Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks' Alex DeBrincat (12) puts the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith (1) for a power play goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 06, 2019 - 11:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks gave Pittsburgh a head start — and still grounded the surging Penguins. Again. Dylan Strome broke a tie 1:48 into the third period and the Blackhawks beat Pittsburgh 5-3 on Sunday night to end the Penguins' winning streak at eight games. "We're not going to...
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San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane celebrates after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 06, 2019 - 3:10 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Missing three regular defensemen, the San Jose Sharks got a complete team effort and handed the Tampa Bay Lightning their first regulation loss in 5 1/2 weeks. Evander Kane scored two goals to reach 200 for his career as the Sharks beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Saturday night,...
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Finland's Kaapo Kakko celebrates his winning goal against the United States during third-period IIHF world junior hockey final action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 06, 2019 - 12:08 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kaapo Kakko beat goalie Cayden Primeau on a backhander off a rebound with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States on Saturday night. Kakko broke a tie after the United States rallied on goals by Alexander...
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United States' Noah Cates, Mattias Samuelsson and Jason Robertson, from left, celebrate after the U.S. team defeated Russia in a world junior hockey championships semifinal in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 11:56 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cayden Primeau made 35 saves, Oliver Wahlstrom and Alexander Chmelevski scored and the United States advanced to the world junior hockey final with a 2-1 victory over Russia on Friday. "He's a pretty quiet guy, but he's a stone-cold killer!" U.S. defenseman Phil...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov, left, celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 04, 2019 - 3:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a strong start last season, only to lose momentum after Christmas. They aren't about to let that happen again, as the Los Angeles Kings found out. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Lightning kept steamrolling along, beating the...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, people wait to get into the stadium for the second round of the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The multiyear arrangement announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, begins with this weekend's playoffs. Caesars will have exclusive rights to NFL trademarks in the U.S. and United Kingdom, including the Super Bowl and draft. Caesars will host parts of the 2020 draft. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 2:04 pm
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 14, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild in Washington. Ovechkin has decided to skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and will serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
January 02, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin will skip the All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension. The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday. The team says the NHL's leading goal-scorer wants to take advantage of the adjoining bye...
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A general view of Notre Dame Stadium is seen in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said he hasn't reached out to the Dallas Stars about CEO Jim Lites' expletive-laced criticism of high-priced forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Lites ripped Benn and Seguin on Friday, telling reporters their play has been "terrible" and...
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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37), center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his goal in the second period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Notre Dame Stadium, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 01, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, Tuukka Rask made 36 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 on Tuesday in the Winter Classic at Notre Dame. Patrice Bergeron, Sean Kuraly and Brad Marchand also scored as Boston won for the second time in three...
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella (6) and New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal (13) battle for position during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
December 31, 2018 - 10:08 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Robin Lehner made an emotional return to Buffalo and led the Islanders to a milestone victory for New York coach Barry Trotz. Lehner made 39 saves against his former team as the Islanders beat the Sabres 3-1 on Monday night. New York's fourth straight victory moved Trotz into...
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