Men's hockey

New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51), of Finland, celebrates with goaltender Robin Lehner (40), of Sweden, after an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Washington. The Islanders won 3-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 07, 2019 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz will again need to go through the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. A 3-0 victory by his New York Islanders against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Saturday means they'll get to start that effort at home. The Islanders clinched home-ice...
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Montreal Canadiens' Ryan Poehling celebrates after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 12:12 am
MONTREAL (AP) — Ryan Poehling delivered one of the most impressive NHL debuts in Canadiens history, giving fans plenty to cheer one night after Montreal was eliminated from playoff contention. The American-born Poehling recorded a hat trick and added the shootout winner in his debut as the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Cameron Gaunce (33) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Boston Bruins in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 06, 2019 - 5:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with one more impressive performance. Next stop: Stanley Cup playoffs. The Lightning matched an NHL record with their 62nd win, using a three-goal second period to beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday. "Sixty-...
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A memorial is displayed for the victims of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus crash on the corner of highway 35 and highway 335 near Codette, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Saturday, April, 6, 2019. The Broncos' bus collided with a semi driven by a novice trucker who ran a stop sign at the rural intersection one year ago Saturday. Sixteen people killed and 13 injured. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 4:35 pm
HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday lauded the "courage and professionalism" of first responders and the resilience of the community a year after the fatal bus crash of a junior hockey team. He said in a statement that while "we cannot forget pictures of...
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Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville (29) celebrates his goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
April 04, 2019 - 11:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Jason Pominville began the day unable to contain his emotions by choking up when coming to the realization he might be playing his final home game in Buffalo. The 36-year-old ended the day fist-pumping a crowd that provided the fan favorite a standing ovation...
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Washington Capitals Lars Eller (20), or Denmark, carries the puck under pressure from Montreal Canadiens Andrew Shaw (65) during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Washington, Thursday, April 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 04, 2019 - 11:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals won their division again. Perhaps more importantly, they clinched it with playoff-style hockey. Nic Dowd put Washington ahead for good early in the second period, Braden Holtby made 33 stops and the Capitals secured their fourth straight Metropolitan...
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Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) reacts with teammate Tyler Seguin (91) looking on after Radulov scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers in Dallas, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
April 03, 2019 - 12:41 am
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn gave a brief nod to Tyler Seguin after sharing a big smile with goalie Anton Khudobin. A trying season for the Dallas captain will continue in the playoffs. The Stars clinched their first trip to the postseason in three years, getting two goals and two assists from...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 24, 2019, file photo, Calgary Inferno's Brigette Lacquette, left, battles for the puck with Les Canadiennes de Montreal's Lauriane Rougeau during the second-period action of the Clarkson Cup hockey game in Toronto, Ontario. The Canadian Women's Hockey League will discontinue operations on May 1, the league announced Sunday, March 31. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 7:30 pm
The National Women's Hockey League is moving swiftly to expand to Toronto and Montreal following the demise of its Canadian-based rival. NWHL Commissioner Dani Rylan told The Associated Press on Tuesday the league's board had approved an investment plan to establish teams in Canada's two largest...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, San Diego Fleet tight end Gavin Escobar (89) makes a critical first down catch on fourth and long over Birmingham Iron defensive back Max Redfield (20) late in the second half of an Alliance of American Football game in San Diego.The Alliance of American Football is suspending operations eight games into its first season. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press the eight-team spring football league is not folding, but games will not be played this weekend. The decision was made by majority owner Tom Dundon. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because league officials were still working through details of the suspension. An announcement from the league is expected later Tuesday, April 2, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Joneleit, File)
April 02, 2019 - 6:08 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alliance of American Football co-founder Bill Polian said he's been told that football operations have been suspended and that virtually everyone involved with the fledgling spring league will be terminated within 24 to 48 hours. Polian declined to say where he got that information...
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Detroit Red Wings left wing Taro Hirose greets the bench after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 02, 2019 - 10:42 am
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings announced a two-year contract extension with coach Jeff Blashill on Tuesday, giving their young leader a vote of confidence in a rebuild that will now include a third straight year without a playoff berth after a 25-year postseason run. The 45-year-old Blashill...
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