Professional hockey

Arizona Coyotes celebrate a goal against there Nashville Predators during the first period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Sunday, August 2, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 02, 2020 - 4:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from near the blue line that caromed off one Nashville player's skate, another's body and into the net. Arizona's eight-year wait to play a postseason game couldn't have gotten off to a better start, even if took a lucky couple of bounces...
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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) celebrates along with right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) after scoring against Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP
August 01, 2020 - 11:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jeff Petry scored at 13:57 of overtime, Carey Price made 39 saves and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their best-of-five qualifying round series. Petry picked up a loose puck in the right faceoff circle and ripped a shot past...
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Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba takes a knee during the national anthem flanked by Edmonton Oilers' Darnell Nurse, right, and Chicago Blackhawks' Malcolm Subban before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 7:49 pm
Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt at center ice Saturday while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago and Darnell Nurse of...
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Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes a save against Chicago Blackhawks' Dominik Kubalik (8) during third-period NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 5:22 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rookie winger Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and added three assists, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-4 win over the host Edmonton Oilers in the opener of their best-of-five qualifying round series on Saturday. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews added two goals and...
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Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) celebrates his goal with teammates Sami Vatanen (45), Andrei Svechnikov (37) and Justin Williams (14) during the second period against the New York Rangers in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 01, 2020 - 1:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in the NHL’s opening playoff game following a 4 1/2-month pause. Jaccob Slavin scored 61 seconds in on Carolina’s first shot on goal in helping the Hurricanes gain...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 1990 file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Ray Bourque (77) reaches over the back of Hartford Whaler Dean Evason (12) trying to get to the puck behind Boston's goal during first period action in the Boston. The NHL hasn't had best-of-five playoff series since 1986. That's changing for this year with the league expanding to 24 playoff teams as part of its restart. The qualifying round will feature 16 teams facing off in best-of-five series to determine who moves on. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
July 29, 2020 - 9:35 am
Fans counted down the seconds to the final buzzer, “Brass Bonanza” played over the speakers at Hartford Civic Center and Whalers players Dave Tippett, Joel Quenneville and Dean Evason celebrated a three-game sweep of the Quebec Nordiques. Wait, Hartford Whalers? Quebec Nordiques? Three-game sweep?...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers line up together for the national anthems before an exhibition NHL hockey game, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 28, 2020 - 6:21 pm
Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins players lined up shoulder to shoulder during the U.S. and Canadian anthems before the first exhibition game of the NHL's restarted season, while members of the Boston Bruins plan to lock arms for the songs to promote racial equality. The league said it...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko, right, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Tarasenko makes his return after early season shoulder surgery that limited him to three goals in 10 games. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
July 28, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Look who's back and healthy for the Colorado Avalanche: Pretty much everyone. Ditto for St. Louis, the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Blues and Avalanche were navigating through some key injuries before the season was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hiatus allowed time to...
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A woman wearing a protective face covering walks past Marlins Park, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami. The Marlins home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 27, 2020 - 7:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins scrambled for roster replacements as they coped with a coronavirus outbreak. The New York Yankees had an unscheduled day off in Philadelphia while the home team underwent COVID-19 tests. The Baltimore Orioles were flying home from Miami without playing a game. And...
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Security guards stand by at a section of the street outside Toronto's Royal York hotel, which is closed off as NHL teams arrive at the "bubble" ahead of the return of the league's season following a disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Toronto, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 6:19 pm
When the Boston Bruins boarded their flight bound for Toronto, they thought of it as just another long road trip. Sure, they were spaced out and masked up on the plane, but they were en route to compete for the Stanley Cup that they fell one win short of earning last season. Patrice Bergeron said...
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