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Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov in trade with Panthers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Sabres general manager Tim Murray filled his team's wish list by acquiring veteran defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers....

Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-raised center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft....

Column: What's in a team name? Ask the Vegas Flying Elvi

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City finally has its first major league sports team. Now the question is what to call it....

Panthers sign free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Keith Yandle signed with the Florida Panthers early Thursday, three days after the team acquired the high-scoring defenseman's negotiating rights in a trade with the New York Rangers....

Chicago's Patrick Kane wins the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After Patrick Kane added three more awards to his overflowing trophy case, he took a moment to appreciate his new place in American hockey history....

The Latest: Patrick Kane takes home Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest at the NHL Awards show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times EDT):...

Salary cap crunch makes for early NHL trade opportunities

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The echoes of a Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh have only just faded and NHL teams are already getting down to business preparing for next season....

Datsyuk leaving Red Wings to play in Russia-based KHL

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WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk is leaving the Detroit Red Wings at least a year earlier than they'd like - but with plenty of dazzling memories from 14 seasons in the NHL....

Can NHL elbow into entertainment lineup in Las Vegas?

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The reality of the NHL's planned move to Las Vegas will hit home for hockey fan Sean Bollig once he finally sees ice on the floor at the new T-Mobile arena just off the Strip and he's able to buy a jersey for its fledgling home team....

Name game: Sports teams wrestle with getting right nickname

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What's in a name? When it comes to a pro sports team, quite a bit....

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