Professional hockey

February 22, 2019 - 9:11 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired Matt Duchene from the Ottawa Senators on Friday in exchange for a 2019 first-round draft pick and two top prospects, adding a veteran center as they make a push for a playoff spot. The 28-year-old Duchene, one of the top players available...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, shoots past Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
February 21, 2019 - 9:49 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov became the league's first 100-point player this season...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler, left and Washington Capitals right wing Devante Smith-Pelly vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 20, 2019 - 1:07 pm
The Washington Capitals placed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly on waivers Wednesday ahead of next week's NHL trade deadline. Coach Todd Reirden told reporters in Toronto the plan was to waive winger Dmitrij Jaskin, who did not practice, but the team changed course. If one of the other 30 teams...
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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, left, of Russia, chases the puck against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Kucherov scored on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
February 18, 2019 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Monday night for their sixth straight win. Brayden Point scored twice and Steven Stamkos also had a goal for the Lightning, who are 8-1-2 in their last 11 games...
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New York Islanders' Thomas Greiss, left, of Germany, makes a save as teammate Nick Leddy, right, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson look for the rebound during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
February 14, 2019 - 8:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Thursday night. Casey Cizikas scored twice on breakaways and Josh Bailey also had a goal for the Islanders, who cruised to their fifth win in...
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Anaheim Ducks goaltender Kevin Boyle, left, and teammate Hampus Lindholm celebrate the Ducks' 1-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 14, 2019 - 1:46 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A fresh start was exactly what the Anaheim Ducks needed. Kevin Boyle made 35 saves in his first career start and the Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Wednesday night in general manager Bob Murray's first game as interim coach. Jakob Silfverberg scored to help Anaheim end...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 12, 2019 - 10:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins needed someone to replace David Pastrnak's production while their leading scorer recovers from thumb surgery. For one night, at least, they found the solution: just about everyone. David Krejci, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand each scored during a four-minute span at...
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St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, left, celebrates with Ivan Barbashev (49), of Russia, after Tarasenko scored the winning goal in overtime against the Nashville Predators in an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Blues won in overtime 5-4. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 10, 2019 - 3:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko put on quite a show to keep the St. Louis Blues' winning streak alive. Tarasenko completed a hat trick by scoring 16 seconds into overtime , and the Blues held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Sunday, stretching their streak to a season-best six games. "...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle, center, watches during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, in Anaheim, Calif. The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Randy Carlyle amid a seven-game losing streak. The Ducks announced Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 that general manager Bob Murray would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 10, 2019 - 12:36 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Randy Carlyle on Sunday amid a seven-game losing streak. The Ducks announced that general manager Bob Murray would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season. Anaheim will name a new coach following the season. "Difficult...
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Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Clippers' Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 09, 2019 - 10:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Montrezl Harrell forced two turnovers in the final two minutes and Patrick Beverley hit a pair of 3-pointers in front of the Boston bench Saturday night to help the retooled Los Angeles Clippers overcome a 28-point, first-half deficit and beat the Celtics 123-112. One game after the...
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