Professional hockey

FILE - In this April 14, 2019, file photo, Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. The photo was part of a series of images by photographer David J. Phillip which won the Thomas V. diLustro best portfolio award for 2019 given out by the Associated Press Sports Editors during their annual winter meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 21, 2020 - 11:02 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the annual sports journalism contest judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Pells’ story on the investigation leading to track coach Alberto Salazar’s four-year ban...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, right, celebrates with left wing Max Pacioretty after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 20, 2020 - 11:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist in his Vegas debut, and the Golden Knights stopped Tampa Bay's 11-game win streak with a 5-3 victory over the Lightning on Thursday night. Martinez, who was acquired in a trade with Los Angeles on Wednesday, tied the game late in the first...
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Fans sign a banner sending well wishes to St. Louis Blues' Jay Bouwmeester prior to the start of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode while on the bench during a game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
February 18, 2020 - 8:14 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is back in St. Louis after collapsing on the bench during a game in Anaheim last week and said in a statement Tuesday that he is “on the road to recovery.” Bouwmeester, 36, collapsed during the first period of a game Feb. 11 after going into cardiac...
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Washington Capitals defenseman Nick Jensen (3) and Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
February 16, 2020 - 12:49 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin tested Antti Raanta early with a hard slap shot from his customary power-play spot in the left circle. He tried to slip a quick release past Arizona's goalie late and tried shots from all angles, 17 in all. One got through — and hit the post. Raanta stopped...
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Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 15, 2020 - 11:08 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons. The thundering jets' flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts...
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The Carolina Hurricanes celebrate a goal by Andrei Svechnikov during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
February 15, 2020 - 9:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes will host an outdoor hockey game at N.C. State's Carter-Finely Stadium on Feb. 20, 2021, the NHL announced Saturday night. Carolina's opponent for the 12th NHL Stadium Series game is to be determined. It will be the 32nd NHL regular season outdoor game...
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Boston Bruins' Jeremy Lauzon (79) checks Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula (51) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
February 15, 2020 - 3:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — As well as the Bruins have played this season, one team that had consistently given them problems was the Red Wings. It took three meetings, but Boston finally figured out how to solve its issues against the NHL’s cellar dwellers. David Pastrnak scored his 42nd goal of the season...
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Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel (9) skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
February 15, 2020 - 1:18 am
Jack Eichel snapped his stick over the crossbar in frustration after an empty-net goal sealed a Buffalo Sabres loss, splintering it across the ice. He and other NHL players might want to think twice about sacrificing their sticks in a situation like that for now. The coronavirus outbreak that began...
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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 15, 2020 - 12:38 am
The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 14, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. He was offered an in-person hearing that allowed...
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