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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Carolina beats Toronto 6-3 with help of emergency goaltender

Feb. 23, 2020 2:19 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half dressed into his gear on the off chance something might happen to...

Nashville Predators right wing Rocco Grimaldi (23) scores the winning goal against Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) in a shootout during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Grimaldi scores in shootout as Preds edge Blue Jackets 4-3

Feb. 22, 2020 11:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are trying to stay close enough in the playoff chase to be where they need to be when the season ends. Rocco Grimaldi scored in the eighth round of the shootout, and the Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Saturday night to pull within a point behind...

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Hurricanes turn to Zamboni driver as emergency goalie

Feb. 22, 2020 9:41 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes were forced to use an emergency goaltender against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after both of their netminders left with injuries. David Ayres, who works as a Zamboni driver for the Toronto Marlies, served as the emergency goalie. The 42-year-old Ayres...

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan plays against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL hockey game in Detroit. After realizing he was coming to a dead end in his battle with an alcohol problem, Ryan says, asking for help has shown him a way forward. Ryan met with the media Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020, for the first time since entering the joint NHL/NHL Players Association assistance program Nov. 20. Ryan said the alcohol problem is one he's been battling for a while, and that he attempted to deal with it on his own before realizing he needed more help.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Ryan confronts addiction, preps for return to Ottawa lineup

Feb. 22, 2020 2:49 AM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — After realizing he was coming to a dead end in his battle with an alcohol problem, Bobby Ryan says asking for help has shown him a way forward. The Ottawa Senators right-winger met with the media Friday for the first time since entering the joint NHL/NHL Players Association...

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Brad Marchand, left, against Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot, right, during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores twice as Bruins beat Flames 4-3

Feb. 22, 2020 1:22 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Patrice Bergeron is healthy again, and showing no signs of slowing down. Bergeron scored two more goals, and the Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive win. Bergeron has scored 21 times in 32 games since returning from a lower-body...

Toronto Raptors guard Terence Davis (0) is defended by Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Raptors beat Suns 118-101 for 16th win in 17 games

Feb. 21, 2020 11:34 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Make it 16 wins in 17 games for the surging Toronto Raptors. Pascal Siakam had 37 points and 12 rebounds and Toronto beat Phoenix 118-101 on Friday night, its fifth straight victory over the Suns. Serge Ibaka scored 16 points, Fred VanVleet and Terence Davis each had 14, Kyle Lowry had 13...

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Oladipo leaves with back spasms, Pacers top Knicks 106-98

Feb. 21, 2020 11:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Victor Oladipo didn't have a preseason to get used to the NBA's bumps and bruises again, so Indiana coach Nate McMillan wasn't surprised when his star guard had to end his night early. Back spasms prevented Oladipo from playing the fourth quarter of what was the first game after his minutes...

Cargo ships sit at anchor on English Bay, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Rail blockades across the country have led to an increase in the number of cargo ships waiting to load or unload according to the Port of Vancouver. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadian PM Trudeau says rail blockades have to end

Feb. 21, 2020 10:44 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday indigenous barricades that are blocking rail service across Canada and hurting the economy have to come down now. Trudeau said that court injunctions must be obeyed and that the situation is unacceptable and untenable and every attempt at dialogue...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) battles for the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) and defenseman Jake Muzzin, center, watch during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Muzzin helps Maple Leafs blank Penguins 4-0

Feb. 20, 2020 11:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — After two listless performances, Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe wanted to see his team step up. It was only one game, but the Maple Leafs delivered. Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists, Frederik Andersen made 24 saves and Toronto beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 on Thursday night. The Maple...

Injured Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, left, greets Miami Heat guard Andre Iguodala as they address the crowd before their teams' NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors say Klay Thompson won't play this season

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not play this season, though it has not been ruled out that he could still compete in the Olympics this summer. It was expected that Thompson would miss the entire season as he recovers from a torn knee ligament, and the Warriors said it...