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NHL goaltenders getting concussions at an alarming rate

Sep. 20, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

Filip Chytil beat the last defender to the net, snapped the shot past Tuukka Rask and barreled over the goaltender he had just scored on. Rask flipped his mask off, lay prone and needed assistance to get to his feet and to the Boston Bruins locker room. The goal counted and Chytil faced no repercussions. Rask...

Ex-Rangers, Lightning D Dan Girardi retires after 13 seasons

Sep. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi will retire from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 ratings. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference Finals and one...

Cehlarik leads Bruins to 3-1 victory over Flyers

Sep. 20, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

Peter Cehlarik scored a tiebreaking goal 4:16 into the second period and sparked the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday night in Philadelphia. Danton Heinen and Connor Clifton also scored for Boston, which had Jaroslav Halak and Maxime Lagace share time in goal. Halak stopped 16 of 17 shots in...

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class

Sep. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante...

Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

Sep. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

St. Louis had better dig in for its repeat bid. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blues will have their hands full in the Western Conference, which seems to have a slew of contenders. And, every team in the entire league is going to give the Blues its best shot each game. "There's going to be a whole different...

Belmont Park to host entire fall meet on site

Sep. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park's entire 37-day fall meet will be run at the venerable track instead of having a portion of it at Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association said Thursday that the current construction site preparation for the New York Islanders' new arena at Belmont Park is having less impact...

Devils promote Hugh Weber, with Jake Reynolds new president

Sep. 19, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have promoted team president Hugh Weber and replaced him with Jake Reynolds. Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the team owners, announced the move Thursday. It takes effect immediately. Reynolds will oversee all business, revenue, strategy and operations...

Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour out with hand injury

Sep. 19, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour will miss the remainder of training camp because of a hand injury and it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the start of the season in two weeks. The Sabres released no details of Montour's injury on Thursday. The team said it will provide...

North Carolina university announces $1 billion growth plan

Sep. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university has announced a $1 billion growth plan that will keep its current leader on the job for another 10 years and provide scholarships and new construction. High Point University says the plan will commit current president Nido Quebein to another decade at the...

Devils spoil preseason debut for new Rangers Panarin, Kakko

Sep. 19, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

Brett Seney's goal 3:55 into the third period was the game-winner as the New Jersey Devils beat the Rangers 4-3 Wednesday night, spoiling the preseason debuts for New York newcomers Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko at Madison Square Garden. Nico Hischier, Mikhail Maltsev and Nikita Gusev also scored for New Jersey,...