Hockey

St. Louis Blues left wing Magnus Paajarvi points to teammate Patrik Berglund after Berglund assisted on Paajarvi's second goal of the night against Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 23, 2017, in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 24, 2017 - 11:49 am
CHICAGO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the International Olympic Committee and hockey's governing body will have to make concessions before the league sends the world's best players to the Winter Games in South Korea next February. For now, Bettman says, "assume we're not going." Bettman...
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FILe - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson (65) keeps the puck away from goalie Craig Anderson (41) and Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, Ontario. The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two regular-season games in Sweden next season. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association on Friday, March 24, 2017, announced their new “Global Series” games Nov. 10 and 11 in Stockholm .(Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 24, 2017 - 11:48 am
The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011. The NHL and NHL Players' Association on Friday announced their new Global Series games Nov. 10 and 11 in Stockholm. This is the NHL's sixth trip to Europe...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Washington. Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel says he and national hockey federations need to know by the end of April whether the NHL will participate in Winter Olympics next year, or not. Capitals and Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin has said he plans to play in South Korea, even if he has to leave his NHL team while it is playing games. “(AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
March 23, 2017 - 7:59 pm
The NHL may be nearing a deadline to decide whether to allow the world's best hockey players to participate in the Winter Olympics next year in South Korea. "I hope we can find a compromise in the next two or three weeks," International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel told The Associated...
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (87) reacts after being hit by the stick of Buffalo Sabres Evander Kane (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
March 21, 2017 - 11:24 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth. Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
March 21, 2017 - 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists, T.J. Oshie scored his 30th of the season and the NHL-leading Washington Capitals defeated the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday night. The top line of Ovechkin, Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom dominated all game. Ovechkin led all players...
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Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) celebrates his goal with left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) against the Calgary Flames during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
March 21, 2017 - 9:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists, T.J. Oshie scored his 30th of the season and the NHL-leading Washington Capitals defeated the surging Calgary Flames 4-2 on Tuesday night. The top line of Ovechkin, Oshie and Nicklas Backstrom dominated all game. Ovechkin led all players...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, United States' Hilary Knight passes the puck against Canada during the first period of the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. After players threatened Wednesday, March 15, 2017, to boycott the upcoming world hockey championships over a wage dispute, USA Hockey said it will “field a competitive team” for the International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Hockey Championship that begins March 31 in in Plymouth, Mich. “We’re unanimously united as a player pool,” Knight said. “Good luck getting a suitable No. 1 competition to represent our country on a world stage. I kind of dare them. It’s tough.” (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 20, 2017 - 7:47 pm
The U.S. women's national team says discussions with USA Hockey over an ongoing wage dispute were productive and will continue this week. The team released a statement Monday night after a lengthy meeting that included almost 20 players and top executives from USA Hockey. Players announced last...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, left, grabs Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman as they scuffle in the corner during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
March 18, 2017 - 9:59 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — T.J Oshie had three goals and an assist, Justin Williams and John Carlson had early third-period goals, and the Washington Capitals clinched a playoff spot by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Saturday night. Oshie scored twice, including an early power-play goal, as the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, WNHL player Hilary Knight answers questions during an interview in New York. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
March 16, 2017 - 3:46 am
As Hilary Knight read a text message from a former U.S. women's hockey player praising the team for sacrificing playing in the world championships over a wage dispute, she started to wonder who will play if they don't make progress in talks with USA Hockey. "We're unanimously united as a player...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014, file photo, Meghan Duggan of the United States looks up during a face off during the second period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game against Sweden at Shayba Arena in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. women's hockey team is threatening to boycott the world championships because of a wage dispute. The team announced Wednesday that they will not participate in the International Ice Hockey Federation tournament that begins March 31, 2017, in Plymouth, Michigan. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
March 15, 2017 - 2:00 pm
The U.S. women's hockey team announced Wednesday that it will boycott the upcoming world championship tournament on home ice unless there is significant progress in settling a wage dispute with USA Hockey. Players said they informed USA Hockey that they would not report to training camp next...
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