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Kings hope postseason experience translates to more progress

May. 16, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Todd McLellan's Los Angeles Kings gained valuable experience after making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2018. That will mean nothing if the Kings are unable to make more progress next season. "Experience is only good if you do...

Love of hockey sends Greenberg from Cubs to Blackhawks

May. 16, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Greenberg grew up watching Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played hockey all the way through the club level at the University of Pennsylvania. It's that love for the sport that prompted Greenberg to take on a unique challenge. After...

Expect more traditional playoff hockey in NHL's 2nd round

May. 16, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

With full arenas around North America buzzing for the NHL playoffs for the first time in three years, the first round overflowed with energy that sometimes amounted to blowouts and full penalty boxes. By the time almost every series reached Game 6 — and five got to Game 7 — signs...

Golden Knights fire Peter DeBoer after missing playoffs

May. 16, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights fired coach Peter DeBoer on Monday in the aftermath of missing the playoffs for the first time in their five-year franchise history. General manager Kelly McCrimmon made the announcement and thanked DeBoer for his work with the...

Predators sign Russian goalie Askarov to entry-level deal

May. 16, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed Iaroslav Askarov to a three-year entry level contract, two years after making him the sixth Russian-born goalie taken in the NHL draft first round at No. 11 overall. The 19-year-old spent most of the 2021-22 season with...

Second thoughts: Speedy Avs get rematch with rugged Blues

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog supervised his daughter’s soccer practices. Coach Jared Bednar did yardwork. Speedy forward Nathan MacKinnon planned some play time with his dogs. Just a relaxing week break before facing their arch rival: The second...

Column: Maple Leafs now at 55 years since last championship

May. 16, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

As soon as the NHL expanded to more than six teams, and television sets started showing games in color, the Toronto Maple Leafs were in trouble. Once again, the hockey playoffs are moving on to the second round without the Maple Leafs, who will be watching the rest of the postseason...

Rematch: Lightning, Panthers set to meet again in playoffs

May. 16, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on one side. The Presidents’ Trophy winners on the other. Franchises separated by just a couple hundred miles of highway. And two teams that don’t like each other very much. Tampa Bay and Florida. For the state...

Islanders hire longtime Trotz assistant Lambert as coach

May. 16, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

When the New York Islanders fired coach Barry Trotz, general manager Lou Lamoriello believed the team needed a new voice. That new voice is coming from inside the same coaches' room. The Islanders on Monday named Lane Lambert as Trotz's replacement, giving his longtime...

End of an era? Penguins at crossroads after playoff exit

May. 16, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the better part of two decades, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang have served as the foundation upon which the Pittsburgh Penguins built three Stanley Cup champions. For the better part of a year, all three understood the 2021-22 season could be...