Hockey

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) tries to shoot against Toronto Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen (31), of Denmark, during the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 21, 2018 - 11:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs opened another 4-1 lead in Boston, and this time they held on. Just barely. Five years after blowing a three-goal lead in a playoff elimination game against the Bruins, Toronto killed off a 5-on-3 and three more penalties to beat the Bruins 4-3 in Game 5 on...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) hugs defenseman Anton Stralman (6) after his goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 21, 2018 - 8:03 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning understand what it takes to be successful in the Stanley Cup playoffs. "You need your best players to be the best players, and they rose to the occasion," coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey...
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Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) watches as a shot hits Colorado Avalanche goaltender Andrew Hammond (35) during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
April 21, 2018 - 7:49 pm
DENVER (AP) — The third-string goalie nicknamed "Hamburglar" stole a game for Colorado in Nashville. No time for Andrew Hammond to revel in his thievery, though. Game 6 awaits Sunday at the Pepsi Center. Once again, the Avalanche and their surprise goalie with the catchy moniker — he used to have a...
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Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his winning goal with T.J. Oshie (77) in overtime of Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series as Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) skates by, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 21, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Overtime came at the perfect time for the Washington Capitals. Outshot, outskated and outplayed by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a lopsided third period of Game 5, the Capitals went into their locker room at intermission Saturday with no choice but to talk about what went wrong in...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks center Eric Fehr (16) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif. Fehr and Marcus Sorensen spent most of the season toiling in the AHL, just waiting for their chance. That opportunity has arrived in the playoffs for San Jose and those two fourth-line forwards are a major reason why the Sharks swept Anaheim to advance to a second-round series against Vegas. Fehr scored one goal while anchoring the fourth line and Sorensen had three as San Jose's bottom group of forwards that also includes Melker Karlsson matched the scoring output of the entire Anaheim team in the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
April 21, 2018 - 3:42 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Eric Fehr and Marcus Sorensen spent most of the season toiling in the AHL, just waiting for their chance. That opportunity has arrived in the playoffs for San Jose and those two fourth-line forwards are a major reason why the Sharks swept Anaheim to advance to a second-round...
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The Colorado Avalanche bench reacts after right wing Sven Andrighetto scored a goal during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Friday, April 20, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Avalanche won 2-1. (AP Photo/Sanford Myers)
April 21, 2018 - 1:42 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Injuries left the Avalanche playing their backup to the backup goaltender while needing a victory to stave off elimination. The goalie nicknamed the "Hamburglar" came through. Andrew Hammond made a career-high 44 saves for his first postseason victory, and Colorado rallied...
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Winnipeg Jets' Jack Roslovic (52) and Brandon Tanev (13) celebrate Tanev's goal, as Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) and Matt Cullen (7) turn away during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, April 20, 2018. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 11:56 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jacob Trouba, Bryan Little, Brandon Tanev and Joel Armia scored in the first 11:59 to chase Minnesota goalie Devan Dubynk and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Wild 5-0 on Friday night to win a playoff series for the first time in franchise history. Connor Hellebuyck made 30...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Scott Laughton (21) begins to celebrate after a shot by Sean Couturier got past Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the third period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 20, 2018 - 11:10 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest. The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as a result. Barely 72 hours removed from a frightening...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, celebrates as teammate Nikita Kucherov, not pictured, also of Russia, scored an empty-net during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the New Jersey Devils, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Newark, N.J. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 20, 2018 - 5:27 pm
Bruce Cassidy watched from afar as Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stoned Travis Zajac on a breakaway and knew that was the kind of save teams need in the playoffs. One night later, the Boston coach saw up close how Tuukka Rask got his blocker on Mitch Marner's breakaway attempt on the way...
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