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NHL’s Ducks fire Boudreau after early playoff exit

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after their disappointing first-round exit from the playoffs.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Sports

Arena plan in Seattle could move a step closer to reality

SEATTLE — The stretch of roadway is one-tenth of a mile long and barely wide enough for cars to pass in opposite directions without one pulling off to the side.

Date: 04/29/2016 | Sports

Ottawa fires coach Dave Cameron after team misses NHL playoffs

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have fired coach Dave Cameron after the team missed the NHL playoffs. New general manager Pierre Dorion made the announcement Tuesday. The Senators were 38-35-9 this season.

Date: 04/12/2016 | Sports

Ed Snider, founder of NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, dies at 83

PHILADELPHIA — Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose “Broad Street Bullies” became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.The Flyers said he died early Monday morning.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Sports

NHL's Coyotes fire GM Don Maloney

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes fired general manager Don Maloney on Monday.

Date: 04/11/2016 | Sports

Ducks vault Kings, clinch NHL Pacific title

The New York Islanders will open the playoffs at the Florida Panthers, and that means Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third consecutive year.

Date: 04/10/2016 | Sports

Red Wings reached NHL playoffs for 25th consecutive season

NEW YORK — Despite ending the regular season with consecutive losses, the Detroit Red Wings found a way to extend their remarkable playoff streak.

Date: 04/09/2016 | Sports

Actor Spacey dons 'Spacey Facey' at Panthers game

SUNRISE, Fla. — On a night that the Florida Panthers handed out cardboard cutouts of actor Keven Spacey's face, the "House of Cards" star surprised fans by taking off his "Spacey Facey" mask as the videoboard camera panned around the stands.

Date: 03/20/2016 | Sports

Suspension for Flames’ Wideman halved to 10 games

NEW YORK — An independent arbitrator cut Dennis Wideman’s suspension from 20 games to 10 on Friday, saying he didn’t believe the Calgary Flames defenseman intended to injure linesman Don Henderson when he knocked him to the ice.

Date: 03/11/2016 | Sports

For love of the game

Despite big money, hockey still a 'child's game' for ex-Silvertip

Date: 02/29/2016 | Sports

NHL commissioner upholds Wideman’s 20-game suspension

NEW YORK — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for cross-checking a linesman.The NHL announced the appeal decision Wednesday.

Date: 02/17/2016 | Sports

Sabres' Kane sleeps in, won't play Tuesday night

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres say left wing Evander Kane won't play Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators after missing practice on Monday.

Date: 02/15/2016 | Sports

Blue Jackets sign ex-Silvertip Murray to 2-year extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday.

Date: 02/11/2016 | Sports

NHL suspends Wideman 20 games for abuse of official

NEW YORK — The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman during a game last week.

Date: 02/03/2016 | Sports

Fans turn Scott into MVP of NHL All-Star Game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Scott sat on his teammates shoulders while fans chanted "M-V-P! M-V-P!" and the NHL finally got out of the way.

Date: 01/31/2016 | Sports

Bettman says NHL would not take expansion application from Seattle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman insisted Seattle is not in the running to land an expansion team.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Sports

Jonathan Toews to skip All-Star Game; suspended for one Blackhawks game

Jonathan Toews will not participate in Sunday’s All-Star game because of an illness that limited his time in the Blackhawks’ 5-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.By NHL rules, Toews will be suspended one Blackhawks game for pulling out of the All-Star Game.

Date: 01/28/2016 | Sports

NHL’s Blackhawks give GM Bowman a 3-year extension

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have given a three-year contract extension to general manager Stan Bowman that runs through the 2020-21 season.

Date: 01/26/2016 | Sports

Snowstorm wreaks havoc on sports schedule, team travel

A blizzard menacing the Eastern United States disrupted the sports schedule Friday while wreaking havoc with team travel plans.Two NBA games and one in the NHL were postponed as were plenty of college basketball games and NASCAR’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Sports

NHL decides Scott to remain NHL All-Star captain

NEW YORK — From Arizona to Newfoundland to Nashville, Tennessee, John Scott will be an NHL All-Star after all.

Date: 01/19/2016 | Sports

NHL’s Blackhawks give coach Quenneville 3-year extension

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have given a three-year contract extension to Joel Quenneville, locking up the highly successful coach through the 2019-20 season.

