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  • Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

    Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:31 AM EDT2019-04-23 04:31:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-04-23 06:22:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...
    The frustrations built for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals through their Game 6 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.More >>
    The frustrations built for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals through their Game 6 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.More >>
  • Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

    Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

    Monday, April 22 2019 10:11 PM EDT2019-04-23 02:11:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-04-23 06:22:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, reacts following a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N....(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, reacts following a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N....
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, reacts following a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N....(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, reacts following a goal against Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N....
    Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Monday night to force Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

    Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:51 AM EDT2019-04-23 04:51:30 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-04-23 06:22:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23) celebrates with John Klingberg after Klingberg scored in overtime against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. The Sta...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23) celebrates with John Klingberg after Klingberg scored in overtime against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. The Sta...
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23) celebrates with John Klingberg after Klingberg scored in overtime against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. The Sta...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Esa Lindell (23) celebrates with John Klingberg after Klingberg scored in overtime against the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. The Sta...
    John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.More >>
    John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.More >>
  • Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

    Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:21 AM EDT2019-04-23 04:21:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:42 AM EDT2019-04-23 04:42:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Justin Dowling (37) and Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59) slam against the boards chasing after the puck in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, ...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Justin Dowling (37) and Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59) slam against the boards chasing after the puck in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, ...
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Justin Dowling (37) and Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59) slam against the boards chasing after the puck in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, ...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Dallas Stars' Justin Dowling (37) and Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59) slam against the boards chasing after the puck in the first period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, ...
    John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.More >>
    John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games.More >>
  • Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

    Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

    Monday, April 22 2019 6:51 PM EDT2019-04-22 22:51:21 GMT
    Monday, April 22 2019 11:22 PM EDT2019-04-23 03:22:24 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are headed to Game 7 for the second straight year and the third time in as many playoff matchups.More >>
    The Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are headed to Game 7 for the second straight year and the third time in as many playoff matchups.More >>
  • Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7

    Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7

    Sunday, April 21 2019 11:41 PM EDT2019-04-22 03:41:32 GMT
    Monday, April 22 2019 4:42 PM EDT2019-04-22 20:42:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). San Jose Sharks celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). San Jose Sharks celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    (AP Photo/John Locher). San Jose Sharks celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). San Jose Sharks celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

    Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

    Sunday, April 21 2019 6:31 PM EDT2019-04-21 22:31:27 GMT
    Monday, April 22 2019 12:23 PM EDT2019-04-22 16:23:28 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

    Flyers remove statue of late singer Kate Smith

    Monday, April 22 2019 9:12 AM EDT2019-04-22 13:12:41 GMT
    Monday, April 22 2019 10:42 AM EDT2019-04-22 14:42:36 GMT
    (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). The covered Kate Smith statue sits outside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following ...(David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). The covered Kate Smith statue sits outside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following ...
    (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). The covered Kate Smith statue sits outside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following ...(David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP). The covered Kate Smith statue sits outside Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Friday, April 19, 2019. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following ...
    The Philadelphia Flyers have removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless...More >>
    The Philadelphia Flyers have removed a statue of late singer Kate Smith outside NHL team's arena, two days after covering it amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America.".More >>
  • Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

    Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

    Sunday, April 21 2019 3:01 AM EDT2019-04-21 07:01:39 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 4:41 PM EDT2019-04-21 20:41:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Friday, April 1...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Friday, April 1...
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Friday, April 1...(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal with teammate Nikita Zaitsev (22) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Friday, April 1...
    The Maple Leafs are headed home for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against Boston.More >>
    The Maple Leafs are headed home for Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against Boston.More >>
  • Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win series

    Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win series

    Saturday, April 20 2019 10:31 PM EDT2019-04-21 02:31:29 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 11:12 AM EDT2019-04-21 15:12:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri, left, and goaltender Jordan Binnington celebrate after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri, left, and goaltender Jordan Binnington celebrate after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis.
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri, left, and goaltender Jordan Binnington celebrate after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues' Robby Fabbri, left, and goaltender Jordan Binnington celebrate after defeating the Winnipeg Jets in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis.
    Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series to advance to the second round.More >>
    Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series to advance to the second round.More >>
  • Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

    Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

    Saturday, April 20 2019 10:52 PM EDT2019-04-21 02:52:01 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 10:52 AM EDT2019-04-21 14:52:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Detroit.
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is defended by Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Detroit.
    Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.More >>
    Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.More >>
  • Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

    Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series lead

    Saturday, April 20 2019 11:11 PM EDT2019-04-21 03:11:30 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 10:22 AM EDT2019-04-21 14:22:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurri...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurri...
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurri...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal with right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, left, during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurri...
    Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead the Washington Capitals to a 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in...More >>
    Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead the Washington Capitals to a 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5.More >>
  • Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

    Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

    Saturday, April 20 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-04-20 22:11:23 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 12:31 AM EDT2019-04-21 04:31:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, is congratulated after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2019,...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, is congratulated after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2019,...
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, is congratulated after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2019,...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, is congratulated after scoring against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 20, 2019,...
    Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.More >>
    Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.More >>
  • Canes' Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

    Canes' Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

    Saturday, April 20 2019 2:11 PM EDT2019-04-20 18:11:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 6:12 PM EDT2019-04-20 22:12:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Stephen Whyno). Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov speaks to reporters after the team’s morning skate in Washington, Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Svechnikov suffered a concussion from a fight with Washington Capitals captain A...(AP Photo/Stephen Whyno). Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov speaks to reporters after the team’s morning skate in Washington, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Svechnikov suffered a concussion from a fight with Washington Capitals captain A...
    (AP Photo/Stephen Whyno). Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov speaks to reporters after the team’s morning skate in Washington, Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Svechnikov suffered a concussion from a fight with Washington Capitals captain A...(AP Photo/Stephen Whyno). Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Andrei Svechnikov speaks to reporters after the team’s morning skate in Washington, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Svechnikov suffered a concussion from a fight with Washington Capitals captain A...
    Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against Washington Capitals after suffering concussion in fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier.More >>
    Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against Washington Capitals after suffering concussion in fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier.More >>
  • Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to 2nd round

    Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to 2nd round

    Saturday, April 20 2019 1:31 AM EDT2019-04-20 05:31:39 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 4:51 PM EDT2019-04-20 20:51:59 GMT
    (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Colin Wilson (22) celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series to advance to the second round.More >>
    Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series to advance to the second round.More >>
  • 'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

    'Miracle on Ice' scoreboard will be displayed in Colorado

    Thursday, April 18 2019 7:42 PM EDT2019-04-18 23:42:22 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 3:42 PM EDT2019-04-20 19:42:28 GMT
    A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs.More >>
    A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs.More >>
  • Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

    Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

    Friday, April 19 2019 4:51 PM EDT2019-04-19 20:51:23 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 3:23 PM EDT2019-04-20 19:23:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C....(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C....
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C....(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour watches as Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) takes the ice against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C....
    Rookie coaches Rod Brind'Amour of the Hurricanes and Jim Montgomery of the Stars are thriving with the chess match of NHL playoff hockey in their first opportunity to call the shots.More >>
    Rookie coaches Rod Brind'Amour of the Hurricanes and Jim Montgomery of the Stars are thriving with the chess match of NHL playoff hockey in their first opportunity to call the shots.More >>
  • Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

    Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

    Friday, April 19 2019 10:21 PM EDT2019-04-20 02:21:32 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 9:21 AM EDT2019-04-20 13:21:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) defends against Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) defends against Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) defends against Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88) defends against Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 19, 2019.
    Auston Matthews, Kasperi Kapanen score in third period, Toronto Maple Leafs hang on the beat the Boston Bruins 2-1.More >>
    Auston Matthews, Kasperi Kapanen score in third period, Toronto Maple Leafs hang on the beat the Boston Bruins 2-1.More >>
  • Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager

    Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager

    Friday, April 19 2019 9:41 AM EDT2019-04-19 13:41:20 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 10:32 PM EDT2019-04-20 02:32:12 GMT
    Two people familiar with the decision say Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.More >>
    Two people familiar with the decision say Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings.More >>
  • Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

    Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

    Friday, April 19 2019 1:01 PM EDT2019-04-19 17:01:15 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 10:02 PM EDT2019-04-20 02:02:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New...(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New...
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New...(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). A partially covered statue of singer Kate Smith is seen near the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Flyers covered the statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New...
    The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.More >>
    The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer.More >>
  • Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5

    Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5

    Thursday, April 18 2019 4:21 PM EDT2019-04-18 20:21:18 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 4:33 PM EDT2019-04-19 20:33:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019,...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019,...
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019,...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019,...
    Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.More >>
    Calgary heads back home for Game 5 in a precarious situation. The top seed in the West trails Colorado 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.More >>
  • Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

    Corbin earns 1st win with Nationals, beats Giants 4-2

    Thursday, April 18 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-04-18 22:11:21 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 9:43 AM EDT2019-04-19 13:43:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin delivers a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin delivers a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington.
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin delivers a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington.(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Nationals starting pitcher Patrick Corbin delivers a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Washington.
    Patrick Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, Wilmer Difo homered and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2.More >>
    Patrick Corbin took a one-hitter into the eighth inning to earn his first win with Washington, Wilmer Difo homered and the Nationals beat the punchless San Francisco Giants 4-2.More >>
  • Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series

    Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series

    Thursday, April 18 2019 9:53 PM EDT2019-04-19 01:53:41 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 9:43 AM EDT2019-04-19 13:43:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker). Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in ...(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker). Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in ...
    (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker). Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in ...(AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker). Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) looks back at the puck after Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, scored during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in ...
    Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 to even their playoff series at two games apiece.More >>
    Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 to even their playoff series at two games apiece.More >>
  • Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5

    Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5

    Thursday, April 18 2019 11:51 PM EDT2019-04-19 03:51:29 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 9:43 AM EDT2019-04-19 13:43:11 GMT
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) defends in the final minute of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) defends in the final minute of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) defends in the final minute of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz (17) scores the against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) as Jets' Jacob Trouba (8) defends in the final minute of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series ...
    Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff...More >>
    Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.More >>
  • Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

    Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

    Friday, April 19 2019 12:51 AM EDT2019-04-19 04:51:31 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 1:52 AM EDT2019-04-19 05:52:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, right, blocks a shot from the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, right, blocks a shot from the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, right, blocks a shot from the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.(AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones, right, blocks a shot from the Vegas Golden Knights during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.
    Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in...More >>
    Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series.More >>
  • Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss

    Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss

    Thursday, April 18 2019 4:31 PM EDT2019-04-18 20:31:26 GMT
    Friday, April 19 2019 12:24 AM EDT2019-04-19 04:24:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, F...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, F...
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, F...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) skates off as the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their 4-3 win during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, F...
    Lightning GM vows not to overreact after Tampa Bay's quick postseason ouster, says he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.More >>
    Lightning GM vows not to overreact after Tampa Bay's quick postseason ouster, says he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper.More >>
  • What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout

    What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout

    Thursday, April 18 2019 3:01 PM EDT2019-04-18 19:01:18 GMT
    Thursday, April 18 2019 6:13 PM EDT2019-04-18 22:13:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby walks from reporters after talking with them in the practice facility locker room before leaving for the off season two days after being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of...(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby walks from reporters after talking with them in the practice facility locker room before leaving for the off season two days after being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of...
    (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby walks from reporters after talking with them in the practice facility locker room before leaving for the off season two days after being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of...(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby walks from reporters after talking with them in the practice facility locker room before leaving for the off season two days after being swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of...
    Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty to think about following their first-round playoff loss to the New York Islanders.More >>
    Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty to think about following their first-round playoff loss to the New York Islanders.More >>
  • Golden Knights one win from advancing to 2nd round again

    Golden Knights one win from advancing to 2nd round again

    Wednesday, April 17 2019 7:11 PM EDT2019-04-17 23:11:25 GMT
    Thursday, April 18 2019 4:03 PM EDT2019-04-18 20:03:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot beside San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot beside San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    (AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot beside San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks a shot beside San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of reaching the second round for the second time in their two-year history.More >>
    The Vegas Golden Knights are on the brink of reaching the second round for the second time in their two-year history.More >>
  • Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

    Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

    Wednesday, April 17 2019 10:11 PM EDT2019-04-18 02:11:31 GMT
    Thursday, April 18 2019 2:43 PM EDT2019-04-18 18:43:58 GMT
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) looks for the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wedne...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) looks for the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wedne...
    (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) looks for the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wedne...(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) looks for the puck as Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) scores during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wedne...
    David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie the first-round series 2-2.More >>
    David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie the first-round series 2-2.More >>
  • Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs beat Flames 3-2 in Game 4

    Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs beat Flames 3-2 in Game 4

    Thursday, April 18 2019 1:41 AM EDT2019-04-18 05:41:39 GMT
    Thursday, April 18 2019 3:11 AM EDT2019-04-18 07:11:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, center, celebrates his overtime goal with defensemen Cale Makar, left, and Tyson Barrie in Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, April ...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, center, celebrates his overtime goal with defensemen Cale Makar, left, and Tyson Barrie in Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, April ...
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, center, celebrates his overtime goal with defensemen Cale Makar, left, and Tyson Barrie in Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, April ...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, center, celebrates his overtime goal with defensemen Cale Makar, left, and Tyson Barrie in Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, April ...
    Mikko Rantanen scored 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the...More >>
    Mikko Rantanen scored 10:23 into overtime after tying the game with a goal late in regulation and the Colorado Avalanche rallied for a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.More >>
  • Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

    Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 9:51 PM EDT2019-04-17 01:51:30 GMT
    Wednesday, April 17 2019 5:03 PM EDT2019-04-17 21:03:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
    The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round after one of the best regular seasons ever.More >>
    The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round after one of the best regular seasons ever.More >>
  • Islanders finish off Penguins 3-1 for stunning playoff sweep

    Islanders finish off Penguins 3-1 for stunning playoff sweep

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 10:41 PM EDT2019-04-17 02:41:29 GMT
    Wednesday, April 17 2019 2:54 PM EDT2019-04-17 18:54:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) celebrates with Adam Pelech, center, and Mathew Barzal (13) after scoring against the Pittsburg Penguins during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in P...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) celebrates with Adam Pelech, center, and Mathew Barzal (13) after scoring against the Pittsburg Penguins during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in P...
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) celebrates with Adam Pelech, center, and Mathew Barzal (13) after scoring against the Pittsburg Penguins during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in P...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) celebrates with Adam Pelech, center, and Mathew Barzal (13) after scoring against the Pittsburg Penguins during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in P...
    The New York Islanders' turnaround season is heading to the second round of the playoffs after a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh gave the Islanders a stunning 4-game sweep.More >>
    The New York Islanders' turnaround season is heading to the second round of the playoffs after a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh gave the Islanders a stunning 4-game sweep.More >>
  • Fleury gets 15th playoff shutout, Vegas beats Sharks 5-0

    Fleury gets 15th playoff shutout, Vegas beats Sharks 5-0

    Wednesday, April 17 2019 1:41 AM EDT2019-04-17 05:41:33 GMT
    Wednesday, April 17 2019 8:12 AM EDT2019-04-17 12:12:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    (AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 15th playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference...More >>
    Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 15th playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series.More >>
  • Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blues 2-1 to even series

    Connor scores in OT as Jets beat Blues 2-1 to even series

    Wednesday, April 17 2019 1:01 AM EDT2019-04-17 05:01:31 GMT
    Wednesday, April 17 2019 8:03 AM EDT2019-04-17 12:03:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tu...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tu...
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tu...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor (81) scores the winning goal between St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Blues' Brayden Schenn (10) during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Tu...
    Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece.More >>
    Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series at two games apiece.More >>
  • Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

    Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

    Wednesday, April 17 2019 3:01 AM EDT2019-04-17 07:01:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 17 2019 3:12 AM EDT2019-04-17 07:12:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. T...(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. T...
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. T...(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky, left, of Russia, and Brandon Dubinsky celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. T...
    The Columbus Blue Jackets made history, sweeping the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning out of the playoffs in four straight games.More >>
    The Columbus Blue Jackets made history, sweeping the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning out of the playoffs in four straight games.More >>
  • Ovechkin punch puts Carolina rookie into concussion protocol

    Ovechkin punch puts Carolina rookie into concussion protocol

    Monday, April 15 2019 8:41 PM EDT2019-04-16 00:41:26 GMT
    Wednesday, April 17 2019 1:21 AM EDT2019-04-17 05:21:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April...
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April...
    Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin injured Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a punch to the face during a fight in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin injured Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a punch to the face during a fight in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Net gains: Andersen, Grubauer, Rinne stepping up in playoffs

    Net gains: Andersen, Grubauer, Rinne stepping up in playoffs

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-04-16 22:11:24 GMT
    Tuesday, April 16 2019 9:32 PM EDT2019-04-17 01:32:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops a shot against the Calgary Flames in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops a shot against the Calgary Flames in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver.
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops a shot against the Calgary Flames in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver.(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops a shot against the Calgary Flames in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver.
    Goalies Philipp Grubauer of Colorado, Pekka Rinne of Nashville and Frederik Andersen of Toronto step up in first round.More >>
    Goalies Philipp Grubauer of Colorado, Pekka Rinne of Nashville and Frederik Andersen of Toronto step up in first round.More >>
  • LA Kings hire former Sharks, Oilers coach Todd McLellan

    LA Kings hire former Sharks, Oilers coach Todd McLellan

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 5:51 PM EDT2019-04-16 21:51:24 GMT
    Tuesday, April 16 2019 5:52 PM EDT2019-04-16 21:52:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan poses before the NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings announced they have hired McLellan as th...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan poses before the NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings announced they have hired McLellan as th...
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan poses before the NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings announced they have hired McLellan as th...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan poses before the NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings announced they have hired McLellan as th...
    Todd McLellan has been hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.More >>
    Todd McLellan has been hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.More >>
  • Makar shines in NHL debut, Avs beat Flames 6-2 for 2-1 lead

    Makar shines in NHL debut, Avs beat Flames 6-2 for 2-1 lead

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 1:21 AM EDT2019-04-16 05:21:34 GMT
    Tuesday, April 16 2019 2:53 AM EDT2019-04-16 06:53:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first i...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first i...
    (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first i...(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first i...
    Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar's first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 to take a 2-1 lead in their...More >>
    Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar's first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Predators take 2-1 series lead over Stars with 3-2 victory

    Predators take 2-1 series lead over Stars with 3-2 victory

    Tuesday, April 16 2019 12:51 AM EDT2019-04-16 04:51:42 GMT
    Tuesday, April 16 2019 2:42 AM EDT2019-04-16 06:42:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019.
    Granlund scores tiebreaking goal with 8:19 left and Predators beat Stars 3-2 to take a 2-1 series lead.More >>
    Granlund scores tiebreaking goal with 8:19 left and Predators beat Stars 3-2 to take a 2-1 series lead.More >>
  • Hurricanes rout Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since '09

    Hurricanes rout Caps 5-0 in 1st home playoff game since '09

    Monday, April 15 2019 10:31 PM EDT2019-04-16 02:31:40 GMT
    Tuesday, April 16 2019 1:23 AM EDT2019-04-16 05:23:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Ap...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Ap...
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Ap...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Ap...
    Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington...More >>
    Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Petr Mrazek earned his fourth career postseason shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes won their first home playoff game in a decade, routing the Washington Capitals 5-0.More >>
  • Matthews leads Maple Leafs past Bruins 3-2 for 2-1 lead

    Matthews leads Maple Leafs past Bruins 3-2 for 2-1 lead

    Monday, April 15 2019 10:12 PM EDT2019-04-16 02:12:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 16 2019 12:53 AM EDT2019-04-16 04:53:33 GMT
    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period of an NHL playoff hockey game in Toronto on Monday, April 15, 2019.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period of an NHL playoff hockey game in Toronto on Monday, April 15, 2019.
    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period of an NHL playoff hockey game in Toronto on Monday, April 15, 2019.(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP). Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period of an NHL playoff hockey game in Toronto on Monday, April 15, 2019.
    Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.More >>
    Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.More >>
  • NHL suspends Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs Bruins

