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Julien vows to revitalize Habs

Feb 18, 2017

Julien vows to revitalize Habs

Claude Julien says his first goal as the new Montreal Canadiens coach will be to “create some pride” in the slumping club as he returns behind the bench. But Julien, who was hired Tuesday to replace Michel Therrien, said he plans to “fix and ...

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Feb 17, 2017

Smile Japan aims for more glory

Having achieved its main objective of the season by qualifying for next year’s Olympics, the women’s national ice hockey team, Smile Japan, turns its attention to the Asian Winter Games. On Sunday, the women completed a clean sweep of their final Olympic qualifying pool ...

Feb 17, 2017

Vermette handed 10-game ban for slashing linesman

Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has been suspended for 10 games for slashing a linesman in apparent anger after a faceoff. The NHL announced the suspension Thursday. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s legs after losing a faceoff to ...

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

Feb 17, 2017

Crosby reaches 1,000 points

It was, in many ways, Sidney Crosby’s remarkable career distilled to its essence. Game on the line. A wide-open net. A race to the puck. These are the moments the Pittsburgh Penguins star embraces as well as anyone in his sport. Of course he ...

Feb 16, 2017

Legendary Czech left wing Augusta dies at 70

Czech ice hockey legend Josef Augusta, who won three world titles as a coach in 1999-2001, died at the age of 70 on Thursday, the Czech Ice Hockey Association said. Czech media said Augusta had battled pancreatic cancer for years. As a left wing, ...

Blue Jackets trounce Maple Leafs

Feb 16, 2017

Blue Jackets trounce Maple Leafs

Joonas Korpisalo has been shuttled between Columbus and the Blue Jackets’ AHL affiliate in Cleveland quite a bit this season. Maybe now, coach John Tortorella will let him stick around. The backup goalie made 31 saves, Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner had a goal ...

Pens' Crosby gets 999th career point

Feb 15, 2017

Pens' Crosby gets 999th career point

Evgeni Malkin scored and picked up an assist in his return from a lower-body injury, Sidney Crosby got his 999th career point with an assist and the Pittsburgh Penguins rolled by the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. The quality Mike Sullivan appreciates the most in Malkin ...

Rangers edge Blue Jackets for sixth straight victory

Feb 14, 2017

Rangers edge Blue Jackets for sixth straight victory

Antti Raanta hadn’t made a start in more than six weeks, due an injury and the reliable play of starter Henrik Lundqvist. Raanta had to be on his game Monday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets outshot the New York Rangers. Raanta stopped 30 ...

Japanese women punch ticket for Pyeongchang Games

Feb 12, 2017

Japanese women punch ticket for Pyeongchang Games

The Japanese women’s ice hockey team qualified for next year’s Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over Germany. Moeko Fujimoto, Shoko Ono and Hanae Kubo scored for Japan, which qualified for its first sport at Pyeongchang next February. Smile Japan will make ...

Anderson stops 33 shots in victory over Islanders

Feb 12, 2017

Anderson stops 33 shots in victory over Islanders

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson was just glad to be back around his teammates and to pick up a win. That it was a shutout was icing on the cake. Anderson made his first start in 69 days and turned aside 33 shots as ...