Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

Sports 04/20/19, 21:50

Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.The Bucks can finish off the Eastern Conference series Monday night in Detroit after winning the first three games by an average ...

Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to win series

Sports 04/20/19, 21:20

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.The Blues will next face the winner of the Dallas-Nashville series, which the Stars ...

Stars push Predators to edge of elimination with 5-3 win

Sports 04/20/19, 17:01

Alexander Radulov scored two goals in the second period and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday to push the Western Conference's No. 2 seed to the brink of elimination.The Stars came into the postseason as the West's first wild card and are up 3-2 in the ...

Muzzin, Maple Leafs eye elimination of Bruins in Game 6

Hockey 04/20/19, 15:36

Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin has extra motivation to beat Boston on Sunday and eliminate the Bruins in six games: It would mean some extra time to spend with his brand-new baby daughter.Muzzin's wife, Courtney, gave birth to a daughter, Luna, on Thursday, the off day between Games 4 and ...

Avalanche moving on in playoffs for 1st time since 2008

Hockey 04/20/19, 14:49

The brief message on social media from Colorado defenseman Nikita Zadorov was rhetorical in nature: "How is your bracket ?"Because obviously, it's pretty messy.The eighth-seeded Avalanche certainly played a big role in that. Colorado knocked off the Calgary Flames — the top team in the West — in five games ...

Canes’ Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after concussion

Sports 04/20/19, 13:05

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals on Monday after suffering a concussion in a fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier.Svechnikov took part in his first full team practice on Saturday during the Hurricanes' morning skate before Game 5 of their ...

Long-suffering Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch

Hockey 04/20/19, 02:16

Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to greet his wife, Ashley, and 3-month-old son Beau during warmups before the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third straight playoff game.Nothing but smiles and "aaaws," a sweet moment for mom and ...

Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to 2nd round

Sports 04/20/19, 00:27

Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series Friday night to advance to the second round.Gabriel Landeskog also scored, and Nathan MacKinnon and Tyson Barrie each had three assists as ...

Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

Sports 04/19/19, 21:13

Auston Matthews broke a scoreless tie in the third period, Kasperi Kapanen added another goal and the Toronto Maple Leafs hung on the beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 Friday to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.With the goalie pulled for an extra skater, David Krejci got the ...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Sports 04/19/19, 15:40

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along ...

Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

Sports 04/19/19, 11:57

The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America."Flyers officials said Friday they also plan to remove Smith's "God ...

Sources: Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman general manager

Sports 04/19/19, 08:59

The Captain is coming home.Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. Ken Holland will become the team's senior vice president after being its general manager for two-plus decades, according ...

Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1 in Game 4 to even series

Hockey 04/18/19, 23:58

Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr Mrazek made 30 ...

Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

Hockey 04/18/19, 23:41

Tomas Hertl got San Jose off to the fast start that had been missing the past three games, Martin Jones came up with the big saves and the Sharks staved off elimination by beating the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night.Hertl scored his ...

Schwartz caps Blues’ rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5

Sports 04/18/19, 22:49

Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference playoff series.Ryan O'Reilly and Brayden Schenn scored earlier in the final ...

MLS announces plans to expand to 30 teams

Sports 04/18/19, 20:55

St. Louis and Sacramento, California, have been invited to submit formal bids for franchises as Major League Soccer's Board of Governors formally unveiled plans Thursday to expand to 30 teams.Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement at the board's meeting in Los Angeles, pointing to expansion as one of the key ...

Teravainen, Hurricanes beat Capitals 2-1, even series

Hockey 04/18/19, 20:42

Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal with 27.9 seconds left in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night to even their playoff series at two games apiece.Warren Foegele scored 17 seconds in, giving him three goals in two home games, and Petr ...

Seattle NHL arena not expected to open until middle of 2021

Sports 04/18/19, 19:14

The arena for Seattle's new NHL franchise won't be completed until late spring or summer of 2021 but that shouldn't have any impact on the expansion team's first season.Team President Tod Leiweke said Thursday the delay could end up affecting some other plans for the franchise, including the hopes of ...

Players demand say in women’s hockey future after CWHL folds

Sports 04/18/19, 17:24

Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season.Yes, the star forward intends on playing professionally in October. The only question Knight can't answer is where."Yeah, exactly," she told The Associated ...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Sports 04/18/19, 16:57

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final."They just shut us right down," Bowman ...

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