    NHL suspends Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs Bruins

    Monday, April 15 2019 6:31 PM EDT2019-04-15 22:31:22 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 9:31 PM EDT2019-04-16 01:31:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) leaves the ice after being ejected during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) leaves the ice after being ejected during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.
    (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) leaves the ice after being ejected during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) leaves the ice after being ejected during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.
    NHL suspends Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs Bruins.More >>
    NHL suspends Leafs' Kadri for rest of first round vs Bruins.More >>
  • Lightning, Penguins look to avoid surprising sweeps

    Lightning, Penguins look to avoid surprising sweeps

    Monday, April 15 2019 6:01 PM EDT2019-04-15 22:01:22 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 8:43 PM EDT2019-04-16 00:43:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, of Russia, gives up a goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, center, and Josh Anderson watch the play during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, of Russia, gives up a goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, center, and Josh Anderson watch the play during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, of Russia, gives up a goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, center, and Josh Anderson watch the play during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, of Russia, gives up a goal as Columbus Blue Jackets' Pierre-Luc Dubois, center, and Josh Anderson watch the play during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...
    The Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves on the brink of elimination just three games into the postseason.More >>
    The Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves on the brink of elimination just three games into the postseason.More >>
  • IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold

    IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold

    Monday, April 15 2019 2:51 PM EDT2019-04-15 18:51:22 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 8:22 PM EDT2019-04-16 00:22:10 GMT
    (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Finnish head coach Pasi Mustonen and players look dejected after their 2-1 shootout loss in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, on  on Sunda...(Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Finnish head coach Pasi Mustonen and players look dejected after their 2-1 shootout loss in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, on on Sunda...
    (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Finnish head coach Pasi Mustonen and players look dejected after their 2-1 shootout loss in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, on  on Sunda...(Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Finnish head coach Pasi Mustonen and players look dejected after their 2-1 shootout loss in the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, on on Sunda...
    IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold.More >>
    IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold.More >>
  • Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

    Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

    Sunday, April 14 2019 10:12 PM EDT2019-04-15 02:12:26 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 2:02 PM EDT2019-04-15 18:02:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
    (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete). Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.
    The Columbus Blue Jackets moved to within a game of capturing their opening-round playoff series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.More >>
    The Columbus Blue Jackets moved to within a game of capturing their opening-round playoff series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.More >>
  • Stone powers Vegas past San Jose 6-3

    Stone powers Vegas past San Jose 6-3

    Monday, April 15 2019 1:11 AM EDT2019-04-15 05:11:31 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 10:52 AM EDT2019-04-15 14:52:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, left, celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series game, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, left, celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series game, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, left, celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series game, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, left, celebrates after scoring against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series game, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Las Vegas.
    Mark Stone scores 3 times as Vegas Golden Knights beat San Jose Sharks 6-3 in Game 3.More >>
    Mark Stone scores 3 times as Vegas Golden Knights beat San Jose Sharks 6-3 in Game 3.More >>
  • Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead

    Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead

    Sunday, April 14 2019 3:12 PM EDT2019-04-14 19:12:50 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 2:52 AM EDT2019-04-15 06:52:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stops a shot by New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stops a shot by New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stops a shot by New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stops a shot by New York Islanders' Jordan Eberle (7) during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 14, 2019.
    The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter century after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference...More >>
    The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter century after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.More >>
  • Jets bounce back with 6-3 win over Blues

    Jets bounce back with 6-3 win over Blues

    Sunday, April 14 2019 10:31 PM EDT2019-04-15 02:31:29 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 12:52 AM EDT2019-04-15 04:52:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien celebrates after scoring during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 14, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 6-3.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien celebrates after scoring during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 14, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 6-3.
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien celebrates after scoring during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 14, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 6-3.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien celebrates after scoring during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 14, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 6-3.
    Kyle Connor scores twice as Winnipeg Jets beat St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 3.More >>
    Kyle Connor scores twice as Winnipeg Jets beat St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 3.More >>
  • US beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy

    US beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy

    Sunday, April 14 2019 4:41 PM EDT2019-04-14 20:41:19 GMT
    Monday, April 15 2019 12:02 AM EDT2019-04-15 04:02:41 GMT
    (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Brianna Decker, left, of the United States and Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland vie for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland  in Espoo, Finland, Sund...(Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Brianna Decker, left, of the United States and Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland vie for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, Sund...
    (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Brianna Decker, left, of the United States and Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland vie for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland  in Espoo, Finland, Sund...(Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP). Brianna Decker, left, of the United States and Jenni Hiirikoski of Finland vie for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships final match between the United States and Finland in Espoo, Finland, Sund...
    Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in the shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 to win its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women's world championship.More >>
    Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in the shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 to win its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women's world championship.More >>
  • 'No easy shifts' as first-round series get tight and nasty

    'No easy shifts' as first-round series get tight and nasty

    Sunday, April 14 2019 3:41 PM EDT2019-04-14 19:41:33 GMT
    Sunday, April 14 2019 6:32 PM EDT2019-04-14 22:32:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) shove each other at the goal during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, ...(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) shove each other at the goal during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, ...
    (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) shove each other at the goal during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, ...(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) shove each other at the goal during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, ...
    The series between the Predators and Stars, Capitals and Hurricanes, Bruins and Maple Leafs and Avalanche and Flames are already proving to be tight, intense matchups.More >>
    The series between the Predators and Stars, Capitals and Hurricanes, Bruins and Maple Leafs and Avalanche and Flames are already proving to be tight, intense matchups.More >>
  • MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Flames to even series

    MacKinnon scores in OT, Avalanche beat Flames to even series

    Sunday, April 14 2019 2:21 AM EDT2019-04-14 06:21:34 GMT
    Sunday, April 14 2019 3:42 PM EDT2019-04-14 19:42:38 GMT
    (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game in Calgary, Albert...(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game in Calgary, Albert...
    (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game in Calgary, Albert...(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his game-winning goal against the Calgary Flames with teammate Gabriel Landeskog (92) during overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game in Calgary, Albert...
    Nathan MacKinnon scored 8:27 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche tied their first-round series with the Calgary Flames at a game apiece with a 3-2 win.More >>
    Nathan MacKinnon scored 8:27 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche tied their first-round series with the Calgary Flames at a game apiece with a 3-2 win.More >>
  • Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

    Orpik scores in OT, Capitals take 2-0 lead over Hurricanes

    Saturday, April 13 2019 6:31 PM EDT2019-04-13 22:31:22 GMT
    Sunday, April 14 2019 3:13 PM EDT2019-04-14 19:13:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurrican...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurrican...
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurrican...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) celebrates his game-winning goal with defenseman Christian Djoos (29), of Sweden, during overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurrican...
    Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the...More >>
    Brooks Orpik scored less than two minutes into overtime, Alex Ovechkin had two assists and the Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 to give the defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-0 lead in the first-round series.More >>
  • Canada routs Russia 7-0 to win bronze at women's worlds

