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Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...

Devon Energy announces deal with Canadian Natural Resources

May. 29, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Devon Energy says it is selling nearly all of its assets in Canada to Canadian Natural Resources for $2.8 billion. The Oklahoma City-based oil and gas company included in the S&P 500 put its Canadian assets up for sale in February in a plan to focus on growth from wells drilled...

Sakic has Avs trending up after 2 straight playoff seasons

May. 14, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Back in his Colorado Avalanche playing days, Joe Sakic's approach was pretty much title or bust. As the team's general manager, a similar feeling is beginning to develop. Sakic and the Avalanche took a little time for reflection following a Game 7 loss to San Jose in the second...

Onex to buy Canada's WestJet airlines

May. 13, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian private equity firm Onex Corp. has signed a friendly deal to buy Canada' second largest airline. The all-cash deal for WestJet Airlines Ltd is valued at $5 billion Canadian ($3.71 billion). Onex will pay $31 Canadian (US$23) per share for WestJet. The price represents about...

Youthful, speedy Avalanche take another big step forward

May. 9, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche, this was up for debate: Whether his skate brushed the blue line on what would've been a game-tying goal in Game 7 before being overturned. To the Colorado captain and his teammates, this was not debatable: Their prospects moving forward. The...

Banged-up Sharks prepare for 2nd-round series vs. rested Avs

Apr. 26, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As the San Jose Sharks survived back-to-back overtime games that left captain Joe Pavelski bloodied and dazed, and most of his teammates drained emotionally and physically, the Colorado Avalanche sat back and watched. Whether that will have an impact when the teams meet in the...

Analysis: NHL playoffs open with upset-filled first round

Apr. 25, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

Barry Trotz knows better than most the razor-thin difference between agony and jubilation. A year ago, his Washington Capitals were down 2-0 in their first-round series against Columbus and tied late in the third period of Game 3 when Blue Jackets winger Artemi Panarin's shot clanked off the post. Had it gone in,...

Many fire-prone California towns don't plan for evacuations

Apr. 25, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others. Cars burned in front of them. Trees, homes and buildings exploded into flames as the gusting firestorm...

On the defensive: Avs no-name blue liners raising their game

Apr. 24, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In between homework assignments this season at Massachusetts, Cale Makar brushed up on the Colorado Avalanche blue line. The rookie defenseman studied as much film as he could of his soon-to-be teammates in order to lessen his learning curve. His takeaway from his crash course: No one tries...