Professional hockey

Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) is checked by Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference final hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 06, 2020 - 8:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two days after they and the Vegas Golden Knights each won a hard-fought Game 7 to move on, the Dallas Stars figured there might be an emotional letdown at the start of the Western Conference final. They filled that void with hit after hit, got one early goal and played the...
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New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with teammates during first-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 05, 2020 - 7:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped 16 shots and the New York Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1993, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in Game 7 of the second-round series Saturday night. Brock Nelson had a goal and two assists, and defensemen Scott...
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Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) is checked by Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 7:01 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Growing up in hockey, Zach Whitecloud learned an important lesson: Winning is hard, and it hurts to win. “It still resonates ever day with me,” the rookie Vegas defenseman said. “Every single game’s going to hurt no matter what." Whitecloud and the Golden Knights epitomize...
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Dallas Stars' Joe Pavelski (16), Alexander Radulov (47) and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during third-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 9:19 am
Jamie Benn has played in more postseason games for the Dallas Stars than anyone. Their captain has finally made it out of the second round. “Obviously we were in the exact same situation last year and came out on the wrong end of it,” Benn said. “It’s nice to get that win and move on." On to the...
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Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 04, 2020 - 8:49 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Friday night in Game 7 of their second-round series. Theodore's goal was the first in 138:40 for the Golden Knights against...
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Dallas Stars celebrate their win over the Colorado Avalanche during overtime NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 04, 2020 - 4:59 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Joel Kiviranta completed a hat track 7:24 into overtime to give Dallas a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday in Game 7, sending the Stars to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008. Kiviranta moved away from the crease just before his quick...
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Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) is checked by Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb (3) during first-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 03, 2020 - 10:37 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks appeared to be down and out, faced with a 3-1 series hole and their starting goalie out. A rookie backup from San Diego has changed their vibe. Bring on Game 7. Thatcher Demko stopped 48 shots, Quinn Hughes set an NHL record with a goal and an assist,...
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) celebrates his winning goal against the New York Islanders with teammates during the second overtime period of NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 03, 2020 - 10:14 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers credit Oskar Lindblom's fight against bone cancer for inspiring them all year. Having him back in a game for the first time in nearly nine months provided a big emotional lift in a key playoff game. Ivan Provorov scored at 15:03 of the second overtime and the...
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An End Racism sign is displayed before Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Colorado Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 03, 2020 - 12:49 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL on Thursday unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport. The league and NHL Players' Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, lower left, watches play between Yoshihito Nishioka, of Japan, and Andy Murray, of Great Britain, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in New York. The see-and-be-seen scene in the U.S. Open’s Arthur Ashe Stadium corporate suites is different this year: The usual cast of celebrities, socialites and sponsors — banned, along with all spectators, because of the pandemic — has been replaced by the stars of the sport themselves. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 03, 2020 - 8:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The see-and-be-seen scene in the U.S. Open’s Arthur Ashe Stadium corporate suites is different this year: The usual cast of celebrities, socialites and sponsors — banned, along with all spectators, because of the pandemic — has been replaced by the stars of the sport themselves. The...
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