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Red Wings hire Verbeek as NHL teams shuffle front offices

May. 6, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman. Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after working for him with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman stepped down as Lightning GM before the season. The departure of...

Coyle scores 2, leads Bruins to 3-2 OT win over Columbus

Apr. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle wasn't thinking about his first goal, which tied things up at the end of regulation. Or his second, which won it in overtime. What was weighing on him was the time he coughed up the puck and handed Columbus a goal, even though he redeemed himself by leading Boston to a 3-2...

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Apr. 24, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round...

Tortorella drives Blue Jackets into showdown with Bruins

Apr. 24, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team that had loaded up with new talent at the trade...

Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets

Apr. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their Eastern...

AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

Apr. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That doesn't mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL's current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31...

Long-suffering Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch

Apr. 20, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to greet his wife, Ashley, and 3-month-old son Beau during warmups before the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third straight playoff game. Nothing but smiles and "aaaws," a sweet moment for mom...

Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager

Apr. 19, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory. The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in Detroit. Now, he has...

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman to retain coach Jeff Blashill

Apr. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit Red Wings hiring Steve Yzerman as general manager (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman says he will keep coach Jeff Blashill. The Red Wings gave Blashill a two-year contract extension toward the end of the regular season....

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Apr. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. "They just shut us right down," Bowman said. "We were shocked, but...