Men's hockey

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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FILE - This Sunday Nov. 22, 2009 file photo shows a view of the stadium as Britain's Andy Murray plays his tennis match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London. The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021, the ATP is expected to announce the move Wednesday April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 24, 2019 - 2:59 am
ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to Turin in 2021. The Italian city will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the 2006 Turin...
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St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in on the net as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) watch during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 23, 2019 - 11:16 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When the St. Louis Blues traded for Ryan O'Reilly in the offseason, they received an All-Star caliber player still seeking postseason success. He fit right in with a franchise still seeking its first Stanley Cup after 52 years of existence. While neither has found what they are...
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