Men's hockey

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)
April 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick. Sticky situation handled. "Doing whatever it takes to save it," the Toronto goaltender explained after the 3-2 win Monday...
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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 their new head coach. The former Sharks and Oilers coach replaces Willie Desjardins. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 16, 2019 - 2:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd McLellan was hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, taking over a two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise that slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season. McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who wasn't retained after he replaced John...
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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 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 16, 2019 - 8:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an ongoing impact on the reigning Stanley Cup champions' playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Ovechkin floored Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a right hook during a fight in the first...
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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)
April 15, 2019 - 3:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head. The decision was announced Monday, shortly before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that is knotted 1-1...
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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 playoff series Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 15, 2019 - 2:54 pm
The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories. A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, and the Lightning will have a chapter of NHL lore all to themselves. And not...
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April 14, 2019 - 3:36 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods won his 15th major championship at age 43 by walking away from Augusta National Sunday with his fifth Masters green jacket. Here are some other notable over-40 champions: — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Helped push the Los Angeles Lakers to two NBA titles in 1987 and 1988 at...
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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, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 14, 2019 - 12:32 pm
It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas. "There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there." Subban and the Central...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and goaltender Braden Holtby (70) battle for the puck against Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) during the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 14, 2019 - 11:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time Justin Williams played in a postseason game in Raleigh, he skated off with the Stanley Cup. The stakes aren't quite that high — yet — for the Carolina Hurricanes, but the third game of their best-of-seven series with the Washington Capitals on Monday night does...
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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 series Friday, April 12, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 13, 2019 - 12:36 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's best team, lost their first two playoff games at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and are vulnerable without their top scorer for Game 3. Winnipeg lost its first two at home, leaving the Jets fighting for their postseason relevance as that...
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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, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 13, 2019 - 10:32 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — NHL leading scorer Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kucherov was suspended for boarding Columbus defenseman Markus Nutivaara late in Tampa Bay's 5-1 loss in Game 2 to trail 2-0 in...
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