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Schwartz, Tarasenko have Blues close to Cup Final

May. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz is on a scoring run that has the St. Louis Blues dreaming big. Schwartz's hat trick in Game 5 on Sunday helped give the Blues a 3-2 series lead against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference final and set the single-season franchise record for playoff wins. The Blues...

Bruins' Chara says he's on track for Stanley Cup Final

May. 20, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston's Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend but didn't...

'Canes surge into summer with confidence after playoff run

May. 20, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes enter the offseason confident of one thing: They shouldn't have to wait another decade to return to the playoffs. They hope their nucleus will make postseason appearances an every-year thing. The Hurricanes made their first playoff berth since 2009 last much...

Sharks dealing with key injuries heading into Game 6

May. 20, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed. The Sharks left town Monday to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis with questions about the status of captain Joe Pavelski, high-scoring forward Tomas Hertl and...

Blues move to brink of Cup final with 5-0 win over Sharks

May. 19, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — From last in the league in early January all the way to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly a half-century, it has been quite a ride for the St. Louis Blues. A remarkable turnaround continued Sunday with perhaps their most convincing win of a charmed playoff run....

Chara skates before Bruins' practice

May. 19, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three days after he had to miss Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final because of an undisclosed injury, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara skated before practice on Sunday. The Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-0 to complete a sweep without Chara. They advanced to the Stanley Cup...

Bruins hope to have a healthy Chara for Stanley Cup Final

May. 18, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins were able to sweep Carolina in the Eastern Conference final without captain Zdeno Chara. Now they're hoping 10 days off before the start of the Stanley Cup Final will be enough time for the defenseman to return. The title round begins May 27 when Boston will face San Jose or St....

Sharks, Blues confident, and even, heading into Game 5

May. 18, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have been at their best this postseason when they had little margin for error. That's probably why they feel comfortable heading home for Game 5 of the Western Conference final against the Blues after a lackluster start led to a Game 4 loss in St. Louis. Having...

Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

May. 18, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on...

Shuttle bus driver sues NHL's Senators in harassment case

May. 17, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager and the NHL hockey team were sued for negligence on Friday over allegations he harassed a hotel shuttle bus driver last year in Buffalo. Also named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with Randy Lee and the Senators is a bar and grill...