Faces of concussions: NHL’s head-on battle with an epidemic

Sports 05/23/19, 01:25

Wearing a black shirt with "Fight for your happiness" on the front and "Sick not weak" on the back, Daniel Carcillo eats an apple as his wife makes a cappuccino nearby and their oldest daughter scampers around the kitchen.This is the family he always wanted, just not the life he ...

Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston’s title parade

Sports 05/22/19, 18:31

It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy.Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February.But since then: Nothing.FILE - In this May 16, 2019, ...

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 ...

Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

Sports 05/21/19, 22:39

Seeing the famous photo of Bobby Orr scoring the 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal to beat his St. Louis Blues doesn't bring back bad memories for Scotty Bowman."Not really," the legendary coach said. "Because we didn't have a big opportunity to win that series."Orr and the big, bad Boston Bruins swept ...

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/21/19, 22:01

The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades.David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the Western Conference final ...

Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/21/19, 16:46

The Boston Bruins think they've found a way to stay sharp for the Stanley Cup Final while waiting a total of 10 days between games.The Eastern Conference champions will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night, and coach Bruce Cassidy said he'll try to maintain a regular game-day schedule ...

Canes’ Martinook, de Haan have offseason surgeries

Sports 05/21/19, 10:28

Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Martinook and defenseman Calvin de Haan have had offseason surgeries.General manager Don Waddell said Tuesday that Martinook had a procedure on a core muscle while de Haan's surgery was on his right shoulder.Martinook is expected to recover in 4-6 weeks while de Haan will be out ...

Schwartz, Tarasenko have Blues close to Cup Final

Hockey 05/20/19, 17:45

Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big.Schwartz's hat trick in Game 5 on Sunday helped give the Blues a 3-2 series lead against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final and set the single-season franchise record for playoff wins.The Blues ...

‘Canes surge into summer with confidence after playoff run

Hockey 05/20/19, 14:08

The Carolina Hurricanes enter the offseason confident of one thing: They shouldn't have to wait another decade to return to the playoffs. They hope their nucleus will make postseason appearances an every-year thing. The Hurricanes made their first playoff berth since 2009 last much longer than most expected, advancing to the Eastern ...

Sharks dealing with key injuries heading into Game 6

Hockey 05/20/19, 12:49

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 Hertl and playmaking defenseman Erik Karlsson.Coach ...

NBC ready to showcase iconic Indianapolis 500 for first time

Sports 05/20/19, 01:07

Like most aspiring broadcasters of his era, Mike Tirico remembers tuning into ABC every Saturday to watch Wide World of Sports, listening in rapt attention to the dulcet tones of Jim McKay."It was Channel 7 back in New York," Tirico recalled fondly, "and this was a time that was almost ...

Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks

Hockey 05/19/19, 17:03

Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot and Jaden Schwartz added the first of his three goals during a dominant second period that carried St. Louis to the brink of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, sending the Blues to a 5-0 victory over ...

Chara skates before Bruins’ practice

Hockey 05/19/19, 12:48

Three days after he had to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final because of an undisclosed injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skated before practice on Sunday.The Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 to complete a sweep without Chara. They advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, which won't ...

Sharks, Blues confident, and even, heading into Game 5

Sports 05/18/19, 15:18

The San Jose Sharks have been at their best this postseason when they had little margin for error.That's probably why they feel comfortable heading home for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the Blues after a lackluster start led to a Game 4 loss in St. Louis.Having squandered ...

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

Sports 05/17/19, 21:57

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even the Western Conference final at two games apiece.Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev scored in the first period ...

Shuttle bus driver sues NHL’s Senators in harassment case

Hockey 05/17/19, 21:22

A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager and the NHL hockey team were sued for negligence on Friday over allegations he harassed a hotel shuttle bus driver last year in Buffalo.Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with Randy Lee and the Senators is a bar and grill ...

Davidson quits as Blue Jackets president. Are Rangers next?

Sports 05/17/19, 12:50

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 Glen Sather as Rangers president, ...

Sweep gives surging Bruins a break before Stanley Cup Final

Hockey 05/17/19, 01:22

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years.Their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final has afforded them a few extra days to rest up before their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in nine years.So they can sit back, let ...

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

Sports 05/16/19, 21:55

Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 on Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.Rask made 24 saves in his second straight series-clinching shutout. Patrice Bergeron scored two ...

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