Kovalchuk aiming for NHL return after 5 years away

Former NHL forward Ilya Kovalchuk says he wants to return to the league this summer and play there for "several more years."

Alex Ovechkin joins NHL's exclusive 600-goal club

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin becomes 20th NHL player to score 600 goals

Meier scores winner as Sharks beat Canucks 5-3

Timo Meier's second goal of the game snapped a third-period tie and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 for their fourth consecutive victory

Ovechkin vs. Laine vs. Malkin: NHL stars race to…

The NHL's race to 50 goals pits Alex Ovechkin, Patrik Laine and Evgeni Malkin against each other and the calendar with less a month left in the season

NHL takes esports on ice with gaming tournament

The NHL is making its first foray into the world of esports with a hockey gaming tournament

Dubnyk, Foligno lead Wild over Coyotes

Marcus Foligno's tie-breaking goal midway through the third period was the game winner for the Minnesota Wild in its 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes

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Luongo blanks Canadiens, Panthers win 7th…

Roberto Luongo made 40 saves in his second shutout of the season and Nick Bjugstad scored his fourth goal in two games as the Florida Panthers beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 for their seventh straight home win

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Flyers and into…

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Flyers and into first place in the Metropolitan Division

Beckman takes top spot in Funny Car at NHRA

Jack Beckman earned the top spot in Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway

Minor hockey league to use pick your playoff…

The minor league that brought 3-on-3 overtime to hockey more than a decade before the NHL is adding a new innovation this season for the playoffs

Preds beat Stars 2-0 for franchise-record 9th…

Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots, Ryan Hartman scored at 5:33 of the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 for a franchise-record ninth straight victory

Maple Leafs blank Canadiens for 12th straight home win

Curtis McElhinney made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended their club-record home winning streak to 12 straight games with a 4-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens

One-man show: Laine gets trick in Jets' 3-0 win…

Patrik Laine got his fourth career hat trick and set a career high with his 38th goal, lifting the Winnipeg Jets over the New York Rangers 3-0

Rask, Bruins hand Lightning first SO of season in…

Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0

Filppula scores go-ahead goal, Flyers beat Hurricanes 4-2

Valterri Filppula scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:49 left, and the Philadelphia Flyers scored four times in the third period to beat the scuffling Carolina Hurricanes 4-2

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Nutivaara's second-period goal lifts Columbus past Ottawa

Markus Nutivaara scored on a second-period power play and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1

Kinkaid stops 38 shots as Devils beat Kings 3-0

Keith Kincaid stopped 38 saves for his first shutout of the season, helping the New Jersey Devils improve their playoff positioning with a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings

Blues F Tarasenko leaves game with upper body injury

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko left the game against the New York Rangers with an upper body injury and will not return

McDavid has 1 goal, 2 assists in Oilers' 4-2 victory

Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers

Baptiste lifts Sabres to 5-3 win over Blackhawks

Nicholas Baptiste scored two goals in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kane scores 4 goals to lead Sharks past Flames 7-4

Evander Kane scored four goals to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Calgary Flames 7-4

Hoffman scores in OT, Senators edge Stars 3-2 for 3rd in row

Mike Hoffman scored at 3:26 of overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 to win their third game in a row for just the second time this season

Zucker leads Wild to 4-2 win in Vegas homecoming

Jason Zucker, the only NHL player raised in Nevada, scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Minnesota Wild over the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2

Ducks create playoff logjam with 4-2 win over Red Wings

Corey Perry scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period, John Gibson made 28 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the skidding Detroit Red Wings 4-2

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Predators clinch playoff spot with 4-2 win over…

Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg each scored twice, backup goaltender Juuse Saros stopped 33 shots and the Nashville Predators became the first NHL team to clinch a playoff spot this season by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2

Oshie, Backstrom score as Capitals down Islanders 6-3

T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and Matt Niskanen scored as the Washington Capitals swept a home-and-home set against the skidding New York Islanders with a 6-3 win

Kopitar and Kings hand Red Wings 8th straight loss, 4-1

Anze Kopitar broke a third-period tie with a fluke goal and the Los Angeles Kings beat Detroit 4-1 to hand the Red Wings their eighth consecutive defeat