    Canada routs Russia 7-0 to win bronze at women's worlds

    Sunday, April 14 2019 12:01 PM EDT2019-04-14 16:01:14 GMT
    Sunday, April 14 2019 2:42 PM EDT2019-04-14 18:42:25 GMT
    (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner (24) ja Rebecca Johnston, left, of Canada celebrate the 1-0 goal by Spooner against Russia, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal match Canada vs Russia in Espoo, Finl...(Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner (24) ja Rebecca Johnston, left, of Canada celebrate the 1-0 goal by Spooner against Russia, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal match Canada vs Russia in Espoo, Finl...
    (Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner (24) ja Rebecca Johnston, left, of Canada celebrate the 1-0 goal by Spooner against Russia, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal match Canada vs Russia in Espoo, Finl...(Martti Kainulainen/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner (24) ja Rebecca Johnston, left, of Canada celebrate the 1-0 goal by Spooner against Russia, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships bronze medal match Canada vs Russia in Espoo, Finl...
    Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from a historic semifinal loss to Finland a day earlier.More >>
    Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from a historic semifinal loss to Finland a day earlier.More >>
  • Rask stops 30 shots, Bruins beat Leafs 4-1 to tie series 1-1

    Rask stops 30 shots, Bruins beat Leafs 4-1 to tie series 1-1

    Saturday, April 13 2019 10:51 PM EDT2019-04-14 02:51:36 GMT
    Sunday, April 14 2019 12:02 PM EDT2019-04-14 16:02:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save off his chest during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save off his chest during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.
    (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save off his chest during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.(AP Photo/Mary Schwalm). Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save off his chest during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston.
    Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.More >>
    Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 30 shots to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday night and tie their first-round playoff series at one game apiece.More >>
  • Minnesota Duluth wins 2nd straight title, beating UMass 3-0

    Minnesota Duluth wins 2nd straight title, beating UMass 3-0

    Saturday, April 13 2019 10:51 PM EDT2019-04-14 02:51:28 GMT
    Sunday, April 14 2019 3:02 AM EDT2019-04-14 07:02:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a goal during the second period against Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a goal during the second period against Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a goal during the second period against Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota-Duluth players celebrate a goal during the second period against Massachusetts in the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey championship game Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    Parker Mackay had a goal and an assist, Hunter Shepard stopped 18 shots and Minnesota Duluth won its second straight college hockey title, beating Massachusetts 3-0 on Saturday night.More >>
    Parker Mackay had a goal and an assist, Hunter Shepard stopped 18 shots and Minnesota Duluth won its second straight college hockey title, beating Massachusetts 3-0 on Saturday night.More >>
  • Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

    Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

    Saturday, April 13 2019 9:31 PM EDT2019-04-14 01:31:27 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 11:02 PM EDT2019-04-14 03:02:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with Austin Watson (51) after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 13,...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with Austin Watson (51) after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 13,...
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with Austin Watson (51) after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 13,...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with Austin Watson (51) after scoring a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Saturday, April 13,...
    Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.More >>
    Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.More >>
  • Lightning's Kucherov suspended for Game 3 for boarding

    Lightning's Kucherov suspended for Game 3 for boarding

    Saturday, April 13 2019 1:41 PM EDT2019-04-13 17:41:25 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 7:52 PM EDT2019-04-13 23:52:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) grabs Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Friday, April 12, 2...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) grabs Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Friday, April 12, 2...
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) grabs Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Friday, April 12, 2...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) grabs Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Friday, April 12, 2...
    NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay suspended for Game 3 against Columbus for boarding.More >>
    NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov of Tampa Bay suspended for Game 3 against Columbus for boarding.More >>
  • Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

    Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

    Saturday, April 13 2019 3:01 PM EDT2019-04-13 19:01:18 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 6:31 PM EDT2019-04-13 22:31:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman David Savard (58) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman David Savard (58) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff...
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman David Savard (58) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with defenseman David Savard (58) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff...
    NHL playoffs conventional thinking been thrown on its head with early wins.More >>
    NHL playoffs conventional thinking been thrown on its head with early wins.More >>
  • US rips Russia 8-0 to reach hockey final against host Finns

    US rips Russia 8-0 to reach hockey final against host Finns

    Saturday, April 13 2019 12:31 PM EDT2019-04-13 16:31:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 5:32 PM EDT2019-04-13 21:32:08 GMT
    (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP). Goal scorer Finland's Ronja Savolainen, left, celebrates after scoring with teammates Rosa Lindstedt, Noora Tulus and Jenni Hiirikoski during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Canad...(Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP). Goal scorer Finland's Ronja Savolainen, left, celebrates after scoring with teammates Rosa Lindstedt, Noora Tulus and Jenni Hiirikoski during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Canad...
    (Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP). Goal scorer Finland's Ronja Savolainen, left, celebrates after scoring with teammates Rosa Lindstedt, Noora Tulus and Jenni Hiirikoski during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Canad...(Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva via AP). Goal scorer Finland's Ronja Savolainen, left, celebrates after scoring with teammates Rosa Lindstedt, Noora Tulus and Jenni Hiirikoski during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Canad...
    Noora Raty made 43 saves as Finland handed heavily favored Canada its first loss in a semifinal at the women's world hockey championship, winning 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game.More >>
    Noora Raty made 43 saves as Finland handed heavily favored Canada its first loss in a semifinal at the women's world hockey championship, winning 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game.More >>
  • Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

    Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

    Friday, April 12 2019 10:01 PM EDT2019-04-13 02:01:30 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 2:51 PM EDT2019-04-13 18:51:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates, including right wing Cam Atkinson (13), during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-r...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates, including right wing Cam Atkinson (13), during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-r...
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates, including right wing Cam Atkinson (13), during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-r...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning with teammates, including right wing Cam Atkinson (13), during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-r...
    Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets took a 2-0 first-round series lead with a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.More >>
    Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets took a 2-0 first-round series lead with a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.More >>
  • Eberle, Bailey help Islanders beat Penguins 3-1 in Game 2

    Eberle, Bailey help Islanders beat Penguins 3-1 in Game 2

    Friday, April 12 2019 10:41 PM EDT2019-04-13 02:41:30 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 1:42 PM EDT2019-04-13 17:42:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, left, gets a pass by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) before left wing Anthony Beauvillier scored a goal for the Islanders during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hoc...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, left, gets a pass by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) before left wing Anthony Beauvillier scored a goal for the Islanders during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hoc...
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, left, gets a pass by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) before left wing Anthony Beauvillier scored a goal for the Islanders during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hoc...(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal, left, gets a pass by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) before left wing Anthony Beauvillier scored a goal for the Islanders during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hoc...
    Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored in the third period and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Golden Knights tie series with Sharks with 5-3 win in Game 2

