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Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson, left, and Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Predators put up five goals in win against Capitals

- Associated Press

Filip Forsberg has scored so well coming off back-to-back hat tricks, the Nashville forward had the Washington Capitals watching closely every time the Swede touched the puck.

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty, left, and running back LeGarrette Blount hold a Super Bowl trophy during a rally in Boston to celebrate their win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. McCourty and Blount are among a half-dozen players that have turned down an expected invitation to the White House. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) **FILE**

White House visit snubs nothing new by pro athletes

- Associated Press

While presidents have been snubbed before, six players from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots took it to another level by preemptively turning down an expected invitation from President Trump. Rest assured, they won’t be the last to mix sports and politics.

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, center, reacts after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rangers slip past Capitals for narrow win

- Associated Press

Mats Zuccarello scored a third-period goal and Henrik Lundqvist made 31 saves in the New York Rangers’ 2-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

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Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) battles for the puck against St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues

- Associated Press

With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.

NHL Capsules

- Associated Press

Mikael Granlund beat two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around goalie Jonathan Quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

NY man gets life sentence in murder-for-hire killing

Associated Press

A 46-year-old man convicted of bludgeoning to death the wife of a former professional hockey player in a murder-for-hire killing has been sentenced to a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.