Men's hockey

Boston Bruins' David Krejci, of the Czech Republic, celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 07, 2019 - 6:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in Monday night's 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard, left, drives against Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler, right, during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Philadelphia. The Raptors won 101-96. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
May 07, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Just when it seemed Kawhi Leonard couldn't get any better, along came the NBA playoffs and another level of performance that's left even his coach awed. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse joins PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg this week to take the pulse of the playoffs, both in...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) celebrates with Alex Pietrangelo (27), Ryan O'Reilly (90), David Perron, center rear, and Sammy Blais (9), following the team's 4-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 07, 2019 - 1:36 am
The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. Deja vu or ancient history? Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after going...
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Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) is congratulated by teammates Samuel Girard (49), Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Cale Makar (8) after scoring a game-winning, overtime goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Monday, May 6, 2019, in Denver. Colorado won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
May 07, 2019 - 1:26 am
DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog's first career overtime playoff goal was a bit complicated: Dump in the puck, hit a guy along the boards, fall down, scramble back up, skate toward the net and knock it in. The captain's reaction right after was not — a big, toothy grin with arms raised to greet...
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Boston Bruins players celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 06, 2019 - 9:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final. Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of...
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CORRECTS THAT STARS GOALTENDER BISHOP IS LAYING ON THE ICE AS A SHOT BY SCHWARTZ SCORES. DELETES REFERENCE TO BISHOP BEING HIT BY THE PUCK - A shot by St. Louis Blues' Jaden Schwartz scores as Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop lies on the ice after being injured during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 05, 2019 - 5:11 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais scored in a 33-second span of the third period for St. Louis that knocked Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop out of the game, and the Blues beat the Stars 4-1 on Sunday to force Game 7 in the second-round Western Conference semifinal series. Schwartz scored to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman talks to the media before a game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Los Angeles Kings, in Raleigh, N.C. This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the potential that the seventh- and eighth-seeded teams meet in each conference final. This is the world Commissioner Gary Bettman envisioned when the NHL instituted a salary cap in 2005 after a year-long lockout. Bettman prefers to call it “competitive balance,” and it’s the thing he trumpets the most about the state of the league where almost anyone can win the Stanley Cup in a given season. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
May 05, 2019 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a P-word on players' and coaches lips this playoffs, and it has nothing to do with getting pucks in deep. "Parity in the league, it's insanely tight," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. This has been the postseason of parity with all four division champions gone and the...
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San Jose Sharks' Joonas Donskoi, left, and Evander Kane celebrate a goal by Tomas Hertl (48) during the third period of Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 05, 2019 - 12:53 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As loud as the Shark Tank got following Tomas Hertl's two goals, the roar was even more deafening when injured captain Joe Pavelski emerged from the tunnel to wave a towel for the fans in the third period. Hertl's goals led the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), of Finland, Sebastian Aho (20), also of Finland, and Jordan Staal (11) celebrate Aho's goal against the New York Islanders during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, May 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 04, 2019 - 1:58 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The formerly last-place Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to knock out their division's best team in seven games. Then they swept the second-best team. Maybe it's time to rethink the significance of those Metropolitan Division standings. The Hurricanes advanced to another...
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Dallas Stars players Jamie Benn (14), John Klingberg (3), of Sweden, and Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, celebrate after a goal by Esa Lindell against the St. Louis Blues during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Friday, May 3, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 04, 2019 - 12:37 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ben Bishop looked the part of a Vezina Trophy finalist, except for one play. Jason Spezza scored and Bishop made 38 saves as the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Esa Lindell also scored for the...
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