Men's hockey

FILE - In this June 20, 1999, file photo, Dallas Stars coach Ken Hitchcock hoists the Stanley Cup after the Stars defeated the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in triple overtime in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals in Buffalo, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Hitchcock is returning to coach the Dallas Stars. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, April 12, 2017, because the team hadn’t announced the hire. (AP Photo/Ryan Remiorz, File)
April 12, 2017 - 4:28 pm
The Dallas Stars are bringing back Stanley Cup-winning coach Ken Hitchcock, hoping to turn themselves back into a championship contender. Hitchcock is returning to Dallas and will be named coach at a news conference Thursday. A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed the hire to The...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:53 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury's sprawling save on Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom in the final moments of Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals was supposed mark the end of one potential dynasty and the beginning of another. Yet it took the Penguins and star Sidney Crosby seven years to provide a...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 8:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings on Monday fired coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi, the duo that led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. The Kings promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager. Longtime executive Luc...
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April 10, 2017 - 3:31 am
HURRICANES-FLYERS Canes' Bickell gets SO goal before retiring due to MS 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...
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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) celebrates at the bench after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
April 10, 2017 - 12:49 am
A look at the NHL playoffs that begin Wednesday: ___ WHO'S PLAYING EAST: The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. On...
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Anaheim Ducks' Ondrej Kase, center, of the Czech Republic, and Los Angeles Kings' Nic Dowd, right, look at the puck in the air during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 09, 2017 - 11:23 pm
The NHL playoff picture with the regular season ending Sunday: ___ WHO'S IN EAST: The Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to Columbus sends them to Washington to face the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals on the brutal Metropolitan Division side of the draw. It also means the Boston Bruins travel to Ottawa...
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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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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 - 10:02 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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April 09, 2017 - 3:31 am
CELTICS-HORNETS Thomas (again) leads Celtics past Hornets, 121-114 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points, and the Boston Celtics remained in contention for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 121-114 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. Al Horford...
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