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6:42 PM ET ESPN News Services BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres captain Jack Eichel is doing everything within his power to prevent his team from falling into an all-too-familiar late-season rut. The fifth-year player is enjoying a breakout season with a career-best 31 goals _ seven of them game-winners _ as he displays on-ice consistency. And
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10:24 AM ET Gritty is in the clear. Philadelphia police said on Monday that they have closed their investigation into a claim that the famous Flyers mascot punched a 13-year-old boy during a Nov 19 event at the Fargo Center. “That investigation, which has been completed and is no longer active, determined that the actions
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6:38 PM ET Detroit Red Wings rookie Filip Zadina will miss between two and three weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Jeff Blashill said Sunday. Zadina, 20, a rookie with eight goals and 15 points, has been a pleasant surprise in an otherwise dismal season in Detroit. He was injured in a 4-2 loss to
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11:14 PM ET ESPN News Services Alex Ovechkin not only led the Washington Capitals to a win Friday night, he made a significant jump up the NHL career goals list. Ovechkin scored two goals in the Capitals’ 5-3 win in Ottawa to pass Mark Messier for No. 8 on the list with 695 career goals.
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11:53 AM ET The 2019-20 NHL season has already featured some significant trades, led by the Taylor Hall swap between the Arizona Coyotes and New Jersey Devils. With the trade deadline looming on Feb. 24, stay up to date with all the moves around the league, from the blockbusters down to the moves involving minor-league
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2:57 PM ET The San Jose Sharks‘ disappointing season just took another hit with news that forward Tomas Hertl is done for the season after suffering a knee injury Wednesday. The team announced that he suffered a torn ACL and MCL. Hertl got a shot off with 13:43 left in the first period and then
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10:17 PM ET The Los Angeles Kings walked into Staples Center on Wednesday night donning Kobe Bryant Lakers jerseys prior to their game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning. Some Kings wore gold jerseys, other wore the alternate white ones, with a sizable mix of Nos. 8 and 24 on the back. It was the Kings’
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9:38 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty will not be in the Kings’ lineup against Tampa Bay, ending the longest consecutive games played streak in franchise history. Coach Todd McLellan said Doughty will not play Wednesday night against the Lightning because of an undisclosed injury. Doughty, who has not
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7:26 PM ET Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin honored the late Kobe Bryant by swapping his No. 8 jersey for the No. 24 during warm-ups on Wednesday night, ahead of the team’s home game against the Nashville Predators. The jersey will be signed and put up for auction, with proceeds benefiting the Kobe & Vanessa
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7:05 AM ET http://www.espn.com/nhl/player/_/id/2590835/sami-vatanen Now that the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend is in the rearview mirror, the league’s trade season is underway in earnest. The next several games for each team will be pivotal, as general managers decide whether their teams should be buyers, improving their chances for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or sellers, perhaps
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12:20 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres starting goalie Linus Ullmark will miss three to four weeks with an injury to his right leg. The team issued the update without revealing the nature of the injury Wednesday, a day after Ullmark was hurt in a 5-2 loss to Ottawa. Ullmark was untouched
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7:30 AM ET Hall of Fame goaltender Ed Belfour was arrested early Tuesday morning at a hotel in Bowling Green, Ohio, and charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief. According to an arrest report, police responded to a complaint of a drunk and disorderly person and found Belfour, 54, on the floor “clutching a curtain
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5:59 PM ET Alexis Lafreniere, expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NHL draft, was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Lafreniere, 18, who plays forward for Rimouski Oceanic, delivered a head shot on Quebec Remparts forward Thomas Caron six seconds into the third period of
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5:20 PM ET St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais has been activated from injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday. Blais, 23, missed 28 games while recovering from surgery on his right wrist. He played 20 games before the injury, posting five goals and eight points for the Western Conference-leading Blues. St. Louis went 17-8-3 in
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5:29 PM ET Seldom-used forward Travis Boyd, in the lineup because Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin had to serve a one-game suspension, scored just his third goal of the season as Washington outlasted the Canadiens 4-2 in Montreal Monday night. The win was Washington’s fourth straight, and padded the Capitals’ lead atop the NHL standings to
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