Blues’ Sundqvist faces possible suspension in Cup Final

Hockey 05/30/19, 11:23

Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist is facing a potential suspension in the Stanley Cup Final after delivering a blow to the head of Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk.Sundqvist had a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety on Thursday after the team arrives in St. Louis.Sundqvist was assessed only a two-minute ...

Bounce-back Binnington out to beat Bruins who took him in

Hockey 05/30/19, 01:53

The resolve Jordan Binnington is showing in the playoffs was forged in Bruins black and gold.Now it's being used to try to beat the organization that took him in.Binnington bounced back from a rough start to the Stanley Cup Final to make 21 saves in the St. Louis Blues' Game ...

Blues’ Robert Thomas out for Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/29/19, 14:21

The St. Louis Blues will be without injured forward Robert Thomas in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.Thomas has been dealing with an undisclosed injury and not participating in most practices and morning skates. Coach Craig Berube says Thomas has been banged up and his ...

Indians rally for five in 9th, beat Red Sox 7-5

Hockey 05/28/19, 23:40

Roberto Perez and Greg Allen homered for Cleveland during a five-run ninth inning as the Indians rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 on Tuesday night.Jordan Luplow added a two-run double after Cleveland tied it and and Brad Hand survived a bit of a shaky ninth for his 14th ...

Unflappable Finn Rask the key to Bruins’ Stanley Cup success

Hockey 05/28/19, 17:40

Tuukka Rask first caught coach Bruce Cassidy's attention as a hot-headed minor leaguer who was throwing milk crates onto the ice when things didn't go his way.These days, the Bruins goalie is much more likely to shrug off a mistake than break his stick over a crossbar."I just think he's ...

Edmonton Oilers hire Dave Tippett as head coach

Hockey 05/28/19, 15:24

The Edmonton Oilers hired NHL veteran Dave Tippett as their next head coach Tuesday, the first big move for new general manager Ken Holland.Tippett, who had been working as a senior adviser to Seattle's new NHL team since June 2018, becomes the Oilers' ninth coach in the past 11 years. ...

Girls hockey in Philly may get boost from Howe Foundation

Hockey 05/28/19, 00:42

When Snider Hockey was just getting started in the mid-2000s, someone asked Jim Britt a question that made his jaw drop."An administrator asked me, 'What are the girls going to do while the boys are playing hockey?'" Britt recalled.The Philadelphia-based organization named after the late Flyers owner now has over ...

Finland wins world hockey championship, beating Canada 3-1

Hockey 05/26/19, 16:47

Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.Anttila tied it at 1 on a power play early in the second period and the Finnish captain made it 2-1 early in the third. Harri ...

Update: Bruins’ Cassidy says Marchand will play Game 1

Hockey 05/26/19, 11:04

The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern):11:55 a.m.Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Brad Marchand took a maintenance day off from practice and is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against the St. Louis Blues.Marchand did not ...

Canada, Finland advance to world hockey title game

Hockey 05/25/19, 16:29

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final.Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turris and Thomas Chabot also scored for Canada. Tomas Zohorna scored the Czechs.In ...

On the rebound: coaches Cassidy, Berube in Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/25/19, 12:08

Bruce Cassidy has come a long way from writing his first NHL practice plan on a napkin.Craig Berube hasn't changed a bit from the moment he was fired from his first NHL head coaching job.Two roads diverged in a crazy world of hockey and brought them to this Stanley Cup ...

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

Hockey 05/24/19, 16:05

Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters.Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career sparked a recent run of executives going home ...

Bruins’ veteran quintet could be key in latest Cup bid

Hockey 05/24/19, 15:40

When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers.Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration ...

Marchand appears to avert injury scare in Bruins Cup tuneup

Hockey 05/23/19, 19:11

Boston Bruins leading scorer Brad Marchand returned without missing a shift after appearing to hurt his left hand Thursday night when the team held an intrasquad scrimmage to tune up for the Stanley Cup Final.The Bruins will have 10 days off between their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the ...

Arbitrator upholds Voynov suspension but says he served half

Hockey 05/23/19, 17:49

An arbitrator upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension Thursday but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19.Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a goal confirmed by video review. Stone ended it at 5:07 ...

Modano returns to NHL roots in Minnesota, as Wild adviser

Hockey 05/23/19, 15:38

Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota.The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often communicated by text ...

Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

Hockey 05/23/19, 12:08

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed new No. 1 center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency.Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists ...

Davidson takes reins of Rangers’ rare rebuilding project

Hockey 05/22/19, 17:14

Behind the microphone for the last New York Rangers championship in 1994, John Davidson is now front and center to try to parade the Stanley Cup down Broadway again.Davidson recalled 1994 as one of the best times of his life, and after moving from broadcasting to the front office with ...

Magical playoff ride ends in more disappointment for Sharks

Hockey 05/22/19, 15:12

Magical comebacks, dramatic wins and the most talented roster in San Jose Sharks history weren't enough to deliver the franchise its first Stanley Cup title.A team depleted by several key injuries ended its season with a 5-1 loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday night, turning the ...