Men's hockey

Newly named Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team general manager Ken Holland gestures while speaking at a press conference in Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday May 7, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 07, 2019 - 1:41 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday. Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new coach...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) celebrates with Alex Pietrangelo (27), Ryan O'Reilly (90), David Perron, center rear, and Sammy Blais (9), following the team's 4-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 07, 2019 - 2:36 am
The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. Deja vu or ancient history? Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after going...
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Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) is congratulated by teammates Samuel Girard (49), Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Cale Makar (8) after scoring a game-winning, overtime goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Denver. Colorado won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
May 07, 2019 - 2:26 am
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog's first career overtime playoff goal was a bit complicated: Dump in the puck, hit a guy along the boards, fall down, scramble back up, skate toward the net and knock it in. The captain's reaction right after was not — a big, toothy grin with arms raised to greet...
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Boston Bruins players celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 06, 2019 - 10:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final. Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of...
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CORRECTS THAT STARS GOALTENDER BISHOP IS LAYING ON THE ICE AS A SHOT BY SCHWARTZ SCORES. DELETES REFERENCE TO BISHOP BEING HIT BY THE PUCK - A shot by St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz scores as Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop lies on the ice after being injured during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 05, 2019 - 7:30 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Colton Parayko was shooting to score for the St. Louis Blues, and delivered a stunning blow to the Dallas Stars even without getting the puck in the net. Parayko's hard shot from the slot hit Ben Bishop's left shoulder, knocking the goalie onto his back and deflecting the puck to deep...
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San Jose Sharks' Joonas Donskoi, left, and Evander Kane celebrate a goal by Tomas Hertl (48) during the third period of Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 05, 2019 - 1:53 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As loud as the Shark Tank got following Tomas Hertl's two goals, the roar was even more deafening when injured captain Joe Pavelski emerged from the tunnel to wave a towel for the fans in the third period. Hertl's goals led the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the...
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Dallas Stars players Jamie Benn (14), John Klingberg (3), of Sweden, and Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, celebrate after a goal by Esa Lindell against the St. Louis Blues during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 04, 2019 - 1:37 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ben Bishop looked the part of a Vezina Trophy finalist, except for one play. Jason Spezza scored and Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Esa Lindell also scored for the...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams (14) takes the puck from New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) while Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) looks on at rear during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 03, 2019 - 10:45 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teuvo Teravainen scored a quick goal, and moments later, so did Greg McKegg. Just that quickly, the Carolina Hurricanes chased New York's goalie out of the game — and the Islanders right out of the playoffs. Carolina earned a second-round sweep of the Islanders on Friday night...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho scores against New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner while Islanders' Scott Mayfield (24) and Casey Cizikas (53) defend with Adam Pelech during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 03, 2019 - 8:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Islanders pulled starting goalie Robin Lehner in the second period of Game 4 of their second-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. With his team trailing the series 3-0, coach Barry Trotz played coy by declining to announce his starter in the...
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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, left, covers the puck after stopping a shot by Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Denver. The Avalanche won 3-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 03, 2019 - 2:23 am
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon described his batted-in goal as merely cleaning up garbage. This was far from trash talk: The Colorado Avalanche are right back in the series. MacKinnon kept up his scoring spree with a second-period goal, Philipp Grubauer stopped 32 shots for his first career playoff...
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