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Amid bevy of head shots, NHL attempts to explain rationale

Apr. 25, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

Drew Doughty watched other playoff games this season and couldn't believe that George Parros, the NHL's discipline czar, had suspended him for a head shot. "I saw four hits last night that deserved more than that," the Los Angeles Kings defenseman said. Doughty's one-game suspension was the first of several in...

Penalties, power-play goals skyrocket early in NHL playoffs

Apr. 16, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

Players take note: Referees aren't swallowing their whistles so far in the 2018 NHL playoffs. Penalties are up more than 17 percent over the same time a year ago and are playing a substantial role in several series. Through 19 games in the first round, there have been nearly 10 penalties per game. Last year,...

Haula's goal in 2nd OT gives Vegas 2-1 win over Kings

Apr. 14, 2018 4:08 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas, continues to happen in Vegas. The NHL's Golden Knights are the toast of the town. Erik Haula's goal in double overtime gave Vegas a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night for a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. "Honestly, I think that's my...

Punishment for hits to head prevalent early in NHL playoffs

Apr. 13, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

George Parros is a busy man early in the Stanley Cup playoffs thanks to a rash of questionable hits around the NHL. The vice president of player safety's department suspended Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri three games for boarding Boston forward Tommy Wingels in what the league called a hit made in the...

Penguins defense quietly doing its job against Flyers

Apr. 12, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lost amid Sidney Crosby's latest attempt to win the NHL batting title and Evgeni Malkin's one-on-three brilliance during the Pittsburgh Penguins' clinical dismantling of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 is this: The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions played pretty well in their own...