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TORONTO (AP) — Exceptionally fit and muscular still, Borje Salming sits at his locker with a familiar No. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs jersey hanging behind him while pecking out a message on his cellphone. The faceoff for the Centennial Classic's alumni game between the Maple Leafs...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club. The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period on Thursday night against...
Eric Lindros was as surprised as everyone else in the audience when a French-Canadian television talk show co-host presented him with a No. 88 Quebec Nordiques jersey. With the cameras rolling, Lindros pulled the former NHL franchise's blue, red and white colors over his head...
Anaheim Ducks center Antoine Vermette is facing the likely prospect of a 10-game suspension from the NHL for slashing a linesman. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso's legs after losing a faceoff to Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu during...
It's the kind of goal that makes fans groan because the goalie probably should've stopped it. A shooter skating down the wing or even behind the net fires the puck between a goaltender and the near post for a short-side goal. It looks like it shouldn't go in, but it has been...
The Montreal Canadiens abruptly fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien in hopes of getting their season back on track. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin made the announcement two days into his team's bye week. Julien was fired as coach of the Boston...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The stat line on Brent Burns reveals all one needs to know about the San Jose Sharks' victory over the New Jersey Devils. Burns scored the tying and winning goals, played a game-high 25:46 minutes, took 11 of the Sharks 38 shots and blocked three shots in his...
If the NHL doesn't send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the hockey tournament in Pyeongchang will look familiar. It will look a lot like the Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, Albertville in 1992 and Calgary in 1988. Maybe even a little like 1980 in Lake Placid, site of...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — When Fatima Al Ali first started playing hockey in the United Arab Emirates, she skated with young children half her size. "They were looking up at me like, 'What is she doing here?'" she said. On Wednesday, she was halfway around the world skating with the...