Hockey

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with teammates Matt Grzelcyk (48), Charlie McAvoy (73), Brad Marchand (63) and Danton Heinen (43) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
December 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron explained to his teammates they should be thankful anytime they're able to play. And they should be even more grateful he's back with them. Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Carter Hart, left, blocks a shot as Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader, center, and Travis Sanheim look for the rebound during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 19, 2018 - 6:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart had a night he'll never forget, and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers had a night they really needed. Hart made 20 saves in his NHL debut and Shayne Gostisbehere and James van Riemsdyk each had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2...
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) passes the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Sunday Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. Crawford left the game with 1:30 left in the first period after the back of his head struck the right post during a goalmouth pile-up. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
December 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks added another difficult question to their long list of problems when Corey Crawford suffered another concussion. Suddenly, their goaltending situation is completely up in the air. There was no update on Crawford's status a day after he was placed on injured...
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Anaheim Ducks' Kiefer Sherwood (64) skates past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson (73) as he heads to the bench after Sherwood scored during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
December 17, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks would love to stop playing from behind. It's just not happening. And somehow it's not a problem, either. Particularly on the road. The Ducks spotted the Pittsburgh Penguins two first-period goals and then roared back for a 4-2 victory on Monday for their ninth...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol gives instructions during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Pittsburgh. The Flyers fired head coach Dave Hakstol Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
December 17, 2018 - 3:52 pm
It took less than two weeks as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers for Chuck Fletcher to see what he needed to see with coach Dave Hakstol. The Flyers were still making too many mistakes, still not playing up to their talent level and it was all too clear the message wasn't getting across...
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In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, immigrants who entered the United States illegally wait to board a plane for a deportation flight to El Salvador by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Houston. An obscure division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operates hundreds of flights each year to remove immigrants. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 17, 2018 - 1:03 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Shackled at their ankles and wrists and their shoelaces removed, a long line of men and women waited on the tarmac as a team of officers patted them down and checked inside their mouths for anything hidden. Then one by one, they climbed a mobile staircase and onto a charter plane the...
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Winnipeg Jets' Brandon Tanev (13) celebrates after scoring during second period NHL hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Winnipeg on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) skates past. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 16, 2018 - 11:00 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Mark Scheifele was in a joking mood after setting up the tying goal and scoring the winner for the Winnipeg Jets. Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the league-leading Tampa...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, celebrates his goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
December 15, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin thought he had a chance to score every time he shot the puck and came away disappointed he finished with just one goal. Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season, extended his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots and scores while Carolina Hurricanes' Calvin de Haan (44) and Justin Faulk (27) defend at left during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 14, 2018 - 10:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored goals in bunches once again — until the shootout. Then it was up to Jakub Vrana to clinch an important victory for the Washington Capitals. The three-time MVP had his second consecutive hat trick, Vrana scored in the sixth round of the tiebreaker and the...
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