Hockey

Gerard Gallant listens during a news conference Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights have hired Gallant as the first coach of the NHL expansion team. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 13, 2017 - 5:44 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kicked off the bus by the Florida Panthers in November, Gerard Gallant has packed his bags for Las Vegas to take over as the first coach of the NHL expansion Golden Knights. "I interviewed in mid-January and when I got the interview I felt real comfortable coming in here. I...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:53 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury's sprawling save on Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom in the final moments of Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals was supposed mark the end of one potential dynasty and the beginning of another. Yet it took the Penguins and star Sidney Crosby seven years to provide a...
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This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows Los Angeles Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi and head coach Darryl Sutter laughing during a news conference to help kick off the NHL hockey team's season in Los Angeles. The Kings have fired Sutter and Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the team also promoted former defenseman Rob Blake to vice president and general manager, while longtime executive Luc Robitaille will be their new team president in charge of all hockey and business operations. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
April 10, 2017 - 10:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi were the Los Angeles Kings' leaders during the best years of the franchise's mostly ordinary history. When they couldn't replicate that success over the past three seasons, not even their Stanley Cup pedigree could keep their...
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Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin, right, of Russia, celebrates his goal with right wing Patrick Kane during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 10, 2017 - 6:49 pm
The Chicago Blackhawks have been here so many times before. They're 16 postseason wins away from a fourth Stanley Cup title in eight years, and their veteran core knows it has the talent and the experience to survive the two-month playoff grind. Nobody else in the Western Conference playoff picture...
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New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) celebrates at the bench after scoring during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
April 10, 2017 - 12:49 am
A look at the NHL playoffs that begin Wednesday: ___ WHO'S PLAYING EAST: The NHL-leading Washington Capitals face the Toronto Maple Leafs and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins have home-ice advantage against the rival Columbus Blue Jackets on the Metropolitan Division side. On...
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Anaheim Ducks' Ondrej Kase, center, of the Czech Republic, and Los Angeles Kings' Nic Dowd, right, look at the puck in the air during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 09, 2017 - 11:23 pm
The NHL playoff picture with the regular season ending Sunday: ___ WHO'S IN EAST: The Toronto Maple Leafs' loss to Columbus sends them to Washington to face the Presidents' Trophy-winning Capitals on the brutal Metropolitan Division side of the draw. It also means the Boston Bruins travel to Ottawa...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell skates during the warmups prior to the start of an NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Philadelphia. This is the last game he will play in after announcing his retirement four games ago. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
April 09, 2017 - 10:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Bickell scored in the shootout of his final game before retiring because of multiple sclerosis, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday in the season finale for both teams. During a stoppage in the first period, fans and players from both teams...
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Denver left wing Jarid Lukosevicius (14) skates to the bench after scoring his goal against Minnesota-Duluth during the second period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 08, 2017 - 11:26 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jarid Lukosevicius scored three goals in the second period, and Denver beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Saturday night for the NCAA championship. Troy Terry had two assists and Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves as Denver moved into a tie with North Dakota for second on the NCAA list with...
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Denver left wing Jarid Lukosevicius (14) skates to the bench after scoring his goal against Minnesota-Duluth during the second period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship college hockey game, Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
April 08, 2017 - 11:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jarid Lukosevicius scored three goals in the second period, and Denver beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Saturday night for the NCAA championship. Troy Terry had two assists and Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves as Denver moved into a tie with North Dakota for second on the NCAA list with...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell (29) is acknowledged during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, April 8, 2017. Bickell is retiring after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. St. Louis won 5-4 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 08, 2017 - 10:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell says he's retiring after the season as he fights multiple sclerosis. Bickell said following Saturday night's 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis that he and his family came to the decision "probably about 3-4 days ago. His final game comes...
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