NHL hockey

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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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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Boston Bruins' David Krejci, of the Czech Republic, celebrates a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 07, 2019 - 12:44 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in the 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6 that...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) celebrates with Alex Pietrangelo (27), Ryan O'Reilly (90), David Perron, center rear, and Sammy Blais (9), following the team's 4-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 06, 2019 - 11:36 pm
The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. Deja vu or ancient history? Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after going...
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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones, back, makes a kick-save of a shot as defenseman Brent Burns, center, and Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog pursue the puck in the first period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
May 06, 2019 - 10:37 pm
DENVER (AP) — Captain Gabriel Landeskog scored 2:32 into overtime after Colorado squandered a late lead in regulation and the Avalanche beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series. Landeskog dumped the puck into the zone,...
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Boston Bruins players celebrate their goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Monday, May 6, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 06, 2019 - 7:12 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as the Boston Bruins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round series and advance to the Eastern Conference final. Rask was supported by great defensive play in front of...
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