Hockey

Vegas Golden Knights new head coach Peter DeBoer talks to media after defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 11:13 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone scored a goal and picked up an assist in his return to Ottawa, leading Vegas to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in Peter DeBoer's debut as the Golden Knights' coach. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Knights, who fired Gerard...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, Russian Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Putin has on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 named Tax Service chief Mikhail Mishustin as Russia's new prime minister. The 53-year-old Mishustin has worked in the government since 1998. Mishustin has a kept low profile while serving as the head of the Federal Tax Service since 2010. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 16, 2020 - 12:35 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Mishustin never had any political ambitions as a career bureaucrat and his name didn't come up as a top candidate to become Russia's next prime minister. But the 53-year-old Mishustin, the longtime chief of Russia's tax service, was tapped for the post by President Vladimir...
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Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 15, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) gets off a pass with Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise (11) and Mikko Koivu (9) defending during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Crosby hadn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 14, 2020 - 9:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff. Crosby held up his end of the bargain, collecting a goal and three assists...
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January 14, 2020 - 12:00 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is back. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain will be in the lineup on Tuesday night when Pittsburgh faces Minnesota. Crosby hasn't played since undergoing abdominal surgery on Nov. 14. The Penguins have thrived in spite of the extended absence of the three-time Stanley...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand skates by the puck on a shootout attempt in an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 6-5. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
January 13, 2020 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bruins star Brad Marchand overskated the puck at center ice on a shootout attempt, clinching the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-5 victory over Boston on Monday night. Travis Konecny scored in the fifth round of the shootout for Philadelphia, and Marchand lined up for his turn needing to...
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United States' Megan Keller (5) celebrates her goal with Dani Cameranesi (24), Emily Matheson (8) and Annie Pankowski (27) during the first period of a rivalry series women's hockey game against Canada in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 13, 2020 - 1:02 pm
Women's national team players representing the United States and Canada will compete in a 3-on-3 event at the NHL All-Star game in St. Louis in two weeks, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NHL isn't...
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New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
January 12, 2020 - 7:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ray Shero has been fired as the New Jersey Devils' general manager after a four-plus year tenure that saw the three-time Stanley Cup champions make the playoffs only once. Owner Josh Harris announced the change less than 90 minutes before the struggling Devils were to face the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, right, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Sanheim during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 11, 2020 - 9:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...
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Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16) works for the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 08, 2020 - 10:55 am
It's still no man's land in front of NHL goaltenders, a forbidden place for offensive players who risk hard shoves, cross-checks — or worse — when they settle in. But it isn't nearly as rough and tumble as it used to be. The league has cracked down on the over-the-top physical play in general and...
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