Men's hockey

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) drives the puck along the boards with St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak (21) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario. Ryan has been named the Bill Masterton Trophy winner for publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues. The 33-year-old Ryan missed more than two months after entering the NHL/NHLPA players assistance program on Nov. 20, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
September 07, 2020 - 6:31 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan was named the Bill Masterton Trophy winner on Monday after publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues. The 33-year-old Ryan missed more than two months after entering the NHL/NHLPA players assistance program on Nov. 20. Upon his...
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Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) blocks the shot of Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
September 07, 2020 - 6:05 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The game plan from Boston coach Brad Stevens was simple: Start things off with an increased effort on defense to set an immediate tone. The Celtics did exactly as he asked — and put the reigning NBA champions on the ropes. Jaylen Brown scored 27 points and the Celtics...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves (75) checks Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23) during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 07, 2020 - 3:34 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Reaves stood in the tunnel outside the locker room, fist-bumping his Vegas teammates as they marched to the ice. Instead of skates, pads and a jersey, his uniform was made up of jeans, a sweater over top of a button-down shirt and dress shoes. Reaves then took his spot...
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Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri (91) scores against Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) as Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29), Stars' Miro Heiskanen (4) and Stars' Blake Comeau (15) battle during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 07, 2020 - 1:31 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Victor Hedman put the Tampa Bay Lightning on his back and carried them to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015. Five years later, the 6-foot-6 monster of a man can shoulder even more of a load. Hedman is perhaps the best defenseman in the world and headlines an NHL playoffs...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) is checked by Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference final hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 06, 2020 - 8:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two days after they and the Vegas Golden Knights each won a hard-fought Game 7 to move on, the Dallas Stars figured there might be an emotional letdown at the start of the Western Conference final. They filled that void with hit after hit, got one early goal and played the...
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New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with teammates during first-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 7:06 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped 16 shots and the New York Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1993, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in Game 7 of the second-round series Saturday night. Brock Nelson had a goal and two assists, and defensemen Scott...
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Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) is checked by Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 05, 2020 - 7:01 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Growing up in hockey, Zach Whitecloud learned an important lesson: Winning is hard, and it hurts to win. “It still resonates ever day with me,” the rookie Vegas defenseman said. “Every single game’s going to hurt no matter what." Whitecloud and the Golden Knights epitomize...
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Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 04, 2020 - 8:49 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Shea Theodore finally solved Thatcher Demko with 6:08 remaining in the third period and the Vegas Golden Knights edged the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 on Friday night in Game 7 of their second-round series. Theodore's goal was the first in 138:40 for the Golden Knights against...
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Dallas Stars celebrate their win over the Colorado Avalanche during overtime NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 04, 2020 - 4:59 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Joel Kiviranta completed a hat track 7:24 into overtime to give Dallas a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday in Game 7, sending the Stars to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008. Kiviranta moved away from the crease just before his quick...
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Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) is checked by Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb (3) during first-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Associated Press
September 03, 2020 - 10:37 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks appeared to be down and out, faced with a 3-1 series hole and their starting goalie out. A rookie backup from San Diego has changed their vibe. Bring on Game 7. Thatcher Demko stopped 48 shots, Quinn Hughes set an NHL record with a goal and an assist,...
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