NHL hockey

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 11:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom is a believer in puck luck, something the Capitals have had plenty of against the Bruins in recent years. Backstrom and his teammates had luck on their side again Thursday night as he scored the third-period winner to help Washington win its 14th straight over the...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 10, 2019 - 10:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the...
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart watches the puck after making a save in front of Dallas Stars' Valeri Nichushkin, rear, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
January 10, 2019 - 10:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their own version of the "double-doink" helped James van Riemsdyk and the Flyers end a long losing streak. Van Riemsdyk had a goal and an assist, Carter Hart stopped 37 shots and the Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday night to halt an eight-game skid. Travis Konecny...
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Calgary Flames' Michael Frolik, left, of the Czech Republic, celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche with Matthew Tkachuk during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 10, 2019 - 3:13 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mark Giordano has been defying his age all season. The 35-year-old defenseman had three more assists Wednesday night and the Calgary Flames kept right on rolling with a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. "Just trying to put pucks on net, jump in when I can," Giordano...
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Ottawa Senators' Bobby Ryan (9) scores past Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 10, 2019 - 2:09 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In a matchup of teams with eight-game losing streaks, Colin White was able to provide some much-needed relief for the Ottawa Senators. White's 11th goal at 1:34 of overtime lifted Ottawa to a 2-1 victory over the reeling Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. While the Senators...
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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson celebrates after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
January 09, 2019 - 10:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored a minute into overtime for his second goal of the game, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored to help the Predators improve to 3-0-1 on a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018, file photo, Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters argues a call with referee Dan O'Halloran (13) in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in Nashville, Tenn. Peters and Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden will coach the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 26 after leading their respective divisions at the halfway mark. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 09, 2019 - 1:48 pm
It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning. It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames. "I was tired watching it," Treliving said. Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach...
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San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 09, 2019 - 3:06 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Another day, another big game for San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson. Evander Kane and Joonas Donskoi each scored two goals, Karlsson had three assists again and the Sharks defeated the Edmonton Oilers 7-2 on Tuesday night. Karlsson has at least one assist in 14 consecutive...
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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. The Knights defeated the Rangers 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
January 09, 2019 - 2:46 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It would have been easy for the streaking Vegas Golden Knights to look past the struggling New York Rangers on Tuesday night. The Rangers had lost three straight games in which they were outscored 18-3, while Vegas had won six in a row and has a Pacific Division showdown coming up...
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Winnipeg Jets' Mathieu Perreault (85) celebrates after scoring during first period NHL hockey action against the Colorado Avalanche in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 09, 2019 - 1:05 am
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — All that Winnipeg firepower was on full display Tuesday night. Blake Wheeler had a goal and three assists as the Jets scored on 33 percent of their shots in a 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Mathieu Perreault, Kyle Connor, Bryan Little, Andrew Copp, Mark Scheifele...
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