Men's hockey

December 02, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL...
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New York Islanders players celebrate their victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 01, 2018 - 11:33 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders were energized by a boisterous home crowd as they rallied for a win in their first regular season game at Nassau Coliseum in more than 3 1/2 years. Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and the Islanders beat the Columbus Blue...
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) watches as Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrate a goal by Backstrom during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 30, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson got back on the score sheet and put himself back under the microscope that has become a part of his existence in the NHL. Wilson scored again before being ejected for a questionable hit and Nicklas Backstrom had a hat trick and four points in the Washington Capitals' 6-...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, loses control of the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang covers in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 29, 2018 - 1:57 am
DENVER (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon put on a show that made Cole Harbour proud, and it was MacKinnon who walked away with bragging rights for the Nova Scotia town. MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, including one on Gabe Landeskog's tiebreaking score midway through the third...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) scores against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 11:02 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return from a left shoulder injury that sidelined him a month and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. John Tavares also scored twice, former San Jose star Patrick...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (82) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
November 27, 2018 - 11:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Perfect it wasn't. The Buffalo Sabres still made it to 10. After squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 8½ minutes of the third period, Jeff Skinner scored 1:41 into overtime to seal a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. "Well, you can count the gray hairs on the...
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Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren speaks with members of the media during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Philadelphia, the day after the NHL hockey club fired general manager Ron Hextall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
November 27, 2018 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers fired general manager Ron Hextall because — to swipe a page from their glory days — he was Broad Street Bullheaded. Hextall preached patience. The Flyers want to win now. That clash of ideology turned toxic in Philadelphia's front office, and it cost...
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, is congratulated by Brendan Lemieux after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 24, 2018 - 11:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine never envisioned challenging the NHL's single-game scoring record. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice did not share in his young winger's modesty. Laine recorded the 61st five-goal game in NHL history Saturday night as the Jets' defeated the St. Louis Blues 8-4. "I'm...
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Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart (23), Jeff Skinner and Jck Eichel (9) celebrate a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
November 23, 2018 - 8:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner's second effort extended the NHL's longest win streak. Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight win. It's the longest streak for...
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