Hockey

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, takes to the ice during the first intermission of the Flyers' preseason NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Philadelphia. In video shared on his Twitter account, Gritty proclaimed his love for snow on Thursday, Nov. 15, by shuffling his feet to form the shape of a heart. The 7-foot (2-meter) furry, orange creature was introduced in September. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)
November 16, 2018 - 8:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Not everyone was cursing the fall snowstorm that snared traffic throughout the Northeast. The Philadelphia Flyers' mascot, Gritty, experienced his first snowfall on Thursday. And Gritty tweeted it's "Zamboni dust." In video shared on his Twitter account, Gritty proclaimed his...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates his goal with teammate Ryan Carpenter (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
November 15, 2018 - 3:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Last season, Cody Eakin didn't score his seventh goal until Feb. 21. He did it more than three months earlier this time. Eakin scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his third shutout, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Anaheim...
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November 14, 2018 - 11:43 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the Nashville Predators-San Jose Sharks game, The Associated Press erroneously reported a quote from Rocco Grimaldi. The correct quote should read: "The first period, I mean, nothing else can be said about our first period. It was abysmal. It was...
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November 14, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season. Watson issued the statement Wednesday...
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Michelle Obama, right, discusses her new book with Oprah Winfrey during an intimate conversation to promote "Becoming" at the United Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
November 13, 2018 - 11:09 pm
Michelle Obama's 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey joined Obama Tuesday night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour touting the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, background, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Washington. Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team’s preseason finale. The ruling by Shyam Das allows Wilson to return as soon as Tuesday night, Nov. 13, 2018, at Minnesota, and the 24-year-old will recoup $378,049 of the $1.26 million he initially forfeited as part of the suspension. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
November 13, 2018 - 1:16 pm
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team's preseason finale...
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November 13, 2018 - 12:42 am
TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player's category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women's star Jayna...
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November 12, 2018 - 10:40 am
The NHL and attorneys for retired players say a tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought against the league over head injuries. The league and players' lawyers on Monday announced a tentative non-class settlement after months of court-ordered mediation. The lawsuit, consolidated...
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Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) scores a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
November 08, 2018 - 11:15 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Goals by Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Calvin de Haan gave Carolina a four-goal lead early in the second period and the Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night that spoiled the NHL coaching debut of Jeremy...
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Pittsburgh Police Officer Mike Smidga, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert and Officer Anthony Burke take part in a ceremonial puck drop with Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) and New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) before an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The officers were wounded in a synagogue shooting on Oct. 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Don Wright)
November 08, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have donated nearly $350,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to benefit the victims of last month's synagogue massacre. The Penguins on Thursday presented $348,705 to the federation and representatives of the Tree of Life Synagogue. The team...
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