    Golden Knights tie series with Sharks with 5-3 win in Game 2

    Saturday, April 13 2019 1:31 AM EDT2019-04-13 05:31:34 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 1:22 PM EDT2019-04-13 17:22:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Josie Lepe). Vegas Golden Knights' Colin Miller, left, celebrates his goal with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019...(AP Photo/Josie Lepe). Vegas Golden Knights' Colin Miller, left, celebrates his goal with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019...
    (AP Photo/Josie Lepe). Vegas Golden Knights' Colin Miller, left, celebrates his goal with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019...(AP Photo/Josie Lepe). Vegas Golden Knights' Colin Miller, left, celebrates his goal with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 12, 2019...
    Golden Knights tie first-round series with Sharks with 5-3 win in Game 2.More >>
    Golden Knights tie first-round series with Sharks with 5-3 win in Game 2.More >>
  • Sundqvist scores twice, Blues edge Jets 4-3 to take 2-0 lead

    Sundqvist scores twice, Blues edge Jets 4-3 to take 2-0 lead

    Saturday, April 13 2019 12:51 AM EDT2019-04-13 04:51:35 GMT
    Saturday, April 13 2019 5:12 AM EDT2019-04-13 09:12:08 GMT
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Jaden Schwartz (17) during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 12, 20...(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Jaden Schwartz (17) during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 12, 20...
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Jaden Schwartz (17) during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 12, 20...(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70) celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Jaden Schwartz (17) during first-period NHL hockey playoff action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 12, 20...
    Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series.More >>
    Oskar Sundqvist scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 2 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series.More >>
  • Youth is being served early in Stanley Cup playoffs

    Youth is being served early in Stanley Cup playoffs

    Friday, April 12 2019 6:01 PM EDT2019-04-12 22:01:24 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 7:43 PM EDT2019-04-12 23:43:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Cody Eakin (21) gives chase in the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Dallas. Teenager...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Cody Eakin (21) gives chase in the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Dallas. Teenager...
    (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Cody Eakin (21) gives chase in the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Dallas. Teenager...(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) handles the puck as Vegas Golden Knights' Cody Eakin (21) gives chase in the second period of an NHL hockey game, in Dallas. Teenager...
    Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, Hurricanes winger Andrei Svechnikov and Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner are among the young players making big impacts early in the Stanley Cup playoffs.More >>
    Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, Hurricanes winger Andrei Svechnikov and Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner are among the young players making big impacts early in the Stanley Cup playoffs.More >>
  • Frozen 4 final pits defending champ UMD versus upstart UMass

    Frozen 4 final pits defending champ UMD versus upstart UMass

    Friday, April 12 2019 4:31 PM EDT2019-04-12 20:31:40 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 7:02 PM EDT2019-04-12 23:02:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 victory in overtime against Denver during the semifinals of the men's Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 victory in overtime against Denver during the semifinals of the men's Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 victory in overtime against Denver during the semifinals of the men's Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts players celebrate a 4-3 victory in overtime against Denver during the semifinals of the men's Frozen Four NCAA hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    College hockey's championship game will be decided between defending champion Minnesota Duluth and Massachusetts, which is making its first appearance in the Frozen Four final.More >>
    College hockey's championship game will be decided between defending champion Minnesota Duluth and Massachusetts, which is making its first appearance in the Frozen Four final.More >>
  • Lightning look to bounce back from Game 1 collapse

    Lightning look to bounce back from Game 1 collapse

    Thursday, April 11 2019 8:11 PM EDT2019-04-12 00:11:30 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 5:52 PM EDT2019-04-12 21:52:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy reacts after giving up a goal to Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series We...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy reacts after giving up a goal to Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series We...
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy reacts after giving up a goal to Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series We...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy reacts after giving up a goal to Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series We...
    The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years.More >>
    The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years.More >>
  • Marner has 2 goals, including penalty shot, Leafs top Bruins

    Marner has 2 goals, including penalty shot, Leafs top Bruins

    Thursday, April 11 2019 9:51 PM EDT2019-04-12 01:51:35 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 12:12 PM EDT2019-04-12 16:12:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner, right rear, is congratulated by teammates after his penalty-shot goal off Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner, right rear, is congratulated by teammates after his penalty-shot goal off Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner, right rear, is congratulated by teammates after his penalty-shot goal off Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa). Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Mitchell Marner, right rear, is congratulated by teammates after his penalty-shot goal off Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round pla...
    Mitch Marner scored twice, the second on a short-handed penalty shot to give Toronto the lead for good, and the Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the opener of their first-round playoff series.More >>
    Mitch Marner scored twice, the second on a short-handed penalty shot to give Toronto the lead for good, and the Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in the opener of their first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Capitals survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1

    Capitals survive surge from Hurricanes to win Game 1

    Thursday, April 11 2019 10:31 PM EDT2019-04-12 02:31:29 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 12:12 PM EDT2019-04-12 16:12:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thu...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thu...
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thu...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, left of Sweden, celebrates his goal with defenseman John Carlson (74) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thu...
    Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of...More >>
    Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin combined to score three goals on the first eight shots, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals survived a surge from the Carolina Hurricanes to win Game 1 of their first-round series 4-2.More >>
  • Tkachuk, Smith lift Flames over Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1

    Tkachuk, Smith lift Flames over Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1

    Friday, April 12 2019 1:41 AM EDT2019-04-12 05:41:38 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 11:02 AM EDT2019-04-12 15:02:54 GMT
    (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Calgary, A...(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Calgary, A...
    (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Calgary, A...(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, right, celebrates his goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Calgary, A...
    Tkachuk scores twice, Smith makes 26 saves for first playoff shutout in nearly seven years as Flames blank the Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.More >>
    Tkachuk scores twice, Smith makes 26 saves for first playoff shutout in nearly seven years as Flames blank the Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.More >>
  • Del Gaizo seals UMass' 4-3 OT win over Denver

    Del Gaizo seals UMass' 4-3 OT win over Denver

    Friday, April 12 2019 12:31 AM EDT2019-04-12 04:31:31 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 4:12 AM EDT2019-04-12 08:12:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts goalie Filip Lindberg (35) makes a save during the first period against Denver in a semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA men's college hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts goalie Filip Lindberg (35) makes a save during the first period against Denver in a semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA men's college hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts goalie Filip Lindberg (35) makes a save during the first period against Denver in a semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA men's college hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Massachusetts goalie Filip Lindberg (35) makes a save during the first period against Denver in a semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA men's college hockey tournament Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y.
    Marc Del Gaizo scored 15:18 into overtime to give Massachusetts a 4-3 victory over Denver in a college hockey Frozen Four semifinal that ended in just after midnight.More >>
    Marc Del Gaizo scored 15:18 into overtime to give Massachusetts a 4-3 victory over Denver in a college hockey Frozen Four semifinal that ended in just after midnight.More >>
  • Minnesota Duluth beats Providence 4-1 in NCAA semifinals

