Men's hockey

Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, left, vies with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Riley Sheahan, center, for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
January 19, 2018 - 1:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two relief appearances in Penguins losses. DeSmith seized the chance to grab his first career victory — with plenty of help from the Penguins' scoring...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his goal as San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) skates away in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
January 19, 2018 - 12:57 am
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche looked unstoppable early and shaky down the stretch in nearly blowing a big lead. Bottom line: The streak goes on. Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Avalanche won their...
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St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) congratulates goaltender Carter Hutton (40) following the Blues' 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18. 2018, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 12:55 am
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo celebrated his 28th birthday by scoring his first goal in more than two months. And, it ended up being a winner for the St. Louis Blues. Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each scored in the second period of the 4-1 win over the Ottawa...
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January 19, 2018 - 12:51 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Embiid leads Sixers UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have handed the Boston Celtics their second consecutive loss since a seven-game winning streak. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL' ehm-BEED') celebrated his first NBA All-Star selection with 26 points and matched a career best with 16...
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New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) makes a save on a shot by the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
January 19, 2018 - 12:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rangers have been waiting all season for Rick Nash to score in bunches. A fresh line combination may be doing the trick. Nash scored twice for the second straight game and new linemate Pavel Buchnevich scored the winner late in the third period as the Rangers edged the...
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Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14), of Sweden, celebrates with right wing Craig Smith (15) after Smith scored the winning goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the shootout in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 19, 2018 - 12:39 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Despite missing the first three months of the season, Ryan Ellis looks to be in top form already for the Predators. Ellis had a goal and an assist in regulation, and Craig Smith scored the deciding goal in the shootout to give Nashville a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) celebrates with Scott Laughton (21), Michael Raffl (12), Ivan Provorov (9) and Jori Lehtera (15) after Couturier scored the winning goal during overtime in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 19, 2018 - 12:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sean Couturier scored 18 seconds into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday night after retiring the No. 88 jersey of Hall of Fame center Eric Lindros. Couturier took a feed from Travis Konecny and...
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Columbus Blue Jackets goalies Joonas Korpisalo, left, of Finland, stops a shot against Dallas Stars forward Mattias Janmark, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
January 18, 2018 - 11:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored in the second round of a shootout, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday night. Joonas Korpisalo had 35 saves for Columbus (26-18-3), which returned from its five-day break after losing both ends of a back-to-back last week...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates with teammate Brad Marchand after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
January 18, 2018 - 11:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after going without a shot on goal, Patrice Bergeron regained his scoring touch for the rolling Boston Bruins. Bergeron scored three goals Thursday night for his second hat trick in less than two weeks, leading Boston to a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders that gave the...
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January 18, 2018 - 10:31 pm
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Named Jim Kaat special assistant. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with C Curt Casali, OF Jose Cardona and RHP Tayler Scott on minor league contracts. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Named Jacob Cruz minor league hitting coordinator, Brendan Sagara minor...
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