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ovechkin gets historic hat trick, caps beat canadiens


washington — alex ovechkin had a historic night, and now he could use a travel agent.anything to keep this roll going.ovechkin scored four goals to become the first player in 100 years with back-to-back hat tricks to open a season, and the washington capitals beat the montreal canadiens 6-1 on saturday night.ovechkin had three goals in the third period in thursday's opening night win at ottawa, then matched the feat while helping chase montreal goalie carey price in the first period saturday. he added his fourth goal at 16:46 of the second period against al montoya.ovechkin jokingly credited the outburst to his russian sister-in-law, who has been visiting the u.s. this week."every time she's in town like i score a hat trick," ovechkin said. "back-to-back and she's leaving monday. i'm prett






ovechkin shines as caps snap elliott's streak, beat flames


t.j. oshie is leading the washington capitals in goals, but alex ovechkin is again leading them into the playoffs.






ovechkin hits 30 goals, winnik scores as caps beat coyotes


washington — a milestone goal by alex ovechkin and a timely score by daniel winnik helped the washington capitals survive a scare against one of the nhl's worst teams.ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and winnik had the game-winner and an empty-netter as the capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly but pesky arizona coyotes 4-1 saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory. ovechkin became the third player in league history to score 30-plus goals in each of his first 12 seasons, joining mike gartner (15) and wayne gretzky (13)."it's very huge, obviously," said ovechkin, who scored on the power play in the first period. "it's nice to be in history. but more history to come."ovechkin and the capitals are focused on winning the stanley cup that has eluded them fo






avalanche routs canadiens 4-0


all of a sudden, “break up the avalanche!” doesn’t necessarily mean trade any or all of ’em.it can be tongue-in-cheek recognition that colorado is riding only its third two-game winning streak of the season in the wake of a 4-0 rout of the montreal canadiens on tuesday at the pepsi center. mikko rantanen‘s first career hat trick was the highlight and calvin pickard had 27 saves for his second shutout of the season as the avalanche (15-33-2) gained a bit of redemption for an embarr ing 10-1 loss in montreal on dec. 10.only 30 seconds into the game, rantanen surprisingly beat canadiens goalie carey price with a less-than-howitzer s near the right-wing boards, and andreas martinsen made it 2-0 at 2:25. rantanen’s second goal was on a deflection of former canadiens defenseman mark barberio’s s






caps have high goal-scoring expectations for ovechkin at 32


arlington, va. (ap) — alex ovechkin has scored 50 goals so regularly that finishing with 30-something was a disappointment.ovechkin is responsible for seven of the 20 times any player has scored 50 goals in a season since he entered the league in 2005. as washington capitals teammate t.j. oshie pointed out, ovechkin is “a pure goal-scorer, the best of our time,” and his 558 career goals are well ahead of everyone else in the nhl in that time.the challenge now is for ovechkin to keep it up going into his 13th season at age 32. his 33 goals last season were his fewest in an 82-game season since 2010-11, and now the capitals need him to up the ante after several key offseason losses.“last year’s the minimum,” general manager brian maclellan said tuesday. “i think he can get more goals than th






nashville predators score 3 in 2nd period, beat capitals 5-2


nashville, tenn. — filip forsberg scored the winning goal and had two assists as the nashville predators scored three in the second period in beating the washington capitals 5-2 on saturday.forsberg missed becoming the first in nhl history with a hat trick in three consecutive games. he still notched his seventh goal in three games as nashville won its second straight and third in four games.roman josi scored twice, and mike fisher and viktor arvidsson each had a goal. ryan johansen had three assists.the predators denied their former coach barry trotz his 700th career win in the building where he started his career as an nhl coach back in 1998.tom wilson and evgeny kuznetsov scored for the capitals. they beat edmonton 2-1 in washington on friday night and were without t.j. oshie and defens






nhl insider: boudreau sings praises of caps' ovechkin, backstrom


while it was tough on bruce boudreau earlier this season to return to anaheim for the first time since being fired, the wild coach still has a soft spot for the washington capitals.“i love that town,” he said of returning to the d.c. area last week with the wild. “i never would ever thought of it because it doesn’t have a state beside its name. d.c., right? but it’s the most lively, energetic city i’ve ever seen.”boudreau, elevated from hershey to washington during the 2007-08 season, won four division titles with the capitals and the jack adams award as coach of the year in 2008.“this was at the time the greatest place in the world for me,” boudreau said. “it was the first chance i got to coach in the nhl. [former gm] george mcphee treated me unbelievable. i’ll never forget it.”over the y






ovechkin on move for caps' elimination game vs. penguins?


