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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Tyler Pitlick, left, tries to jump past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. The latest chapter of The Battle of Alberta is on hold. So's the potential renewal of the Pennsylvania rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers. It's unclear when or if the coronvirus pandemic-delayed NHL playoffs -- which were supposed to begin Wednesday -- will be played or what form they'll resemble. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, FIle)

What Stanley Cup Playoffs could look like if NHL resumes

Apr. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

If the NHL goes directly to playoff hockey in the warmer months, it could leave some contenders out in the cold. The league may skip most if not all of the final 189 regular-season games that were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The format of such an unprecedented tournament is unclear. Teams had...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) and Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) skate during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player, according to the NHL Players’ Association’s annual poll of players released Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

Mar. 31, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring a suit and tie, according to the...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

Mar. 26, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Top NBA executives are having their base salaries reduced by 20% for the foreseeable future, a person with knowledge of the details said. The reductions affect the roughly 100 highest-earning executives, as the NBA joins the NHL...

NHL hockey players Jordan Staal, captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, clockwise from top left, Claude Giroux, captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Marc Stall, alternate captain for the New York Rangers and Sidney Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, take part in an NHL video call with players representing the Metropolitan Division Thursday, March 26, 2020, in this photo made in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Wawrow)

Ovechkin, Crosby favor NHL going directly into playoffs

Mar. 26, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby prefers the NHL skip the rest of the regular season and head directly to the playoffs if games resume during this pandemic-interrupted spring. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is on the same page, saying he’d even be willing to finish two goals short of...

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. Lafrenière has nothing to do but wait now that his Canadian junior hockey season is over, and uncertainty over when the NHL draft will take place as a result of the new coronavirus. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

NHL's top draft prospect staying patient amid uncertainty

Mar. 25, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Alexis Lafrenière could never have envisioned ending his prolific junior hockey career in such an anticlimactic setting. There was no final buzzer, and the NHL’s projected top draft prospect was nowhere near an ice rink Wednesday. Lafrenière was instead sitting at home in suburban Montreal as he...

Injured Penguins F Guentzel on schedule for possible return

Mar. 25, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star forward Jake Guentzel's recovery from shoulder surgery is on schedule, opening the door for him to play at some point should the NHL return this season. General manager Jim Rutherford said Wednesday that Guentzel has not endured any setbacks since undergoing...

Goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL announced Thursday it is suspending its season indefinitely in response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Bettman: NHL players in isolation while season is on hold

Mar. 13, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

NHL players are staying away from rinks and self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic that has put their season on hold. Players have been instructed to remain at home in their team's city and avoid practice facilities and crowded places. Within the next two weeks, they could be allowed to return and skate...

Fans celebrate behind Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) and Justin Schultz (4) as they greet Patrick Marleau (12) who scored against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

The Chase: Established NHL vets trade comfort for Cup shot

Mar. 11, 2020 3:08 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The evidence of Patrick Marleau's near miss is everywhere. In the rafters at PPG Paints Arena. In the lobby on the way to the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room, where a replica of the Stanley Cup the franchise won in 2016 at the expense of Marleau and the San Jose Sharks sits. In the...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Brian Dumoulin, left, skates to the bench as Carolina Hurricanes' Jake Gardiner (51) is greeted by teammates after giving his team the lead with a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Hurricanes hammer listless Penguins 6-2

Mar. 9, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Geekie didn't have time to think. On Saturday he was in the minors. By Sunday afternoon the newest Carolina Hurricanes forward found himself thrust in the middle of the playoff race. The 21-year-old rookie hardly looked overwhelmed by the moment. Neither did his team. Geekie...

Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Capitals strike early, thrash Penguins 5-2

Mar. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The playoffs are still a month away. It just feels like they've already started for the Washington Capitals. Dominant at the start and disciplined at the finish, the Capitals pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins around 5-2 on Saturday to give them a little breathing room over their longtime...