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Yushiro Hirano makes progress toward NHL debut

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 21, 2019

Yushiro Hirano makes progress toward NHL debut

Yushiro Hirano said he has opened "just one door" in his quest to be the second Japan-born player in the NHL. The 23-year-old forward signed on Jan. 13 with the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, a farm club for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. The 185-cm, 100-kg ...

Flames overcome four deficits to beat Red Wings

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 19, 2019

Flames overcome four deficits to beat Red Wings

Sam Bennett scored twice, including the game winner, in a three-point outing and James Neal had his first multi-point game for the Flames as host Calgary erased four different deficits to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 on Friday. The Flames tallied three power-play goals ...

DeMarcus Cousins to start in Warriors debut next week

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 11, 2019

DeMarcus Cousins to start in Warriors debut next week

Golden State center DeMarcus Cousins, targeting a Jan. 18 season debut after nearly a year sidelined by injury, will start immediately upon his return, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Thursday. "Yeah I'll start him," Kerr told reporters at a Warriors practice. "After that, everything's on ...

Penguins steamroll Islanders as veteran stars click

More Sports / Ice Hockey Dec 7, 2018

Penguins steamroll Islanders as veteran stars click

A renewed commitment to defense has the Pittsburgh Penguins back on track after a bumpy November. Pittsburgh's dynamic offense appears to have found its stride, too. Kris Letang and Phil Kessel each scored twice, and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Thursday night. "Obviously, ...

Bruins retire former star Rick Middleton's No. 16

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 30, 2018

Bruins retire former star Rick Middleton's No. 16

Rick Middleton raised his No. 16 to the TD Garden rafters Thursday night, nearly three decades after playing his final game with the Boston Bruins. Middleton, nicknamed "Nifty," spent 12 seasons with the black and gold from 1976 to 1988, scoring 402 goals and totaling ...

Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 9, 2018

Founding Wild owner Bob Naegele Jr. dies at 78

Bob Naegele Jr., the founding owner of the Minnesota Wild, has died of complications from cancer. He was 78. The Wild said Naegele died on Wednesday night with his family by his side. Players will wear a jersey patch with his initials for the remainder ...