arlington, va. — alex ovechkin is washington's third-line left winger as they face elimination against the pittsburgh penguins.at least, that is what coach barry trotz did in practice friday as the desperate capitals, down 3-1 in their second-round series, prepared for game 5 on saturday night in washington. the penguins could be getting sidney crosby back from a concussion, too, but the capitals were focused on their own problems.from ovechkin to goaltender braden holtby and beyond, the capitals need substantial changes to happen to turn the series around and force a game 6. whether their star stays buried on the third line is up to trotz, but he has called out his top players since losing game 4."(ovechkin has) got to respond this next game and be a difference maker for us," trotz said.






williams the ot hero as caps beat leafs in game 5


washington — justin williams scored the overtime winner as the washington capitals beat the toronto maple leafs 2-1 friday night in game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.the capitals survived a scare when captain alex ovechkin left the game late in the first period with an apparent left leg injury, but he returned in the second. thanks to williams' goal 1:04 into overtime, the presidents' trophy winners go to toronto for game 6 on sunday with a chance to advance to face the defending stanley cup champion pittsburgh penguins in the second round.braden holtby made 24 saves for the capitals, who got a goal from t.j. oshie on the power play that came from nazem kadri's hit that injured ovechkin.rookie of the year finalist auston matthews scored the only goal for the maple leafs






ovechkin hits 30 goals, winnik scores as caps beat coyotes


washington — alex ovechkin recorded his 30th goal of the season and daniel winnik scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period, as the washington capitals overcame listless stretches to beat the lowly arizona coyotes 4-1 on saturday night.ovechkin became the third player in league history to score 30-plus goals in each of his first 12 seasons, joining mike gartner (15) and wayne gretzky (13).winnik scored with 4:39 remaining, justin williams added another goal not long and winnik sealed the capitals' fourth consecutive victory with an empty-netter.braden holtby made 28 saves for washington, which has won five of six to reach an nhl-leading 106 points and keep pace atop the competitive metropolitan division. the capitals are three points up on the columbus blue jacke






capitals beat rangers to clinch presidents' trophy again


washington — winning the presidents' trophy is becoming old hat for the washington capitals, though this time it could be more important than ever.the capitals beat the new york rangers 2-0 on wednesday night to wrap up their second consecutive regular-season points title, the top seed in the eastern conference and metropolitan division title. with all those banner additions, the best home team in the nhl will have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.even though washington beat an opponent with nothing to play for and six regulars out of the lineup, alex ovechkin is rolling and believes he and his teammates are trending positively as they finished atop the league standings for the third time in eight seasons."it means we're best team in the season, but the most important season is c






ovechkin ends goal drought, capitals beat wild to snap skid


washington — alex ovechkin broke out of his career-worst goal drought just as former coach bruce boudreau feared.ovechkin scored for the first time in 10 games as the washington capitals beat boudreau's minnesota wild 4-2 tuesday night to snap a season-worst four-game losing streak.ovechkin's 28th of the season was his first since feb. 19 and also ended an 18-game drought without an even-strength goal.boudreau on monday predicted that ovechkin is "going to get out of it one day" and hoped it wasn't at his new team's expense.he knew what was coming because ovechkin scored 197 regular-season and 25 playoff goals — 37 percent of his nhl totals — with him behind the bench."you make a mistake against alex, you're going pay for it," boudreau said.it was a flubbed shot that center nicklas backstr






canadiens beat panthers 4-1, clinch atlantic division title


sunrise, fla. — artturi lehkonen scored twice in the third period and had an assist to help the montreal canadiens clinch the atlantic division title with a 4-1 victory over the florida panthers on monday night.andrew shaw and alexander radulov also scored for the canadiens, and charlie lindgren stopped 31 shots in his second nhl start.jonathan marchessault scored for florida and reto berra finished with 27 saves.lehkonen put montreal ahead 2-1 at 1:27 of the third as he beat berra with a rising shot from between the circles high to the glove side. he made it a two-goal game when he followed paul byron's breakaway attempt by knocking in the rebound for his 16th with 3:11 remaining.






