” VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Alex Ovechkin scored twice, passing Wayne Gretzky for the most road goals in NHL history, and the Washington Capitals beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 on Tuesday night. Ovechkin has scored 403 of his 793 career goals away from home. Gretzky holds the overall record with 894. “It’s always nice when you beat the Great One, ” Ovechkin said. “It doesn’t matter what kind of milestone it is. It’s history.
Ovechkin topped Gretzky 11:52 into the first, firing a one-timer from the left circle past Martin to give the Capitals a 2-0 lead with his 13th goal of the season. “On his second goal, it looks like, `Oh, maybe (Martin) should have had it. ’ But I’ve seen (Ovechkin) score 100 goals like that, ” said Boudreau, who coached the Capitals from 2007-11. “He’s got a shot that finds its way in. ”The star forward from Russia got his first of the night 5:35 in, taking the puck off the stick of Vancouver defenseman Quinn Hughes near the net and batting in a quick shot. “It could have been 6-1 after the first period, quite frankly, with the amount of chances (Washington) had, ” Boudreau said. It was Ovechkin’s 135th game-opening goal, tying Jaromir Jagr for the most in NHL history.
7: Oilers vs. Blackhawks, 6:30 p. ET – NBCSN (livestream) Saturday, Aug. 8: Blackhawks vs. Oilers, TBD *if necessaryMORE: • 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang plays hockey with a grace and inexhaustible fluidity seemingly impervious to the rigors of spending nearly half his life in the NHL. For the second time in less than a decade, however, a major health scare has brought Letang’s career to a halt. The 35-year-old Letang is out indefinitely after suffering a stroke for a second time. Letang reported feeling ill and was taken to the hospital, where tests confirmed the stroke. While general manager Ron Hextall said Wednesday this stroke doesn’t appear to be as serious as the one Letang sustained in 2014, the Penguins will have to find a way forward at least in the short term without one of their franchise pillars.
Arizona had been playing on an annual lease until Glendale said it would not be renewed for the 2022-23 season. BOSTON — Taylor Hall scored twice and the Boston Bruins extended their NHL-record streak of home victories to open a season to 13 games with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Backup goalie Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves and Brad Marchand added an empty-netter for the Bruins, whose 3-2 overtime win over Carolina on Friday broke the record of 11 set by the 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks and matched by the Florida Panthers last season. “For us, it’s more about our process that allows us to have positive outcomes, ” Bruins first-year coach Jim Montgomery said of the streak. “We’re together on how we think things should work and we believe in that process. ”Steven Stamkos had a power-play goal, raising his career point total to 999, and Andrei Vasilievskiy stopped 23 shots for Tampa Bay. The Lightning had won six of their last seven games.
”Letang, a six-time All-Star, has been one of the most durable players in the NHL. His 662 career points (145 goals, 517 assists) are a franchise record for a defenseman. He’s averaged well over 24 minutes of playing time over the course of his career, a number that’s ticked above 25 minutes per game seven times in eight-plus seasons since he returned from the initial stroke.
“I think these are the (games) you circle, ” Tampa Bay center Ross Colton said. “These are the ones you want to measure up against. For the most part, I think we played really well. ”Hall snapped off a shot from the slot for the eventual winner 2:49 into the third period after collecting a pass from Nick Foligno, who started to circle the net before quickly turning and centering the puck. “I think we’re showing, that no matter who we’re playing, that its really about us and how we play, ” Hall said. “We’re going to get team’s bests, they’re going to come hard.
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Blackhawks-Oilers stream: 2020 NHL Stanley Cup QualifiersNBC’s coverage of the NHL’s Return to Play continues with Friday’s Stanley Cup Qualifier matchup between the Blackhawks and Oilers. Coverage begins at 6:45 p. m. ET on NBCSN. Watch the Blackhawks-Oilers stream at 6:45 p. ET on the NBC Sports app by clicking here. Trailing 3-2 with under six minutes to go in regulation, the Blackhawks tied the game on rookie Matthew Highmore’s goal and then captain Jonathan Toews scored his second goal of the game with 1:16 remaining in the 3rd period which gave Chicago the comeback win.
… The Capitals swept the two-game season series. … Vancouver assigned winger Vasily Podkolzin and defenseman Jack Rathbone to the Abbotsford Canucks on Monday, then recalled forward Phillip Di Giuseppe from the American Hockey League club on Tuesday. UP NEXTWashington: At Seattle on Thursday in the second of a five-game trip. Vancouver: Host Florida on Thursday in the second of a four-game homestand.
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Tempe City Council has unanimously approved a proposal for a new Arizona Coyotes arena and entertainment district, clearing the way for a public vote on the project next year. The City Council approved the proposal 7-0 after a lengthy meeting that included NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The $2. 1 billion project would include a 16, 000-seat arena, practice rink, 1, 600 apartments, two hotels and a theater. Approval of the project was the final step before it goes to referendum on May 16. The team is currently playing at Arizona State’s 5, 000-seat Mullett Arena, by far the NHL’s smallest arena. The Coyotes have been searching for a permanent home since the city of Glendale pulled out of a multimillion-dollar lease at Gila River Arena.
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The Penguins felt so confident in Letang’s durability that they signed him to a six-year contract over the summer rather than let him test free agency for the first time. “The level of hockey he’s played for as long as he’s played is absolutely incredible, ” Hextall said. “The level he’s continued to play at at his age, the type of shape he’s in … he’s a warrior.
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