National Hockey League

NHL Hall of Famer Howell, Rangers games leader, dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Harry Howell, who played the most games in New York Rangers’ history, has died. He was 86. Howell died Saturday night. He had been living at an assisted care facility near his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. A seven-time All-Star, Howell played 1,160 games for the Rangers from … Continue reading NHL Hall of Famer Howell, Rangers games leader, dies at 86

Livid R. Kelly cries, calls sex abuse accusers liars

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly cried, angrily stood up and ranted about being “assassinated” during his first interview since being charged with sexual abuse, calling his accusers liars and saying people are after him for his money. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, told Gayle King of “CBS This … Continue reading Livid R. Kelly cries, calls sex abuse accusers liars

Price ties Plante on wins list, Canadiens beat Kings 3-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mark Carey Price has made in his 12 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens was scribbled in two lines of black marker on a dry erase board in the visitors’ locker room, signifying the goalie’s special place in the team’s 101-year history. The top line read “J Plante, 314,” referring to … Continue reading Price ties Plante on wins list, Canadiens beat Kings 3-1

Red Wings great, NHL union pioneer Ted Lindsay dies at 93

DETROIT (AP) — Ted Lindsay, the Hall of Famer who provided muscle and meanness on the Detroit Red Wings’ mighty “Production Line” of the 1950s and helped pioneer the first NHL players’ union, died Monday. He was 93. Lindsay died at his home in Michigan, said Lew LaPaugh, president of the Ted Lindsay Foundation, which … Continue reading Red Wings great, NHL union pioneer Ted Lindsay dies at 93

Senators fire Guy Boucher, name Marc Crawford interim coach

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The NHL-worst Senators have fired coach Guy Boucher and named assistant Marc Crawford as the interim replacement. General manager Pierre Dorion says Ottawa needs “a different set of coaching and leadership skills to guide our team through this rebuild.” Boucher coached the Senators to within one victory of the Stanley Cup … Continue reading Senators fire Guy Boucher, name Marc Crawford interim coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. | Sharks acquire F Gustav Nyquist from Red Wings for 2 picks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for two draft picks in a deal they hope adds scoring depth for a Stanley Cup push. Nyquist scored a goal earlier in the day for Detroit in a 5-3 loss to San Jose. … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif. | Sharks acquire F Gustav Nyquist from Red Wings for 2 picks

PHILADELPHIA | Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 1:59 into overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three straight goals in the rain to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on a soggy Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. The Flyers and Penguins took one of the NHL’s more heated rivalries outdoors and into prime time as part of … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Giroux scores OT winner to lead Flyers past Penguins 4-3

TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov became the league’s first 100-point player this season with his 30th goal. … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Predators’ Watson: Alcohol issues led to his arrest

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Jan 11, 2019—Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. Watson, who turns 27 on Sunday, said Friday in an Instagram post that he’s been dealing with anxiety, depression and alcoholism since the age of … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Predators’ Watson: Alcohol issues led to his arrest

WASHINGTON | Watchdog clears Interior chief Zinke in speech to NHL team

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing when he gave a speech to a National Hockey League team owned by a campaign contributor. The Office of Special Counsel said Zinke’s June 2017 speech to the Vegas Golden Knights did not violate the Hatch Act, a federal law that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Watchdog clears Interior chief Zinke in speech to NHL team

NHL takes esports on ice with gaming tournament

/March 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The National Hockey League is making its first foray into the world of esports. The league is launching the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship on Friday, a tournament that will crown a champion in June in Las Vegas. League officials and esports experts say it’s a way to attract millennials to … Continue reading NHL takes esports on ice with gaming tournament

AP Source: Seattle group formally files for NHL expansion

SEATTLE/February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The group looking to bring professional hockey to Seattle has taken the next step in the pursuit of an NHL franchise. The Oak View Group and its prospective NHL ownership group, led by billionaire David Bonderman and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer, submitted its expansion application with the National Hockey League on … Continue reading AP Source: Seattle group formally files for NHL expansion

Deep playoff runs not hurting Penguins, Sharks and Blues

(STL.News) — In the opening days of training camp, Eric Fehr could sense that the Pittsburgh Penguins hadn’t had much rest since winning the Stanley Cup in mid-June. That fatigue affected the runner-up San Jose Sharks more than it did the Penguins early on. But both teams are again among the best in the NHL … Continue reading Deep playoff runs not hurting Penguins, Sharks and Blues