mats zuccarello, rangers beat canadiens 3-1 to reach east semis


new york — mats zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the new york rangers beat the montreal canadiens 3-1 in game 6 on saturday night to advance to the eastern conference semifinals.derek stepan also scored and henrik lundqvist stopped 27 shots to help new york get past the first round for the fifth time in six years. the rangers won three straight after falling behind 2-1 to beat montreal for the ninth time in 16 postseason series.the rangers will face the winner of the ottawa-boston series, which the senators lead 3-2.alexei emelin scored for montreal and carey price finished with 20 saves. the canadiens, winners of the atlantic division after missing the playoffs last year, were bounced from the postseason by the rangers for the second time in four years. in 2014, it was in






washington capitals beat new york rangers to clinch presidents’ trophy again – t


washington — winning the presidents’ trophy is becoming old hat for the washington capitals, though this time it could be more important than ever.the capitals beat the new york rangers 2-0 on wednesday night to wrap up their second consecutive regular-season points title, the top seed in the eastern conference and metropolitan division title. with all those banner additions, the best home team in the nhl will have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.even though washington beat an opponent with nothing to play for and six regulars out of the lineup, alex ovechkin is rolling and believes he and his teammates are trending positively as they finished atop the league standings for the third time in eight seasons.“it means we’re best team in the season, but the most important season is c






ovechkin shines as caps snap elliott's streak, beat flames


washington — alex ovechkin had a goal and two assists, t.j. oshie scored his 30th of the season and the nhl-leading washington capitals defeated the surging calgary flames 4-2 on tuesday night.the top line of ovechkin, oshie and nicklas backstrom dominated all game. ovechkin led all players with a season-high 11 shots, finally beating flames goaltender brian elliott late in the third period for his 29th goal.evgeny kuznetsov and kevin shattenkirk also scored, and backstrom had three assists as the capitals snapped elliott's franchise-record winning streak at 11 games. elliott kept his team in it by stopping 36 shots as calgary lost for just the fifth time in 22 games.playing his 300th career game, counterpart braden holtby celebrated his bobblehead night by making 29 saves for washington,






with workload down for ovechkin, caps primed for playoffs


arlington, va. — tired of rolling over the nhl in the regular season and falling short in the playoffs, the washington capitals went to great lengths to make sure their best players won't be tired this time around.alex ovechkin saw the lowest ice time of his career, nicklas backstrom the lowest since his rookie year and braden holtby played fewer minutes than he ever has as a starting goaltender in an 82-game season. balancing out the minutes and workload was an organizational effort to gear up for the playoffs and give the stacked capitals the best chance to finally lift the stanley cup."we tried different things," ovechkin said tuesday. "i think right now we're in better shape than we were last year and mentally-wise, as well, because you can see we have four lines who can create and fou






with workload down for ovechkin, caps primed for playoffs


arlington, va. (ap) — tired of rolling over the nhl in the regular season and falling short in the playoffs, the washington capitals went to great lengths to make sure their best players won’t be tired this time around.alex ovechkin saw the lowest ice time of his career, nicklas backstrom the lowest since his rookie year and braden holtby played fewer minutes than he ever has as a starting goaltender in an 82-game season. balancing out the minutes and workload was an organizational effort to gear up for the playoffs and give the stacked capitals the best chance to finally lift the stanley cup.“we tried different things,” ovechkin said tuesday. “i think right now we’re in better shape than we were last year and mentally-wise, as well, because you can see we have four lines who can create an






capitals beat rangers to clinch presidents' trophy again


washington — alex ovechkin and evgeny kuznetsov scored and the washington capitals wrapped up their second consecutive presidents' trophy with a 2-0 victory over the new york rangers on wednesday night.as metropolitan division champions, the top seed in the eastern conference and the team with the most points in the nhl, the capitals wrapped up home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. it's their third presidents' trophy in the past eight seasons.ovechkin reclaimed the team lead in goals by scoring on the power play in the second period, beating henrik lundqvist from his trademark spot in the faceoff circle. kuznetsov scored off the rush in the third period, and the best home team in the league beat the best road team thanks to a 24-save shutout from vezina trophy candidate braden holtby






ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury


washington capitals star alex ovechkin finished the playoffs playing through a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections.the russian hockey federation announced the injury thursday, saying ovechkin would not be able to play at the world championships in europe because of it.it was not immediately clear when ovechkin was injured or how severely. he did not miss a game but briefly left late in the first period game 5 of the first round after clutching his knee following a hit from toronto's nazem kadri, returning for the start of the second.coach barry trotz moved ovechkin to the third line midway through the second round against pittsburgh, slightly reducing his ice time. after the capitals were eliminated in game 7 on wednesday night, trotz said he wasn't "emotionally" ready






capitals hold on to beat avalanche for 6th straight win


denver — the washington capitals weren't at their best wednesday night. they still had plenty to beat the worst team in the nhl.marcus johansson and evgeny kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, jay beagle and john carlson also scored and washington kept rolling with a 5-3 win over the colorado avalanche on wednesday night.the capitals have 110 points, five ahead of idle columbus, and are on track to clinch the president's trophy for most points in the league for the second straight season. they've won six straight games, although this one wasn't their finest performance."two points matter," goalie philipp grubauer said. "we're getting chased here so we've got to bear down. there's no room for errors, especially now. with columbus and pittsburgh right behind us we have to make sure we ke






ovechkin ends goal drought, capitals beat wild to snap skid


washington — alex ovechkin ended the longest goal-scoring drought of his career as the washington capitals held on to beat the minnesota wild 4-2 tuesday night and snap a season-worst four-game losing streak.ovechkin hadn't scored in 10 games or had an even-strength goal in 18 before firing a one-timer by league save percentage leader devan dubnyk in the second period. ovechkin's 28th goal of the season came 1 second after a power play expired.nate schmidt, evgeny kuznetsov and jay beagle also scored for the nhl-leading capitals, who recaptured sole possession of first in the metropolitan division.goaltender braden holtby put on a show, stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced as the capitals won for the first time since march 4 and moved two points up on the pittsburgh penguins.minnesota lost






galchenyuk scores in ot again, canadiens beat jackets 1-0


montreal — alex galchenyuk scored in overtime for the second straight night, carey price made 26 saves and the montreal canadiens beat the columbus blue jackets 1-0 on tuesday night to extend their winning streak to three games.price got his third shutout this season. he started after al montoya backed the canadiens in a 4-3 come-from-behind victory at new jersey on monday.sergei bobrovsky stopped 29 shots for the blue jackets, who had won two straight.montreal's max pacioretty thought he had scored 1:11 into overtime after a beautiful pass by andrei markov. the puck crossed the line on pacioretty's rebound, but the play was whistled dead first, and a lengthy video review did not overturn the call.with columbus' seth jones in the box for holding, galchenyuk scored with a slap shot from the






“i don’t care, i just go” – the denver post


alex ovechkin isn’t budging. jonathan toews is preparing for a possible showdown with owners. justin faulk is just plain angry that the nhl pulled the plug on the olympics.a day after the nhl’s announcement that it won’t participate in the 2018 winter games in south korea, disappointed players hit the ice tuesday and tried to understand how something they have treasured for the past 20 years could be taken away so easily. the nhl insisted the matter is closed, but a host of questions remain, from how national teams will fill their rosters to how teams will deal with players like ovechkin who plan to go anyway.“somebody going to tell me, like, don’t go, i don’t care — i just go,” the washington capitals superstar said.faulk, a carolina hurricanes defenseman who played for the united states






crosby scores twice, bonino has winner as pens beat caps


washington — sidney crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, nick bonino had the winner in the third period and the pittsburgh penguins beat the washington capitals 3-2 in game 1 of their second-round playoff series on thursday night.crosby versus alex ovechkin got much of the buzz heading into the showdown of two of nhl's best teams, and ovechkin collected his fourth goal of the playoffs. evgeny kuznetsov tied it in the third, but marc-andre fleury made 15 of his 32 saves in the final period to help the defending stanley cup champions to the victory.crosby was a threat to score just about every time he touched the puck. he beat braden holtby with his first two shots of the second period.holtby stopped 18 shots, but he allowed bonino's goal at 12:36.game 2 is saturday night.the capitals had






