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11:45 AM ET Emergency backup goaltender David Ayres — a Canadian citizen who is an employee of the Toronto Maple Leafs — was named an honorary North Carolinian on Tuesday by North Carolina governor Roy Cooper. Cooper submitted a proclamation honoring Ayres, noting that the 42-year-old Zamboni driver and kidney transplant survivor embodied the state’s
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8:52 PM ET Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins suffered an injury in the second period of Monday night’s game when Ottawa Senators forward Anthony Duclair ran into him on a breakaway. The injury occurred with 8:44 remaining in the period and the Senators leading 2-1. Postgame analysis and highlight show airing each night throughout
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5:28 PM ET Vancouver starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom underwent an MRI Monday after suffering a lower-body injury in a 9-3 win over Boston Saturday, Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced. With concern in net as the postseason push continues in a congested Western Conference, Benning dealt for New Jersey goaltender Louis Domingue just before the
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10:40 AM ET The Carolina Hurricanes upgraded their offense by acquiring forward Vincent Trocheck from the Florida Panthers for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and two prospects, the teams announced Monday. The 26-year-old Trocheck has 10 goals and 36 points this season in his seventh season for the only NHL team for which he’s played. His
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10:55 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Amidst a sports-filled weekend that included the heavyweight championship boxing match and a NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, hockey fans were reminded about believing in miracles on Saturday night. Prior to the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers, members of the 1980
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10:19 PM ET When both of the Carolina Hurricanes goaltenders left Saturday’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs with injuries, 42-year-old Dave Ayres came in as the emergency backup goaltender — and stopped eight of 10 shots he faced to seal a 6-3 win for the Canes. Ayres allowed goals on the first two shots
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8:30 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have acquired defenseman Ben Harpur from Toronto in exchange for forward Miikka Salomaki. The Predators announced the trade Saturday night, less than 30 minutes before their game against Columbus. Nashville needed help on defense, and the 25-year-old Harpur has played 103 career NHL games,
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3:12 PM ET Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin became the eighth player in NHL history to reach 700 goals, scoring a third-period goal vs. the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. The Russian winger now takes up residence in one of the most exclusive clubs in NHL history, joining Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Brett
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1:49 AM ET ESPN News Services ANAHEIM, Calif. — It was one of the best days of Pavel Francouz‘s life. Francouz finalized a $4 million, two-year contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche, and then made 26 saves to record his first NHL shutout in the team’s 1-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
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9:15 PM ET Associated Press John Tonelli’s No. 27 has been raised to the rafters at Nassau Coliseum, joining some of his former teammates from the New York Islanders‘ Stanley Cup dynasty. Tonelli, known as a gritty player who worked to get the puck in the corners, became the seventh player to have his number
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7:51 PM ET Alex Ovechkin scored in the first period of the Washington Capitals‘ home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night, giving him 699 career goals. The goal snapped a five-game streak without a point (tied for the longest of his career) for the Capitals star. He last scored Feb. 4, collecting a
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4:21 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10.
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3:21 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired defenseman Alec Martinez from the Los Angeles Kings for second-round draft picks in both 2020 and 2021. Martinez, who was seen as one of the most desirable defenseman possibly available at the trade deadline, has one goal and seven assists in 41 games this season. This
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