NHL debuted 100 years ago with contract snags and many goals

OTTAWA, Ontario — It was a night of sticky ice, last-minute player signings and a small crowd. Such were the glitches when the NHL it made its debut 100 years ago. Now, the world’s premier hockey league celebrates its centennial with an outdoor game Saturday night between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. The days […]

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Murray injury puts goalie situation in flux for Pittsburgh, WBS Penguins

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to try to shake out of their early season funk without goaltender Matt Murray. And the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are now without both members of their successful tandem from the start of the season. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions placed Murray on injured reserve Tuesday with a […]

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Stars Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid focusing on teams, not 1-on-1 matchup

PITTSBURGH — The fan in Connor McDavid comes out whenever he sees Sidney Crosby’s familiar No. 87 on TV. “When you’re watching, you’re hoping for him to do something cool,” the Edmonton Oilers star said. Defending one of his childhood idols is another matter entirely. McDavid will get an up-close look when the Oilers visit […]

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Penguins’ White House visit mostly steers clear of politics

WASHINGTON — The Penguins marched through the NHL this past season en route to a second consecutive Stanley Cup. On Tuesday, they did something perhaps even more impressive: They got President Donald Trump to stay on script. In a most civil — and hardly political — 13-plus minute celebration of the Penguins’ most recent Cup, […]

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NHL stars who grew up with Olympics face season without it

The NHL became entwined with the Olympics before young stars like Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel or Auston Matthews even pulled on a pair of skates. Nagano in 1998 started a string of five consecutive Olympics featuring NHL players, a tradition that became so routine that young players around the world added dreams of winning a […]

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By Ron Hextall’s standard, it’s not wrong to ask a lot of Flyers’ youngsters

A few weeks after the Flyers made him the second overall selection in this year’s NHL draft, Nolan Patrick was at rookie camp in July, unable to participate because he was still recovering from abdominal surgery. He was asked what it would mean to him if he made the Flyers’ opening-night roster this season. “That […]

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Dolphins coach: Knee surgery an option for Ryan Tannehill

DAVIE, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill sat in the team cafeteria Friday, his left leg in a brace and propped on a chair as he watched practice from afar with a sullen stare. He has again been demoted to the role of spectator, perhaps for the entire season. Knee surgery is an option for the Miami […]

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NHL free agents following NBA path in picking destinations

Kevin Shattenkirk could’ve gotten more money but took less to join the New York Rangers. Joe Thornton could’ve gotten a multiyear deal from someone but wanted to stay with the San Jose Sharks. Brian Campbell and Patrick Sharp could’ve gotten more money the past two summers but took the Chicago discount to return the Blackhawks. […]

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Marc-Andre Fleury selected by Las Vegas Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights finally have some players to put on the desert ice this fall. Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin, 30-goal scorer Jonathan Marchessault and forwards David Perron and James Neal are among the veterans selected by the Golden Knights in the NHL expansion draft […]

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Penguins a sure bet to lose Fleury in Wednesday’s NHL Expansion Draft

George McPhee can’t wait to fill the white board, the one in the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft room. On Wednesday night, the staff will start adding the names of players who will become part of the expansion team for its first NHL season. “We’re going to put our team together and we’ll watch it […]

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