justin williams the ot hero as caps beat leafs in game 5


by stephen whynowashington (ap) — “mr. game 7” is the washington capitals’ new mr. game 5.justin williams added to his legendary playoff status by scoring 64 seconds into overtime to give the capitals a 2-1 victory over the toronto maple leafs on friday night and a 3-2 lead in the tight first-round series.the presidents’ trophy winners survived a scare when alex ovechkin went down in the first period and are a victory in game 6 at toronto on sunday away from surviving this challenge from the maple leafs and advancing to the second round for a rematch with the defending stanley cup champion pittsburgh penguins.after overtime was needed for the fourth time in five games, the capitals had williams to thank for another big goal.“i haven’t scored that many big goals,” said williams, who has 16






draisaitl, oilers beat canadiens 1-0 in shootout


montreal — leon draisaitl scored the only goal in a shootout, and the edmonton oilers stopped a three-game slide with a 1-0 victory over the montreal canadiens on sunday. talbot had 22 saves as edmonton (29 -8) salvaged the finale of a three-game trip that included only one regulation goal for the oilers.the canadiens (30-16-8) dropped to 1-3-1 in their last five games. the atlantic division leaders were coming off a 3-2 loss to washington on urday.edmonton star connor mcdavid, playing in his 100th nhl game, had a breakaway in overtime, but he was denied by al montoya. talbot also turned away a big drive for shea weber at the other end.montoya finished with 32 saves.after coming close early on when alexei emelin hit a cross bar, the canadiens generated little on attack until picking up the






crosby scores twice, bonino has winner as pens beat caps


washington — sidney crosby outdueled alex ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the nhl's top teams, and nick bonino and marc-andre fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic.crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, bonino had the winner in the third period and fleury made dazzling saves with and without his stick, helping the pittsburgh penguins beat the washington capitals 3-2 thursday night in game 1 of their highly anticipated second-round series.almost eight years after their "dueling hat tricks" game, ovechkin answered crosby with his fourth goal of the playoffs, but his team couldn't compensate for the penguins captain's greatness."they're special athletes, both those guys, and they look for those big moments and they capitalize on those big moments," capital






backstrom has 3-point night as capitals beat bruins 5-3


washington — nicklas backstrom had three points and alex ovechkin continued to climb the nhl's goal-scoring charts as the washington capitals beat the boston bruins 5-3 on wednesday night.the bruins' winning streak ended at three, and they got a scare when center patrice bergeron took a slap s off his right leg. league-leading washington extended its winning streak against boston to eight.backstrom had a goal and two ists, setting up t.j. oshie and ovechkin, who p ed ron francis for 27th on the all-time list. brett connolly and evgeny kuznetsov scored for the capitals, who got 29 saves from braden holtby.despite allowing two power-play goals to fellow all-star brad marchand and a late goal to david krejci, holtby improved to 11-2-0 against the bruins in the regular season.bergeron blocked






mika zibanejad buries overtime winner, gives rangers 3-2 series lead over canadi


montreal — players on the rangers’ bench said they had never seen mats zuccarello and derek stepan jump so high.“you’re in the zone and you see that one go in, you just kind of lose it a little bit. it was a big goal for us,” said zuccarello, still grinning more than 20 minutes after mika zibanejad’s goal gave the rangers a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over the canadiens on thursday night in game 5 of their playoff series. “every game is like the biggest one of the season.”latest rangers storiesafter chris kreider’s shot bounced off a canadiens defenseman’s skate, zibanejad scooped up the loose puck and beat carey price at 14:22 of overtime to give the rangers a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. “it’s a good feeling,’’ zibanejad said. “i told myself i was going to go to the net [on the w






mats zuccarello, rangers beat canadiens 3-1 to reach east semis


by vin a. cherwoonew york (ap) — with his team trailing after a lackluster effort in the first 20 minutes, mats zuccarello came through in the second period to help the new york rangers get a big series-clinching win.zuccarello scored twice and the rangers beat the montreal canadiens 3-1 in game 6 on saturday night to advance to the eastern conference semifinals.“he’s a competitive little bugger,” rangers coach alain vigneault said. “he competes every shift. he’s become a real big part of our team, not just what he does on the ice, but he brings the team together. … he came up huge for us tonight.”derek stepan also scored and henrik lundqvist stopped 27 shots to help new york get past the first round for the fifth time in six years. the rangers won three straight after falling behind 2-1 t






