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McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon finalists for NHL MVP honors

Jun. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named the finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. McDavid, considered the likely winner of the award, dominated...

Wayne Gretzky rookie card sells for more than $3.7 million

May. 27, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

A Wayne Gretzky rookie card has sold for a record $3.75 million at auction. Heritage Auctions of Dallas said Thursday the 1979 O-Pee-Chee Gretzky card was in “gem mint” condition and went to an anonymous buyer. The card features the hockey great in his Edmonton Oilers...

Oilers, GM Ken Holland decry racial abuse against Ethan Bear

May. 26, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland said racist comments directed to First Nation defenseman Ethan Bear are “totally unacceptable” and “disgusting.” Holland said he was told about the issue by team staff just before his...

Gretzky leaves Oilers front office, citing 'life changes'

May. 25, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Wayne Gretzky is leaving as vice chairman of the Edmonton Oilers, citing “the pandemic and other life changes.” The 60-year-old hockey great announced the decision Tuesday on Twitter. He said he will not be able to “dedicate the time nor...

Jets finish off sweep of Oilers with 4-3 victory in 3 OTs

May. 25, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored 6:52 into the third overtime period, lifting the Winnipeg Jets to a first-round series sweep of the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-3 victory Monday night. Mark Scheifele scored twice and Mason Appleton added a goal for the Jets,...

Series now even, Islanders aim to keep Crosby, Pens in check

May. 24, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The top line of Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Bryan Rust served as the lone constant for the Pittsburgh Penguins during an injury-plagued regular season, one that ended with a sprint to the East Division championship. The magic the three players...

Recent champs Capitals, St. Louis on brink of elimination

May. 22, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three years since winning the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals find themselves on the brink of their third consecutive first-round playoff loss. The Boston Bruins will eliminate the Capitals on Sunday night with a win in Game 5 (7 p.m. EDT,...

Playoff format could help end Canada's Stanley Cup drought

May. 17, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

Nick Foligno was 5 when his father made his longest playoff run with Toronto and he remembers it like it was yesterday. The festive atmosphere in the streets after winning Game 7 to advance to the conference final. The questionable missed call against Wayne Gretzky and...

NHL's Canadian teams likely to keep COVID-19 protocols

May. 10, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Life is starting to shift back to normal in the National Hockey League — just not for players in Canada. The NHL eased some of its COVID-19 health and safety protocols over the weekend for clubs that have been fully vaccinated. But because of the...

McDavid focused on NHL playoffs, not 100 points in 56 games

May. 05, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

Connor McDavid is within reach of a milestone that could go down in hockey history. McDavid needs seven points in Edmonton's final five games to reach 100 in 56 games during this pandemic-shortened NHL season. Getting there would be an achievement remembered alongside...