Hockey

Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) celebrates his winning goal with David Pastrnak (88) and Charlie McAvoy (73) in overtime during an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Boston, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 13, 2019 - 2:22 am
David Pastrnak on the ice these days is like a dazzling young magician who isn't quite sure how his sleight of hand is going to work out. When he has the puck, his Boston Bruins teammates don’t know what to expect. Opponents don’t know. He doesn’t even know. “If you don't know what you'll do, then...
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Former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas speaks with members of the media before being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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December 12, 2019 - 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors told Tim Thomas that two-thirds of his brain were getting less than 5% blood flow and the other third was averaging about 50%. His wife, Melissa, and oldest daughter, Kiley, started crying. Thomas didn’t react — because he couldn’t process what he was hearing. “I couldn't...
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San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson, left, and interim coach Bob Boughner listen to questions during a news conference Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks play their first game under interim coach Bob Boughner when they host the New York Rangers. Peter DeBoer was fired with the team on a five-game losing streak. He led the Sharks to their first Stanley Cup Final in his first season in 2016. (AP Photo/Josh Dubow)
December 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Flying back home from a winless road trip, general manager Doug Wilson could feel the same lack of energy and excitement that had plagued the San Jose Sharks on the ice too often this season. So soon after the team landed, Wilson decided to do something he hadn't done in...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer watches action from the bench during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins series in Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks have fired coach Peter DeBoer, a person with direct knowledge of the move said, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the firing hadn't been formally announced. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 11, 2019 - 9:04 pm
The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Washington. This was Oshie's second goal of the night. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 11, 2019 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice in under four minutes and John Carlson got the go-ahead goal to extend the Washington Capitals' longstanding domination of the Boston Bruins with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night in a showdown between the NHL's two best teams. The Capitals have won 16 of their...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019 file photo Minnesota Wild's Jared Spurgeon watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in New York. Smaller defensemen like the 5-foot-9 Spurgeon have taken on more importance around the league in recent years for their mobility and puck-moving skills. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)
December 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon's hockey career came when he was just 13: His peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenseman. There was no going back for Spurgeon, even though he hasn't grown much bigger since then. Minnesota's 5-foot-9, 167-pound...
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Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery, Andrew Cogliano (11), Jason Dickinson (18) and Corey Perry (10) watch play against the Vegas Golden Knights in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. The Stars won 4-2. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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December 10, 2019 - 11:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday, citing unspecified unprofessional conduct in a surprising blow to one of the preseason favorites in the NHL's Western Conference. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted inconsistently with “core values and...
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December 09, 2019 - 10:56 pm
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the NHL will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that surfaced in recent weeks. Speaking at the end of the first day of the Board of Governors meeting at the Inn at Spanish...
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Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 09, 2019 - 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Washington Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night that snapped their winning streak at six. Washington hadn't lost in regulation since Nov. 20. The Capitals had their seven-game point...
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This photo provided by Tom Straschnitzki shows Ryan Straschnitzki as he plays with an orangutan during a visit to the Safari World zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Ryan was left paralyzed from the chest down after the bus carrying his Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a truck at a rural intersection in Canada 17 months ago. The former hockey prospect went to Thailand to have a stimulator implanted in his back so electrical currents can communicate with his nerves. He took his first small steps and hopes for a better life. (Tom Straschnitzki/ via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 8:56 am
The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of...
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