Professional hockey

New York Islanders left wing Andrew Ladd (16) celebrates with New York Islanders center Valtteri Filppula (51) after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Don Wright)
October 31, 2018 - 1:12 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Following an emotional pregame ceremony for their mourning city, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins channeled their emotions into a flurry of a first period. The Islanders spoiled their efforts for an uplifting finish, though, with Jordan Eberle scoring twice in the second...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates between Los Angeles Kings left wing Alex Iafallo (19) and Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto. Matthews is expected to miss at least four weeks because of a shoulder injury. The team says on Twitter the 21-year-old center will be placed on injured reserve Monday, Oct. 29. Matthews was injured early in the second period Saturday, Oct. 27 during Toronto's 3-2 victory over Winnipeg. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 29, 2018 - 9:24 am
TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is expected to miss at least four weeks because of a shoulder injury. The team says on Twitter the 21-year-old center will be placed on injured reserve Monday. Matthews was injured early in the second period Saturday during Toronto's 3-2 victory over...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch, right, celebrates after scoring against Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) during overtime of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
October 29, 2018 - 8:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is following the NBA's lead by partnering with MGM Resorts International and providing the company with data for use in sports betting. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the agreement Monday. The Las Vegas-based casino giant is the league's first official sports betting...
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People light candles as they gather for a vigil in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 27, 2018 - 7:37 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 10:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has ordered flags at federal buildings throughout the United States to be flown at half-staff in "solemn respect" for the shooting victims at a Pittsburgh synagogue...
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October 26, 2018 - 10:42 am
Former NHL President John Ziegler Jr. has died at 84. The NHL confirmed Ziegler's death in a statement by Commissioner Gary Bettman. Ziegler was living in Florida. The cause of death was not immediately known. Ziegler oversaw the league's merger with the World Hockey Association and was eventually...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, celebrates his second goal with teammate Patric Hornqvist, of Sweden, during NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 10:20 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins scored a lot of goals in Alberta — 15 in two games, to be exact. Patric Hornqvist and Phil Kessel each scored twice and the Penguins pounded the Calgary Flames 9-1 on Thursday night. Sidney Crosby, Bryan Rust, Jack Johnson, Jake Guentzel and Matt...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, background right, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Washington. Wilson's 20-game suspension for the illegal check to Sundqvist's head in a preseason game has been upheld by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman's decision was announced Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, a week after a hearing that lasted nearly 7½ hours. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 25, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson's 20-game suspension for an illegal check to an opponent's head in a preseason game was upheld by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday. In a 31-page decision announced a week after Wilson's nearly 7½-hour appeal hearing, Bettman determined...
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October 25, 2018 - 9:53 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's rapidly growing sports betting market is extending its reach into a professional hockey arena, even as it adds a seventh Atlantic City casino to the fold. Bookmaker William Hill US says it is opening a sports lounge Thursday night at Newark's Prudential...
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October 25, 2018 - 12:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Suspended defenseman Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a $35.7 million, six-year contract extension that runs through the 2024-25 season. The team announced the move late Wednesday night after losing 3-2 to the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout. Schmidt's new...
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Edmonton Oilers' goaltender Cam Talbot (33) reacts as Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 23, 2018 - 9:31 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Sidney Crosby made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 6-5 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Crosby opened the scoring in the first period and...
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