Professional hockey

In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 10:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu (82) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
November 27, 2018 - 10:51 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Perfect it wasn't. The Buffalo Sabres still made it to 10. After squandering a 2-0 lead in the final 8½ minutes of the third period, Jeff Skinner scored 1:41 into overtime to seal a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night. "Well, you can count the gray hairs on the...
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Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, is congratulated by Brendan Lemieux after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 24, 2018 - 10:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrik Laine never envisioned challenging the NHL's single-game scoring record. Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice did not share in his young winger's modesty. Laine recorded the 61st five-goal game in NHL history Saturday night as the Jets' defeated the St. Louis Blues 8-4. "I'm...
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Buffalo Sabres' Sam Reinhart (23), Jeff Skinner and Jck Eichel (9) celebrate a goal during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
November 23, 2018 - 6:04 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight victory. Buffalo's win streak is the longest in the NHL at the moment and the team's best stretch...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collects a rebound off Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) and scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby's been around long enough to realize the issues currently plaguing the Pittsburgh Penguins can't be solved in one shift, one period or even one game. That sure didn't stop the Pittsburgh captain from trying. Crosby scored a spectacular goal and set up two others...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock takes the ice for practice in preparation of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, in Dallas. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 20, 2018 - 2:16 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) works against Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) in front of Lightning goalie Louis Domingue during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 15, 2018 - 9:02 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night. Billy Mosienko holds the record, scoring three times in 21 seconds for Chicago against New...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) attacks on New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
November 15, 2018 - 10:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates his goal with teammate Ryan Carpenter (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)
November 15, 2018 - 2:12 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Last season, Cody Eakin didn't score his seventh goal until Feb. 21. He did it more than three months earlier this time. Eakin scored his sixth and seventh goals of the season, Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots for his third shutout, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Anaheim...
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November 14, 2018 - 10:43 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the Nashville Predators-San Jose Sharks game, The Associated Press erroneously reported a quote from Rocco Grimaldi. The correct quote should read: "The first period, I mean, nothing else can be said about our first period. It was abysmal. It was...
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