Date: 01/12/2016 | Sports

NHL names remaining 40 All-Stars for 3-on-3 tournament

The NHL has named the final 40 players to take part in a new 3-on-3 tournament at All-Star weekend later this month in Nashville, Tennessee.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Sports

Coyotes' Scott, who has been waived 3 times, selected as NHL All-Star game captain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Scott is known for intimidating opponents with his fists and massive size.Now the Arizona Coyotes tough guy can add a new title: NHL All-Star captain.

Date: 01/02/2016 | Sports

NHL’s Lightning give coach Cooper multiyear extension

TAMPA, Fla. — Coach Jon Cooper has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Tampa Bay Lightning after reaching the Stanley Cup final.The defending Eastern Conference champions announced the deal Friday. Terms were not released.

Date: 12/04/2015 | Sports

NHL’s Canadiens sign GM Bergevin to extension

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed general manager and executive vice president Marc Bergevin to a multiyear contract extension through the end of the 2021-22 season.

Date: 11/25/2015 | Sports

Bert Olmstead, Hall of Fame hockey player, dies at 89

Bert Olmstead, the Hall-of-Fame left winger who played on five Stanley Cup championships teams during his 14-year NHL career, has died. He was 89.The NHL and the Montreal Canadiens said Wednesday that Olmstead died Monday.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Sports

No charges for Blackhawks star Kane after rape investigation

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Prosecutors dropped a rape investigation against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane on Thursday, citing a lack of credible evidence in a case “rife with reasonable doubt” and said the accuser no longer wanted to cooperate.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Sports

NHL’s Predators sign Mattias Ekholm to 6-year, $22.5 million deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a six-year, $22.5 million contract. Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Monday.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Sports

NHL’s Blue Jackets fire Todd Richards, hire John Tortorella

COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Tortorella is back coaching in the NHL after the Columbus Blue Jackets fired Todd Richards on Wednesday with the team off to an 0-7 start.

Date: 10/21/2015 | Sports

Putin spends birthday playing hockey with NHL stars

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons.

Date: 10/07/2015 | Nation & World

AP Source: Tortorella to coach U.S. World Cup hockey team

A person familiar with the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that former NHL coach John Tortorella has been selected to head the United States national team competing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament next year.

Date: 09/21/2015 | Sports

NHL player charged with illegal grizzly hunt in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner has been charged with illegally shooting a grizzly bear in British Columbia.

Date: 09/17/2015 | Sports

NHL teams will play 3-on-3 OT at least 3 times in preseason

There will be plenty of three-on-three hockey during the NHL preseason.Before the league goes to five minutes of three-on-three overtime when it counts, 45 exhibition games will feature the experiment so that every team gets a chance to play it at least three times regardless of the score.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Sports

Under police investigation, Blackhawks’ Kane hires lawyer

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has hired an attorney and called off a public display of the Stanley Cup on Saturday because he is under police investigation over something that may have happened at his home last weekend.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks' Kane, who is under police investigation, hires an attorney

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has hired an attorney and called off a public display of the Stanley Cup on Saturday because he is under police investigation over something that may have happened at his home last weekend.

Date: 08/08/2015 | Sports

NHL watching investigation involving Blackhawks star Kane

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NHL says it is “following developments” of a police investigation involving Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Sports

NHL receives expansion bids from Las Vegas, Quebec City

Bill Foley has put his money down on an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas. And Quebec City is getting a second chance at being a pro hockey market.

Date: 07/21/2015 | Sports

Star for U.S. Olympic hockey team

T.J. Oshie is The Herald's Man of the Year in Sports

Date: 07/13/2015 | Sports

Oshie traded

NHL's Capitals acquire Snohomish County native from St. Louis

Date: 07/02/2015 | Sports

Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among picks for Hockey Hall of Fame

TORONTO — Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame.The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were voted into the shrine.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Sports

Complete NHL draft selections

At BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla.FridayFirst Round1. Edmonton, Connor McDavid, C, Erie (OHL).2. Buffalo, Jack Eichel, C, Boston U.3. Arizona, Dylan Strome, C, Erie (OHL).

Date: 06/27/2015 | Sports

Song becomes first Chinese player taken in NHL draft

SUNRISE, Fla. — For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft.Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing hockey on a...

