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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) reaches back to block a shot by Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) in the NHL hockey All Star final game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

NHL players in favor of 'international flavor' All-Star idea

Jan. 26, 2020 2:45 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon enjoyed when the NHL All-Star Game featured North America against the World in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Something similar could be coming back next year, but with a twist. The league is in talks with players to bring what Commissioner Gary Bettman called a "distinct...

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak waves to the crowd as he is named the most valuable player of the NHL hockey All Star games Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament

Jan. 26, 2020 12:07 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Young Laila Anderson delivered one of the most poignant moments of the weekend when she introduced the Blues' four All-Stars. The players who stood out on the ice later weren't all that much older. Hockey's youth was on grand display in the NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament on Saturday night,...

Ottawa Senators' Brady Tkachuk, left, and his brother Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk watch the Skills Competition, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Tkachuk brothers share first All-Star Game in their hometown

Jan. 25, 2020 2:44 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brady Tkachuk didn’t mind cutting his vacation to the Bahamas short. Tkachuk, a 20-year-old forward for the Ottawa Senators, was planning on a couple of days of fun in the sun before going to St. Louis to watch his older brother, Matthew, represent the Calgary Flames at NHL All-Star...

United States' Hilary Knight shoots during the Skills Competition shooting stars event, part of the NHL All-Star weekend, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Women's 3-on-3, shots from stands highlight NHL skills event

Jan. 25, 2020 12:24 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hilary Knight stood among the NHL's best players and felt a little intimidated by the challenge in front of her. At the time, she was in the glare of the spotlight shooting pucks from the stands at targets on the ice as part of one of the newest events at the All-Star Skills Competition....

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) moves the puck in front of Florida Panthers center Noel Acciari (55) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

3-on-3 overtime in NHL has evolved over past 5 seasons

Jan. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Victor Hedman fondly recalls the NHL's first 3-on-3 overtime because it was madness. “It was probably a minute and a half of just breakaways,” the Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman said. “Jason Garrison scored the goal — beat the D-man (and scored)...

Paralyzed hockey player hired by Los Angeles Kings

Jan. 24, 2020 11:13 AM EST

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 says he has achieved a dream of working in the NHL. Jack Jablonski tweeted Thursday that he has a job as a content coordinator with the Los Angeles Kings working in podcasting, radio and TV. ...

Professional Women's Hockey Players Association representative Annie Pankowski competes in the accuracy shot contest at the 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Hayden Barber/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Women's players hope NHL All-Star Weekend helps their cause

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Annie Pankowski got an email from the NHL asking if she’d like to be a part of its All-Star Weekend and jumped at the opportunity. Then she found out she wouldn’t be alone. A year after U.S. teammate Kendall Coyne Schofield grabbed the spotlight by becoming the first woman to...

FILE - In this April 13, 2013, file photo, Quinnipiac's Matthew Peca, left, and Yale's Matt Killian go after a rebound during the first period of the NCAA Frozen Four men's college hockey national championship game in Pittsburgh. Yale, Quinnipiac, UConn and Sacred Heart will headline the first Connecticut Ice festival on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Bridgeport. The schools have been talking for more than a decade about holding a tournament similar to Boston's Beanpot in an effort to raise the profile of college hockey in the state. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar, File)

Connecticut Ice festival to showcase college hockey programs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Quinnipiac hockey coach Rand Pecknold had heard talk about creating a Connecticut version of Boston's Beanpot college hockey tournament for about 15 years. Personalities, scheduling, financing, other priorities — something had always prevented it from becoming reality. But...

From left, Arthur J. LeBlanc, Lt. Gov. of Nova Scotia, Doug Ettinger, President and CEO of Canada Post, and Craig Smith, President of The Black Cultural Society, unveil Canada Post's stamp honouring the Colored Hockey Championship and the all-Black hockey teams in the Maritimes between 1895 and the early 1930s during an event at the Black Cultural Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada stamps honor on pre-NHL all-black hockey league

Jan. 23, 2020 4:47 PM EST

CHERRY BROOK, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada is paying tribute to an all-black hockey league that thrived long before the NHL became part of national lore. The country’s postal service unveiled a commemorative stamp Thursday at the Black Cultural Centre. It honors the Colored Hockey League whose teams in...

Professional Women's Hockey Players Associations Dani Cameranesi fires a shot on goal during the 2020 ECHL men's hockey All-Star Classic in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Hayden Barber/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

4 U.S. women's team members play in ECHL All-Star Classic

Jan. 23, 2020 4:08 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The visor on Annie Pankowski's helmet gave her significant pause before the ECHL All-Star Classic. “That is the first time me and the other women have worn visors,” said the three-time wold champion who has always worn a full cage. “When I saw that, it was the...