Hockey

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrates his goal with left wing Brad Marchand (63) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, May 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
May 05, 2018 - 2:31 pm
The NHL has told Brad Marchand to stop licking opponents or the Boston Bruins forward will face punishment. Senior vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell spoke to Marchand and Bruins general manager Don Sweeney on Saturday about Marchand's actions against Tampa Bay a night earlier...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore (27), center Jonathan Marchessault, center, and right wing Alex Tuch (89) celebrate Tuch's goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 05, 2018 - 1:08 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Tuch scored twice to lead Vegas to a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, giving the Golden Knights a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference semifinal. James Neal, Erik Haula and Jonathan Marchessault also scored for Vegas. Veteran goalie Marc-Andre...
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5) starts to celebrate his goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) in overtime of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, May 4, 2018, in Boston. The Lightning won 4-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
May 04, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to get the last licks on the Boston Bruins at home. Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over Boston on Friday night in a game that featured more face-licking from Brad Marchand but left the Lightning with a 3-1...
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Johnny Gaudreau, front, of the United States celebrates with teammates after the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between United States and Canada at the Jyske bank Boxen arena in Herning, Denmark, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 04, 2018 - 5:33 pm
HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored the winner for the United States to prevail over Canada 5-4 after a penalty shootout in their opening game at the world ice hockey championship on Friday. Also, Olympic champion Russia thrashed France 7-0, defending champion Sweden blanked Belarus 5-0,...
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May 03, 2018 - 5:29 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has received confidential reports alleging sexual misconduct from male athletes in eight sports as it continues its investigation into allegations against a former university doctor, the university said Thursday. The reports involve athletes affiliated...
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FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon at a news conference in Orchard Park, N.Y. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills and Sabres president Russ Brandon is leaving his post in a major shake-up made by the teams' owners, Terry and Kim Pegula. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)
May 03, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL plans to contact the Buffalo Bills regarding team president Russ Brandon's abrupt resignation amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. The league released a statement Thursday saying it will discuss the matter with the Bills and...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli, right, celebrates after his first-period goal off Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. At left is Lightning center Yanni Gourde, who got the assist. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 02, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored twice in the first 3:19 of the game, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Wednesday night to open a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots for Tampa Bay, which has won two straight since...
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Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson (43) collides with Pittsburgh Penguins' Zach Aston-Reese (46) during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 02, 2018 - 8:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson three games on Wednesday for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese. The league announced the suspension less than 24 hours after Wilson broke Aston-Reese's jaw with a violent collision near the Washington bench in...
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May 02, 2018 - 5:38 pm
DENVER (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Stars will hire the University of Denver's Jim Montgomery to be their next head coach. Montgomery takes over Ken Hitchcock, who retired last month and will become a consultant for the Stars. The person...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Jonny Brodzinski, second from right, and the Vancouver Canucks' Derek Dorsett battle for control of the puck during the second period of their NHL China exhibition game at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The NHL is going back to China for two exhibition games this fall between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. The league announced Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the Bruins and Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing.(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
May 02, 2018 - 2:55 pm
The NHL is going back to China for two exhibition games this fall between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. The league announced Wednesday the Bruins and Flames will face off Sept. 15 in Shenzhen in southeast China and then again Sept. 19 in Beijing. The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks...
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