zuccarello, rangers beat canadiens 3-1 to reach east semis


new york — with his team trailing after a lackluster effort in the first 20 minutes, mats zuccarello came through in the second period to help the new york rangers get a big series-clinching win.zuccarello scored twice and the rangers beat the montreal canadiens 3-1 in game 6 on saturday night to advance to the eastern conference semifinals."he's a competitive little bugger," rangers coach alain vigneault said. "he competes every shift. he's become a real big part of our team, not just what he does on the ice, but he brings the team together. ... he came up huge for us tonight."derek stepan also scored and henrik lundqvist stopped 27 shots to help new york get past the first round for the fifth time in six years. the rangers won three straight after falling behind 2-1 to beat montreal for






ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs


arlington, va. (ap) — washington capitals superstar alex ovechkin played through hamstring and knee injuries that hampered him in the playoffs.ovechkin says he felt something in his hamstring during game 3 of the second-round series against the pittsburgh penguins and needed injections to numb the pain the rest of the way. a hit by toronto’s nazem kadri in game 5 of the first round caused the left knee injury, which ovechkin downplayed.the 31-year-old captain had eight points in 13 playoff games as washington was eliminated before the conference finals for the ninth time in as many chances. at the capitals’ exit-day meetings friday, he didn’t say how badly the injuries affected his play but they were bad enough not to play for russia at the world championships.






pacioretty gets hat trick to lift canadiens over sabres 5-2


montreal — max pacioretty scored three goals then praised two teammates tuesday night.pacioretty scored once per period, and montreal beat the buffalo sabres 5-2. after his second hat trick of the season, pacioretty attributed his success to linemates phillip danault and alexander radulov."they made it really easy for me," said pacioretty, who leads the canadiens with 24 goals. "we were dangerous pretty much every shift. i'm just very fortunate to be playing with players like that."radulov and danault each had two ists.pacioretty's first of the night made it 1-0 at 17:27 of the first period. pacioretty took a nifty backhand saucer p from radulov and roofed the puck on robin lehner, who tried a traditional stack-the-pads save but got nowhere near the s ."it's nice to get our line going," ra






alex ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury


washington capitals star alex ovechkin finished the playoffs playing through a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections.the russian hockey federation announced the injury thursday, saying ovechkin would not be able to play at the world championships in europe because of it. a person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the injury and treatment to the associated press on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced it.the capitals captain made no mention of an injury during the playoffs. coach barry trotz is expected to address all team injuries at his post-season news conference friday.it was not immediately clear when ovechkin was injured or how severely. he did not miss a game but briefly left late in the first period game 5 of the first round after






uncomfortable questions about alex ovechkin's future


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caps win tight series over leafs to set up rematch with pens


on paper, it looked as if the washington capitals could cruise past the toronto maple leafs as the pittsburgh penguins and columbus blue jackets beat each other up on the other side of the bracket.on the ice, the series could not have been more different.hardly looking as good as they did in the regular season, the capitals needed six one-goal games — five of which went to overtime — to eliminate the up-and-coming maple leafs."give them credit, they battled hard," alex ovechkin said after a series that was decided by two total goals and two shots separated the teams. "they're young, but they're strong. they have a very good future."the capitals' future is a rematch against the defending stanley cup champion penguins, who dispatched the blue jackets in five and have been waiting since thurs






family of teen who died after wisdom teeth procedure sues edina dentist


the “negligent and dangerous” actions of an edina oral surgeon during a routine wisdom teeth extraction led to the death of an eden prairie teen, the ’s family is alleging in a lawsuit filed this week in hennepin county district court.the medical malpractice and wrongful death suit against dr. paul tompach, who continues to see patients under state licensing board restrictions, alleges that several missteps caused the death of sydney galleger in june 2015. the lawsuit’s allegations about what tompach did wrong early in the procedure mirror much of what the state board of dentistry investigation determined before it put him under indefinite restrictions starting in march 2016.those missteps range from incorrectly administering general anesthesia to failing to provide proper monitoring durin