Jun 24, 2015

NHL expected to switch to 3-on-3 overtime format next season

The NHL plans to play three-on-three in overtime next season. The league’s general managers and players agreed Tuesday to change the regular-season overtime period from five minutes of four-on-four hockey to three-on-three. The Board of Governors still must approve the change Wednesday when it ...

Jun 11, 2015

Glendale City Council votes to end arena lease with Coyotes

The Glendale City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the franchise’s future further into doubt. The council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to end a 15-year, $225 million lease agreement signed by Glendale and IceArizona shortly after ...

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

Apr 25, 2015

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

NHL NHL commissioner Gary Bettman might not yet have anything definitive to say about expansion, though he does have a fee in mind. How’s $500 million sound? Without committing to what the price might be, Bettman told a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors ...

Ovechkin, Capitals defeat Rangers

Mar 31, 2015

Ovechkin, Capitals defeat Rangers

The Washington Capitals showed the urgency of a team that hasn’t secured a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The New York Rangers haven’t looked the same since they clinched their place in the postseason. Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two ...

Oct 11, 2014

Pronger takes up NHL safety role

Former All-Star defenseman Chris Pronger has joined the National Hockey League’s department of player safety. NHL senior vice president for player safety Stephane Quintal made the announcement Friday. Pronger hasn’t technically retired. The former NHL MVP is still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers ...

Aug 22, 2014

Goalie Giguere ends storied career

The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision ...

Jun 22, 2014

Gallant named new Panthers coach

Gerard Gallant and Jonathan Huberdeau had a wildly successful coach-player relationship at the top level of junior hockey. The Florida Panthers hope they will again in the NHL. Gallant was hired Saturday to coach the Panthers, a move that reunites him with Huberdeau, a ...

NHL teammates become foes at the Olympics

Feb 10, 2014

NHL teammates become foes at the Olympics

When the puck drops at the Sochi Games, friends will become foes. Fast. The Czechs will face the Swedes on Wednesday, just four days after Boston beat Ottawa 7-2 in one of the NHL’s last matchups before its Olympic break. David Krejci and Loui ...

Feb 7, 2014

Flyers chairman Snider criticizes Olympic break

Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers are playing their best hockey of the season heading into the NHL’s Olympic break. It’s a break team chairman Ed Snider would love to abolish. In the Flyers’ 3-1 win on Thursday over the Colorado Avalanche, Mason was ...