Men's hockey

Chicago Blackhawks' Kirby Dach (77) goes after the puck as St. Louis Blues' Vince Dunn (29) and goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) defend the goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday Feb. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
February 25, 2020 - 11:53 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zach Sanford was in the right spot when the St. Louis Blues needed it most. Sanford had career-high nine shots on goal and finished with two goals and an assist, helping to rally the Blues to a wild 6-5 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Sanford scored the...
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Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund (11) celebrates after his goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Backlund scored twice in the Flames 5-2 win. At center is Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46). (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
February 25, 2020 - 10:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals 1:12 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 on Tuesday night. Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists for the Flames and Erik Gustafsson picked up an assist in his debut for Calgary after coming over in a...
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February 25, 2020 - 9:40 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One game after losing to a 42-year-old emergency goaltender on home ice, the Toronto Maple Leafs found redemption on the road with a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. John Tavares scored twice, William Nylander scored his 28th and Fredrik Andersen...
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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 25, 2020 - 7:33 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — David Ayres is still adjusting to new-found stardom after winning a game as the emergency goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. The 42-year-old Zamboni driver and kidney-transplant recipient has been making the rounds on TV shows and radio interviews since earning Saturday’s...
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February 25, 2020 - 9:26 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota says it is investigating allegations that a former men's hockey assistant sexually abused players more than 30 years ago. The move comes after The Athletic reported on sexual abuse allegations against former assistant Thomas “Chico” Adrahtas over many...
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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
February 25, 2020 - 3:53 am
Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
February 24, 2020 - 7:43 pm
Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...
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Montreal Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates after scoring during overtime period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Montreal, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 24, 2020 - 6:25 pm
The Metropolitan Division was already the deepest and most competitive in the NHL. Now the race to the finish is getting juiced up. Nearly every Metro contender made a move ahead of Monday's trade deadline to gear up for the playoff push. The first-place Washington Capitals got it started by...
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Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. Also seen is Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov (9). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
February 23, 2020 - 3:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deficit and the prospect of their losing streak dragging on, Capitals players returned to the locker room at the second intermission with some things to say. “We were just saying we've got to show some character,” veteran Carl Hagelin said. “Things haven't gone the...
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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Pierre Engvall (47) scores his team's third goal of the game against Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie David Ayres (90) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 23, 2020 - 9:52 am
TORONTO (AP) — David Ayres was sitting in the stands with his wife at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. The on-call emergency netminder in Toronto, Ayers left his seat and got half-dressed into his gear on the off-chance something might happen...
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