Stanley Cup Playoffs

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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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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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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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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