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When Andong Song started playing hockey in China at age 6, he wore figure skates on his feet and had to use the straight parts of short-track speedskating rinks for practice. His father brought back equipment from his travels one piece at a time, and his family moved to Canada a...
There's plenty of knocking on wood this time of year around the NHL as teams hope to avoid injuries that could damage their playoff hopes. For some, it's already too late. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost Steven Stamkos for four months — and counting — and now Tyler Johnson. The...
The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators will play two games in Sweden next season, the NHL's first regular-season games in Europe since 2011. The NHL and NHL Players' Association on Friday announced their new Global Series games Nov. 10 and 11 in Stockholm. This is the NHL's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to lace up custom-painted skates, though in a sport that discourages freedom of expression he may not turn out to be much of a trendsetter. The Washington Capitals superstar celebrated the team's Russian Heritage Night...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is the first NHL player to lace up custom-painted skates, though in a sport that discourages freedom of expression he may not be much of a trendsetter. The Washington Capitals superstar is celebrating the team's Russian Heritage Night Thursday...
International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel tells The Associated Press he needs to know by the end of April whether NHL players will be cleared to play in the South Korea Olympics next year. NHL team owners have made it clear they don't want to stop their season...
When four consecutive losses had the Calgary Flames floundering back in January, coach Glen Gulutzan saw a train ride as the perfect opportunity for a happy hour in motion that was anything but celebratory. "I gave the guys some beer," he said. "We told the guys to take the...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jake Guentzel still finds himself staring. And really, it's kind of hard to blame him. A year ago he was fresh out of Nebraska-Omaha trying to find his legs with the Pittsburgh Penguins' AHL affiliate, all speed and youth and talent anxious at what the future...
USA Hockey says it is contacting representatives of the women's team that threatened to boycott the upcoming world championships over a wage dispute. Executive director Dave Ogrean says the organization remains committed to having the players selected for the tournament play in...