Professional hockey

Vancouver Canucks' Tanner Pearson (70) is stopped by St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen (34) as Colton Parayko (55) defends during the second period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff series, in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 1:40 pm
Trading a longtime goaltender who lost his starting job could be the first step toward the St. Louis Blues keeping their Stanley Cup-winning captain. The Blues traded goaltender Jake Allen to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday in a move that clears valuable salary cap space to try to re-sign...
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Ice crews work at the NHL playoffs venue in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hopes players and fans take a step back to pause and reflect on racial justice issues as the NHL takes a second day off from second-round series action on Friday, before games resume on Saturday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 7:03 am
The Florida Panthers spent three weeks searching for a general manager, and it didn’t take long for them to suspect that Bill Zito was the best candidate. The more they searched, the more convinced they got. Zito was announced Tuesday as the new Panthers’ general manager, coming to Florida after...
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Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates a goal on Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90), next to Brayden McNabb (3) during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Edmonton, Ontario. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 02, 2020 - 2:16 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A couple of American kids made sure Canada’s last team standing in the NHL playoffs will play at least one more game. San Diego native Thatcher Demko made 42 saves in his first NHL playoff start, Minnesota’s Brock Boeser scored and assisted on the go-ahead goal and the...
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Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) tries to hold onto the puck under pressure from New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and teammate Matt Martin (17) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 02, 2020 - 1:50 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers and their big boy pants are sticking around the Toronto bubble for at least one more game. Scott Laughton scored on a redirect in overtime after Philadelphia blew a late two-goal lead, helping the Flyers stave off elimination with a 4-3 win over the New York...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his winning goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates Ondrej Palat (18), Patrick Maroon (14) and Alex Killorn (17) during the second overtime period of NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 01, 2020 - 1:20 am
Blake Coleman, Barclay Goodrow, Zach Bogosian. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper calls them guys who have a little bit of dirt under their fingernails. And that tough trio of late-season acquisitions is part of the reason the Lightning are back in the Eastern Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates his winning goal against the Boston Bruins with teammates Ondrej Palat (18), Patrick Maroon (14) and Alex Killorn (17) during the second overtime period of NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 11:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning remained perfect in overtime and are headed to the NHL's Eastern Conference finals for the fourth time in six seasons. Victor Hedman scored with 5:50 left in the second overtime to give the Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins, ending their best-of-...
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Colorado Avalanche's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) celebrates his goal with teammate Logan O'Connor (25) against the Dallas Stars during the first period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 31, 2020 - 11:04 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Faced with the prospects of going home, the Colorado Avalanche got rolling early and often. It was a flurry that saved their season — for the moment, anyway. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare began a five-goal scoring spree in the first period and the Avalanche avoided second-round...
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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) makes a save on Vancouver Canucks' Tanner Pearson (70) during the third period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 31, 2020 - 12:04 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored twice and added an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied for three goals in the third period and beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 on Sunday night. The Golden Knights took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven second-round series. With a win in Game 5 on...
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New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) celebrates his goal with teammates Anthony Beauvillier (18) and Josh Bailey (12) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 30, 2020 - 9:39 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Brock Nelson is sure glad the New York Islanders acquired Jean-Gabriel Pageau at the NHL trade deadline in February. Islanders coach Barry Trotz wasn’t sure what the score would have been if not for backup goalie Thomas Greiss' performance in his first start in nearly six months...
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Dallas Stars players celebrate a goal by John Klingberg against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 30, 2020 - 7:18 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Radek Faksa and the Dallas Stars are one win away from the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008. Faksa had goal and two assists and Roope Hintz scored the last of three power-play goals by the Stars in a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night...
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