Date: 06/27/2015 | Sports

First-round pick

Silvertips’ Juulsen selected by Canadiens in 1st round of NHL draft

Date: 06/26/2015 | Sports

Rising star

Silvertips' Juulsen may be first-round pick in NHL draft

Date: 06/26/2015 | Sports

New details of alleged assault by Predators’ Ribeiro

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A woman accusing Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro of sexually assaulting her has provided more details in an amended complaint.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks’ Timonen retires a champion

CHICAGO — In the final game of Kimmo Timonen’s 16-year NHL career, the 40-year-old Finnish defenseman became a champion.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks beats Lightning 2-0 to claim Stanley Cup

CHICAGO — Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.The city of broad shoulders, strong enough to carry the silver trophy once again. A Windy City party 77 years in the making.

Date: 06/15/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks on the brink

Chicago edges Tampa Bay 2-1, 1 win from NHL championship

Date: 06/13/2015 | Sports

Defensemen starring in tight, tense Stanley Cup Final

BRANDON, Fla. — After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning's practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain made it clear he is well aware that he hasn't scored a goal yet in his first Stanley Cup Final.Stamkos and his Lightning teammates are...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Sports

All square

Blackhawks edge Tampa Bay 2-1, even Stanley Cup Final 2-2

Date: 06/10/2015 | Sports

NHL’s Red Wings hire Blashill to replace Babcock

Associated PressDETROIT — Jeff Blashill was hired Tuesday by the Detroit Red Wings, ending a fairly un-suspenseful coaching search that began when Mike Babcock left to take over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Date: 06/09/2015 | Sports

Tampa Bay beats Chicago 4-3 to even Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, Fla. — Two goalies taking turns in the crease in the third period. A low-scoring defenseman getting the biggest goal of all.The Tampa Bay Lightning found some strange ways to even the Stanley Cup Final.

Date: 06/06/2015 | Sports

Former NHL coach Ron Wilson takes over U.S. junior team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Former NHL coach Ron Wilson is taking over the United States Junior National team for next year’s world championships.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks rally to stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1

TAMPA, Fla. — After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than two minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener.

Date: 06/03/2015 | Sports

New Jersey Devils hire John Hynes as new head coach

NEWARK, N.J. — John Hynes has been hired as coach of the New Jersey Devils, becoming the youngest coach in the NHL at 40 years old.General manager Ray Shero announced the hiring on Tuesday, saying the Devils would be a fast, attacking team that knows how to play defense.

Date: 06/02/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

CHICAGO — Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals.

Date: 05/27/2015 | Sports

AP Source: Sharks to hire Peter DeBoer as head coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks will hire former New Jersey and Florida coach Peter DeBoer to replace the departed Todd McLellan.

Date: 05/27/2015 | Sports

Rangers beat Lightning 7-3 to force a Game 7

TAMPA, Fla. — Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers.

Date: 05/26/2015 | Sports

Lightning beat Rangers 2-0, take 3-2 lead in series

NEW YORK — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history.

Date: 05/24/2015 | Sports

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in 2 OT to even series 2-2

CHICAGO — Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime.

Date: 05/23/2015 | Sports

NHL’s Maple Leafs name Mike Babcock coach

Mike Babcock is switching one Original 6 NHL franchise for another after being hired to coach the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

Date: 05/20/2015 | Sports

NHL’s Flyers pick North Dakota’s Hakstol as head coach

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers made a surprise pick for their new head coach, hiring the University of North Dakota’s Dave Hakstol on Monday.

Date: 05/18/2015 | Sports

Ducks open NFL West finals with a 4-1 victory over Blackhawks

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Date: 05/17/2015 | Sports

Rangers score late, beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1 of NHL East finals

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers aren't the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season.Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed that.

Date: 05/16/2015 | Sports

Senators owner Melnyk needs liver transplant, looks for potential donors

OTTAWA, Ontario — Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk urgently needs a liver transplant, and the team put out a call Thursday for potential donors.

Date: 05/14/2015 | Sports

USA, Canada win at world hockey championships

PRAGUE — Belarus secured the final spot in the quarterfinals of the hockey world championship by beating Norway 3-2 on Tuesday, while the United States beat Slovakia in overtime and Canada thrashed Austria in their final group games.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Sports

Canada advances to quarterfinals at worlds

PRAGUE — Canada overcame France 4-3 Saturday to maintain a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship and become the first team to secure a quarterfinal spot.

Date: 05/09/2015 | Sports

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