Men's hockey

Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell skates during the warmups prior to the start of an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Philadelphia. This is the last game he will play in after announcing his retirement four games ago. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 09, 2017 - 10:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday in the season finale for both teams. During a stoppage in the first period, fans and players from both teams...
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Denver left wing Jarid Lukosevicius (14) skates to the bench after scoring his goal against Minnesota-Duluth during the second period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 08, 2017 - 11:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jarid Lukosevicius scored three goals in the second period, and Denver beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Saturday night for the NCAA championship. Troy Terry had two assists and Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves as Denver moved into a tie with North Dakota for second on the NCAA list with...
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Denver left wing Jarid Lukosevicius (14) skates to the bench after scoring his goal against Minnesota-Duluth during the second period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 08, 2017 - 11:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jarid Lukosevicius scored three goals in the second period, and Denver beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Saturday night for the NCAA championship. Troy Terry had two assists and Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves as Denver moved into a tie with North Dakota for second on the NCAA list with...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell (29) is acknowledged during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, April 8, 2017. Bickell is retiring after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. St. Louis won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 08, 2017 - 10:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he's retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis. Bickell said following Saturday night's 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis that he and his family came to the decision "probably about 3-4 days ago. His final game comes...
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Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin as defenseman Brandon Carlo looks on during the first period of Washington's 3-1 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 08, 2017 - 10:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule. That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs. "In retrospect, it's over and we're through it," Boston forward David Backes said...
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Washington Capitals' Marcus Johansson (90) scores on Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin as defenseman Brandon Carlo looks on during the first period of Washington's 3-1 win in an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
April 08, 2017 - 6:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals were so dominant this season that they had nothing left to play for with two games left in the NHL schedule. That's precisely why the Bruins want to avoid them in the playoffs. "In retrospect, it's over and we're through it," Boston forward David Backes said...
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April 08, 2017 - 6:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he's retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis. Bickell told NHL.com before Saturday night's game against St. Louis that he and his family decided these final two games would be his last. Carolina wraps up the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (21) is tripped up New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan (20) during an NHL hockey game in Buffalo, N.Y. Okposo has spent the past three days in a Buffalo hospital undergoing a battery of tests to determine an undisclosed illness that has sidelined him for more than a week. A person with direct knowledge of Okposo's status confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, April 5, that the player is in the neuro surgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have not revealed Okposo has been hospitalized. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
April 05, 2017 - 11:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Moulson wants hospitalized Buffalo Sabres teammate Kyle Okposo to know he has the team's support. "You're family here," Moulson said after the Sabres closed their home schedule with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. "And no matter what type of...
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UPDATES SCORER OF GOAL, AFTER CHANGE IN SCORING - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates a Capitals goal by Justin Williams with defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin had an assist on the goal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 05, 2017 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored and the Washington Capitals wrapped up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy with a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. As Metropolitan Division champions, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the team...
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UPDATES SCORER OF GOAL, AFTER CHANGE IN SCORING - Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates a Capitals goal by Justin Williams with defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Washington. Ovechkin had an assist on the goal. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 05, 2017 - 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Williams and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored and the Washington Capitals wrapped up their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy with a 2-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. As Metropolitan Division champions, the top seed in the Eastern Conference and the team...
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