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Drop the puck: What to know about the 2022-23 NHL season

Oct. 06, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

The NHL is back to normal with the regular season stretching from October through the middle of April before the two-month thrill ride that is the chase for the Stanley Cup. Over that time, teams are scheduled to play a total of 1,312 games over 189 days, starting with Nashville and...

Cup champion Avalanche still team to beat in NHL's West

Oct. 05, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

Roman Josi looks around the Western Conference — and the NHL at-large — and does not see a lot of easy games for his Nashville Predators. Still, he acknowledges, “Colorado is the team to beat.” The defending Stanley Cup champion Avalanche are favored to again...

Cup loss aside, the NHL's East still runs through Tampa Bay

Oct. 04, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are accustomed to short offseasons. This one, the Lightning captain said, “wasn’t as fun as the previous two.” The Stanley Cup relocated to Colorado after the Avalanche dethroned the two-time defending champion...

NHL goalie-go-round leaves 8 teams with a new starter in net

Oct. 04, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

Jake Oettinger did not have a contract with Dallas for much of the summer, but as a restricted free agent he knew he would be playing for the Stars this season. With that certainty in mind, Oettinger watched with fascination as other goaltenders shuffled around the NHL. ...

Addition of Fiala means heightened expectations for Kings

Sep. 28, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After making the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, Todd McLellan thinks the easy part is done for the Los Angeles Kings in their rebuilding project. Now comes living up to expectations. “We have to accept that responsibility to step up...

Canada beats Finland 3-2 in OT for 19th world junior title

Aug. 20, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets center Kent Johnson scored at 3:20 of three-on-three overtime to give Canada a 3-2 victory over Finland on Saturday night for its record-extending 19th world junior hockey title. Johnson tucked home his own rebound after Canada blew a...

Carolina Hurricanes re-sign D Ethan Bear to 1-year contract

Jul. 28, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed defenseman Ethan Bear to a one-year, $2.2 million contract. The team announced the deal Thursday, exactly one year since the Hurricanes acquired Bear in a trade with Edmonton. Bear had five goals and nine...

Pope in Canada prays for healing for 'terrible' colonization

Jul. 26, 2022 21:24 PM EDT

LAC SAINTE ANNE, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis prayed for healing Tuesday from the “terrible effects of colonization” as he led a pilgrimage to a Canadian lake that has been known to Native peoples for centuries as a sacred place of healing. The prayer service at Lac Sainte Anne...

A religiously diverse Edmonton hosts Pope Francis' visit

Jul. 26, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As Pope Francis pays a historic visit to Canada, he is encountering a country that is less Catholic, more secular and more religiously diverse than the last time it hosted a pontiff two decades ago. And the city where he landed on Sunday — Edmonton —...

Pope apologizes for 'catastrophic' school policy in Canada

Jul. 26, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

MASKWACIS, Alberta (AP) — Pope Francis issued a historic apology Monday for the Catholic Church’s cooperation with Canada’s “catastrophic” policy of Indigenous residential schools, saying the forced assimilation of Native peoples into Christian society destroyed their cultures, severed...