Men's hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
October 11, 2018 - 10:47 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals — tying an NHL record after five games — and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night. Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the players in league...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, center, of Sweden, celebrates his goal with center Isac Lundestrom, left, of Sweden, and right wing Kiefer Sherwood, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 09, 2018 - 2:08 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Troy Terry is only five games into his NHL career, he was already something of a shootout legend even before he arrived in Anaheim. When he got his first shootout opportunity for the Ducks on Monday night, Terry broke out the same skills he employed to win two...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel, center, celebrates his goal with Sidney Crosby (87), Justin Schultz (4), and Jamie Oleksiak (6) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. It was Guentzel's second goal of the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 04, 2018 - 10:20 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Letang scored his second goal 1:20 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 7-6 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Letang beat goalie Braden Holtby with a slap shot from the point on a power play. Letang finished with three points, tying Hall of...
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Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell, right, from Sweden, celebrates with right wing and countryman Jakob Silfverberg (33) after Rakell scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
October 04, 2018 - 2:06 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal for the highlight reel and the Shark Tank started rocking on opening night. Then the Anaheim Ducks responded almost immediately and took over the game to spoil the party in San Jose. John Gibson made 31 saves to keep the Ducks in the...
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Seattle Hockey Partners David Bonderman, left, and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan talk to the media as they leave a meeting at National Hockey League headquarters, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in New York. Members of Seattle's potential ownership group and Mayor Durkan presented their case to the Board of Governors' executive committee at the league office. If the executive committee moves the process forward, the board could vote as soon as December to award the NHL's 32nd franchise to Seattle. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 02, 2018 - 10:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the Board of Governors' executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league's 32nd franchise in December. The...
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October 02, 2018 - 5:01 pm
Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock was very much the diplomat after goalies Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard were claimed off waivers. "Good for Mac. Good for Pick," Babcock said Tuesday. "Too bad for our depth." McElhinney was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes, whose projected starter...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers center Jori Lehtera (15) plays against the Detroit Red Wings duriing the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. The NHL is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he’s being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Lehtera’s lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said Thursday, Sept.27, 2018, that he expects Finnish police to release a statement clarifying some misunderstandings that came out of the report.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya,File)
September 27, 2018 - 11:36 am
The NHL is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he's being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league is investigating the situation. Lehtera's lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said Thursday he expects police...
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The Philadelphia Flyers mascot
AP Photo/Tom Mihalek
September 24, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty with a wild, orange beard. The character's debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including "Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans" and comparisons to ZZ...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attends a press conference before an NHL China Games hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Calgary Flames in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Color China Photo via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 6:30 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season-opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China. Down to their last shooter, Boston tied the shootout on Marchand's goal. After Calgary's...
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In this Jan. 20, 2018 photo, Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg plays against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. A degenerative back issue is causing the 37-year-old Zetterberg to stop playing it after it was announced Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at training camp. Zetterberg is not going to officially retire, of course; that would mean forfeiting the remaining $5.35M owed to him through the 2020-21 season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 14, 2018 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg knew something wasn't right with his back last January when he stopped practicing. Despite the aches and pains, he did not miss a game all season for the Detroit Red Wings. When Zetterberg laced up his skates for the final game of the regular season, he thought that...
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