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May 5, 2016

Coyotes to make Chayka, 26, youngest GM in NHL history: source

The Arizona Coyotes will promote 26-year-old John Chayka to general manager, making him the youngest GM in NHL history, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The Coyotes have scheduled a news conference Thursday to introduce Chayka, the person told The Associated Press ...

Hornqvist lifts Penguins to OT triumph over Capitals

May 5, 2016

Hornqvist lifts Penguins to OT triumph over Capitals

Patric Hornqvist makes a living by working in tight spaces. Given a rare moment of freedom from his usual spot parked in front of the opponent’s net, the Pittsburgh Penguins forward pushed the Washington Capitals to the brink of elimination. Hornqvist fired a loose ...

Lightning slip past Islanders in OT

May 4, 2016

Lightning slip past Islanders in OT

Brian Boyle delivered a hard hit and then took advantage of a lucky carom to get the Tampa Bay Lightning a big playoff win. Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on ...

May 3, 2016

Calder Trophy finalists announced

Edmonton forward Connor McDavid, Philadelphia defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere and Chicago forward Artemi Panarin are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for the NHL’s top rookie. The finalists based on balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers Association were announced on Monday night. The award will ...

Penguins skate past Capitals, take 2-1 series lead

May 3, 2016

Penguins skate past Capitals, take 2-1 series lead

Outhit, outshot and largely outplayed, Pittsburgh grabbed control of its Eastern Conference semifinal against Washington anyway. Blame it on a 21-year-old rookie goaltender who hardly seems intimidated by the stakes, the prospect of his mentor watching from the bench or the avalanche of shots ...

Backes strikes in OT to lift Blues

May 2, 2016

Backes strikes in OT to lift Blues

David Backes gave the St. Louis Blues a big gift on his 32nd birthday. There was a serenade of “Happy Birthday” for Backes from his teammates after the St. Louis captain scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime of Game ...

Penguins dig deep to beat Capitals

May 1, 2016

Penguins dig deep to beat Capitals

Already down a game in their second-round playoff series, Kris Letang and the Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly were down a man, too, on Saturday night, when Olli Maatta was leveled by a high hit from Washington’s Brooks Orpik less than 5 minutes in. So the ...

Faksa makes presence felt for Stars in Game 1

Apr 30, 2016

Faksa makes presence felt for Stars in Game 1

The kid is all right for the Dallas Stars. Radek Faksa, the rookie center who split his season between the AHL and the NHL, scored the winning goal off a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the Stars’ other goal ...

Ducks fire Boudreau after early playoff exit

Apr 30, 2016

Ducks fire Boudreau after early playoff exit

The Anaheim Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions’ first-round exit from the playoffs. While announcing the move, Ducks general manager Bob Murray expressed much more anger at his players than at Boudreau, who hasn’t been ...

Predators edge Ducks in Game 7

Apr 28, 2016

Predators edge Ducks in Game 7

Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators clung to a small lead for two full periods, scrambling and dodging and stopping everything the Anaheim Ducks could throw at them. They hung on until the final horn, emerging triumphant from their first Game 7 and opening ...

Blues oust champion Blackhawks

Apr 26, 2016

Blues oust champion Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues acquired Troy Brouwer for moments like this, dealing fan favorite T.J. Oshie to Washington for some badly needed veteran presence. The 30-year-old forward showed plenty of poise when his first shot clanked off the post midway through the third period. ...