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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Mark Recchi acknowledges fans after a video tribute honoring his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame was played during a timeout in an NHL hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres in Pittsburgh. The New Jersey Devils have hired Recchi as an assistant coach, the team announced Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Recchi joins new coach Lindy Ruff's staff after three seasons as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Devils hire Mark Recchi as assistant on Lindy Ruff's staff

Sep. 8, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

Mark Recchi played and lifted the Stanley Cup with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara and coached Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, so the Hockey Hall of Famer knows a thing or two about winning with stars. It might take some time for him to help the New Jersey Devils get to that point,...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, March 5, 2020,  in Buffalo, N.Y. Crosby underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery on Monday but should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. The team announced the procedure on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Penguins star Sidney Crosby undergoes wrist surgery

Sep. 1, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery on Monday but should be ready to go well before the start of training camp. The team announced the procedure on Tuesday. It did not specify which wrist was injured. General manager Jim Rutherford says the expected...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen skates during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins reacquire F Kapanen from Maple Leafs

Aug. 25, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The retooling of the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster has begun. The team acquired forward Kasperi Kapanen from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, reuniting the 24-year-old with the team that originally drafted him with the 22nd overall pick in 2014. The Maple Leafs sent Kapanen,...

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere (53), left wing Joel Farabee (49), defenseman Ivan Provorov (9) and right wing Travis Konecny (11) celebrate after Provorov scored their first goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers head into 2nd round of East playoffs with Game 6 win

Aug. 21, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Flyers goalie Carter Hart grew up rooting for Carey Price and was thrilled to met his goalie idol this season. Beating the Canadiens and getting congratulated by Price in the handshake line felt so much better for Hart. “He said, ‘Helluva series' and he'll be watching," Hart...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes save as Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes (13) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tatar, Kotkaniemi scores twice, Canadiens rout Flyers 5-0

Aug. 14, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach. Kirk Muller and the rest of the Canadiens just had to dedicate the Game 2 victory to Claude Julien. “To Claude, I’m sure you’re listening, this win’s for you,” Muller said. Tomas Tatar and Jesperi...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87), center Evgeni Malkin (71) and defenseman Kris Letang (58) react after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit

Aug. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed would be good...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers hope top seed in East leads to Stanley Cup title

Aug. 11, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

Alain Vigneault often has a dash of James Bond in him when he closes his news conferences. “I’m going to have a martini,” Vigneault says, “and enjoy the win.” The Philadelphia Flyers have both shaken and stirred their way to plenty of wins this season in Vigneault’s first...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87), center Evgeni Malkin (71) and defenseman Kris Letang (58) react after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

GM Rutherford looks to retool after "puzzling" Pens exit

Aug. 11, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Rutherford is not ready to blow up the core that's led the Pittsburgh Penguins to three Stanley Cups in a little more than a decade. Still, the longtime general manager understands there's some serious retooling necessary following a second straight playoff flameout. The issue isn't...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) and teammates celebrate after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. The Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff teams

Aug. 10, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper took exception to the Columbus Blue Jackets being referred to as “a blue-collar” team. “Is that a positive or a negative?” Cooper said Monday, a day before his Eastern Conference second-seeded Lightning open the first round of the NHL...

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers clinch top seed in East with 4-1 win over Lightning

Aug. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1...