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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...

Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) celebrates his game and series winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammates Shea Weber (6) and Paul Byron (41) during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canadiens stun Penguins 2-0 to win qualifying round series

Aug. 7, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins entered their qualifying round matchup against Montreal healthy but wary. Optimistic but guarded. While they'd shown plenty of grit during a regular season that featured extended absences by high-profile names on their star-laden roster, in a short series facing a...

Philadelphia Flyers center Scott Laughton (21) scores the game winning goal against Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (35) during overtime in an exhibition NHL hockey game, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins turn to goalie Tristan Jarry with season on line

Aug. 7, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to goaltender Tristan Jarry with their season on the line. Coach Mike Sullivan said hours before Friday afternoon's game that Jarry will make his first playoff start when Pittsburgh faces Montreal in Game 4 of their play-in series. The Canadiens lead the...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) stays out of the way as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) chases Canadiens' Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Not just Price is right: Canadiens have Penguins on brink

Aug. 7, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but he's not the only reason the high-powered Penguins are on the brink of elimination, down 2-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round...

Today in History

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 7, the 220th day of 2020. There are 146 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 7, 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving President Lyndon B. Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported North Vietnamese attacks on U.S....

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) is congratulated by teammates Tomas Tatar (90), Joel Armia (40) and Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Petry's goal in 3rd lifts Canadiens past Penguins again

Aug. 6, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens weren’t even supposed to be here. All but eliminated from playoff contention, they’d shipped out key veterans at the trade deadline and were already focused on next season when COVID-19 forced the NHL to pause in mid-March. The league’s 24-team...