Men's hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets off a pass with Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Mikko Koivu (9) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Crosby hadn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 14, 2020 - 9:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff. Crosby held up his end of the bargain, collecting a goal and three assists...
Read More
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby prepares to take a face-off during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Edmonton Oilers in Pittsburgh. The Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night, Jan. 14, 2020, when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 14, 2020 - 1:08 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. The Penguins have thrived in spite of the extended absence of the three-time Stanley...
Read More
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 14, 2020 - 1:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom isn't leaving the team he lifted the Stanley Cup with and is getting paid handsomely to stick around for the long haul. The Washington Capitals on Tuesday signed Backstrom to a $46 million, five-year contract extension that locks him up through the 2024-25 season...
Read More
Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand skates by the puck on a shootout attempt in an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 6-5. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
January 13, 2020 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruins star Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt, clinching the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-5 victory over Boston on Monday night. Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his turn needing to...
Read More
New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
January 12, 2020 - 7:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ray Shero has been fired as the New Jersey Devils' general manager after a four-plus year tenure that saw the three-time Stanley Cup champions make the playoffs only once. Owner Josh Harris announced the change less than 90 minutes before the struggling Devils were to face the...
Read More
Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, right, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Sanheim during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 11, 2020 - 9:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...
Read More
Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) works for the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 08, 2020 - 10:55 am
It's still no man's land in front of NHL goaltenders, a forbidden place for offensive players who risk hard shoves, cross-checks — or worse — when they settle in. But it isn't nearly as rough and tumble as it used to be. The league has cracked down on the over-the-top physical play in general and...
Read More
New Nashville Predators NHL hockey team head coach John Hynes, second from right, walks to a news conference with Predators general manager David Poile, right, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators hired Hynes, the former New Jersey Devils coach, as the third coach in franchise history after firing Peter Laviolette. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 07, 2020 - 6:40 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's David Poile did something he has rarely done in nearly 40 years as a general manager: He made a mid-season coaching change after being fed up with the Predators underachieving. Poile hired former New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes as the third coach in franchise...
Read More
FILE - This March 13, 2007 file photo shows Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle in Pittsburgh. Burkle's adult son Andrew has been found dead at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Burkle family says in a statement to People magazine that Andrew Burkle died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 07, 2020 - 3:57 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — California billionaire Ronald Burkle’s adult son Andrew was found dead, his family and the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday. “It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we announce the death of Andrew C. Burkle on January 6, 2020 in Beverly Hills,...
Read More
FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 8:36 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division...
Read More

Pages