Men's hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy (88), of Russia, celebrates with Ryan McDonagh (27), Yanni Gourde (37) and Chris Kunitz (14) after Game 3 of the team's NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Washington. The Lightning won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 20, 2018 - 5:52 pm
Jon Cooper didn't blame Andrei Vasilevskiy for the Tampa Bay Lightning digging a deep hole early in the Eastern Conference final. Two games and two losses brought plenty of criticism of the young Russian goaltender. Cooper wasn't thrilled about that. "The questions were coming from the other side...
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Sweden's Patric Hornqvist, second from left, celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Sweden and the United States at the Royal arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 19, 2018 - 12:12 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden strode into the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 on Saturday. The defending champion set up a gold medal game on Sunday against Canada or Switzerland. The Swedes set up the victory with three goals in three minutes and...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals Friday, May 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 19, 2018 - 12:41 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were a 500-to-1 long shot to win the Stanley Cup before the NHL season began in October. Their surprisingly successful inaugural season is still rolling along, and they're one win from a berth to the Stanley Cup final. Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal with center Tyler Johnson (9) next to Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference finals Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 17, 2018 - 10:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night, evening the Eastern Conference...
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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
May 17, 2018 - 2:36 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful. During a scrum behind Vegas' net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights' 4-2 victory over Winnipeg on Wednesday night, Fleury reached over with his left hand and tickled the left ear of the Jets' unsuspecting...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoffs series against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
May 17, 2018 - 1:57 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault vowed after the Golden Knights' morning skate to come out swinging in Game 3 of the Western Conference final, looking to avoid a back-and-forth affair with the Winnipeg Jets. He didn't disappoint. For the second straight game, Marchessault scored two goals -...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, left, defenseman Victor Hedman (77), from Sweden, and right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), from Russia, celebrate Kucherov's goal during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 15, 2018 - 11:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday night and cut their series deficit to 2-1. Hedman had...
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Keith Kinkaid of the United States lies on ice after failing to make a save during the Ice Hockey World Championships group B match between Finland and the United States at the Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning, Denmark, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 15, 2018 - 12:50 pm
HERNING, Denmark (AP) — Finland handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping on Tuesday. The Finns supplanted the U.S. to top Group B in Herning, and will face Switzerland in the quarterfinals on Thursday. The Swiss clinched a quarterfinal berth...
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights celebrate after Tomas Tatar (90) scored on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) during first period game 2 NHL Western Conference Finals hockey action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, May 14, 2018. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Kyle Connor scored midway through the third period to...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) leaves the ice as the Washington Capitals celebrate their 6-2 win during Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 14, 2018 - 7:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Cooper walked into the locker room and didn't get the sense Lightning players were down in the dumps about losing the first two games of the Eastern Conference final. "It was more kind of like an anger of like we want to get back — like let's get Game 3 going here," Tampa Bay'...
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