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San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31) gives up a goal to Arizona Coyotes' Phil Kessel as Sharks defenseman Jacob Middleton (21) and Coyotes center Barrett Hayton (29) look on during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phil Kessel, Coyotes bounce back with 5-3 win over Sharks

Jan. 16, 2021 7:16 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Phil Kessel's first season in the desert did not go as planned. Expected to give Arizona a huge scoring boost, he instead struggled with injuries and his production suffered. It's just two games into the season, but it seems Phil the Thrill is back. Kessel scored two goals, Antti...

San Jose Sharks defenseman Nicolas Meloche (53) gets the puck after sending Arizona Coyotes right wing Clayton Keller, right, to the ice during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Sharks open the season with 4-3 shootout win over Coyotes

Jan. 15, 2021 12:38 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Martin Jones stopped Clayton Keller in a shootout and the San Jose Sharks bounced back after Arizona's Phil Kessel scored with 3.2 seconds left in regulation, beating the Coyotes 4-3 Thursday night. “Goaltending a lot of times is your most important player on the ice,”...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, of Sweden, skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. For the teams that missed the 2020 playoffs, they've spent the past 10 months waiting for the compressed 56-game 2021 season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Sharks look to make most of extended road trip

Jan. 12, 2021 3:30 PM EST

A disappointing 2019-20 season kept the San Jose Sharks out of the NHL bubble when the season restarted following the long break for the coronavirus. The Sharks are getting plenty of time in a modified bubble of their own to start this season. The Sharks have become the NHL’s vagabonds, kicked out of their...

FILE - Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon waits for a face off against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, in this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo. MacKinnon views pressure almost like shots on goal — the more, the better. That's why the Colorado Avalanche forward fully embraces his team being mentioned among the Stanley Cup favorites. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Avs, Knights, Blues make realigned West tall at the top

Jan. 8, 2021 3:33 PM EST

The team that emerges from the limited-time-only West Division should enter the Stanley Cup semifinals in prime, title-winning position. Like those mountain ranges in the middle of this three time zone conglomerate, coronavirus-driven realignment yielded a division that sure looks tall at the top. “It will...

FILE - Vegas Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer is seen on the bench as they take on the Ottawa Senators during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Ottawa, in this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, file photo. The Golden Knights, the consensus favorites to win the 2021 Stanley Cup, have a longer runway for takeoff than they did before the 2020 playoffs, though they won’t have any exhibition games to gauge from.(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Peter DeBoer set for first full season with Golden Knights

Jan. 5, 2021 4:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden Knights coach Peter DeBoer had to scramble in his first season with Vegas after being brought in as a midseason replacement for the fired Gerard Gallant. The year only got more challenging from there because of the pandemic, and the coronavirus-related disruptions will continue...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Logan Couture, left, skates the puck upice as Columbus Blue Jackets' Gustav Nyquist, of Sweden, defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. The Sharks never managed to climb out of the deep hole they dug with a slow start last season. Avoiding the same fate this year is a high priority for the team, especially the condensed 56-game schedule and the extended road trip they are on to start this season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Displaced Sharks look for fast start to season

Jan. 5, 2021 1:26 PM EST

The San Jose Sharks never managed to climb out of the deep hole they dug with a slow start last season. Avoiding the same fate this year is a high priority for the Sharks, especially with the condensed 56-game schedule and the extended road trip they’re on to start this season. “That’s our...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL schedule: 868 games in 116 days, back-to-backs and more

Dec. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EST

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of five games to open the NHL’s coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2021 season on Jan. 13. The league released a first-of-its kind schedule Wednesday featuring four realigned divisions based on geography and limited to...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

AP source: NHL eyes division play only; Sharks to Arizona

Dec. 19, 2020 1:40 PM EST

The NHL is preparing for a pandemic-altered regular season limited to divisional play while trying to determine if the league’s seven Canadian teams will be allowed to play in their country. Taxi squads also are coming back as part of a tentative return-to-play plan reached Friday, and at least one team...

This Oct. 4, 2020, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, shows an empty Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take effect Monday and will last for three weeks.  (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

49ers may need temporary home because of new COVID-19 rules

Nov. 28, 2020 10:25 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Santa Clara County on Saturday banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks. County officials issued the directives in response to rising cases of the coronavirus in the area. The rules take...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...