    Minnesota Duluth beats Providence 4-1 in NCAA semifinals

    Thursday, April 11 2019 8:01 PM EDT2019-04-12 00:01:25 GMT
    Friday, April 12 2019 2:52 AM EDT2019-04-12 06:52:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota Duluth forward Noah Cates (21) takes a shot on Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey (31) during the first period in the semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA college hockey tournament, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo...(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota Duluth forward Noah Cates (21) takes a shot on Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey (31) during the first period in the semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA college hockey tournament, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo...
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota Duluth forward Noah Cates (21) takes a shot on Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey (31) during the first period in the semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA college hockey tournament, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo...(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes). Minnesota Duluth forward Noah Cates (21) takes a shot on Providence goalie Hayden Hawkey (31) during the first period in the semifinal of the Frozen Four NCAA college hockey tournament, Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Buffalo...
    Billy Exell scored the go-ahead goal with 9:53 remaining and defending champion Minnesota Duluth beat Providence 4-1 to advance to the final in college hockey's Frozen Four.More >>
    Billy Exell scored the go-ahead goal with 9:53 remaining and defending champion Minnesota Duluth beat Providence 4-1 to advance to the final in college hockey's Frozen Four.More >>
  • US advances to semifinals with 4-0 win over Japan

    US advances to semifinals with 4-0 win over Japan

    Thursday, April 11 2019 9:51 AM EDT2019-04-11 13:51:08 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 6:54 PM EDT2019-04-11 22:54:58 GMT
    (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP). Michell Picard, Dani Cameranesi, Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter of USA celebrate after scoring their team's first goal during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match between USA and Japan ...(Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP). Michell Picard, Dani Cameranesi, Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter of USA celebrate after scoring their team's first goal during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match between USA and Japan ...
    (Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP). Michell Picard, Dani Cameranesi, Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter of USA celebrate after scoring their team's first goal during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match between USA and Japan ...(Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva via AP). Michell Picard, Dani Cameranesi, Hilary Knight and Alex Carpenter of USA celebrate after scoring their team's first goal during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships quarterfinal match between USA and Japan ...
    The United States advanced to the semifinals of the women's world championship with a 4-0 victory over Japan.More >>
    The United States advanced to the semifinals of the women's world championship with a 4-0 victory over Japan.More >>
  • Rookie scores in debut, Stars beat Preds for 1-0 series lead

    Rookie scores in debut, Stars beat Preds for 1-0 series lead

    Thursday, April 11 2019 12:31 AM EDT2019-04-11 04:31:33 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 12:43 PM EDT2019-04-11 16:43:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4), of Finland, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4), of Finland, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...
    (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4), of Finland, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4), of Finland, is congratulated after scoring a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...
    Rookie Miro Heiskanen scored two goals in his first postseason game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.More >>
    Rookie Miro Heiskanen scored two goals in his first postseason game, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series.More >>
  • Bailey lifts Islanders past Penguins 4-3 in OT in Game 1

    Bailey lifts Islanders past Penguins 4-3 in OT in Game 1

    Wednesday, April 10 2019 11:11 PM EDT2019-04-11 03:11:36 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 12:42 PM EDT2019-04-11 16:42:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) scores during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 4-3.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) scores during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 4-3.
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) scores during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 4-3.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) scores during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 4-3.
    Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.More >>
    Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3

    Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3

    Wednesday, April 10 2019 10:03 PM EDT2019-04-11 02:03:19 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 12:42 PM EDT2019-04-11 16:42:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). The Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
    Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern...More >>
    Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.More >>
  • Pavelski's painful goal leads Sharks past Golden Knights 5-2

    Pavelski's painful goal leads Sharks past Golden Knights 5-2

    Thursday, April 11 2019 1:31 AM EDT2019-04-11 05:31:32 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 9:52 AM EDT2019-04-11 13:52:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) reacts after scoring a goal against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, ...(AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) reacts after scoring a goal against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, ...
    (AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) reacts after scoring a goal against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, ...(AP Photo/Ben Margot). San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) reacts after scoring a goal against Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, right, during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, ...
    Joe Pavelski took a puck off his chin to score the opening goal and the San Jose Sharks raced past the Vegas Golden Knights with a 5-2 victory in Game 1 of their first-round series.More >>
    Joe Pavelski took a puck off his chin to score the opening goal and the San Jose Sharks raced past the Vegas Golden Knights with a 5-2 victory in Game 1 of their first-round series.More >>
  • Bozak's late goal lifts Blues over Jets 2-1 in Game 1

    Bozak's late goal lifts Blues over Jets 2-1 in Game 1

    Wednesday, April 10 2019 11:11 PM EDT2019-04-11 03:11:30 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 5:22 AM EDT2019-04-11 09:22:30 GMT
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Winnipeg Jets' fans react towards St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas (18) after the Jets were given a penalty during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Winnipeg Jets' fans react towards St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas (18) after the Jets were given a penalty during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...
    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Winnipeg Jets' fans react towards St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas (18) after the Jets were given a penalty during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Winnipeg Jets' fans react towards St. Louis Blues center Robert Thomas (18) after the Jets were given a penalty during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, ...
    Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series.More >>
    Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 1 of their Western Conference opening-round playoff series.More >>
  • 16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs

    16 wins! And a number of other things for the NHL playoffs

    Wednesday, April 10 2019 10:01 AM EDT2019-04-10 14:01:21 GMT
    Thursday, April 11 2019 2:53 AM EDT2019-04-11 06:53:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez). Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) deflects a shot by the Minnesota Wild in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Dallas.(AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez). Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) deflects a shot by the Minnesota Wild in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Dallas.
    (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez). Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) deflects a shot by the Minnesota Wild in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Dallas.(AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez). Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) deflects a shot by the Minnesota Wild in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Dallas.
    Welcome back to the playoff party, New York Islanders. Same to you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary. A by-the-numbers glance at the postseason.More >>
    Welcome back to the playoff party, New York Islanders. Same to you, St. Louis, Dallas, Carolina and Calgary. A by-the-numbers glance at the postseason.More >>
  • NHL suspends Voynov for 2019-20 season for domestic violence

    NHL suspends Voynov for 2019-20 season for domestic violence

    Tuesday, April 9 2019 2:11 PM EDT2019-04-09 18:11:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 9 2019 8:43 PM EDT2019-04-10 00:43:48 GMT
    The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence.More >>
    The NHL has suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence.More >>
  • US women rout Russia 10-0 to wrap pool play at worlds

