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Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele is helped off the ice after being injured during the first period of the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Injured Jets in biggest trouble of NHL teams down 1-0

Aug. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Trouble keeps following Winnipeg Jets, from one of their best players not reporting to training camp to a bevy of injuries throughout the regular season. They're deep in it once again, not because of their Game 1 loss to the Calgary Flames but the big absences incurred during it. Top center Mark Scheifele could...

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry (26) celebrates along with right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) after scoring against Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

Jeff Petry lifts Canadiens past Penguins in OT in Game 1

Aug. 2, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Montreal coach Claude Julien figured his young, largely inexperienced Canadiens had a real opportunity to grow after being given a second life by the NHL’s restart. The Canadiens did that, and a whole lot more, Saturday night — with a big hand from a couple veterans. Jeff Petry...

New York Rangers' Ryan Strome (16) fights with Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams during the first period in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Drop the puck for summer hockey: NHL playoffs get under way

Aug. 1, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Players watching the opening minutes of the first NHL game in several months marveled at the familiar feeling from half a continent away. “Not necessarily laughing but just (noticing) how intense it was right away,” Vancouver's Tyler Toffoli said. If the first game is any...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, in a Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo, in Buffalo, N.Y. The Pittsburgh Penguins are healthy and ready to go heading into a Stanley Cup playoff unlike any other. Their biggest concern? Facing Montreal goaltender Carey Price in a short series. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Healthy Penguins wary of upstart Canadiens as playoffs begin

Jul. 28, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

Zach Aston-Reese pondered the question for a minute. “I'm not exactly sure who is on their first line,” the Penguins forward said when asked how Pittsburgh plans to slow down Montreal's top line in their best-of-five play-in series that begins Saturday in Toronto. The answer made it sound like he...

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin watches an NHL hockey practice at the team practice facility in Brossard, Quebec on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Could NHL home-nation advantage end Canada's Cup drought?

Jul. 27, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

Ken Dryden became so accustomed to winning championships with the Montreal Canadiens the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie has difficulty assessing Canada’s Stanley Cup drought. “It is bizarre,” Dryden recently told The Associated Press by phone from his home in Toronto. “If you go back to...

FILE - This Dec. 12, 2019 file photo shows New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla. Drop the talk about placing an asterisk next to this year's Stanley Cup champion because many consider this year's postseason to be among hockey's most grueling tests.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Forget the asterisk, NHL playoffs present grueling test

Jul. 26, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

Sorry, Drew Doughty. It's difficult to find anyone — from Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden to French-born Avalanche forward Pierre Edouard Bellemare— supporting Doughty’s assertion that these expanded NHL playoffs won’t produce, as the Los Angeles Kings defenseman put it in April,...

Orlando City forward Tesho Akindele (13) works the ball against Montreal Impact defender Rod Fanni (7) during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Akindele's goal gives Orlando City a 1-0 win over Montreal

Jul. 25, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Tesho Akindele scored in the 60th minute and Orlando City advanced to the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back tournament with a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. Montreal was eliminated with the loss to open the knockout round of the World Cup-style...

Montreal Impact forward Romell Quioto, right, tries to get off a shot in front of D.C. United defender Chris Odoi-Atsem, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Montreal keeps wild card hopes alive with 1-0 win over DC

Jul. 22, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Saphir Taider's goal off a deflection in the 31st minute gave the Montreal Impact a 1-0 victory over D.C. United on Tuesday night in the final Group C match of the MLS is Back tournament. Clement Diop stopped three shots, including two saves with his feet, for his first...

CCM Hockey joins Akim Aliu to promote inclusion, diversity

Jul. 21, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — CCM Hockey is partnering with former NHL player Akim Aliu to promote diversity and inclusion, while making it easier for disadvantaged children enter the sport. The Montreal-based hockey equipment and apparel maker on Tuesday announced it reached an endorsement agreement with Aliu, who is...

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. Crosby did not practice on Sunday, July 19, 2020 a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Penguins star Crosby misses practice with undisclosed issue

Jul. 19, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby did not practice on Sunday, a day after leaving a team scrimmage with an undisclosed health issue. The team captain and two-time NHL MVP scored during an organized scrimmage on Saturday. Head coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on what...