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Connor Bedard skates in his first NHL exhibition game with the Chicago Blackhawks

Sep. 28, 2023 23:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Connor Bedard played in his first preseason game with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, and fans of the Original Six franchise were ready. So was Bedard, who had two assists in Chicago's 2-1 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues. The...

As the NHL lends an assist, top men's players hope the new women's hockey league thrives

Sep. 28, 2023 16:06 PM EDT

Sharing the ice during NHL All-Star festivities and informal training skates and crossing paths at various Olympics over the past several years, some of the best men's and women's hockey players in the world got to talking. The state of the women's game often came up. For much of...

Nicklas Backstrom is done talking about his hip. The Capitals now need his play to do the talking

Sep. 27, 2023 11:16 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom is sick and tired of talking about his surgically repaired left hip. The Swedish center opened Washington Capitals camp saying he feels “way better” after a normal summer of training and different — in a good way — than a year ago...

Former NHL player Nicolas Kerdiles dies after a motorcycle crash in Nashville. He was 29

Sep. 24, 2023 13:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NHL player Nicolas Kerdiles died Saturday after a motorcycle crash in Nashville, according to police. He was 29. The one-time hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks drove his motorcycle through a stop sign early Saturday and hit the driver's side of an...

Foligno is impressed with Bedard and ready to help lead the Chicago Blackhawks

Sep. 22, 2023 18:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Foligno texted and called Connor Bedard over the summer, and the veteran had the rookie over to his home. It was a full-circle moment for Foligno ahead of his 17th NHL season. “It brings me back to when I was 19 and I came into the team and I...

Taking it to the streets: NHL tries to grow its game with an 'ice' hockey push Down Under

Sep. 21, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — It’s a frequent — and most often frantic — high-pitched yell when kids playing street hockey in North America know their game is about to be interrupted. “Car!” screams one of the players, and the nets at either end of the makeshift asphalt or...

Connor Bedard takes the ice for his first NHL training camp with the Chicago Blackhawks

Sep. 21, 2023 17:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After years of hype, highlights and piles of points — so many points at every level — Connor Bedard has arrived at his first NHL training camp with the Chicago Blackhawks. Even Bedard, used to the hockey spotlight and incredibly composed at just 18 years old,...

Bruins captaincy passes from soft-spoken Bergeron to in-your-face Marchand. He says he's ready

Sep. 20, 2023 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins named Brad Marchand captain on Wednesday, putting the “C” previously worn by the soft-spoken and universally revered Patrice Bergeron on the sweater of a notorious instigator who — the team insists — has moved on from his face-licking phase and matured into...

Warner Bros. Discovery to offer live sports on its Max streaming service

Sep. 19, 2023 15:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Bros. Discovery is entering the direct-to-consumer live sports market. The company announced Tuesday that a sports add-on tier will be available on its Max streaming service beginning Oct. 5. The Bleacher Report Add-On package will offer any sports...

Beyond Bedard, the NHL's rookie class is stacked with talented newcomers to watch

Sep. 19, 2023 13:30 PM EDT

Connor Bedard is the most hyped hockey player since Connor McDavid. He is not the only rookie worth watching this NHL season. Who's Bedard looking forward to seeing? “Everyone,” he said." There’s so many guys. You can kind of go down the list. Just being a fan of...