    US women rout Russia 10-0 to wrap pool play at worlds

    Tuesday, April 9 2019 1:41 PM EDT2019-04-09 17:41:16 GMT
    Tuesday, April 9 2019 4:33 PM EDT2019-04-09 20:33:37 GMT
    (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Team USA celebrates their seventh goal by Kendall Coyne Schofield, center, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between the USA and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.(Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Team USA celebrates their seventh goal by Kendall Coyne Schofield, center, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between the USA and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
    (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Team USA celebrates their seventh goal by Kendall Coyne Schofield, center, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between the USA and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.(Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Team USA celebrates their seventh goal by Kendall Coyne Schofield, center, during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between the USA and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
    Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the United States routed Russia 10-0 Tuesday in the final game of the preliminary round at the women's world championship.More >>
    Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the United States routed Russia 10-0 Tuesday in the final game of the preliminary round at the women's world championship.More >>
  • No one's asking those questions; new vibe for champ Capitals

    No one's asking those questions; new vibe for champ Capitals

    Tuesday, April 9 2019 12:11 PM EDT2019-04-09 16:11:15 GMT
    Tuesday, April 9 2019 4:02 PM EDT2019-04-09 20:02:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las ...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las ...
    (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las ...(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, hoists the Stanley Cup after the Capitals defeated the Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in Las ...
    Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals head into the NHL playoffs without having to hear so many of those same old questions about why they can't seem to get past the...More >>
    Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals head into the NHL playoffs without having to hear so many of those same old questions about why they can't seem to get past the second round.More >>
  • Panthers move fast, hire Joel Quenneville as next coach

    Panthers move fast, hire Joel Quenneville as next coach

    Monday, April 8 2019 8:11 AM EDT2019-04-08 12:11:07 GMT
    Tuesday, April 9 2019 12:03 AM EDT2019-04-09 04:03:12 GMT
    Joel Quenneville hired as coach of the Florida Panthers, reuniting him with general manager Dale Tallon.More >>
    Joel Quenneville hired as coach of the Florida Panthers, reuniting him with general manager Dale Tallon.More >>
  • NHL playoffs: Atlantic bracket a brutal path to East final

    NHL playoffs: Atlantic bracket a brutal path to East final

    Monday, April 8 2019 4:31 PM EDT2019-04-08 20:31:21 GMT
    Monday, April 8 2019 6:33 PM EDT2019-04-08 22:33:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) faces off against New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in New York. The Pe...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) faces off against New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in New York. The Pe...
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) faces off against New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in New York. The Pe...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) faces off against New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in New York. The Pe...
    The Atlantic Division bracket featuring three of the top seven teams in the NHL makes for a brutal path to the Eastern Conference final.More >>
    The Atlantic Division bracket featuring three of the top seven teams in the NHL makes for a brutal path to the Eastern Conference final.More >>
  • Canada beats Russia 5-1 at women's hockey worlds in Finland

    Canada beats Russia 5-1 at women's hockey worlds in Finland

    Monday, April 8 2019 4:31 PM EDT2019-04-08 20:31:31 GMT
    Monday, April 8 2019 5:32 PM EDT2019-04-08 21:32:49 GMT
    (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner of Canada, right, and Nina Pirogova of Russia battle for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Canada and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Monday, April 8,...(Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner of Canada, right, and Nina Pirogova of Russia battle for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Canada and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Monday, April 8,...
    (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner of Canada, right, and Nina Pirogova of Russia battle for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Canada and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Monday, April 8,...(Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP). Natalie Spooner of Canada, right, and Nina Pirogova of Russia battle for the puck during the IIHF Women's Ice Hockey World Championships Group A match between Canada and Russia in Espoo, Finland, Monday, April 8,...
    Canada, behind Spooner's hat trick, beats Russia 5-1 at women's hockey worlds in Finland; Canadian captain hurt.More >>
    Canada, behind Spooner's hat trick, beats Russia 5-1 at women's hockey worlds in Finland; Canadian captain hurt.More >>
  • Minor league in name only, new Las Vegas ballpark opens

    Minor league in name only, new Las Vegas ballpark opens

    Monday, April 8 2019 2:21 AM EDT2019-04-08 06:21:37 GMT
    Monday, April 8 2019 4:32 PM EDT2019-04-08 20:32:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city.(AP Photo/John Locher). In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city.
    (AP Photo/John Locher). In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city.(AP Photo/John Locher). In this, March 28, 2019, photo, Don Logan, president of the Las Vegas Aviators, stands in front of a new baseball park in Las Vegas. Logan spent years trying to get a new minor league ballpark in this gambling city.
    Minor league in name only, new ballpark joins a crowded sports scene in Las Vegas.More >>
    Minor league in name only, new ballpark joins a crowded sports scene in Las Vegas.More >>
  • Crease concerns: Several contenders have goalie questions

    Crease concerns: Several contenders have goalie questions

    Monday, April 8 2019 2:41 AM EDT2019-04-08 06:41:37 GMT
    Monday, April 8 2019 2:02 PM EDT2019-04-08 18:02:30 GMT
    (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, left, has his shot deflected by Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta.(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, left, has his shot deflected by Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta.
    (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, left, has his shot deflected by Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta.(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner, left, has his shot deflected by Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta.
    The Flames, Sharks, Jets and Maple Leafs are among the top contenders who have goaltending questions going into the playoffs.More >>
    The Flames, Sharks, Jets and Maple Leafs are among the top contenders who have goaltending questions going into the playoffs.More >>
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  • Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

    Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

    Monday, April 22 2019 2:42 PM EDT2019-04-22 18:42:24 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-04-23 06:22:29 GMT
    Federal class-action lawsuit filed against Florida authorities alleging they unlawfully videotaped dozens who received lawful massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly paid for sex.More >>
    Federal class-action lawsuit filed against Florida authorities alleging they unlawfully videotaped dozens who received lawful massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly paid for sex.More >>
  • Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

    Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

    Tuesday, April 23 2019 12:31 AM EDT2019-04-23 04:31:27 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-04-23 06:22:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, Apri...
    The frustrations built for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals through their Game 6 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.More >>
    The frustrations built for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals through their Game 6 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.More >>
  • Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

    Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

    Monday, April 22 2019 11:01 PM EDT2019-04-23 03:01:31 GMT
    Tuesday, April 23 2019 2:22 AM EDT2019-04-23 06:22:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is fouled by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is fouled by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit.
    (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is fouled by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio). Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) is fouled by Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 22, 2019, in Detroit.
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.More >>
    Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 41 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat Detroit 127-104, completing a four-game sweep of the Pistons and advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001.More >>