
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