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Left Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo Nuccio DiNuzzo)

Toews gets hat trick as Blackhawks beat slumping Caps 8-5

- Associated Press

Jonathan Toews had three goals and two assists, Patrick Kane added two goals and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their season-high fifth consecutive loss with an 8-5 victory on Sunday.

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is checked into the Washington Capitals bench by Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Backstrom helps Capitals win 14th straight over Bruins

- Associated Press

Nicklas Backstrom scored in the third period after missing a game, helping the Washington Capitals win their 14th straight over the Boston Bruins with a 4-2 victory Thursday night.

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden gestures from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in Washington. Reirden and Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters will coach the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 26 after leading their respective divisions at the halfway mark. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) **FILE**

NHL offseason coaching changes paying off in standings

- Associated Press

The six teams that hired a new coach over the summer are all doing well — certainly when compared to the five that have dumped coaches already the season. Those clubs are a combined 47-60-11 since making those moves.

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Berglund feels at peace a month after quitting Sabres

Associated Press

Patrik Berglund tells Sweden's Hockeypuls.se he feels at peace and has no regrets after abruptly ending his hockey career by walking away from the Buffalo Sabres a little over two months into the season.

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson, left, stops a shot as Hampus Lindholm, right, of Sweden, keeps Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal away from the rebound in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. The Ducks won 3-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Re-tooled Ducks snap 12-game skid, top Wild 3-0

- Associated Press

Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate.

Toronto Maple Leafs center Patrick Marleau (12) celebrates with the bench after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

- Associated Press

Although they trail Tampa Bay by 14 points in the standings, the Toronto Maple Leafs are having some head-to-head success against the top team in the NHL.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Maple Leafs beat NHL-leading Lightning 4-2

- Associated Press

Mitch Marner scored a go-ahead goal late in the second period, Nazem Kadri and Patrick Marleau each had a goal and an assist, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Thursday night.

FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) picks up the puck as Colorado Avalanche center Tyson Jost drops back to defend in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still-young players on long-term contracts. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Wild trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask

- Associated Press

After patiently approaching his season in charge of the Minnesota Wild, general manager Paul Fenton has taken his first steps toward remaking the roster.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, Lyndsey Fry of the United States skates during the 2014 Winter Olympics women's ice hockey game against Switzerland, at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. Fry grew up in Arizona, where resources and opportunities for hockey were scarce. She managed to overcome the obstacles to play hockey at Harvard and earn an Olympics silver medal. Now Fry is back where she started, helping the Arizona Coyotes build their youth hockey programs to give kids opportunities she never had. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Former hockey Olympian Lyndsey Fry giving back in Arizona

- Associated Press

Lyndsey Fry could have continued playing hockey. She had a stellar collegiate career, a degree, an Olympic silver medal placed around her neck, so playing professionally was a logical next step.