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Matthews, Kapanen score late, Maple Leafs edge Bruins 2-1

Apr. 19, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have grown accustomed to playoff disappointment in recent years. However, after putting together possibly their best defensive effort of the season, their latest victory has them on the brink of getting out of the first round for the first time since 2004. Auston...

Red Wings name Steve Yzerman general manager

Apr. 19, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Steve Yzerman is getting another chance to return the Detroit Red Wings to glory. The Hockey Hall of Famer did it as one the game's great leaders, helping Detroit end a 42-year championship drought with the first of three Stanley Cup celebrations of his playing tenure in Detroit. Now, he has...

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in playoffs

Apr. 19, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

Rod Brind'Amour does not think what he is doing is anything special. Brind'Amour not only has the Carolina Hurricanes in the playoffs in his first season as coach but has made the necessary adjustments to tie their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals at two games apiece. Along...

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman to retain coach Jeff Blashill

Apr. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit Red Wings hiring Steve Yzerman as general manager (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman says he will keep coach Jeff Blashill. The Red Wings gave Blashill a two-year contract extension toward the end of the regular season....

Flyers cover statue of singer Smith amid racism allegations

Apr. 19, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are covering a statue of singer Kate Smith outside their arena, following the New York Yankees in cutting ties and looking into allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of "God Bless America." Flyers officials said Friday they also...

AP NewsAlert

Apr. 19, 2019 9:34 AM EDT
DETROIT (AP) — AP sources: Former Detroit Red Wings star Steve Yzerman to become team's general manager.

Held at bay, Gaudreau hopes to ignite Flames in Game 5

Apr. 19, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first-round...

Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

Apr. 19, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl provided the fast start and Martin Jones delivered the key saves that helped the San Jose Sharks flip the script in their playoff series against Vegas. Hertl scored the first of his two goals just 76 seconds into the game, Jones delivered his biggest save to preserve the...

Schwartz caps Blues' rally in 3-2 win over Jets 1 in Games 5

Apr. 19, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jaden Schwartz called it a lucky goal for the St. Louis Blues. It was a dagger to the Winnipeg Jets. Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining to cap St. Louis' three-goal third period in a 3-2 win over the Jets on Thursday night, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead in their Western...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Apr. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. "They just shut us right down," Bowman said. "We were shocked, but...