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New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) celebrates his goal with teammates Anthony Beauvillier (18) and Josh Bailey (12) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 7:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jean Gabriel Pageau scored the go-ahead goal 7:18 into the third period and the New York Islanders moved within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. Brock Nelson scored twice, both set up by Josh Bailey...
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Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, rear watches during the third period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 2:12 pm
With the Boston Bruins facing elimination against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Torey Krug thinks back to the 2019 playoffs to find a recipe for success. The Bruins went into Game 6 at the Toronto Maple Leafs on the brink of getting knocked out in the first round, gave up the first goal 10 minutes in...
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) looks back as the puck crosses the goal line on a shot by New York Islanders center Leo Komarov as Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) reaches into the net during second-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 7:01 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Matt Martin and Leo Komarov scored in the second period as the New York Islanders rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday night, taking a 2-1 lead in their conference semifinal series. Anders Lee also scored, and Semyon Varlamov had 26 saves to rebound after a rocky...
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Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammate right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Well-rounded winger Ondrej Palat is scoring, reigning MVP Nikita Kucherov is defending and the Tampa Bay Lightning have taken over their series against the Boston Bruins. Palat scored two goals to give him four in the past three games, Kucherov was part of a strong defensive effort...
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FILE - Bubba Wallace, center, stands on pit road during the playing of "America the Beautiful" prior to a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, July 19, 2020. NASCAR drivers don't plan to boycott Saturday night's, Aug. 29 race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of social and racial injustices. Bubba Wallace, the only fulltime Black driver in the elite Cup Series, said that decision should not be interpreted as "turning away from the dark and evil acts that have taken over our nation.” (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
August 28, 2020 - 11:41 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Major sports across North America ground to a halt in the wake of another police shooting of a Black man, this time in Wisconsin. Auto racing was not among them. NASCAR drivers do not plan to skip Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway to raise awareness of...
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NBA referees march in support of players seeking an end to racial injustice in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Their march came shortly before players met to decide on restarting the season after three games were postponed Wednesday. (AP Photo/Brian Mahoney)
August 27, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Moved by the videotaped shooting of Jacob Blake, many professional athletes — some who had previously donned Black Lives Matter T-Shirts and knelt for the national anthem to protest racial injustice — made a more dramatic statement. They refused to play. NBA players led the way Wednesday and...
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Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) has his helmet strap caught on his nose as a scuffle breaks out against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of an NHL hockey Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
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August 27, 2020 - 3:33 pm
The NHL postponed two days of playoff games Thursday after withering criticism from Black players who said the league was slow to acknowledge the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The joint decision to put off games Thursday and Friday was reached by the league and the NHL Players’...
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Colorado Avalanche's Kevin Connauton (7), Nazem Kadri (91) and Andre Burakovsky (95) celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 11:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored the go-ahead goal with 6:06 remaining in a wild third period as the Colorado Avalanche regrouped to beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 in Game 3 on Wednesday night. Dallas has a 2-1 advantage in the second-round series. Game 4 will be Friday. Leading 3-1 in the...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith (19) jumps as the puck goes past Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom (25) during the third period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
August 25, 2020 - 10:15 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Bo Horvat scored twice, and Tyler Toffoli and Elias Pettersson each had a goal and two assists to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night, evening their Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Tanner Pearson...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates with center Patrice Bergeron (37) after scoring on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) as Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) watches during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 25, 2020 - 9:01 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The pressure of overtime hardly fazes the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been as resilient as any team in the NHL playoffs. Ondrej Palat scored less than five minutes into yet another extra period for the second-seeded Lightning, who beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday to even their...
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