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Capitals' Tom Wilson out 6-8 months after knee surgery

May. 25, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is expected to miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct the torn ACL in his left knee. The team announced Wednesday that Wilson had a successful ACL replacement procedure a day earlier —...

Hurricanes counting on home success to offset road troubles

May. 25, 2022 15:59 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...

Panthers' Joe Thornton says he's undecided on playing future

May. 25, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Thornton’s career may be over. Or not. The veteran center, who just completed his 24th season in the NHL and first with the Florida Panthers, said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to retire or continue playing. “My wife was kind...

Proposed women's hockey league teams with Billie Jean King

May. 25, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

North America’s top women’s hockey players are teaming up with former tennis star Billie Jean King and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman Mark Walter to explore launching a pro league within the next year, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. ...

Oilers win 5-3, push Flames to the brink of elimination

May. 25, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game with 3:27 left in regulation, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round playoff series. Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and...

Rangers power past Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 to even series

May. 24, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers got the kind of strong, all-around effort from the start they needed and stormed past the Carolina Hurricanes. Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists, and Frank Vatrano and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist as the Rangers beat the...

Kadri leads way, Avs nearing 1st conference final since '02

May. 24, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri held his hand near his ear to absorb the boos from St. Louis fans after one of his three goals. He nodded several times in their direction following another. “Hey, I’ve got to rub it in,” the Colorado Avalanche forward said afterward. ...

For Panthers, regular season success didn't lead to Cup run

May. 24, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There will be a Presidents’ Trophy banner hanging over the Florida Panthers’ home ice next season. The team’s media relations department will spend its summer rewriting the record book because tons of pages need updating. And the earliest that the Panthers will again...

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

May. 24, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jon Cooper had every reason to be confident the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning could keep their bid for a three-peat alive. “Our story is not finished being written,” the coach said earlier this month with his team on the brink of...

LEADING OFF: Cy Young matchup in SD, Story powers Sox vs Sox

May. 24, 2022 04:23 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ MAKE YOUR PITCH A pair of Cy Young Award winners are on the mound when Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers visit Blake Snell and the San Diego Padres in a matchup between two of the National...