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Sabres 'French Connection' winger Rene Robert hospitalized

Jun. 19, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

Rene Robert, a retired winger who played on the Buffalo Sabres' famed “French Connection Line” in the 1970s, was in a Florida hospital on Friday after suffering a heart attack, three people familiar with what happened told The Associated Press. The people spoke on the...

Tensions rise quickly in semifinals between unfamiliar foes

Jun. 19, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

When a heated scrum broke out between Islanders and Lightning players at the final horn of Game 2 and New York's Travis Zajac wrestled Tampa Bay's Anthony Cirelli to the ice, it did not feel like these teams didn't face off all season. “I think we are familiar with them...

Canadiens beat Golden Knights 3-2 in OT to take 2-1 lead

Jun. 19, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Luke Richardson didn’t envision his debut as an NHL head coach coming this way. But he’ll take it. Josh Anderson scored his second goal of the game at 12:53 of overtime and Carey Price made 43 saves as Montreal beat the Vegas...

Canadiens coach Ducharme tests positive for virus, isolating

Jun. 18, 2021 23:46 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal interim coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive for the coronavirus and missed the Canadiens' 3-2 overtime victory Friday night in Game 3 of the semifinal series against the Vegas Golden Knights. The NHL said Ducharme received a confirmed...

Panthers' Barkov wins Selke Trophy as best defensive forward

Jun. 18, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the first time in his eight-year career. Barkov was announced as the winner of the award Friday night before Vegas faced Montreal in Game 3 of...

Islanders in familiar series hole, down 2-1 vs. Lightning

Jun. 18, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

The New York Islanders are facing a familiar scenario, trailing 2-1 in a series after a narrow loss in Game 3 at home. The first two times in this postseason they bounced back with three straight wins to advance past Pittsburgh and Boston. That gives the Islanders some...

Some injuries more obvious than others in NHL playoffs

Jun. 18, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

Jeff Petry's bloodshot eyes scared his three young sons until they pretended he was the villain and they were the superheroes. Then they were OK playing with dad. Petry returned to the ice for the Montreal Canadiens in a Game 2 win in Las Vegas despite broken blood...

Point scores again, Lightning beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Jun. 18, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After keeping up his scoring touch to help Tampa Bay get a big road victory its Stanley Cup semifinal series, Brayden Point was especially proud of the Lightning's defensive effort. Point got the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Andrei...

Defend NY: Jets bond while supporting Islanders in playoffs

Jun. 17, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders had their jumbo-sized man advantage in the stands again at the Old Barn. Several Jets players were at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night to root on the Islanders during their 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their...

Hurricanes extend Brind'Amour, who wins coach of year honors

Jun. 17, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Rod Brind'Amour never worried much about being able to reach a deal to remain coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. “It was just a matter of time, really,” Brind'Amour said Thursday as the team announced a three-year contract extension. Hours later,...