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Capitals' Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin voices support for Vladimir Putin

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn't trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election.
Eller scores twice, adds assist as Caps beat Isles 4-3

Eller scores twice, adds assist as Caps beat Isles 4-3

WASHINGTON — Lars Eller looked determined not to let the Washington Capitals lose another game at home, so he took things into his own hands.
Bruins place forward David Backes on injured reserve

Bruins place forward David Backes on injured reserve

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins placed forward David Backes on injured reserve Thursday and expect him to miss up to eight weeks as he recovers from surgery to remove a portion of his colon.
Jones makes 19 saves to lead Sharks past Predators 4-1

Jones makes 19 saves to lead Sharks past Predators 4-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a game that included 20 penalties and 52 penalty minutes, the San Jose Sharks found a way to win ugly.
Schneider makes 37 saves against former team as Devils blank Canucks 2-0

Schneider makes 37 saves against former team as Devils blank Canucks 2-0

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks are probably glad they traded Cory Schneider to a team in the Eastern Conference.
Marleau helps Maple Leafs end skid with 3-1 win at Ducks

Marleau helps Maple Leafs end skid with 3-1 win at Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Playing on the road against a quality opponent while trying to break out of a losing skid is just the kind of situation the Toronto Maple Leafs brought Patrick Marleau in for.
Malkin scores go-ahead goal on power play to lift Penguins over Oilers 3-2

Malkin scores go-ahead goal on power play to lift Penguins over Oilers 3-2

EDMONTON — A game against the struggling Edmonton Oilers was what they Pittsburgh Penguins needed to get their road trip back on track.
Crawford, Blackhawks blank Flyers 3-0

Crawford, Blackhawks blank Flyers 3-0

CHICAGO — While the Chicago Blackhawks work on their power play and coach Joel Quenneville searches for the right combinations for his lineup, at least they have Corey Crawford in goal.
Coyotes recall Domingue, Mermis from Tucson

Coyotes recall Domingue, Mermis from Tucson

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have recalled goaltender Louis Domingue and defenceman Dakota Mermis from the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.
Ottawa Senators searching for answers to fix struggles on home ice

Ottawa Senators searching for answers to fix struggles on home ice

OTTAWA — Home ice hasn't exactly been an advantage for the Ottawa Senators this season. After eight games the Senators are just 2-2-4 in the confines of the Canadian Tire Centre. In comparison, Ottawa is 3-0-1 on the road.