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Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

May. 24, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks signed pending free agent forward Evander Kane to a seven-year contract Thursday that keeps the high-scoring winger off the open market and part of the Sharks long-term future. Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline in...

Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

May. 24, 2018 6:23 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin lifted the Prince of Wales Trophy, spun around and set it back down on a table. The rest of the Capitals joined him for a team photo after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final, a victory that sent Washington to the...

Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

May. 24, 2018 2:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied. The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more distance between the Eastern Conference champions and a lingering perception of Ovechkin and the Caps as playoff...

Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7; advance to face Vegas Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final

May. 23, 2018 10:44 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Washington Capitals beat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7; advance to face Vegas Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final.

Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

May. 23, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach Wednesday, the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and third in the past four years. Quinn replaces Alain Vigneault, who was fired hours after the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first...

New York Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as next head coach

May. 23, 2018 2:07 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as next head coach.

NFL awards 2019 draft to Nashville, home of Tennessee Titans

May. 23, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NFL draft is heading to Music City. League owners awarded the 2019 draft to Nashville during their annual spring meetings on Wednesday, clearly impressed with the city's turnout for events such as the NHL Stanley Cup Final and a party to unveil redesigned uniforms for the Tennessee...

Sabres sign 2016 2nd-round pick Asplund to 3-year contract

May. 23, 2018 12:14 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed prospect forward Rasmus Asplund to a three-year entry level contract. Asplund is from Sweden and was selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft. The 20-year-old had a career-best eight goals and 28 points in 50 games in his third full...

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

May. 22, 2018 10:14 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated...

Ovechkin, Capitals prepare for 'biggest game of life'

May. 22, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he's determined to make the most of the opportunity. "I've never been in this position before," he said Tuesday, looking ahead to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay...