Goalapalooza: Offense coming from everywhere around NHL

Alain Nasreddine watched New York Rangers defensemen go to the front of the net and hang out below the goal line. It wasn't like this back in his playing days. Nasr...

NHL players in favor of 'international flavor' All-Star idea

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Something similar could be coming bac...

Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hockey's young skill was on display at the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament. Boston's 23-year-old David Pastrnak, Edmonton's 24-year-old Leon Draisaitl and Vancouver's...

Shots from stands, women's 3-on-3 highlight NHL skills event

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Shooting pucks from the stands and some of the best women's hockey players in the world going back and forth in a 3-on-3 game stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition. ...

Bettman: NHL Puck and player tracking to start in playoffs

Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL beginning in the playoffs. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that puck and player tracking will be up and running in all playoff are...

3-on-3 overtime in NHL has evolved over past 5 seasons

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Victor Hedman fondly recalls the NHL's first 3-on-3 overtime because it was madness. “It was probably a minute and a half of just breakaways,” the Tampa Bay Lightnin...

Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Annie Pankowski got an email from the NHL asking if she’d like to be a part of its All-Star Weekend and jumped at the opportunity. Then she found out she wouldn’t be...

Most dangerous lead in hockey? This season, it's all of them

Joel Quenneville remembers years past when NHL teams leading going into the third period could feel comfortable chalking up two points. A win was a pretty sure bet. Earlier this seas...

AP Source: Akim Aliu signs with Czech league team

Former NHL forward Akim Aliu has signed in the Czech Extraliga for the remainder of the season, a person with direct knowledge of the move told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Aliu ...

Ovechkin hat trick helps Capitals beat Devils

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin took a stick to the face and put three pucks in the net for a hat trick to lead the Washington Capitals past the New Jersey Devils 5-2 on Thursday night. ...

Golden Knights fire Gallant, name DeBoer new coach

The Vegas Golden Knights fired former NHL coach of the year Gerard Gallant on Wednesday amid a four-game losing streak and replaced him with Peter DeBoer. General manager Kelly McCri...

Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom to $46M, 5-year extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom isn't leaving the team he lifted the Stanley Cup with and is getting paid handsomely to stick around for the long haul. The Washington Capitals on...

Dual-role players? Defensemen as wingers show it can be done

Brendan Smith caught his breath for a few seconds on the bench before New York Rangers coach David Quinn called his name again. Smith had just skated a shift as a defenseman and was ...

Hischer scores twice, Devils rout Capitals 5-1 to end skid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nico Hischier scored twice, Louis Domingue made 33 saves and the last-place New Jersey Devils routed the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 5-1 Saturday night to snap their losing strea...

Blues' Perron, Capitals' Oshie among final All-Star picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — St. Louis Blues winger David Perron and former teammate T.J. Oshie were voted by fans as two of the final representatives for NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Louis. Aft...