Hockey

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, is congratulated by Frederick Gaudreau (32) after Forsberg scored an empty net goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-1 to tie the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 06, 2017 - 12:20 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages. For now, he insists he is happy enough just to sit on the floor as long as he plays. An undrafted free agent playing in just his sixth...
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Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19), of Sweden, shoots the puck past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) for a goal during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final Monday, June 5, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
June 05, 2017 - 10:09 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Viktor Arvidsson have given Nashville a two-goal lead over Pittsburgh after two periods in Game 4. He streaked in on a breakaway and beat Matt Murray on his glove side with a laser-like wrist shot...
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Nashville Predators center and captain Mike Fisher skates during practice Friday, June 2, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators are scheduled to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 05, 2017 - 9:56 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher's birthday present will have to wait. Country music superstar Carrie Underwood said she didn't get Fisher — her husband and the Nashville Predators' captain — anything for his 37th birthday on Monday. She's hoping Fisher can celebrate his birthday on another day...
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Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith, center, celebrates a goal by teammate Calle Jarnkrok, not shown, as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray, bottom, falls on the ice during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 05, 2017 - 9:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin heard all the questions about not getting a shot on goal in Game 3. They've taken care of that in the first period of Game 4. Crosby and Malkin have...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) reacts after scoring next to Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 04, 2017 - 10:10 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 7:10 p.m. LeBron James has another NBA Finals triple-double. Golden State is in full control of Game 2 anyway. Stephen Curry is 14 for 14 from the line and has 27 points, nine assists and nine rebounds, Kevin Durant...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shakes hands with Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr as Mike Brown, bottom right, watches before Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
June 04, 2017 - 8:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 5:25 p.m. LeBron James is attacking. And Game 2 of the NBA Finals is starting like a 100-meter dash. It was Cleveland 14, Golden State 13 after just the first 4:13 of the first quarter. The Cavaliers said they wanted...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James warms up before Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 04, 2017 - 7:50 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 2 of the NBA Finals (all times local): 4:45 p.m. There are some impressive streaks that merit some mention going into Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Golden State is trying for its 14th consecutive postseason victory, which would tie the longest such streak in...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2017, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev (22), of Russia, skates against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. Zaitsev shows that Russia has become a reliable pipeline for ready-made NHL talent. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 04, 2017 - 7:51 am
Down the street from where Detroit's Russian Five took the NHL by storm in the 1990s, defenseman Nikita Zaitsev sat down for dinner with his agent and explained that his pain of being passed over in the draft three times was gone. Just four months into his rookie year with Toronto, Zaitsev realized...
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Nashville Predators fans celebrate a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 03, 2017 - 10:01 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The town known as Music City sure knows how to throw a party, and thousands of people turned out to mark a bit of history Saturday night as Nashville hosted the first Stanley Cup Final game ever played in Tennessee. Fans started pouring into downtown hours before face-off,...
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A Nashville Predators fan walks outside the arena before Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 03, 2017 - 8:44 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The town known as Music City sure knows how to throw a party and thousands of people turned out to mark a bit of history Saturday night as Nashville hosted the first Stanley Cup Final game ever played in Tennessee. Fans started pouring into downtown hours before face-off...
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