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Smith, Raanta, Hurricanes top Rangers for 2-0 series lead

May. 20, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith scored a shorthanded goal late in the second period while Antti Raanta finished with 21 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round playoff series. Smith's goal off a...

Avs seek answers after Blues make right moves, tie series

May. 20, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

Nathan MacKinnon saw a team that just couldn’t get up the ice with its customary speed. Couldn’t generate quality scoring chances. Couldn’t get in a flow. That wasn't them. “We were bad,” the Colorado forward acknowledged after a 4-1 loss to St. Louis that...

Rick Bowness won't return as coach of Dallas Stars

May. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Rick Bowness will not return as head coach of the Dallas Stars after nearly three seasons in which he led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and the playoffs again this year. While Bowness was not under contract past this season, the 67-year-old coach said in a statement released by...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: No. 1 Swiatek, Osaka among top players

May. 20, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the women to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: ___ IGA SWIATEK Ranked: 1 Country: Poland Age: 20 (Turns 21 on May 31) 2022...

Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs

May. 20, 2022 01:45 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Between the new line combinations and wrinkles — using five forwards on a power play — there was one big-time constant for St. Louis: Jordan Binnington. Stellar in goal yet again. David Perron scored twice as St. Louis juggled its offensive...

Colton scores late, Lightning beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 2

May. 19, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup...

Up 1-0 on Rangers, Hurricanes' D-men adding vital offense

May. 19, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are getting the offensive production they need so far from their blue liners in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes outlasted the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series with defensemen Jaccob Slavin and Tony DeAngelo leading the team...

Predators extend coach John Hynes, assistants through 23-24

May. 19, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have extended the contracts of coach John Hynes and his assistants through the 2023-24 season, trying to build on a season with several individual successes for a franchise that wound up being swept in the playoffs for the first time. ...

Sutter, Brunette, Gallant are finalists for NHL’s top coach

May. 19, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter is among the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, presented annually to the NHL's coach of the year. Andrew Brunette of the Florida Panthers and Gerard Gallant of the New York Rangers are the other two finalists. ...

Tkachuk scores 3, Flames beat Oilers 9-6 in Game 1

May. 19, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn't disappoint. The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw...