Hockey

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to rookie goaltender Matt Murray with their season on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. Coach Mike Sullivan made the decision Tuesday, with the Penguins facing elimination...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are going back to goaltender Brian Elliott for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks. "It's his turn," coach Ken Hitchcock said Tuesday. "It's his turn for Game 6." Jake Allen has started the last two games and...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are going back to goaltender Brian Elliott for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Jake Allen has started the last two games and made 21 saves in a 6-3 Game 5 loss that included two empty-...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury is back on the job for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Mike Sullivan said Sunday that Fleury will start Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Sunday night against Tampa Bay. This will be Fleury's first start of the postseason. He last...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton and his linemates have managed to do what Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Jamie Benn couldn't in the first two rounds of the NHL playoffs: control the play against the St. Louis Blues. San Jose's top line of Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Tomas...
MOSCOW (AP) — Rene Fasel has been re-elected as president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, continuing his 22-year spell in charge. Fasel ran unopposed and was elected unanimously at a congress in Moscow, held during the men's world championship. He says there will be...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Backes stood tall in front of the net as long as possible, finally ducking in case he whiffed on the puck with his stick. Result: Another dirty goal. The St. Louis Blues captain got the scoring started in the opener of the Western Conference finals, re-...
A federal judge in Minnesota has denied the NHL's latest attempt to throw out a class-action lawsuit by former players filed over head injuries. The league had argued that the suit should be tossed because the issues raised by the former players were covered under the collective...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are back home after splitting the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, feeling good about themselves, though hardly satisfied. "We've got to play better to win this series, there's no doubt," coach Jon Cooper said Tuesday,...