Hockey

New York Islanders celebrate at the end of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Islanders won 3-1, and swept the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 26, 2019 - 1:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are rested and ready to go. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had a chance to relax after outlasting the defending champions in a marathon seven-game series. More than a week after finishing off a sweep in the first round, Mathew Barzal and the defense-first...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, right, lies on the ice next to Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 25, 2019 - 2:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights said Thursday a senior NHL executive phoned him to apologize for a penalty called during Game 7 of his team's loss to the San Jose Sharks. Owner Bill Foley said the call came the morning after Vegas lost 5-4 in overtime Tuesday night to end the...
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Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) has his shot deflected by Dallas Stars' Ben Bishop (30) in the third period of Game 6 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 25, 2019 - 12:15 am
Ben Bishop grew up rooting for the St. Louis Blues before being drafted by them. He remembers being in the stands at 14 years old during a playoff series against the Stars and wholeheartedly taking part of the chants of "Bel-four!" directed at the Dallas goalie. Now 18 years after that St. Louis...
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The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate after Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Washington. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in double overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 25, 2019 - 12:12 am
Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next. Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But that turnaround comes quick with Game 1...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, left, tries unsuccessfully to shoot past Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 24, 2019 - 5:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, right, lies on the ice next to Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 24, 2019 - 4:07 pm
NHL players and coaches were split Wednesday on whether changes are needed to video review protocol a day after a major penalty played a dramatic role in San Jose's Game 7 victory over Vegas. Cody Eakin was assessed a major penalty for cross-checking and injuring Joe Pavelski in the third period,...
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San Jose Sharks players celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 24, 2019 - 12:37 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton gathered his teammates at the bench as a bloodied Joe Pavelski was taken off the ice after being knocked out on a hit and implored them to avenge their captain's injury by scoring three goals on the ensuing major penalty to erase a three-goal deficit. The San...
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Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella works with the team during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 24, 2019 - 11:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team that had loaded up with new talent at the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews smiles at a press conference in Toronto. Auston Matthews could soon wear the “C” as the long-term captain in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs teammates for doing a stylish GQ fashion photo shoot. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 8:41 am
Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank. Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs...
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Boston Bruins fans celebrate after a goal by Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 24, 2019 - 7:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their...
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