Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) puts the go-ahead goal behind Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Capitals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 01, 2018 - 11:59 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have spent their entire careers chasing the Pittsburgh Penguins and shouldering their own franchise's onerous history of playoff failures. One brilliant end-to-end rush gave the two Washington Capitals teammates and their resilient club...
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In this April 18, 2018, photo, from left, Caiti Donovan, executive director of SheIS; Brenda Andress, commissioner of Canadian Women’s Hockey League; Lisa Borders, President of WNBA; Stacey Allaster, Chief Executive for the US Tennis Association and Dr. Jen Welter, first female NFL coach, all meet to speak with sponsors, investors and other commissioners of leagues in New York. Women’s sports leagues are banding together for the first time with a new initiative _ SheIS. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)
May 01, 2018 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Women's sports leagues are banding together with a new initiative, SheIS. Eight leagues, including the WNBA, U.S. Tennis Association, Women's Pro Fastpitch League and Canadian Women's Hockey, will try to help each other increase resources, viewership and attendance. "Each...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault celebrates after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Monday, April 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 01, 2018 - 1:29 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights bounced back from a blown lead late in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead. After Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1:57 left in regulation, the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) gets lifted off the ice by left wing Ondrej Palat (18) after Johnson scored against the Boston Bruins during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series Monday, April 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 30, 2018 - 10:33 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists and Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to slow Boston's high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand to beat the Bruins 4-2 in Game 2 of their second-round playoff series Monday night. The victory...
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Washington Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his empty net goal with Tom Wilson (43), John Carlson (74), and Lars Eller (20), during the third period in Game 2 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 30, 2018 - 5:15 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Having home ice is supposed to be an advantage in the NHL. So far in the 2018 playoffs, the only guarantee to playing at home is a monochrome backdrop provided by fans in team-specific T-shirts. Consider the following: — The Pittsburgh Penguins finished with the second-worst road...
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Toronto Maple Leafs NHL hockey general manager Lou Lamoriello speaks to reporters in Toronto, Friday, April 27, 2018. The Boston Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs in the first round of the playoffs. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 4:10 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello will not return to the role next season. Team President Brendan Shanahan said Monday he was sticking to a plan that called for the 75-year-old Lamoriello to serve as GM for three years and then transition to senior adviser for four...
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Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala, second from left, of Switzerland, celebrates with Craig Smith (15) as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) skates by after Fiala scored the winning goal against goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the second overtime in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-4 to tie the series 1-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 30, 2018 - 12:15 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets put on a fast-paced, thrilling playoff show that reminded everyone why they finished ahead of everybody else in the NHL's regular season. Thanks to Kevin Fiala, the Presidents' Trophy winners go to Winnipeg breathing a little easier...
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San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture (39) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during the second overtime of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Las Vegas. Sharks' Brent Burns (88) and Tomas Hertl (48) celebrate with Couture. San Jose won 4-3. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 29, 2018 - 1:50 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two days after opening the second round with their worst game of the playoffs, the San Jose Sharks responded with a gritty performance. Logan Couture's second goal of the game, on the power play at 5:13 of the second overtime, lifted the Sharks to a 4-3 victory over the Vegas...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Sweden's Rasmus Dahlin skates during the second period of an IIHF world junior hockey championships game against Russia in Buffalo, N.Y. Dahlin is regarded as the top-rated prospect in this year's NHL draft, and is listed first among European skaters in the final NHL Central Scouting Bureau's final rankings. This year's draft will be held at Dallas on June 22-23. Dahlin has the chance of becoming just the second Swedish-born player to be taken first after the Quebec Nordiques chose Mats Sundin with the No. 1 pick in 1989. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 29, 2018 - 12:53 am
The Buffalo Sabres finally won something on the heels of a season in which they endured mostly losing. A franchise which became the NHL's first to finish 31st in the standings following this year's addition of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights came away a winner in the draft lottery held in...
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Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) wades through a crowd of supports after the Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Boston, Saturday, April 28, 2018. Horford scored 26 points in the Celtics' 112-96 win that eliminated the Bucks from the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 28, 2018 - 11:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier and Eric Bledsoe spent seven games trash-talking through the media and pretending not to know each other's names. When it was over, they gave each other a quick hug — and a smile. "Just respect," Rozier said after scoring a career playoff high 26 points in Game 7 against...
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