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NHL's furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

NHL's furthest south outdoor game will be in Cotton Bowl

Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop tossed a football around at Cotton Bowl Stadium on the first day of spring while teammate John Klingberg played with a soccer ball.

Red Wings sign Howard to 1-year extension

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have signed goalie Jimmy Howard to a $4 million, one-year contract extension. The deal keeps Howard in the fold for next season. The 34-year-old Howard has played for the Red Wings his whole NHL career.
Lightning not planning on taking foot off the gas down the stretch

Lightning not planning on taking foot off the gas down the stretch

Victor Hedman's biggest disappointment remains his greatest motivation. The hulking defenceman's Tampa Bay Lightning had home-ice advantage in the 2015 Stanley Cup final against the Chicago Blackhawks heading into Game 5 with the series tied 2-2.
Karlsson, Panarin and Bobrovsky can close strong and cash in

Karlsson, Panarin and Bobrovsky can close strong and cash in

Many NHL teams have plenty to play for down the final stretch of the regular season, trying to get in the playoffs or to improve their positioning, before 16 teams compete for the Stanley Cup. Some players have a lot at stake, too.

Lightning defenceman Dan Girardi out indefinitely

WASHINGTON — Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Dan Girardi is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. The team announced Girardi's status Tuesday before visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals.
Radulov, Stars too much for Panthers 4-2

Radulov, Stars too much for Panthers 4-2

DALLAS — Stars coach Jim Montgomery had the right answer for Florida's top-10 offence on Tuesday night.
Flames strengthen hold atop division with 4-2 win over Blue Jackets

Flames strengthen hold atop division with 4-2 win over Blue Jackets

CALGARY — Every remaining game both a dress rehearsal for the playoffs and an opportunity to strengthen their post-season position, the Calgary Flames weathered a desperate Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4-2 win Tuesday.
Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

Schwartz scores hat trick for Blues in 7-2 win over Oilers

ST. LOUIS — Goals have been hard to come by this season for St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz. That all changed Tuesday night against Edmonton.
Caps regain 1st in the Metro; Canes outlast Pens in shootout

Caps regain 1st in the Metro; Canes outlast Pens in shootout

NEWARK, N.J. — Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
Connolly leads Caps into 1st place with 4-1 win over Devils

Connolly leads Caps into 1st place with 4-1 win over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Brett Connolly has been doing his best Alex Ovechkin imitation the past six weeks and it is coming just in time to help the defending champion Washington Capitals gear up for another Stanley Cup run.