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Keefe: Toronto has enough talent for quick progress

Nov. 21, 2019 4:44 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — New Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate on Thursday teaching instead of running drills. There’s a lot for his new team to learn and not much time to do it. The 39-year-old Keefe is now in charge of the Maple Leafs after...

Banged-up Blues: Blais out 10 weeks, St. Louis signs Brouwer

Nov. 21, 2019 2:37 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The banged-up Blues have lost another forward to injury and added some reinforcement. Sammy Blais will miss at least 10 weeks after undergoing surgery on his right wrist. Blais was injured Tuesday in St. Louis’ 3-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning. With Blais out long term, Alex...

USA Hockey snub leads Alex Carpenter on Chinese adventure

Nov. 21, 2019 2:32 AM EST

Once Bobby Carpenter's flight from Beijing touched down in Boston, he raced to the Lawrence Larsen Rink in nearby Winthrop, Massachusetts, to catch his daughter's Canadian Women's Hockey League game. Time was of the essence because, immediately following the game, Alex Carpenter was boarding a flight for China,...

Panarin, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Capitals

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The young New York Rangers showed just how well they can do when they play smart and limit mistakes. Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots and the Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night. “I think that was one of our better...

Tkachuk scores in OT, Senators beat Canadiens 2-1

Nov. 20, 2019 11:46 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Brady Tkachuk finished what Jean-Gabriel Pageau started, and the Ottawa Senators feel like they have the struggling franchise moving in the right direction. Tkachuk went five-hole on Carey Price 38 seconds into overtime, Pageau scored for the second straight game and the Senators beat the...

Underperforming Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Nov. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. Babcock had a record of 9-10-4 in 2019-20 for the struggling Leafs, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, including five straight losses in regulation. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan flew...

Islanders are rolling: 14-0-1 stretch harkens to 1982 glory

Nov. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders insist they don’t think about how well they are playing. They are too busy preparing for their next opponent. However, win after win after win has added up to a point streak the franchise hasn’t seen since its Stanley Cup dynasty days, Since opening the...

Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock

Nov. 20, 2019 4:37 PM EST
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs fire coach Mike Babcock.

Capitals’ Hathaway suspended 3 games for spitting

Nov. 20, 2019 1:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been suspended three games for spitting on an opponent. The NHL announced Hathaway’s suspension Wednesday after a hearing with him. He will forfeit $24,194 in salary. Toward the end of a heated brawl between the Capitals and Ducks on...

Senators’ Bobby Ryan enters NHL/NHLPA assistance program

Nov. 20, 2019 12:51 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will be away from the team indefinitely while taking part in the NHL/National Hockey League Players' Association assistance program. The NHL and NHLPA made the announcement Wednesday. The Senators issued a statement from general manager Pierre...