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Daniel Sprong, left, of the Washington Capitals scores an unassisted goal in the third period against Igor Shesterkin, right, of the New York Rangers during an NHL hockey game Monday, May 3, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Sprong sends Capitals to win over eliminated Rangers

Associated Press

Daniel Sprong’s tiebreaking goal in the third period propelled the Washington Capitals to a 6-3 victory over the fading New York Rangers, who were knocked out of playoff contention Monday night.

Washington Capitals right wing Daniel Sprong (10) scores a goal past New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 27, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Sprong scores early, Capitals shut out Islanders

- Associated Press

Daniel Sprong scored 1:29 in for his third goal in two games, Vitek Vanecek made 18 saves and the Washington Capitals shut out the New York Islanders 1-0 on Tuesday night to win their first home game with fans this season and sweep a three-game series between the teams.

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PWHPA to hold week-long, 3-team tournament in Calgary

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With the women’s world championships on hold, Canada’s top players will face off in a three-team tournament to determine what could be considered an unofficial national champion later this month.

NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call

- Associated Press

The New York Rangers in less than 72 hours lost their best player to injury, fired their president and general manager, and will likely see another player suspended. They are also out a quarter-million dollars in the latest chaotic chapter for the storied franchise.

A shot by Los Angeles Kings' Gabriel Vilardi, not seen, slips past Arizona Coyotes goaltender Adin Hill (31) for a goal as Coyotes defenseman Jordan Oesterle (82) and Kings center Lias Andersson (24) work for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kopitar hits 1,000 points, Kings knock off Coyotes 4-2

- Associated Press

Anze Kopitar had an assist to reach 1,000 career points, Gabriel Vilardi scored twice and the Los Angeles Kings eliminated the Arizona Coyotes from playoff contention with a 4-2 win Wednesday night.

San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) is congratulated by teammates on the bench after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Hertl scores twice to help Sharks defeat Avalanche 3-2

- Associated Press

Tomas Hertl had two goals and an assist in his 500th career NHL game and Erik Karlsson scored a go-ahead goal in the third period to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.

Ottawa Senators' Connor Brown, right, celebrates a goal with teammates against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Senators surge to 5-1 victory over Canadiens

Associated Press

Erik Brannstrom had three assists for his first career multi-point game, Shane Pinto scored his first NHL goal and the Ottawa Senators stalled Montreal’s playoff charge with a 5-1 win Wednesday.

Columbus Blue Jackets' Mikhail Grigorenko, center, celebrate his goal against the Nashville Predators with Emil Bemstrom, left, and Jack Roslovic during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets won 4-2. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Grigorenko, Bjorkstrand lift Blue Jackets past Predators 4-2

- Associated Press

Mikhail Grigorenko scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and lifted the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-2 comeback victory over Nashville, preventing the Predators from clinching a playoff spot Wednesday night.