Hockey

FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 8:36 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville fired Peter Laviolette on Monday after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy also was dismissed. The Predators (19-15-7) have dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville fired Peter Laviolette on Monday after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy also was dismissed. The Predators (19-15-7) have dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against...
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January 06, 2020 - 7:05 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has fired Peter Laviolette after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. The Predators also dismissed assistant coach Kevin McCarthy on Monday. Nashville has dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against the...
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Russia's player stand on ice after loosing the U20 Ice Hockey Worlds gold medal match between Canada and Russia in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 06, 2020 - 6:41 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Some Russian hockey fans were celebrating victory despite losing at the world junior hockey championships because of a confusingly timed TV repeat. Two state TV channels showed Russia-Canada finals at the same time on Sunday. One was live, and the other was from 2011. While most fans...
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Team Canada celebrates after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 05, 2020 - 6:15 pm
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Akil Thomas scored the winning goal in the final period and Canada rallied from two goals down to beat Russia 4-3 in the final of the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. It was the 18th title for Canada, the most successful team in the tournament. Thomas...
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Canada's Akil Thomas, 2nd left, celebrates with Canada's Raphael Lavoie, right, after scoring his sides winning goal past Russia's goaltender Amir Miftakhov, 2nd right, and Russia's Danil Zhuravlyov, left, during the U20 Ice Hockey Worlds gold medal match between Canada and Russia in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 05, 2020 - 4:39 pm
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Akil Thomas scored the winning goal in the final period and Canada rallied from two goals down to beat Russia 4-3 in the final of the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. It was the 18th title for Canada, the most successful team in the tournament. Thomas...
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Canada's Jacob Bernard-Docker, left, catches the puck as Russia's Maxim Sorkin, right, and Canada's Bowen Byram skate by during the U20 Ice Hockey Worlds gold medal match between Canada and Russia in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 05, 2020 - 3:56 pm
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Akil Thomas scored the winning goal in the final period and Canada rallied from two goals down to beat Russia 4-3 in the final of the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. It was the 18th title for Canada, the most successful team in the tournament. Thomas...
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Finland's Mikko Kokkonen, left, and Finland's Justus Annunen, center, fail to stop Sweden's Samuel Fagemo, right, from scoring his sides second goal during the U20 Ice Hockey Worlds bronze medal match between Finland and Sweden in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
January 05, 2020 - 11:55 am
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Samuel Fagemo scored again to help Sweden beat defending champion Finland 3-2 and take bronze at the world junior hockey championship on Sunday. Fagemo, the leading scorer of the tournament, scored his eighth goal to tie the game at 2 in the middle period before Linus...
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January 04, 2020 - 9:30 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins minor league goalie Casey DeSmith missed a chance to join the NHL team in Montreal on Saturday because he lost his passport. The Penguins wanted to promote DeSmith from the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for Saturday's game against the Canadiens while they let...
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