Hockey

FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, holds up the Stanley Cup trophy during the NHL hockey team's Stanley Cup victory celebration at the National Mall in Washington. The U.S. Capitol rises in the background. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says the Capitals will go to the White House on Monday, March 25, 2019, to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 19, 2019, because the team had not announced the decision.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
March 19, 2019 - 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player has already said he won't attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) celebrates his first of two goals during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
March 16, 2019 - 10:04 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career hat trick, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 6-3 Saturday night in the teams' first meeting since last year's Eastern Conference finals. Tampa Bay set team records for wins (55) and points (114) in a...
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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his penalty-shot goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
March 13, 2019 - 1:46 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau busted out of a scoring slump in a big way. Gaudreau had three goals and three assists, and the Calgary Flames scored six times in the third period on their way to a 9-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Derek Ryan added two goals for...
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Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13) celebrates his goal with Matt Niskanen during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 12, 2019 - 10:01 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored twice during a furious second-period rally and Evgeni Malkin picked up two assists to reach 1,000 career points as the Pittsburgh Penguins edged the Washington Capitals 5-3 on Tuesday night. Crosby picked up his 32nd and 33rd goals during a three-goal outburst...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
March 11, 2019 - 3:12 am
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men...
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Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin (62), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 10, 2019 - 10:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin watched helplessly from the penalty box as the short-handed unit he helped transform got to work. Seconds after stepping out following another successful kill, Hagelin scored the go-ahead goal on a breakaway to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 file photo, Harry Howell waves to the crowd during a ceremony to retire his number before the Ranger's hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York. NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Harry Howell, who played the most games in the history of New York Rangers, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night, March 9, 2019. Howell played 1,160 games for the Rangers from 1952-69 and had his No. 3 retired by the team. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 10, 2019 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who played the most games in New York Rangers' history, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games...
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Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker (16) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with center Ryan Donato (16) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 07, 2019 - 11:37 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker kept putting the puck in the net for the Minnesota Wild. And, Devan Dubnyk refused to let any get by him. Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
March 07, 2019 - 11:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fatigue has become the biggest threat to the Boston Bruins' impressive points streak. They found a way to fight through it for the second time this week. Patrice Bergeron scored twice, including the winner with 7.2 seconds remaining as the Bruins came from two goals down to beat the...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, right, stop a shot from Los Angeles Kings' Jeff Carter (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
March 06, 2019 - 3:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mark Carey Price has made in his 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens was scribbled in two lines of black marker on a dry erase board in the visitors' locker room, signifying the goalie's special place in the team's 101-year history. The top line read "J Plante, 314,"...
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