NHL

10:55 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Amidst a sports-filled weekend that included the heavyweight championship boxing match and a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hockey fans were reminded about believing in miracles on Saturday night. Prior to the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers, members of the 1980
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10:19 PM ET When both of the Carolina Hurricanes goaltenders left Saturday’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs with injuries, 42-year-old Dave Ayres came in as the emergency backup goaltender — and stopped eight of 10 shots he faced to seal a 6-3 win for the Canes. Ayres allowed goals on the first two shots
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3:12 PM ET Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin became the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700 goals, scoring a third-period goal vs. the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. The Russian winger now takes up residence in one of the most exclusive clubs in NHL history, joining Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Brett
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1:49 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — It was one of the best days of Pavel Francouz‘s life. Francouz finalized a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche, and then made 26 saves to record his first NHL shutout in the team’s 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
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9:15 PM ET Associated Press John Tonelli’s No. 27 has been raised to the rafters at Nassau Coliseum, joining some of his former teammates from the New York Islanders‘ Stanley Cup dynasty. Tonelli, known as a gritty player who worked to get the puck in the corners, became the seventh player to have his number
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7:51 PM ET Alex Ovechkin scored in the first period of the Washington Capitals‘ home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, giving him 699 career goals. The goal snapped a five-game streak without a point (tied for the longest of his career) for the Capitals star. He last scored Feb. 4, collecting a
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4:21 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10.
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3:21 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings for second-round draft picks in both 2020 and 2021. Martinez, who was seen as one of the most desirable defenseman possibly available at the trade deadline, has one goal and seven assists in 41 games this season. This
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7:00 AM ET COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — NHL players spend their offseasons in a variety of ways. For example, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole spent three months being unable to walk. Cole was diagnosed with femoroacetabular impingement in both of his hips, a condition in which extra bone growth around the hip joint causes discomfort
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2:35 PM ET The Ottawa Senators have traded defenseman Dylan DeMelo to the Winnipeg Jets for a 2020 third-round pick, Ottawa announced Tuesday. DeMelo, 26, has zero goals and 10 assists in 49 games this season. He was part of a blockbuster trade in September 2018 when he was moved to the Senators in a
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12:40 AM ET Nikita Kucherov stole the puck from Nathan MacKinnon and scored 3:03 into overtime, sending the Tampa Bay Lightning to a franchise-record 11th straight win, 4-3 over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Tampa Bay’s 11th straight victory — the longest winning streak in the NHL this season — broke the franchise mark
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10:32 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Close Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Los Angeles Kings winger Tyler Toffoli, one of the NHL trade deadline’s most sought after wingers, for a hefty price tag on Monday night. How did each GM
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10:31 AM ET ESPN News Services Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien was fined $10,000 Monday for his comments about the officiating in Saturday night’s overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. The Canadiens squandered a 3-0 lead in the game, and afterward, Julien said the officials had missed several calls. “Some people need to be held
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