NHL hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) scores against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 11:02 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return from a left shoulder injury that sidelined him a month and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. John Tavares also scored twice, former San Jose star Patrick...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren speaks with members of the media during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Philadelphia, the day after the NHL hockey club fired general manager Ron Hextall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 27, 2018 - 4:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall because — to swipe a page from their glory days — he was Broad Street Bullheaded. Hextall preached patience. The Flyers want to win now. That clash of ideology turned toxic in Philadelphia's front office, and it cost...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, New Era Field is prepared before an NFL football game between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots, Monday, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The owners of the Bills and Buffalo Sabres have hired consulting and architectural firms to study the future needs of both teams' facilities. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
November 27, 2018 - 4:21 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A decision is expected within nine months on whether the Bills will keep playing in suburban Buffalo or build a new facility downtown. Two firms were hired by the parent company that owns the Bills and the Buffalo Sabres to study the future needs of both facilities, including...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall speaks with members of the media during a NHL hockey news conference in Voorhees, N.J. The Flyers fired Hextall on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, FIle)
November 26, 2018 - 12:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall on Monday, with the team struggling and coming off a 6-0 loss to Toronto. Hextall was dismissed after 4 ½ seasons on the job. The Flyers have a 10-11-2 record under coach Dave Hakstol and already have used five goalies...
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, is congratulated by Brendan Lemieux after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 24, 2018 - 10:46 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine scored five goals Saturday in the Winnipeg Jets' 8-4 victory at St. Louis, two short of the 97-year-old NHL record. It was the 61st five-goal game in league history. Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs was the last player to score six goals in a game, on April 22...
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Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart (23), Jeff Skinner and Jck Eichel (9) celebrate a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
November 23, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner's second effort extended the NHL's longest win streak. Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight win. It's the longest streak for...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collects a rebound off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 10:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others...
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Craig Berube speaks during a news conference after being named interim head coach of the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in St. Louis. The Blues fired head coach Mike Yeo following a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Monday night. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 20, 2018 - 2:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues will be casting a wide net in their coaching search. General manager Doug Armstrong fired Mike Yeo after Monday's 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Craig Berube is the interim coach while Armstrong assembles a list of candidates for the permanent job. "There's going to...
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November 20, 2018 - 12:01 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three...
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