Latest Men's hockey News

Column: NHL playoffs best show in sports; NBA a snoozer

May. 27, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

If you're looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. They've been a total snooze, filled with blowouts and only a handful of must-see moments. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one...

Indy 500 drivers find crypto craze fuels needed sponsorship

May. 27, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Should he win one of auto racing’s crown jewel races, Conor Daly would gladly take the seven-figure payout awarded to the Indianapolis 500 champion and deposit traditional American cash straight in his bank. Oh, and throw in some digital dollars, too. ...

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

May. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world's best defensemen. ...

Rangers' Shesterkin succeeds Lundqvist as 'King' of New York

May. 27, 2022 03:31 AM EDT

Igor Shesterkin pulls the mask up on top of his head, takes a sip of water and looks around. Instead of squirting the bottle through the cage and shuffling back into position, he takes a few seconds to soak in the atmosphere. “He has that grin like he’s loving every aspect of...

McDavid, Oilers eliminate Flames in OT, on to West finals

May. 27, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday to win the second-round playoff series in five games and advance to the Western Conference finals. The Edmonton captain scored his seventh goal of...

Hurricanes win Game 5, push Rangers to brink of elimination

May. 26, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the...

Blues at home with confidence for Game 6 vs. Avalanche

May. 26, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Cale Makar boarded a plane bound for St. Louis, leaving behind one thing he doesn't fully believe travels from game to game or city to city — momentum. The Colorado Avalanche hope the young defenseman is right after squandering a three-goal lead in an overtime loss. The St. Louis...

Canada rallies in 3rd, tops Sweden 4-3 in OT in world hockey

May. 26, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Drake Batherson scored on a power play 43 seconds into overtime to give Canada a 4-3 comeback victory over Sweden on Thursday night in the world hockey quarterfinals. In the semifinals Saturday, defending champion Canada will face the Czech Republic, and the...

Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5

May. 26, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Tyler Bozak and the St. Louis Blues experienced just about every emotion imaginable over the course of a win-or-season-ends game in which they fell behind by three goals. Ultimately, they landed on this improbable one — elation. Bozak scored 3:38...

Hurricanes counting on home success to offset road troubles

May. 25, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have been perfect at home in the Stanley Cup playoffs. They've had to be. The Hurricanes are back in Raleigh for Thursday night’s Game 5 against the New York Rangers, looking once again to climb into the lead of a playoff series with the support of a rowdy...