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Former NFL and NHL executive Vince Casey dead at age 78

Aug. 26, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Vince Casey, a longtime sports public relations executive who worked for the NFL and in the NHL, has died. He was 78. Casey died Monday at his home in Lake Worth, Florida after a brief illness, his family confirmed. Casey retired as the NFL's director of football information in 2009...

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) tries to get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

First-round back-to-backs favor NHL teams with 2 top goalies

Aug. 12, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins. With the back-to-back in his first-round series against Carolina set for Games 5 and 6 more than a week away, Cassidy figured...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Rangers win NHL draft lottery, shot at Lafreniere

Aug. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The New York Rangers got a timely assist with their rebuilding efforts. New York won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving the franchise a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. “Luck is on our side," Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton acknowledged Monday night. “We’re...

Carolina Hurricanes' goaltender James Reimer (47) reaches for a puck against the New York Rangers during second period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Mrazek, Reimer help Hurricanes advance with play in net

Aug. 5, 2020 3:07 AM EDT

Petr Mrazek got the Carolina Hurricanes off to a strong start in net for the NHL’s return to play, only to see James Reimer turn in an even better performance when it was his turn. And that has the Hurricanes moving on in the expanded Stanley Cup playoffs with confidence in their goaltending after some...

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) into the boards during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penalties aplenty are common theme early in NHL playoffs

Aug. 3, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the first few days of the NHL's restart, it looks as if Gallagher is rubbing off on a lot of players. Referees' arms must...

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) scores his third goal of the game past New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30) as defenseman Jacob Trouba (8) tries to help out durng the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Svechnikov's hat trick leads Hurricanes past Rangers 4-1

Aug. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov kept on the attack, both in skating with a physical edge and continuing to fire pucks at the net. Now he has a franchise first and the Carolina Hurricanes are a win away from a sweep. The 20-year-old scored three times for the first postseason hat trick in franchise...

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele is helped off the ice after being injured during the first period of the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Injured Jets in biggest trouble of NHL teams down 1-0

Aug. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Trouble keeps following Winnipeg Jets, from one of their best players not reporting to training camp to a bevy of injuries throughout the regular season. They're deep in it once again, not because of their Game 1 loss to the Calgary Flames but the big absences incurred during it. Top center Mark Scheifele could...

New York Rangers' Ryan Strome (16) fights with Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams during the first period in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Drop the puck for summer hockey: NHL playoffs get under way

Aug. 1, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Players watching the opening minutes of the first NHL game in several months marveled at the familiar feeling from half a continent away. “Not necessarily laughing but just (noticing) how intense it was right away,” Vancouver's Tyler Toffoli said. If the first game is any...

Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) celebrates his goal with teammates Sami Vatanen (45), Andrei Svechnikov (37) and Justin Williams (14) during the second period against the New York Rangers in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Aho leads Hurricanes to 3-2 win over Rangers in NHL's return

Aug. 1, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hockey's back, and Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour couldn't be more impressed with how Carolina ushered in its return after 4 1/2 months of waiting. Brady Skjei set the tone with a big hit on New York Rangers' Jesper Fast in the opening minute. Jaccob Slavin scored on Carolina's first shot...

Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton out for Rangers series opener

Jul. 31, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round. Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from...