Professional hockey

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018, file photo, goalie Shannon Szabados (1), of Canada, stares at the flying puck during the second period of the women's gold medal hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. More than 200 of the top female hockey players in the world have decided they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The announcement Thursday, May 2, 2019, comes after the Canadian Women's Hockey League abruptly shut down as of Wednesday, leaving the five-team, U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League as the only pro league in North America. The group of players, led by American stars Hilary Knight and Kendall Coyne Schofield and Canadian goaltender Shannon Szabados, hopes their move eventually pushes the NHL to start its own women's hockey league as the NBA did with the WNBA. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 02, 2019 - 11:50 am
The Latest on women's hockey players announcing boycott in demand for one league (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. Bauer Hockey is supporting the world's top female hockey players as they boycott professional hockey in North America next season in their push to establish one league. Mary-Kay Messier...
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St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo (41) reaches for the puck in front of Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and Dallas Stars' Mats Zuccarello (36), of Norway, during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 02, 2019 - 12:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — The first-year coach for the Dallas Stars switched up his top two lines, a move that put rookie Roope Hintz skating with captain Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov. Tyler Seguin, the top-line center who had Benn and Radulov on his side, instead started with Jason Dickinson and Mats...
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney is congratulated by Justin Faulk (27), Haydn Fleury (4) and Dougie Hamilton (19) following the Hurricanes' 5-2 win over the New York Islanders in Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 01, 2019 - 9:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes put an old goalie in net and welcomed back their teenage draft pick. With the game tied, another young star set up their graying captain's go-ahead goal. That blend of young and old has the surging Hurricanes on the verge of a sweep. Sebastian Aho...
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San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture celebrates after scoring an empty-net goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Denver. The Sharks won 4-2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 01, 2019 - 1:43 am
DENVER (AP) — San Jose center Gustav Nyquist had a couple of special deliveries this week. On Monday, his wife gave birth to their first child. He rejoined the team Tuesday and assisted on Logan Couture recording his first career playoff hat trick. "Perfect timing," the beaming new father said...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, pushes off Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday, April 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 30, 2019 - 12:33 am
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard's 39-point effort and Enes Kanter's strong return to Portland's lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series Monday night. Lillard, who struck...
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St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21), Colton Parayko (55) and Pat Maroon (7) celebrate a goal by Maroon against the Dallas Stars in the third period of Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 29, 2019 - 10:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Maroon's second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the puck to...
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek, of the Czech Republic, guards his net against the New York Islanders during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in New York. Mrazek was replaced by Curtis McElhinney in the second period. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 29, 2019 - 1:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek is day to day with a lower body injury while defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is out with an upper body injury. Coach Rod Brind'Amour also said Monday forward Saku Maenalanen is expected to miss the rest of the second-round series with the...
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Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrates a goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) by teammate Tyson Barrie (not shown) in the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
April 28, 2019 - 10:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Trailing in the second period and in danger of going down 2-0 in the series, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar put his three top scorers back on a line together and got the results he sought. Gabriel Landeskog scored the first goal and Mikko Rantanen's hustle helped...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Matt Duchene (95) shoots the game-wining goal past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during double overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, early Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Boston. The Blue Jackets won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2019 - 12:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Patrice Bergeron at point-blank range in overtime. He also made an acrobatic save to stop a 90-foot dump-in that took a bad hop straight toward the net. Whatever the shot, the Blue Jackets goalie was ready. "There's not many goalies that stop that puck," said...
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Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle, center, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal off Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Boston. The Bruins won 3-2. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 27, 2019 - 2:20 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Now that the rust has been knocked off, the Columbus Blue Jackets will try to even their second-round series with the Boston Bruins. Columbus had eight days off between sweeping Tampa Bay in the first round and opening the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Bruins on...
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