Hockey

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Scottie Upshall has numerous family members who live in Fort McMurray, Alberta, including a brother and his fiancé, plus aunts, uncles and nieces. Playing Game 3 against the Dallas Stars in the second round of the playoffs was a welcome...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting...
SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders know there are several areas they need to improve to avoid falling behind in their second-round series against Tampa Bay. They need to find a way to beat the Lightning's defensive pressure, step up their passing and just be more...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Pavelski's transformation as an NHL player can be illustrated by the evolution of his nicknames. The undersized former seventh-round pick who came into league known as "Little Joe" in comparison to teammate Jumbo Joe Thornton turned into the Big...
WASHINGTON (AP) — During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman's ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins' playoff success for a long time...
WASHINGTON (AP) — During their back-to-back Stanley Cup final runs in 2008 and 2009, the Pittsburgh Penguins knew all about what Brooks Orpik can do. The rugged, bruising defenseman's ability to play on the edge was a big part of the Penguins' playoff success for a long time...
Brendan Shanahan's job of rebuilding the Toronto Maple Leafs got a big boost after the last-place team won the NHL draft lottery, putting it in a position to take U.S. center Auston Matthews with the first pick. With a 20-percent chance of winning the lottery on Saturday night,...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions' first-round exit from the playoffs. While announcing the move, Ducks general manager Bob Murray expressed much more anger at his players than...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The NHL fined Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,404 on Friday for his knee-on-knee hit on Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary, sparing him a suspension that could have altered the second-round playoff series against the Penguins. Wilson sent Sheary to the ice with his...