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Capitals hire Maple Leafs assistant Spencer Carbery to replace head coach Laviolette

The Washington Capitals have hired Spencer Carbery as their next coach, bringing back a favourite of the organization to fill the job he was envisioned to get years ago.

National Treasure wins Preakness, hours after other Bob Baffert horse euthanized

Bob Baffert's National Treasure won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, ending Mage's Triple Crown bid in the trainer's return from a suspension — and just hours after another of his three-year-old horses was euthanized on the track.

Avalanche forward Landeskog to miss next season following knee cartilage transplant

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog is set to undergo cartilage transplant surgery on his right knee Wednesday and expected to miss the entire 2023-24 NHL season.

Chicago wins Connor Bedard sweepstakes, capturing No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery

Chicago have won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Connor Bedard with the first pick, parlaying one of their worst seasons in decades into a potentially franchise-altering player.

Rangers, head coach Gerard Gallant part ways after 1st-round exit

The New York Rangers and coach Gerard Gallant are parting ways after losing in the first round of the NHL playoffs. The Rangers announced the change, which they called mutual, on Saturday — less than a week after a seven-game series loss to the rival New Jersey Devils.

Leafs, Senators among 4 teams headed to Sweden for games next season

The NHL is sending four teams to Sweden next season, with the Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators taking part in Global Series games there in November.

Can anyone in the East beat the confident and record-setting Bruins?

After winning an NHL-record 65 games and steamrolling opponents since October, the Boston Bruins look like the clear favourite to come out of the East and win the Stanley Cup. The climb begins with a series against the Florida Panthers.

Capitals, coach Laviolette agree to part ways after missing playoffs

Peter Laviolette won't be back as coach of the Washington Capitals, who now have a big decision to make after missing the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade.

NFL's Washington Commanders reportedly sold for record $6.05 billion US

A group led by Josh Harris and Mitchell Rales that includes Magic Johnson has an agreement in principle to buy the team for a record $6.05 billion US, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.

McDavid for MVP? Assessing the choices for top NHL awards

Connor McDavid could again be the unanimous choice for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP, Erik Karlsson is a favourite to win the Norris Trophy for a third time and the Bruins could sweep for top goaltender, defensive forward and coach honours.