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5:13 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Capitals lead the NHL in wins, points and goals as they storm into their bye week. If there was a category for dramatic, come-from-behind, weekend, matinee victories in the NHL, the Capitals would probably lead that as well. 2 Related Alex Ovechkin scored three goals, continuing a
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league’s rules regarding diving and embellishment. NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. A player gets a warning for a first
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10:04 PM ET ESPN News Services PITTSBURGH — Captain Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists in his long-awaited return from core muscle surgery, and the Penguins cruised past the Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Tuesday night. Crosby, who has been participating in full-contact practice with the Penguins since Saturday, took 21 shifts in the
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7:49 PM ET Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is honored to have been chosen as an NHL All-Star this season. But family, and self-care, come first. “I have to be kind of selfish here, thinking about how much hockey we played last year, and a short summer and thinking about playing until June again,” said
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11:24 PM ET There will be a new event at the NHL’s All-Star game: a three-on-three scrimmage between top American and Canadian women’s hockey players, sources tell ESPN. The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues are hosting 2020 All Star weekend, which begins on Jan. 24. The NHL is expected to announce full details
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6:23 PM ET The New Jersey Devils fired general manager Ray Shero on Sunday. Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald will serve as the interim GM, and he will “receive support” from Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, who is serving as an advisor to hockey operations, according to the team. 2 Related “Ray is a talented
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10:44 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — Braden Holtby allowed four goals on just 21 shots and the Washington Capitals, who entered the night leading the NHL in points, authored an uncharacteristic 5-1 loss to the last-place New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Washington allowed New Jersey to race out to a 3-0 lead in
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11:58 PM ET ESPN News Services Pekka Rinne became just the 12th goalie to score a goal in NHL history Thursday night, scoring an empty netter to cap the Nashville Predators‘ 5-2 win over the host Blackhawks in Chicago. Rinne’s goal came with 22 seconds remaining, and the 37-year-old was subsequently mobbed by his teammates
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