Men's hockey

December 18, 2019 - 9:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The hit play “To Kill a Mockingbird” is busting out of Broadway — and dunking at Madison Square Garden. For one night only in February, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's iconic book will be performed exclusively for 18,000 public school children free of charge at the home of the...
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Fans hold signs in support of Philadelphia Flyers' Oskar Lindblom during a stoppage in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
December 17, 2019 - 10:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Oskar Lindblom was just a visitor in the Flyers' locker room Tuesday, his presence enough to lift the spirits of a franchise rocked by the promising forward's cancer fight. He was never far from his teammates thoughts, and they tapped their sticks as Flyers fans who stood in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019 file photo New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall (9) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Taylor Hall from the Devils for three prospects and two draft picks, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
December 16, 2019 - 10:55 pm
The Arizona Coyotes are looking to end their lengthy playoff drought by adding a player desperate to get back to the postseason himself. Arizona acquired standout winger Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils on Monday for three prospects and two draft picks. The Coyotes will try to end their seven...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 8, 2019, file photo, then-Ottawa Senators NHL hockey team interim head coach Marc Crawford speaks to media during a year-end news conference during locker clean-out day in Ottawa, Ontario. Chicago Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will be away from the team while it reviews his conduct with another organization, the team announced Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 16, 2019 - 9:37 pm
Chicago Blackhawks assistant Marc Crawford will remain suspended until Jan. 2 and then resume his coaching duties after an investigation into his behavior in previous jobs. Several former players accused Crawford of physical and verbal abuse in recent weeks. Crawford on Monday apologized to Sean...
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Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) celebrates his winning goal with David Pastrnak (88) and Charlie McAvoy (73) in overtime during an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Boston, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 13, 2019 - 3:22 am
David Pastrnak on the ice these days is like a dazzling young magician who isn't quite sure how his sleight of hand is going to work out. When he has the puck, his Boston Bruins teammates don’t know what to expect. Opponents don’t know. He doesn’t even know. “If you don't know what you'll do, then...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer watches action from the bench during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins series in Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks have fired coach Peter DeBoer, a person with direct knowledge of the move said, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the firing hadn't been formally announced. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 11, 2019 - 10:04 pm
The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose...
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Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (13) celebrates his goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 09, 2019 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off sweeping a four-game road trip, the NHL-leading Washington Capitals fell flat in a 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night that snapped their winning streak at six. Washington hadn't lost in regulation since Nov. 20. The Capitals had their seven-game point...
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Ottawa Senators' Nick Paul, left, and Philadelphia Flyers' Jakub Voracek fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 07, 2019 - 5:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Laughton responded to a jarring hit to his teammate in a big way. Laughton had a goal, an assist and a hard check in a chippy contest to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. “It was a physical game,” Laughton said. “I like...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, New Jersey Devils head coach John Hynes talks to reporters after an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Newark, N.J. The New Jersey Devils have fired coach John Hynes. General manager Ray Shero announced the move Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2019 roughly 20 minutes before Hynes was to speak to the media before the Devils game against the Las Vegas Golden Knights at the Prudential Center. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 03, 2019 - 5:36 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — John Hynes paid the price for the New Jersey Devils failing to deliver on the high expectations created by having three No. 1 overall draft picks in the lineup. Hynes was fired as coach Tuesday after a 9-13-4 start that left the team in last place in the Metropolitan Division...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins goalies Marc-Andre Fleury, left, and Matt Murray hold the Stanley Cup on stage after riding in the Stanley Cup victory parade in Pittsburgh. Managing top goaltenders’ schedules is the NHL’s version of load management. Each of the past five Stanley Cup-winning goalies started fewer than 60 games in the regular season, along with three of the past five runners up. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 02, 2019 - 2:12 am
Marc-Andre Fleury plays when he’s told. How much he plays has changed. A decade ago, Fleury started 61 out of 82 games before backstopping Pittsburgh to the Stanley Cup. He started 58 and 34 times on the Penguins’ 2016 and 2017 Cup runs splitting time with Matt Murray, then made 46 starts for Vegas...
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