Men's hockey

Florida Panthers Head coach Bob Boughner watches a replay during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Sunrise, Fla. The Devils defeated the Panthers 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
April 07, 2019 - 11:18 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bob Boughner has become the latest coach to pay for Florida's almost-annual inability to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Panthers fired Boughner on Sunday, ending his two-year tenure with the team with one year remaining on his contract. The Panthers didn't make the...
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Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, right, crashes into Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 10:01 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid left Saturday's season finale against Calgary after injuring his left leg, and the team says X-rays came back negative. After a 3-1 win over Flames, the Oilers tweeted that X-rays came back negative and that the 22-year-old McDavid would...
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A memorial is displayed for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash on the corner of highway 35 and highway 335 near Codette, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Saturday, April, 6, 2019. The Broncos' bus collided with a semi driven by a novice trucker who ran a stop sign at the rural intersection one year ago Saturday. Sixteen people killed and 13 injured. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 8:17 pm
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — After prayers and songs filled the Saskatchewan hockey arena, Carol Brons spoke as a grieving mother. Her daughter was one of 16 people who died when the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus collided with a semi at a rural intersection. Thirteen others were injured...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his third-period goal with Evgeni Malkin (71) and Phil Kessel (81) and Patric Hornqvist (72) in the team's NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The Penguins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 05, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Erik Gudbranson didn't want to be "that guy," the one who whooped it up after the Pittsburgh Penguins locked down a playoff spot for the 13th straight year with a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. The veteran defenseman knows seasons in Pittsburgh are judged solely...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto on Thursday, April 4, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 11:59 pm
The lesson Nikita Kucherov learned from childhood coach Gennady Kurdin is on display every time he laces up his skates and steps on to the ice. Kurdin taught Kucherov the very common Russian hockey philosophy that the sport is about sacrificing for your partner. Each day at practice, Kucherov...
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In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, Ryan Straschnitzki speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia, Straschnitzki, a young hockey player was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Canada. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 04, 2019 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Straschnitzki was wrangling his fussy youngest child when his iPhone buzzed. His hands full, Tom put the phone on speaker and heard the terrifying sound of his oldest son calling from a bus and screaming for help. "Dad, you've got to help this time! You've got to save the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, Tom Dundon, left, majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, and Charlie Ebersol, co-founder and CEO of the Alliance of American Football, talk to the media in Raleigh, N.C. The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
April 03, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before. I talked to him in November, before uniforms had even been ordered and one game had aired. The Alliance of American Football league was well...
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Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel greets teammates after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2019 - 2:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin might be ready to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Penguins certainly need him. The veteran center practiced with his teammates on Wednesday and could be back in the lineup on Thursday night against Detroit. Malkin has missed eight games with an upper-body injury and...
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Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo celebrates with teammate MacKenzie Weegar following their win over the Ottawa Senators in NHL hockey game action Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Ottawa. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 11:50 am
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo won 227 games during his 20s. He won 262 more games during his 30s. And now, his 40s await. Florida's veteran goalie — the oldest netminder and third-oldest player to appear in the NHL this season — will celebrate his milestone 40th birthday on Thursday. He's...
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File-This March 20, 2019, file photo shows Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, skating with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game past Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43), in Washington. With 125 points through 79 games, Kucherov has already matched Joe Thornton’s league-leading total in 2005-06. The highest total after that is Jaromir Jagr's 127 points in 1998-99, and the last player to top 130 points was Mario Lemieux, who had 161 in 1995-96. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 03, 2019 - 8:32 am
Connor McDavid knows better than to risk making end-of-season NHL award projections. Through no fault of his own, the Edmonton Oilers captain was not included among last year's three MVP candidates, causing a stir back home. So McDavid understandably deferred when recently asked to list his Hart...
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