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Point-a-game Stars C Hintz to have surgery for tendon issue

May. 14, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Stars center Roope Hintz will have surgery next week in New York to repair a tendon issue in his groin area that bothered him throughout the season while he was a point-a-game player. General manager Jim Nill said Friday that Hintz played...

Virus business limits, most mask mandates end in N. Carolina

May. 14, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state's capacity limits on businesses and nearly all the remaining statewide mask-wearing mandates, returning the state to almost normal operations after 15 months marked by COVID-19 lockdowns and...

'No secrets' and no certainty in one-of-a-kind NHL playoffs

May. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

There will be no mysteries when Tampa Bay and Florida meet in the first round of the playoffs after facing off eight times this season and twice in the past week. Same deal for Montreal and Toronto, who have played 10 times since mid-January. “I don’t want to say it...

Capitals and Bruins have bad blood, friendly familiarity

May. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

Tom Wilson has faced the Boston Bruins a few times since drilling Brandon Carlo with a hit that drew a seven-game suspension. Game 1 of the Bruins' first-round playoff series against the Capitals on Saturday night in Washington is Carlo's first game back on the ice...

Kirill the thrill: Russian rookie Kaprizov big boost to Wild

May. 14, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wary of all kinds of pressure on Kirill Kaprizov and resolute in their team-first culture, the Minnesota Wild tried to keep a lid on the fanfare enveloping his arrival in the NHL. “I was nervous about the incredible expectations, because our fan...

PWHPA forging ahead without NHL backing of women's hockey

May. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association is forging ahead with its bid to establish an economically sustainable professional league in North America with or — for now — without the NHL’s full financial backing. In response to a Sportsnet report that...

Jost scores twice, Avs clinch No. 1 seed with win over Kings

May. 14, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Tyson Jost was barely off the ice and already wearing a burgundy shirt commemorating the Colorado Avalanche winning the Presidents' Trophy. Guess they had an inkling. Jost scored two of Colorado’s five second-period goals as the...

NHL postseason: Who's hot as the playoffs arrive?

May. 14, 2021 01:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Goalie Juuse Saros is the biggest reason the Nashville Predators went from a potential NHL draft lottery team to their seventh straight playoff appearance. How long they stick around will depend on how well Saros keeps playing in net. ...

Blues score 7 straight goals to beat Wild 7-3

May. 13, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron, Brayden Schenn, and Jordan Kyrou each scored twice and the St. Louis Blues scored seven straight goals to erase a first-period deficit and beat the Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Thursday night. Zach Sanford also scored Jordan Binnington made 17...

ESPN, MLB agree to 7-year rights extension through 2028

May. 13, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue...