NHL hockey

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, raises a Toronto Raptors jersey on the 18th green after winning the Canadian Open golf championship in Ancaster, Ontario, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 7:38 am
TORONTO (AP) — It was just past midnight Monday morning, and Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri decided it was time to go see the people. So he headed outside — to the line of fans waiting to get into Jurassic Park, a group of die-hards who had been in line for hours and hours and hours already...
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A shot by Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo gets past St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) for a goal during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 09, 2019 - 9:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Playing with fire finally caught up to the Blues. Missed chances and an early rash of penalties cost St. Louis with a chance to win the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history on home ice. The Blues got off to a quick start with five of the first six shots in Game 6...
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Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, celebrates with right wing David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, after the Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. Both players scored goals as the Bruins won 5-1 to even the series 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 09, 2019 - 8:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Punch, counterpunch, Game 7. Just when it looked like the Boston Bruins were down and out, they remembered they can throw their weight around, too. Boston showed it can play St. Louis' physical style of hockey and then some, and the Stanley Cup Final is tied at 3-3 with Boston...
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St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) falls between Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, right, and defenseman Charlie McAvoy (73) during the second period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Sunday, June 9, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 09, 2019 - 7:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9 p.m. The Boston Bruins have a 1-0 lead going into the third period of a game they must win to force Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final against St. Louis. Tuukka Rask has stopped 19 shots...
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Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and St. Louis Blues' Robert Thomas (18) crash to the ice during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 27, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 09, 2019 - 12:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robert Thomas is ready to return to the St. Louis Blues' lineup for a potential Stanley Cup-clinching Game 6 against the Boston Bruins. Thomas has missed the past four games of the series with a suspected hand or wrist injury. He handled the puck fine in practice Saturday and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, left, celebrates with Ivan Barbashev (49), of Russia, after Tarasenko scored the winning goal in overtime against the Nashville Predators in an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. More than two decades since Fetisov and the “Russian Five” shattered the myth that NHL teams couldn’t win with players from a nation unpopular in North America, Tarasenko and Barbashev are one victory away from lifting the same Cup after being inspired by the generation of countrymen who endured so much to get there. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 08, 2019 - 11:16 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Slava Fetisov called Vladimir Tarasenko midway through the second round of the playoffs to deliver an important message. "I said, 'Listen, you've got a good chance to win this year, so you're gonna play 100 percent, maybe a little more,'" Fetisov recalled Friday. "'You get all your...
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Boston Bruins' Noel Acciari lies on the ice after being checked by St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 08, 2019 - 2:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. "I'm not talking about it," the usually talkative Maroon said. "If you want to talk about Game 6, I'll talk about Game 6." Except the St. Louis...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 08, 2019 - 2:28 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Jeff Skinner is both grateful and motivated by the new contract he signed to remain a member of the Buffalo Sabres for the next eight seasons. He's impressed by the faith the Sabres showed by making him the team's second highest-paid player behind captain Jack Eichel...
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St. Louis Blues' Zach Sanford (12) checks Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, to the ice during the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 08, 2019 - 1:59 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Had Oskar Sundqvist not gotten suspended and Robert Thomas ruled out with a nagging injury, Zach Sanford might never have gotten a chance to show his stuff on hockey's biggest stage. If Vince Dunn not taken a puck to the mouth during the last round, Robert Bortuzzo might not have...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Sabres center Jeff Skinner (53) skates with the puck away from Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. The Sabres have re-signed leading scorer Skinner to an eight year, $72 million contract. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)
June 07, 2019 - 8:37 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After first hiring a new coach, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill addressed his next most pressing offseason need by re-signing leading scorer Jeff Skinner. And it came at a hefty price. Skinner became the Sabres' second-highest paid player — behind captain Jack Eichel —...
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