Men's hockey

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 - 12:54 pm
The NHL said Thursday it is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he is being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league is investigating the situation. Lehtera's lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said he...
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The Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, takes to the ice during the first intermission of the Flyers' preseason NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Monday, Sept, 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
September 25, 2018 - 12:05 am
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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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. On Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, a federal judge in Connecticut dismissed a 2016 lawsuit by 60 former wrestlers, including Snuka, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from concussions that led to long-term brain damage. (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 5:36 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain...
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Jake DeBrusk (74) of the Boston Bruins, right, celebrates next to James Neal (18) of the Calgary Flames after scoring a goal during the first period of their 2018 NHL China Games hockey game in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 19, 2018 - 11:13 am
Jake DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Beijing, China. Boston swept the O.R.G. NHL China Games. The Bruins won the exhibition season opener 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday in Shenzhen...
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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 - 6:45 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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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally in Washington. The celebrating is over for now for the Capitals after partying as hard as any champion in NHL history. When they get the ice for the first practices of training camp Friday, they’re just one of 31 teams again but bear the burden of trying to move past the first victory summer for almost every player on the roster.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
When Alex Ovechkin embraced Josh Norman in a meeting of two of Washington's biggest sports stars, the Redskins cornerback had a question for the Capitals' Stanley Cup-winning captain. "You still celebrating?" Norman asked. "We're done," Ovechkin said. "We're done for right now." The Capitals seemed...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson celebrates after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 after an investigation and a hearing with Watson last week. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June, and the league found Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 13, 2018 - 10:31 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension Wednesday after an investigation and a hearing with Watson last week...
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Former NHL hockey player Wayne Gretzky speaks during a promotional event for the Beijing Kunlun Red Star hockey team in his role as global ambassador for the team, part of the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League, in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top hockey players is "always much better for everyone." (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
September 13, 2018 - 4:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top ice hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to The Associated Press on Thursday, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer said...
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Steve Yzerman, left, speaks alongside Julien BriseBois during an NHL hockey news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla., where Yzerman announced that he is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. BriseBois, a longtime assistant, will take over as Yzerman moves to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
September 11, 2018 - 6:40 pm
Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp. Yzerman will move to a senior adviser role working under BriseBois and he said he was...
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