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2:19 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Boston held a pregame ceremony to honor Patrice Bergeron for playing his 1,000th game in the NHL. Bergeron was joined by his wife, their three children and his parents ahead of the game Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings. He received gifts and loud ovations from the TD
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7:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Columbus Blue Jackets leading scorer Artemi Panarin has fired his agent Dan Milstein in favor of Paul Theofanous, the agent of teammate Sergei Bobrovsky, and said he will test free agency this summer. Panarin issued a statement Friday that read, “I have decided to hire Paul Theofanous as my agent.
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk on Friday was fined $5,000 by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for high-sticking Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez during Thursday’s game. Van Riemsdyk was docked the maximum amount under the league’s collective bargaining agreement. The high-sticking occurred just over
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2:16 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN One of the most incredible stories of the 2018-19 NHL season has been the emergence of goalie Carter Hart of the Philadelphia Flyers. Not because a rookie is helping a team resurrect its season — I mean, Jordan Binnington is basically doing the same thing in St. Louis — but
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12:59 AM ET Associated Press Almost every team in the NHL was in action Thursday night — and most of them came away with at least a point. A record-tying eight games went to overtime. That tied the mark set Feb. 22, 2007, and matched Nov. 27, 2015, both when eight of 12 games required
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5:52 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The Maple Leafs rode the subway two stops to city hall for an outdoor practice at Nathan Phillips Square. Auston Matthews, Jake Muzzin and Connor Brown took the honors Thursday in the Maple Leafs’ 3-on-3 outdoor tournament, with fans lining up eight or nine deep to see the
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8:51 PM ET With a eye toward kick-starting one last push to the playoffs, the Buffalo Sabres are shaking things up at both ends of the ice. Up front, that means a dismantling of the club’s top trio of Jack Eichel, Jeff Skinner and Sam Reinhart. Coach Phil Housley appears eager to roll out Jason
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5:42 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL and meniscus in his right knee, the team announced Wednesday. Koivu, 35, is scheduled to undergo surgery Friday. He sustained the injury after colliding with Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson in the first period
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6:29 PM ET Associated Press WHISTLER, British Columbia — Andre Boudrias, the former Vancouver Canucks captain and Montreal Canadiens assistant general manager, has died. He was 75. The Canadiens said Boudrias died Tuesday in Whistler. A cause of death wasn’t given. From Montreal, Boudrias spent most of his early professional career in the Canadiens’ farm
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12:52 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have acquired veteran forward Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils for a second-round pick in the June NHL draft. The Predators will be Brian Boyle’s seventh team in 12 seasons. Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images The Predators announced the trade Wednesday. The Patriots’ Super
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7:47 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin has passed Sergei Fedorov as the top-scoring Russian player in NHL history. The Washington Capitals captain picked up his 1,180th point on T.J. Oshie‘s goal that opened the scoring Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks. Ovechkin broke the record in his 1,055th game, 193 games fewer than
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5:36 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler has a concussion and will be out at least a week after a scary fall Monday night in Philadelphia. Coach Travis Green says Edler needed stitches but did not have any facial fractures after going to the ice head-first during a 2-1 loss
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1:03 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN It’s an NHL tradition: a player leaves one team, returns with his new team and gets lustfully booed by his former home supporters. It’ll happen, deafeningly, when John Tavares returns to face the New York Islanders later this month. It happened, bizarrely, when Ryan McDonagh returned to face the New
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3:15 PM ET Associated Press BALASHIKHA, Russia — Former Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has ceremonially opened an ice hockey game in Russia — and promptly fallen on the ice. Mourinho was given the honor of making the first puck drop on Monday at the Kontinental Hockey League game between Avangard Omsk and SKA St.
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12:15 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed backup goaltender Pheonix Copley to a $3.3 million, three-year extension. Copley will count $1.1 million against the salary cap in each of the next three seasons. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the contract Monday. Signing Copley through the 2021-22 season raises questions
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