Stanley Cup Playoffs

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville gives instructions during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
January 20, 2020 - 1:33 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In some Chicago circles, certainly every one that includes a hockey rink, it's just “Q.” Only one letter is necessary for a man so revered there is a Twitter account for his mustache with more than 40,000 followers. Q returns Tuesday night. Joel Quenneville leads the Florida Panthers...
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New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
January 12, 2020 - 7:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ray Shero has been fired as the New Jersey Devils' general manager after a four-plus year tenure that saw the three-time Stanley Cup champions make the playoffs only once. Owner Josh Harris announced the change less than 90 minutes before the struggling Devils were to face the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) late in the second half of the NFC championship NFL football game in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
December 31, 2019 - 11:14 am
The New Orleans Saints looked around in disbelief, searching for a yellow flag that never came during the NFL playoffs. The Auburn Tigers were sure they'd get the ball after a Virginia player appeared to double-dribble in the closing seconds of a thrilling Final Four game, but the refs let it go...
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Carolina Hurricanes' Warren Foegele (13) reacts after finding the puck and getting it past Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70), of Switzerland, for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
December 28, 2019 - 11:05 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Warren Foegele seems to play his best against the Washington Capitals. Foegele had a career-high four points with two goals and two assists to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-4 win over the Capitals on Saturday night. He also played on the line responsible for checking...
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Arizona Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski (33) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with Coyotes' Brad Richardson (15) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
December 17, 2019 - 10:20 am
John Chayka looked at the Arizona Coyotes roster and their spot atop the Pacific Division and wondered. The Coyotes haven't made the playoffs since 2012, and 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall was available. The cost was two draft picks and three prospects but no players from the current roster, so he went...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019 file photo New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall (9) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Taylor Hall from the Devils for three prospects and two draft picks, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
December 16, 2019 - 10:55 pm
The Arizona Coyotes are looking to end their lengthy playoff drought by adding a player desperate to get back to the postseason himself. Arizona acquired standout winger Taylor Hall from the New Jersey Devils on Monday for three prospects and two draft picks. The Coyotes will try to end their seven...
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Former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas speaks with members of the media before being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 12, 2019 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors told Tim Thomas that two-thirds of his brain were getting less than 5% blood flow and the other third was averaging about 50%. His wife, Melissa, and oldest daughter, Kiley, started crying. Thomas didn’t react — because he couldn’t process what he was hearing. “I couldn't...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer watches action from the bench during the first period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburgh Penguins series in Pittsburgh. The San Jose Sharks have fired coach Peter DeBoer, a person with direct knowledge of the move said, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the firing hadn't been formally announced. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
December 11, 2019 - 10:04 pm
The slumping San Jose Sharks fired coach Peter DeBoer on Wednesday less than seven months after playing in the Western Conference final. Doug Wilson announced the change after the Sharks returned home from a road trip on a five-game losing streak and five points out of playoff contention. San Jose...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock speaks to reporters in Toronto. The Maple Leafs fired Babcock on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
November 20, 2019 - 6:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock and replaced him with Sheldon Keefe. Babcock had a record of 9-10-4 in 2019-20 for the struggling Leafs, who are 0-5-1 in their last six games, including five straight losses in regulation. Maple Leafs president Brendan...
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Vegas Golden Knights' Brayden McNabb (3) celebrates after scoring a goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 05, 2019 - 2:48 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights got a measure of revenge five months removed from a controversial playoff loss that ended their season. Tomas Nosek scored two goals and had an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves and Vegas beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Friday night. "It doesn'...
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