Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, of Russia, makes a save against Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 14, 2020 - 8:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian was suspended seven games by the NHL on Friday for kicking an opponent in the chest. Kassian swung his right leg and kicked Tampa Bay forward Erik Cernak in the chest during a game Thursday night. He was offered an in-person hearing that allowed...
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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 14, 2020 - 4:02 pm
The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday with the goal of correcting some inconsistencies and making a late-season push for a playoff spot. First-year general manager Bill Guerin said he felt the timing was right to move on from Boudreau and replace him with interim coach Dean Evason...
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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020 file photo St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skates against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bouwmeester collapsed on the bench during a break in play in the first period, prompting the Blues and Anaheim Ducks to postpone their game Tuesday night, Feb. 11, 2020. Bouwmeester appeared to be awake and alert as he was being transported out of the arena to a hospital. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, file)
February 14, 2020 - 1:07 pm
Jay Bouwmeester had surgery Friday to insert a defibrillator to restore his heart's normal rhythm after the St. Louis Blues defenseman collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim this week. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the procedure was performed at the UC Irvine Medical Center...
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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 14, 2020 - 12:38 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, with the team out of playoff position. He is the eighth NHL coach to lose his job this season. First-year general manager Bill Guerin dismissed Boudreau following a shootout loss to the New York Rangers. Assistant Dean...
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Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches from the bench as his team plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)
February 14, 2020 - 12:01 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday after their 30th loss of the season. First-year general manager Bill Guerin fired Boudreau in the aftermath of a shootout loss to the New York Rangers. Assistant Dean Evason was named interim coach. Boudreau is the...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, back right, celebrates with right wing Mark Stone (61) after scoring a power-play goal against the St. Louis Blues in overtime of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 6-5. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 14, 2020 - 3:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zach Sanford had the best game of his young NHL career — even if his thoughts were understandably far from the ice. Sanford scored four goals in St. Louis' 6-5 overtime loss to Las Vegas on Thursday night, the Blues' first game since teammate Jay Bouwmeester collapsed from a...
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Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault, back right, celebrates with right wing Mark Stone (61) after scoring a power-play goal against the St. Louis Blues in overtime of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. The Golden Knights won 6-5. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 14, 2020 - 1:24 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault's power-play goal in overtime lifted the Vegas Golden Knights to a 6-5 victory Thursday night over the St. Louis Blues, who played their first game since Jay Bouwmeester's medical scare. The Blues' game Tuesday night against Anaheim was postponed after the 36-...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde scores past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 13, 2020 - 11:25 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home. Vasilevskiy improved to 18-0-2 in...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Yanni Gourde scores past Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
February 13, 2020 - 9:51 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yanni Gourde scored a short-handed goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to their ninth straight victory, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Tampa Bay also won its 10th in a row at home. Vasilevskiy improved to 18-0-2 in...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2007 file photo, former Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton arrives for Figure Skating In Harlem's annual gala "Skating with the Stars" at Central Park's Wollman Rink in New York. Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid. Forty years later, Hamilton will be among an array of athletes returning to celebrate the Olympics of the “Miracle on Ice” — when the U.S. hockey team upset the mighty Soviet Union — as well as Eric Heiden's five speedskating gold medals, all in record time and outside in the elements. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
February 13, 2020 - 1:39 pm
Scott Hamilton gets goosebumps at the mention of Lake Placid. He was a 21-year-old Olympic newcomer and sitting in a darkened theater when he felt a tap on his shoulder. “Halfway through the movie I get pulled out by our team captains," the figure skating great recalled. "They tried to make me...
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