Hockey

New York Islanders' Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his empty-net goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Islanders won 3-1, sweeping the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 16, 2019 - 10:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Barry Trotz had questions when he took over the New York Islanders last summer. About the defense. About the goaltending. About where the scoring would come from if star John Tavares bailed in free agency. One by one over the last 10 months, the Islanders have answered them all...
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Columbus Blue Jackets' Oliver Bjorkstrand, of Denmark, celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 16, 2019 - 10:42 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents' Trophy winners with a 7...
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Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer stops a shot against the Calgary Flames in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2019 - 5:00 pm
DENVER (AP) — This classifies as fun for Frederik Andersen: Protecting a late lead in the third period by leaping out of his net to stop a shot with the handle of his stick. Sticky situation handled. "Doing whatever it takes to save it," the Toronto goaltender explained after the 3-2 win Monday...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan poses before the NHL Awards, in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the Los Angeles Kings announced they have hired McLellan as their new head coach. The former Sharks and Oilers coach replaces Willie Desjardins. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 16, 2019 - 4:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd McLellan was hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, taking over a two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise that slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season. McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who wasn't retained after he replaced John...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin, right, of Russia, punches Carolina Hurricanes' Andrei Svechnikov, also of Russia, during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 16, 2019 - 10:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A barrage of punches from Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin could have an ongoing impact on the reigning Stanley Cup champions' playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. Ovechkin floored Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov with a right hook during a fight in the first...
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Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars in the second period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 16, 2019 - 1:13 am
DALLAS (AP) — Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne withstood a flurry of shots when the Dallas Stars had an extended power play in the second period, including a 5-on-3 advantage. Then came his incredible save with the game tied midway through the third before the Predators got the game-winner. Rinne...
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Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar drops back to defend in the second period of Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Denver. The game was the first in the NHL for Makar. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 16, 2019 - 12:14 am
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon scored twice in the first period and set up newly signed rookie Cale Makar's first NHL goal in his debut as the Colorado Avalanche routed the Calgary Flames 6-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. Matt Nieto added a short-handed...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates during the second period of an NHL playoff hockey game in Toronto on Monday, April 15, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 11:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — With the Toronto Maple Leafs back home, Auston Matthews finally broke through against Boston. Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13), right, and Washington Capitals' Jakub Vrana (13), of the Czech Republic, skate during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 15, 2019 - 9:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes waited 10 long years to finally bring the playoffs back to town. They almost seemed determined to cram a decade's worth of goals and hits into one game. Rookie forward Warren Foegele had two goals and an assist, Dougie Hamilton also scored twice and the...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) leaves the ice after being ejected during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Boston Bruins, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
April 15, 2019 - 5:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round of the playoffs for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head. The decision was announced Monday, shortly before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that is knotted 1-1...
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