Hockey

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, of Slovakia, kneels on the ice after being hit in the face by the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 04, 2019 - 7:18 pm
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Bruins reached the Stanley Cup Final despite a run of regular-season injuries that prevented anyone on the roster from playing all 82 games. Now comes the real test. The Bruins are preparing for Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues without captain and No. 1 defenseman...
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St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) celebrates with David Perron (57) after O'Reilly scored his second goal of the game during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
June 04, 2019 - 10:45 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Just when the St. Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar went right out of the building. The Blues could have let the talented Bruins seize the moment, let things get away from them on home ice. Again. They didn't...
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The puck hits the goal post and bounces away from the net as St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in and Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, and David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, defend during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 11:30 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — It usually takes a lucky bounce here and there to win the Stanley Cup. Game 4 of the final between the Bruins and the Blues had a whole lot of bounces — and not a lot of luck for goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington. Whether it was nerves, fatigue or simply traffic in...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2019, file photo, United States' Jack Hughes controls the puck during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match against Denmark in Kosice, Slovakia. Top-rated NHL draft prospect Hughes is scheduled to meet with the media on Friday, May 31, 2019, while attending the league's pre-draft scouting combine in Buffalo. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
June 03, 2019 - 8:13 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 8:05 p.m The St. Louis Blues lead the Boston Bruins 2-1 after the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on goals by Ryan O'Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko. St. Louis is 6-2 in the playoffs when leading at the...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug celebrates a teammate's goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, in St. Louis. Patrice Bergeron wins the faceoff and Jake DeBrusk retrieves the puck for Torey Krug, who waits just long enough for Bergeron to set up and shoots it at his stick for a textbook deflection goal. This is the Boston Bruins’ masterful power play at its nearly unstoppable best. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 02, 2019 - 4:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrice Bergeron wins the faceoff and Jake DeBrusk retrieves the puck for Torey Krug, who waits just long enough for Bergeron to set up and shoots it at his stick for a textbook deflection goal. This is the Boston Bruins' masterful power play at its nearly unstoppable best. When...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) scores a goal against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 11:06 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence. No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt...
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Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly celebrates after scoring against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Saturday, June 1, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
June 01, 2019 - 8:32 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The Boston Bruins are running the St. Louis Blues out of their own building in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. David Pastrnak scored a power-play goal 41 seconds into the second period to put the Bruins up...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), of Russia, stands on the ice during the second period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. The Capitals say they are aware of a video on social media that appeared to show Kuznetsov in a hotel room with lines of white powder on the table in front of him and verified it is him in the video. In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman Sergey Kocharov, the team says it is in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
May 31, 2019 - 1:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league interviewed...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 8:29 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday...
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St. Louis Blues' Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden, skates beside Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak (88), of the Czech Republic, during the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Boston. Sundqvist is facing a potential suspension after delivering a blow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk earlier in the game. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Grzelcyk was in the NHL's concussion protocol and listed as day-to-day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 30, 2019 - 8:17 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final for delivering an elbow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk. The NHL's department of player safety announced the suspension Thursday after a hearing with Sundqvist, who was assessed only...
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