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Oleksiak breaks late tie, surging Stars beat Coyotes 3-2

February 20, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Oleksiak broke a third-period tie with his first goal in 26 games and the Dallas Stars held on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Wednesday night.Oleksiak stepped up into the top of the slot, took a pass from Alexander Radulov and...

Pastrnak scores winner in Bruins’ 2-1 OT win over Oilers

February 20, 2020

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — David Pastrnak scored the winner 1:14 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.Pastrnak was set up for the goal on a pass from David Krejci. He tucked the puck between Oilers...

Rangers score 5 times in third period, top Blackhawks 6-3

By MATT CARLSON | February 19, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider have all gotten hot, and are ready to chase a playoff spot.Zibanejad and Kreider each had a goal and two assists as the Rangers scored five times in the third period and beat the...

Wheeler scores 2, Jets beat Kings 6-3

February 18, 2020

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Blake Wheeler had two goals and an assist in his 700th game in franchise history, and the Winnipeg defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night.Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists and Patrik Laine scored a goal...

Svechnikov, Niederreiter help Hurricanes beat Predators 4-1

By TERESA M. WALKER | February 18, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Nino Niederreiter each scored in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 Tuesday night.Jordan Staal scored a goal in the first, and Sebastian Aho added a goal in the...

Barbashev scores twice, Blues beat Devils 3-0

By JOE HARRIS | February 18, 2020

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ivan Barbashev scored twice and the St. Louis Blues snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.It was the third multigoal game of Barbashev’s career and first this season....

Crosby’s four points leads Penguins past Maple Leafs, 5-2

By DAN SCIFO | February 18, 2020

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night.Bryan Rust had a goal and two assists, and Jason Zucker, Teddy Blueger and Anthony Angello also scored as...

Konecny helps Flyers send Blue Jackets to 6th straight loss

By AARON BRACY | February 18, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Travis Konecny had a goal and two assists, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 Tuesday night.Kevin Hayes, Sean Couturier, Philippe Myers and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers (33-20-7, 73 points),...

Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

By AAMER MADHANI, KEVIN FREKING, and JILL COLVIN | February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history.DeBartolo, who owned the...

Lightning top Avs in OT for franchise-best 11th straight win

By ARNIE STAPLETON | February 18, 2020

DENVER (AP) — 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.Cameron Gaunce and Alex Killorn...

Vegas beats Caps for 3rd straight win; Ovi stuck on 698

By W.G. RAMIREZ | February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury looked out at Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, and the veteran goalie had just one thought regarding Ovie's bid for a historic goal.“Not today, not today,” Fleury said.Max Pacioretty scored his team-high...

Hoffman, Ekblad lead Panthers past Sharks 5-3

By GIDEON RUBIN | February 17, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evgenii Dadonov and Mike Hoffman scored, Aaron Ekblad had two assists and the slumping Florida Panthers beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Monday.Colton Sceviour, Anton Stralman and Vincent Trocheck also scored for Florida, which had...