Men's hockey

Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry (17) chases Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones (3) around the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 01, 2019 - 8:58 am
The NHL will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, shifting its focus in February from its wide-ranging "Hockey Is For Everyone" campaign to emphasize racial diversity in the sport. The league and NHL Players' Association will announce the joint initiative Friday morning. It includes a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, United States' Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. Coyne Schofield says she doesn’t believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction. McGuire was criticized on social media for telling Coyne Schofield which sides the Penguins and Lightning were on during their broadcast of the game on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday night and for saying the network was paying her to be an analyst and not a fan. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
January 31, 2019 - 9:38 pm
Women's hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield said Thursday she doesn't believe NBC Sports analyst Pierre McGuire questioned her knowledge of the sport during an awkward pre-game interaction this week. McGuire was criticized on social media for the situation that occurred during Wednesday night's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, talks with defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Washington. The Capitals recognize some things are a "mess," with the team in the midst of its longest losing streak since 2013-14. After a week off, the Stanley Cup champs hope to stop the bleeding. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
January 31, 2019 - 6:23 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thinks the Washington Capitals were tired. Tired after losing seven consecutive games and tired in the middle of another long slog after winning the Stanley Cup last season. By the time they got back on the ice Thursday for their first practice after the All-Star...
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Metropolitan Division's Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, scores a goal past Central Division's Devan Dubnyk, of the Minnesota Wild, during the first half of the NHL hockey All-Star Game final in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 26, 2019 - 11:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sidney Crosby had two goals and three assists, and Henrik Lundqvist pitched a first-half shutout to lead the Metropolitan Division to a 10-5 victory over the Central Division in the championship round of the NHL All-Star game Saturday night. Selected the MVP, Crosby finished...
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U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 26, 2019 - 12:54 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the fastest skater competition once again but Kendall Coyne Schofield won over the crowd. The U.S. women's hockey star became the first woman ever to compete in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Friday night, racing around the rink in a time...
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a news conference in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. The NHL All Star Game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 25, 2019 - 5:39 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the owners aren't "looking for a fight" when it comes to collective bargaining negotiations with the players. The current CBA runs until 2022, but the league and players each have the option this September to terminate it effective Sept. 15...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) celebrates his hat-trick goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 25, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL next season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the long-expected news Friday during All-Star Weekend in San Jose, California. The league is partnering with German company Jogmo World Corp. to put microchips on player jerseys and inside game pucks...
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From left, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left wing Gabriel Landeskog and right wing Mikko Rantanen, who are headed to play in the All-Star Game, are introduced after a video tribute in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 24, 2019 - 10:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It is only fitting that Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Nathan MacKinnon are serving as captains for this weekend's NHL All-Star game. The three high-scoring forwards are 23 or younger. They are part of a youth movement that is taking over the NHL and will be on center...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates a goal, tying him with fellow Russian Sergei Fedorov for a career high of 50 points, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 24, 2019 - 12:07 am
TORONTO (AP) — The cheers coming from the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker-room could have easily been swapped out for sighs of relief. Nazem Kadri recorded the fifth hat trick of his career and added an assist as the Maple Leafs defeated Washington 6-3 on Wednesday night and dealt the defending Stanley...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2015, file photo, Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli gives an update on injured Oilers hockey player Connor McDavid in Edmonton, Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers have fired president of hockey operations and general manager Peter Chiarelli amid another season that has failed to live up to expectations. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in the aftermath of its third consecutive loss. (Amber Bracken/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
January 23, 2019 - 12:54 pm
Edmonton fired Peter Chiarelli on Wednesday in an indictment of his roster moves in three-plus years as general manager, with the Oilers in striking distance of a playoff spot during another losing season. The team announced Chiarelli's abrupt dismissal in the aftermath of its third consecutive...
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