Men's hockey

Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) tries to control the puck as he is dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, right, during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series, Sunday, May 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 13, 2019 - 2:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It doesn't matter which team goes on a power play. The Carolina Hurricanes rarely seem to wind up with the advantage. Of all the teams that made it out of the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes have been the league's worst —when they're up a man or when they're down...
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Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) raises his fist after scoring against Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek during the first period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series, Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 12, 2019 - 2:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Matt Grzelcyk scored twice — his first career multigoal game — and Tuukka Rask made 21 saves Sunday to lead the Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. Connor Clifton had his first career NHL goal, Jake DeBrusk, David...
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Patrick Kane of the US, left, scores his sides fifth goal past Sebastian Ylonen of France, right, and Jonathan Janil of France, center, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between the United States and France at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 12, 2019 - 5:49 am
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — The United States rebounded from an upset loss to Slovakia in the opening game at the ice hockey world championship by routing France 7-1 on Sunday. After losing 4-1 to the host, the U.S. was not ready for another upset. Alex DeBrincat scored twice and Frank Vatrano added...
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San Jose Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), Timo Meier (28) and Brent Burns (88) celebrate a goal by Meier against the St. Louis Blues in the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 11, 2019 - 7:57 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Timo Meier scored twice and set up one of Logan Couture's two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of the Western Conference final Saturday night. Meier's hit on Alex Pietrangelo led to Couture's goal that...
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In this Saturday, May 4, 2019, photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy skates during Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey second-round playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Boston. According the Bruins, McAvoy has been suspended for one game for an illegal check to the head of Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson during Game 6 in Columbus on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 11, 2019 - 2:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When he's playing, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy said, it's easy for him to maintain his composure and concentrate on the game in front of him. Up in the press box, that's the hard part. "I'm not a very good hockey watcher," McAvoy said as he prepared to return from his one-game...
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Slovakia's Tomas Tatar, right, celebrates scoring his sides third goal past goaltender Cory Schneider of the US, center, during the Ice Hockey World Championships group A match between Slovakia and the United States at the Steel Arena in Kosice, Slovakia, Friday, May 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 10, 2019 - 3:09 pm
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Matus Sukel scored early in the first period and Slovakia went on to beat the U.S. 4-1 on home ice Friday night, a stunning result on the opening day of the world hockey championship. Alex DeBrincat had a goal off assists from Patrick Kane and Jack Eichel to pull the...
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Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand (63) raises his stick as Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, drops to the ice after a goal by Patrice Bergeron during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 09, 2019 - 8:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Tuukka Rask stopped 29...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
May 08, 2019 - 8:41 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Captain Joe Pavelski made a triumphant return from a gruesome head injury by posting a goal and an assist in the first period that helped send the San Jose Sharks into the Western Conference final with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night...
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St. Louis Blues' Pat Maroon, left, celebrates after scoring against Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop during the second overtime in Game 7 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in St. Louis. The Blues won 2-1 to take the series. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 07, 2019 - 11:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pat Maroon always imagined becoming a hometown hero. The 31-year-old St. Louis native got to live out that fantasy Tuesday night. Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their...
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski, bottom center, is helped off the ice during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 9:06 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Captain Joe Pavelski was getting staples put into his bloody head when the San Jose Sharks staged an epic comeback in Game 7 of the opening round against Vegas. Now that the Sharks have been forced into another ultimate game after missing a chance to eliminate Colorado in an...
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