Stanley Cup Playoffs

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with goalie Matt Murray (30) after the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 20, 2017 - 3:47 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The situation looked dire. On the road. Down a game. Starting a goalie that hadn't been on the ice for an opening faceoff in nearly six weeks. Yet the Pittsburgh Penguins responded the way they've always responded since Mike Sullivan took over as head coach nearly 18 months ago:...
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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) congratulates goalie John Gibson (36) after the Ducks beat the Nashville Predators in overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Ducks won 3-2 to even the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 20, 2017 - 3:41 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. The NHL announced the fine several hours before Game 5 against the Nashville Predators. Getzlaf, the Ducks' leading scorer...
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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) congratulates goalie John Gibson (36) after the Ducks beat the Nashville Predators in overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Ducks won 3-2 to even the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 20, 2017 - 2:38 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 on Saturday for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. The NHL announced the fine several hours before Game 5 against the Nashville Predators. Getzlaf, the Ducks' leading scorer...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with goalie Matt Murray (30) after the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 20, 2017 - 12:36 am
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby had only one...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with goalie Matt Murray (30) after the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 11:58 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby had only one point as the defending champion Penguins dropped two of the first three, leading to...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with goalie Matt Murray (30) after the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 19, 2017 - 11:03 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby had only one point as the defending champion Penguins dropped two of the first three, leading to...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (2) battles against Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) in the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 19, 2017 - 7:05 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Nashville Predators already face a daunting challenge when they attempt to take control of the Western Conference finals in a pivotal Game 5 on the road. Without Ryan Johansen, that task is immeasurably tougher. The star Nashville center will miss the rest of the Stanley...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (2) battles against Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) in the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 19, 2017 - 7:05 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Nashville Predators already face a daunting challenge when they attempt to take control of the Western Conference finals in a pivotal Game 5 on the road. Without Ryan Johansen, that task is immeasurably tougher. The star Nashville center will miss the rest of the Stanley...
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Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf (15) and Nate Thompson (44) celebrate after the winning goal got past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), of Finland, during overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Ducks won 3-2 to even the series 2-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 19, 2017 - 6:22 pm
If you're not a hockey fan — and we know there are a LOT of you out there — it might be a good time to reconsider. The NHL playoffs are the greatest show in sports at the moment. You certainly won't miss anything by flipping away from the NBA. While the hoops postseason is blighted by one rout...
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (2) battles against Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) in the second period of Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 19, 2017 - 6:14 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nashville center Ryan Johansen will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after emergency surgery on a left thigh injury, leaving the Predators without their top scorer heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. The Predators announced the injury Friday after...
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