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UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Faces of concussions: NHL’s head-on battle with an epidemic

Scores of retired NHL players are still grappling with the effects of head injuries they suffered during their careers. Daniel Carcillo is one of them.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:03 p.m.

Bruins’ David Backes must face Blues buddies for Stanley Cup

Former Blues captain will David Backes will have to go through his old team if he is going to win the Stanley Cup for the first time.


Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston’s title parade

The Boston Bruins have watched the Red Sox win two World Series since their last Stanley Cup title. The Patriots have won the Super Bowl three times since Zdeno Chara …


John Davidson takes reins of Rangers’ rare rebuilding project

New team president John Davidson is taking the reins of a rare rebuilding project for the New York Rangers. Davidson helped turn things around for the Blues and Blue Jackets …


Magical playoff ride ends in more disappointment for Sharks

The San Jose Sharks had all the ingredients in place for an elusive first championship once star defenseman Erik Karlsson arrived in September. Two thrilling Game 7 wins made it …


Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

The Bruins and Blues will meet in the Stanley Cup Final, a rematch of the 1970 series that ended with Bobby Orr’s famous goal and leaping celebration. Boston has been …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 to advance to the …


Spokane Chiefs extend head coach Dan Lambert’s contract

The Spokane Chiefs announced Tuesday that head coach Dan Lambert has signed a contract extension to remain with the Western Hockey League team.


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night to stay sharp during their 10-day wait for the Stanley Cup Final to start. Coach Bruce Cassidy says …


Jordan Binnington sparkles again, Blues top Sharks to tie series

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves to set a franchise record with his 10th playoff win this postseason and the St. Louis Blues edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 to even …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Coming home: John Davidson to run Rangers, leaves Blue Jackets

John Davidson has been hired as president of the New York Rangers hours after leaving his post with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Davidson rejoined the organization he was synonymous with …


Sweep gives surging Bruins a break before Stanley Cup Final

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years. The Bruins have a few extra days to heal up before making their third Stanley …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 8:53 p.m.

Bruins sweep Hurricanes to reach Stanley Cup Final

Tuukka Rask posted his seventh career playoff shutout, and the Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final, winning 4-0 to reach their third Stanley Cup …


NHL Faceoff: Serendipitous Sharks shrug off controversy up 2-1 vs Blues

The San Jose Sharks have had their fair share of puck luck during their playoff run. The latest example came on Erik Karlsson’s game-winning goal in overtime that gave San …


Fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive, adjust with Sabres

Fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive and adjust to changing times in his NHL return with the Buffalo Sabres. Coaches who have worked closely with Krueger say his meticulous …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:48 a.m.

Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

The Nashville Predators have agreed to a new 30-year lease deal that will help keep the franchise in Music City through 2049. The Predators announced the agreement at a Metro …


Stars defenseman Esa Lindell signs new $34.8M, 6-year contract

Dallas Stars defenseman Esa Lindell has signed a $34.8 million, six-year contract. Lindell had a plus-14 rating and a team-high 161 blocked shots during the regular season. The Stars made …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Erik Karlsson, Sharks beat Blues 5-4 after controversial no-call

Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 to …


NHL Faceoff: Tuukka Rask’s roll has Bruins a win away from Stanley Cup Final

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has been dominant in net in guiding his team to within a win of the Stanley Cup Final. Rask is allowing 1.5 goals per game …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:44 p.m.

Missouri lawmakers OK state aid for St. Louis Blues arena

The home of the St. Louis Blues could receive $70 million of state subsidies over two decades to help pay for renovations. Legislation given final approval Wednesday by Missouri lawmakers …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Ralph Krueger changed his mind on returning to coaching in the NHL just in time to give the Buffalo Sabres the experience they wanted behind the bench. Krueger was named …


NHL players forget outside world during long playoff runs

Paying the bills, going out to dinner and cutting the grass can fall by the wayside for NHL players on long playoff runs. With so much focus on hockey, everything …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9 p.m.

AP source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Bruins beat Carolina 2-1, take 3-0 series lead

Chris Wagner and Brad Marchand scored 5:07 apart in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Leafs president Brendan Shanahan signs 6-year extension

Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan has signed a six-year contract extension through 2024-25. Since the Toronto native took on the role with the team in April 2014, the Leafs bottomed …


Joe Sakic has Avs trending up after 2 straight playoff seasons

Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic is getting back to work following a Game 7 loss in the second round. Sakic’s priorities include a deal for restricted free agent Mikko Rantanen …


NHL Faceoff: Defensive switch helps Blues even West final vs. Sharks

The St. Louis Blues carry some momentum into Game 3 of their Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. The Blues evened the series at 1-1 with a 4-2 …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

‘Play Gloria!’ Blues celebration song has Philly bar origins

The St. Louis Blues have adopted Laura Branigan’s 1980s hit “Gloria” as their celebration song. The tradition is only about five months old and it started in a Philadelphia bar. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

Timo Meier scores 2 to lead Sharks past Blues 6-3 in Game 1

Timo Meier scored twice and set up one of Logan Couture’s two goals with a hard hit, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Bruins’ score 4 goals in 3rd, beat Hurricanes 5-2 in Game 1

Marcus Johansson and Patrice Bergeron scored power-play goals 28 seconds apart, and Boston scored four times in the third period to rally from a one-goal deficit and beat the Carolina …