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 ...

Bruins lamenting missed opportunity in humbling 3-2 loss

Sports 05/30/19, 00:10

The Bruins' eight-game playoff win streak ended with a thud, marred by missed opportunities and continued futility from their best players.One of the hottest teams in the NHL over the past two rounds of the playoffs, Boston was beaten up during their 3-2 overtime loss to the Blues in Game ...

Warriors’ new NBA Finals road goes to Canada to face Raptors

Basketball 05/29/19, 16:46

Dynasty versus dinosaurs.The Golden State Warriors' road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination — and this one requires a passport.The Toronto Raptors, a team that arrived in the NBA 24 years ago as the dinosaur-logoed basketball franchise in a hockey-loving country, have finally made ...

US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds

Sports 05/28/19, 06:24

The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships.The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two days after Finland beat Canada in this year's title game in Slovakia.Top-ranked Canada heads the other ...

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 ...

Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup chess match just getting started

Sports 05/27/19, 22:17

Bruce Cassidy didn't mince words or hide behind the secrecy of playoff hockey.The Boston Bruins coach telegraphed the most important matchup of the Stanley Cup Final on the morning of Game 1. As long as he had the last change and the ability to dictate matchups, his top line of ...

Kuraly, Bruins rally, beat Blues 4-2 in Stanley Cup opener

Sports 05/27/19, 22:14

Sean Kuraly scored to break a third-period tie and assisted on another goal to help the Boston Bruins rally from a two-goal deficit and beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.Tuukka Rask stopped 18 shots for Boston, which fell behind ...

Update: Boston defensemen lead charge in Game 1

Sports 05/27/19, 22:03

The Latest on the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):11 p.m.Forty-nine years after Boston's Bobby Orr flew through the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal against St. Louis, Bruins defensemen Connor Clifton and Charlie McAvoy played a huge role in a Game 1 win over the Blues.Both scored in the ...

Bettman says NHL will consider expanding video review

Sports 05/27/19, 21:00

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday the league will consider expanded video review after some high-profile missed calls during the playoffs.During his annual speech prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said general managers will discuss potential expansion of video review next month. He didn't even wait ...

Capitals investigating Kuznetsov video showing white powder

Sports 05/27/19, 20:31

The Washington Capitals said Monday they have confirmed star Evgeny Kuznetsov is shown in a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him.In a statement sent to The Associated Press by spokesman ...

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 ...

NBC, NHL encouraged about ratings heading into Cup Final

Basketball 05/26/19, 15:19

The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round.Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all ...

Was There: Game 4 of 1970 Blues-Bruins for Stanley Cup

Sports 05/26/19, 14:46

EDITOR'S NOTE — On May 10, 1970, the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 29 years. The Bruins won it at the expense of the St. Louis Blues, who were swept in the final for the third straight year.The Game 4 win at the Boston ...

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 ...

Russia to host 2023 hockey worlds in St. Petersburg

Sports 05/24/19, 07:02

The International Ice Hockey Federation has picked the Russian city of St. Petersburg to host the 2023 world championships.Russia plans to build a 23,000-seat arena in central St. Petersburg for the event, and also use the city's Ice Place venue built for the 2000 worlds.The IIHF says it awarded two ...

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too

Sports 05/24/19, 01:36

It's typically Canadian that Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu are each children of immigrants.What's not typical is that they have simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players — and will all be worth watching when the French Open begins Sunday.The 20-year-old Shapovalov burst onto 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 ...

Bruins’ Backes must face Blues buddies for Stanley Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 17:13

David Backes waited his entire career to play for the Stanley Cup, and now he's going to have to do it against some of his best friends in hockey.The former St. Louis captain will face his old team with the NHL title on the line, starting Monday night when the ...

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