Hockey luminaries attend Red Kelly’s funeral in Toronto

Hockey 05/10/19, 15:54

Family, friends and many of hockey's most luminous names bid farewell to Red Kelly at the NHL great's funeral Friday.The eight-time Stanley Cup champion played 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. He died at 91 on May 2, exactly 52 years after the Maple Leafs ...

Finns beat Canada 3-1, Russia tops Norway at hockey worlds

Hockey 05/10/19, 12:16

Kaapo Kakko scored twice, including an empty-net goal with 34 seconds left, to lift Finland to a 3-1 win Friday over Canada in the opener for both teams at the men's world hockey championship.Arttu Ilomaki had a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Kevin Lankinen finished with 20 ...

Early goals help lift Bruins beat Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

Sports 04/23/19, 20:54

Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.Marcus Johansson added his first goal of the postseason for ...

Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to force Game 7

Hockey 04/21/19, 17:24

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Sunday, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.Torey Krug and Jake DeBrusk also scored, and David Pastrnak had two assists to help Boston avoid elimination. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 ...

Lamoriello, Trotz orchestrate Islanders’ big turnaround

Sports 04/21/19, 09:18

Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz say they didn't know exactly what to expect from the New York Islanders this season.There were plenty of questions after the Islanders gave up 293 goals — the most in the NHL since 2006-07 — while missing the playoffs for the eighth time in 11 ...

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 ...

Bruins hold off Maple Leafs 6-4 to tie series

Hockey 04/17/19, 22:10

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2.Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also scored and ...

Pastrnak scores twice, Bruins beat Maple Leafs to tie series

Sports 04/17/19, 21:03

David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2.Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also scored and ...

Matthews leads Maple Leafs past Bruins 3-2 for 2-1 lead

Sports 04/15/19, 21:15

Auston Matthews scored his first goal of the playoffs and set up another as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal.Andreas Johnsson, also with a goal and an assist, and Trevor Moore provided the ...

Update: NHL suspends Leafs’ Kadri for rest of 1st round

Hockey 04/15/19, 17:21

The Latest on Toronto center Nazem Kadri (all times local):6:05 p.m.The NHL has suspended Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for the rest of the first round for cross-checking Boston Bruins winger Jake DeBrusk in the head.The league announced the decision Monday not long before the two teams played Game ...

‘No easy shifts’ as first-round series get tight and nasty

Sports 04/14/19, 14:32

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas."There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there."Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed ...

With 2011 title team aging, Bruins hope to make another run

Hockey 04/10/19, 20:04

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand doesn't believe for a second that the window is closing on the team's chances to win another Stanley Cup championship with the core that etched its name on the trophy in 2011.One of five members of the last Bruins team to won it all — ...

Bruins prepare for yet another playoff matchup with Toronto

Hockey 04/08/19, 16:43

The Boston Bruins have a successful history against their first-round playoff opponent — but they're hardly dwelling on it.For the second straight season, the Bruins will open the Stanley Cup playoffs with a first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Boston hosts Game 1 on Thursday night.The Bruins won last ...

NHL playoffs: Atlantic bracket a brutal path to East final

Hockey 04/08/19, 15:23

Three of the top seven teams in the NHL are packed into a four-team murderers' row playoff bracket and only one can reach the Eastern Conference final.The Tampa Bay Lightning's reward for finishing 21 points ahead of the rest of the league during the regular season is a first-round matchup ...

Poehling gets hat trick, Canadiens beat playoff-bound Leafs

Hockey 04/06/19, 21:38

Ryan Poehling recorded a hat trick and added the shootout winner in his NHL debut as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-5 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.Jordan Weal and Andrew Shaw also scored for the Canadiens (44-30-8), who were eliminated from playoff contention Friday ...

Stamkos leads Lightning over Maple Leafs 3-1

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:57

Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 shots, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Thursday night.Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn also scored to help Tampa Bay become the second team in NHL history to win more than 60 games in ...

Tavares scores as Maple Leafs top Isles 2-1 to clinch spot

Hockey 04/01/19, 23:47

John Tavares scored against his former team and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.Calle Rosen also had a goal for Toronto, which needed just one point to secure its postseason spot and won for the fourth ...

Tavares scores, Maple Leafs edge Isles 2-1 to clinch berth

Hockey 04/01/19, 21:13

John Tavares scored against his former team and the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.Calle Rosen also had a goal for Toronto, which needed just one point to secure its postseason spot and won for the fourth ...

Panthers beat Bruins 4-1, snap Boston’s 12-game home streak

Sports 03/30/19, 14:43

Troy Brouwer scored a short-handed goal and Roberto Luongo stopped 30 shots to help the Florida Panthers beat Boston 4-1 on Saturday and hand the Bruins their first loss at home since January.Noel Acciari scored and Tuukka Rask made 19 saves for Boston, which has already clinched a playoff berth ...

Couturier lifts Flyers to 5-4 shootout win over Maple Leafs

Hockey 03/27/19, 21:13

Sean Couturier scored in regulation and provided the only goal in a shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 Wednesday night.Radko Gudas, Travis Konecny and Ryan Hartman also scored for Philadelphia, which remained mathematically alive for a playoff berth. The Flyers moved within eight points of ...

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