Professional hockey

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Women's National Team's Kendall Coyne Schofield skates during the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, in San Jose, Calif. More than 200 of the world’s top female players have taken their next step toward a single, economically viable professional league by forming their own players’ association. The new Professional Women’s Hockey Association (PWHPA) announced Monday, May 20, 2019, that incorporation papers were filed Friday with help from attorneys from Ballard Spahr. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 20, 2019 - 10:52 am
More than 200 of the world's top women's hockey players have formed a union, saying they must "stand together" if there is to be a sustainable professional league. The Professional Women's Hockey Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a "single,...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski (8) in the first period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 20, 2019 - 10:49 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed. The Sharks left town Monday to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis with questions about the status of captain Joe Pavelski, high-scoring forward Tomas...
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St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko (91) celebrates a goal with the bench in the second period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks in San Jose, Calif., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 19, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St. Louis Blues. A remarkable turnaround continued Sunday with perhaps their most convincing win of a charmed playoff...
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Alex Debrincat of the US, right, celebrates with teammate Patrick Kane, left, after scoring his sides fifth goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Denmark and the United States at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 18, 2019 - 1:52 pm
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships. Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship history in...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) protects the puck as San Jose Sharks center Melker Karlsson (68), of Sweden, closes in during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 17, 2019 - 11:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, John Davidson, Columbus Blue Jackets director of hockey operations, speaks during an NHL hockey news conference in Columbus, Ohio. Davidson has resigned as the Blue Jackets president of hockey operations on Friday, May 17, 2019, after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. (Eamon Queeney/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
May 17, 2019 - 10:50 am
John Davidson has resigned as Columbus Blue Jackets president of hockey operations after the New York Rangers requested and received permission to talk to him for a similar position. The Blue Jackets announced Davidson's departure Friday. He has been long considered the obvious heir apparent to...
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Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40), of Finland, celebrates with John Moore following Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, May 16, 2019. Boston won 4-0 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 16, 2019 - 8:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Boston's top line kept finding ways to score, especially on the power play. With a chance to clinch another series, Tuukka Rask was perfect — again. Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final...
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Alex Debrincat of the US, right, celebrates with teammates Patrick Kane, left, and Derek Ryan, center, after scoring his sides fourth goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between the United States and Great Britain at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 15, 2019 - 2:04 pm
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States' all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on Wednesday. The three-time Stanley Cup champion and two-time Olympian finished the game with 36 points, surpassing...
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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney (35) defends the goal against New York Islanders' Anders Lee (27) and Jordan Eberle (7) while Hurricanes' Justin Faulk watches at rear during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 14, 2019 - 5:09 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are changing starting goalies, going with Curtis McElhinney for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins. Coach Rod Brind'Amour did not disclose his starter in the lead-up to Tuesday night's game. McElhinney led the team onto the...
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St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo, left, celebrates with teammate Robert Thomas (18) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks in the second period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals, Monday, May 13, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 13, 2019 - 9:55 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After the San Jose Sharks relied on a usual suspect to tie the game, the St. Louis Blues took back momentum with a tiebreaking goal from a most unlikely source. Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo scored his first career postseason goal late in the second period that helped the Blues...
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