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Hockey commentator Don Cherry fired for rant over immigrants

Nov. 11, 2019 10:31 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Don Cherry, Canada's most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants "you people" in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the...

Draisaitl's OT winner lifts Oilers past Penguins

Nov. 2, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Goaltender Mike Smith and forward Leon Draisaitl stole the spotlight for the Edmonton Oilers in a game that featured NHL superstars Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid. Smith stopped 51 shots and Draisaitl scored in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins...

Boeser, Pettersson push Canucks to 5-3 win over Kings

Oct. 31, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks were winning even without Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson stuffing the stat sheet. Now they seem to be rediscovering their connection, as the Los Angeles Kings found out the hard way. Boeser had a hat trick, Pettersson added a goal and three assists, and the...

Tarasenko has goal, 2 assists as Blues beat Avalanche 3-1

Oct. 22, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko doesn't like talking about himself. Alex Pietrangelo, however, doesn't mind talking about his teammate. Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. "When he gets going,...

Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season

Oct. 16, 2019 3:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko were the clear favorites all along to be the top two picks in this year's NHL draft. So far, the 18-year-olds have struggled to generate a lot of offense in the opening weeks of the season. Kakko, selected second by the New York Rangers after New Jersey took...

Draisaitl scores in shootout, unbeaten Oilers top Devils 4-3

Oct. 10, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With each victory, the confidence builds for Leon Draisaitl and the undefeated Edmonton Oilers. Draisaitl scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Oilers a 4-3 victory over the winless New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Draisaitl, who also scored in regulation, connected in...

Bruins top Golden Knights 4-3, off to best start in 18 years

Oct. 9, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The defending Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins won't play their first home game until Saturday. That hasn't stopped them from opening on a rampage in Western Conference cities, clearly putting last season's Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup Final behind them. The Bruins (3-0-0)...