Hockey

FILE - In this April 9, 2013, file photo, United States' Kacey Bellamy, Julie Chu and Meghan Duggan, from left, stand with IIHF president Rene Fasel as they are presented with the trophy after the U.S. team defeated Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game at the women's ice hockey world championships in Ottawa, Ontario. The women’s world hockey championships in Canada have been canceled because of the new coronavirus. International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel tells The Associated Press the decision was made by conference call Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
March 07, 2020 - 9:32 pm
The women’s world hockey championships in Canada were canceled Saturday because of public health concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The two-week tournament was set to open March 31, with venues in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. René Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey...
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National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, left, speaks to members of the media , Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 07, 2020 - 8:34 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are all weighing plans to restrict access to locker rooms as a precaution to protect players from exposure to the coronavirus, as concern over the situation continued escalating Saturday. Further, the NBA has told its teams...
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Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 07, 2020 - 4:59 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The playoffs are still a month away. It just feels like they've already started for the Washington Capitals. Dominant at the start and disciplined at the finish, the Capitals pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins around 5-2 on Saturday to give them a little breathing room over their...
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March 07, 2020 - 12:33 pm
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — International Ice Hockey Federation president tells AP women's hockey worlds in Canada canceled because of virus.
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=New Jersey Devils defenseman Dakota Mermis, right, celebrates with defenseman Damon Severson (28) after scoring against St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Newark. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 06, 2020 - 9:48 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dakota Mermis scored his first NHL goal, fellow defenseman Connor Carrick got his first of the season and the New Jersey Devils stunned St. Louis 4-2 on Friday night to snap the Blues' eight-game winning streak. Cory Schneider made 31 saves in helping New Jersey end a 12-game...
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Yeshiva University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute vie for the opening tipoff during the first half in a first-round game at the men's Division III NCAA college basketball tournament at Johns Hopkins University's Goldfarb Gymnasium, Friday, March 6, 2020, in Baltimore. The university held the tournament without spectators after cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Maryland. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
March 06, 2020 - 7:47 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — In what was believed to be the first U.S. sports event held without fans because of the new coronavirus, Yeshiva University beat Worcester Polytechnic Institute in a Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament game Friday in an empty gym at Johns Hopkins University. Players on...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2007, file photo, former Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard responds to questions in Ottawa, Ontario. Henri Richard, the speedy center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday, March 6, 2020. He was 84. His death was announced by the team. Richard had Alzheimer's disease. (Paul Chiasson, Canadian Press via AP)
March 06, 2020 - 6:08 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Henri Richard, the speedy and durable center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday. He was 84. The Canadiens announced the death of the Hall of Famer on Twitter, calling him “one of the organization's greatest legends and ambassadors.” Richard had...
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Washington Capitals left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, of Russia, skates with the puck during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 06, 2020 - 2:59 am
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ilya Kovalchuk and Brenden Dillon broke bread in a Northern Virginia restaurant, leaving their temporary home away from home hotel and swapping stories. The Washington Capitals' two newcomers bonded over their shared experience of playing in the NHL and adjusting to a new life...
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Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
March 06, 2020 - 12:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The label has a nice ring to it around Philly: The first-place Flyers. It's a tie, for now, in the Metropolitan Division and it's still March, but for a franchise that 15 months ago was nestled at the bottom of the standings and fired their coach, their GM, and ran through...
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New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin and center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrate after Zibanejad scored in overtime of the team's NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in New York. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 6-5 in overtime; Zibanejad scored five goals. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 05, 2020 - 11:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The puck kept finding Mika Zibanejad — and he kept burying them in the back of the net. Five times. And, the last put him in the New York Rangers' record books and delivered them a big-time victory. Zibanejad scored five goals to match the franchise record, capping the scoring spree...
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