NHL hockey

Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm, right, of Sweden, and teammate Pekka Rinne, of Finland, celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One nifty little flip by Vernon Fiddler provided a big lift for the Nashville Predators on a rough night. Fiddler scored with 5:05 left and P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists, powering Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff...
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Nashville Predators' Colin Wilson, left, reaches for the puck as St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen defends during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 26, 2017 - 11:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists and Vernon Fiddler scored with 5:05 left, sending the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. The Predators lost Kevin Fiala to an ugly leg injury in the...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Boston Bruins interim head coach Bruce Cassidy works behind the bench in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals. The Bruins said on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, it will drop the interim tag and Cassidy will return next season as the team's head coach. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
April 26, 2017 - 9:18 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back next season, dropping the interim tag from his title as a reward for leading the team back to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien, the winningest coach in the history of the Original Six...
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April 26, 2017 - 8:28 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach. The team said on Wednesday it will drop the interim tag from Cassidy's title. Cassidy replaced Claude Julien in February and helped the team return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Bruins went 18-8-1 after...
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Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf, right, celebrates his empty-net goal with teammate Ryan Kesler during the third period of Game 4 in a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2017 - 5:39 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well. When the Edmonton Oilers visit the Anaheim Ducks for their second-round playoff opener on Wednesday night at Honda Center, all eyes will be on the Oilers' 20-year-old superstar and the Ducks' All-Star center, who...
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In this April 9, 2017, photo, former NBA All Star Stephon Marbury attends an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors in New York. Marbury’s agent said Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that they are in talks with several clubs in China after he parted ways with the Beijing Ducks at the weekend. Marbury “will definitely play one more year,” Wang Meng told The Associated Press. Marbury, 40, helped the Beijing Ducks secure three China Basketball Association championship wins after joining them in 2011 following a roller-coaster NBA career. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 25, 2017 - 2:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — Stephon Marbury's agent said Tuesday that they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All-Star parted ways with the Chinese Basketball Association's Beijing Ducks at the weekend. Marbury "will definitely play one more year," Wang Meng told The Associated Press...
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John Stevens, right, and Los Angeles Kings Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake pose during Stevens' introduction as the Kings new head coach at a news conference at the NHL hockey club's home at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Monday, April 24, 2017. Stevens has most recently served as the club's Associate Head Coach. He has been part of the Kings coaching staff the past seven seasons. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 24, 2017 - 8:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutter's assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons. Stevens is moving into the top job with no plans to upend the system in which he...
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April 24, 2017 - 3:59 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer. Thornton tore the ACL and MCL in his knee on April 2 in Vancouver but still returned to play San Jose's final four playoff...
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Washington Capitals center Marcus Johansson (90), left to right, celebrates with right wing Justin Williams (14) centre Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) and left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during overtime of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Washington Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 on Sunday to capture the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series in six games. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2017 - 3:58 pm
It is the playoff format everyone loves to hate, but say this for the NHL's divisional setup: It is serving up a tasty feast of rivalries in the second round. For the second consecutive year, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will face Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals after they...
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The Ottawa Senators including, Clarke MacArthur (16), Alex Burrows (14), Mike Hoffman (68) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrate after defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 during overtime in game six of a first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 24, 2017 - 1:22 am
BOSTON (AP) — Clarke MacArthur spent almost two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators. "There's nothing like living in the NHL and living in these playoffs," he said after scoring a power-play goal 6:30 into overtime to help Ottawa...
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