Sharks' Marleau gets 1,000th point

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 22, 2015

Sharks' Marleau gets 1,000th point

San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau helped his team continue its roll on the same night he joined an elite group of NHL players. Brent Burns scored twice and Marleau got his 1,000th career point to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Pittsburgh Penguins ...

Tortorella hired to lead winless Blue Jackets

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 22, 2015

Tortorella hired to lead winless Blue Jackets

John Tortorella hoisted a Stanley Cup in Tampa Bay and led the New York Rangers to the verge of a championship berth. At woebegone Columbus, the Blue Jackets have a more modest goal for the veteran coach: Win a game. Tortorella is back coaching in the ...

Spezza eclipses prodigy in Stars win

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 14, 2015

Spezza eclipses prodigy in Stars win

Jason Spezza, 13 years into his NHL career, took the spotlight from the kid. Spezza scored three goals, including the tiebreaker late in the third period, and the Dallas Stars spoiled Connor McDavid's first NHL goal with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on ...

Putin marks 63rd birthday on ice with NHL stars, West-sanctioned tycoons

World Oct 8, 2015

Putin marks 63rd birthday on ice with NHL stars, West-sanctioned tycoons

Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, won the game 15-10. The opposing ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 meets in ...

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 25, 2015

Next NHL expansion may cost $500 million

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 on Friday that ...

Ovechkin, Capitals defeat Rangers

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 goals in ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 through 2017, ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 in Quebec ...

More Sports / Ice Hockey 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 young forward ...