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Blue Jackets at center of attention as NHL free agency looms

Jun. 24, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and...

Devil of a deal: New Jersey lands P.K. Subban from Nashville

Jun. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks were made by acquiring All-Star P.K....

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Departing stars could slow progress for Blue Jackets

May. 8, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — If the Blue Jackets' two best players leave town as expected, it will ripple through just about every move the team makes this summer. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and winger Artemi Panarin are unrestricted free agents and almost certainly are out the door. Retooling the roster to...

Bruins put away Blue Jackets to advance to conference final

May. 7, 2019 12:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tuukka Rask was impenetrable when it counted in Game 6, and the Boston Bruins are on their way to the Eastern Conference final. Rask made 39 saves and recorded his sixth career playoff shutout as Boston beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Monday night to clinch their second-round...

Islanders optimistic after turnaround despite playoff exit

May. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz. Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders...

Pastrnak, Bruins beat Blue Jackets 4-3 for 3-2 series lead

May. 4, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Pastrnak took control of the game, and then he took over the postgame news conference from linemate and Game 5 co-star Brad Marchand. After scoring twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 1:28 left, Pastrnak noticed that the man known as a "Little Ball of Hate" was getting a little...

Devils legends Stevens and Daneyko together on TV

May. 3, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The familiar red-and-black uniforms are gone, replaced by suits and ties, and lapel microphones and pens are in place instead of skates and sticks. On a nearby wall is a reminder of their successes over the years — their names, inscribed with others who have won the Stanley...

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets beat Bruins to take 2-1 series lead

Apr. 30, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Columbus holding on to a two-goal lead late in the second period, Boston's Brad Marchand snapped a shot from the top of the left circle. The puck rebounded and trickled dangerously in the blue paint before Sergei Bobrovsky stretched out and swept it away with his glove. Another...

Healthy Karlsson gives Sharks optimism heading into Game 3

Apr. 29, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Erik Karlsson took the puck behind his own net and went on the type of end-to-end rush that has made him one of the NHL's most dynamic defensemen. Even though Karlsson's rush didn't lead to a goal and came in San Jose's 4-3 loss in Game 2 to Colorado, it encouraged the Sharks that...