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  • Blues retain Ken Hitchcock as coach for another season

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took…

  • Blues retain Ken Hitchcock as coach for another season

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took…

  • LEADING OFF: Reds skid, Texas rolls, Bradley aims to rebound

    A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: ___ REELING REDS Cincinnati will try to break its nine-game losing streak when rookie Michael Lorenzen starts vs. the visiting Rockies. The Reds’ skid…

  • Toews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks’ famed…

  • Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference…

  • Stamkos, Lightning on verge of spot in Stanley Cup finals

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos knows what it’s like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup finals and wind up not playing on the NHL’s biggest stage. It happened to the Tampa…

  • NHL Calendar

    May 31-June 6 — Pre-draft rookie combine, Buffalo, N.Y. June 17 — Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals. June 24 — NHL Awards, Las Vegas. June 26-27 — NHL draft, Sunrise, Fla. July 1…

  • Rangers once again facing elimination, been there, done that

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive. They again find themselves on the brink of elimination after Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula’s…

  • Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of…

  • Lightning-Rangers Sum

    Tampa Bay 0 2 0—2 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0—0 First Period_None. Second Period_1, Tampa Bay, Filppula 3 (Stamkos, Stralman), 13:29. 2, Tampa Bay, Stamkos 7 (Palat, Kucherov), 18:22 (pp). Third Period_None. Shots on Goal_Tampa…

  • Lightning-Rangers Sums

    Tampa Bay 0 2 0—2 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0—0 First Period_None. Penalties_Tampa Bay bench, served by Kucherov (too many men), 4:37; Staal, NYR (interference), 7:23; Johnson, TB (slashing), 15:01. Second Period_1, Tampa Bay, Filppula…

  • Ducks must shake off OT loss to Hawks before pivotal Game 5

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After 17 grueling periods crammed into just four games, the Anaheim Ducks have no doubt they can play at hockey’s highest level with the Chicago Blackhawks. Heading into a pivotal Game…

  • Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime

    CHICAGO (AP) — One lucky bounce. It might not sound like much of a strategy for playing sudden-death hockey, but patience has kept the Chicago Blackhawks perfect in overtime this postseason. They’ve now gone into…

  • Ducks lose 5-4 to Blackhawks in Game 4 of Western final

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks keep swinging away against the Chicago Blackhawks. They are hoping their depth pays off in the final stretch of the Western Conference finals. Ryan Kesler, Corey Perry and Matt…

  • Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-4 in Game 4 of Western final

    CHICAGO (AP) — Antoine Vermette turned a huge disappointment into a moment of pure joy. That is how it goes for the Chicago Blackhawks when the playoffs go to overtime. Vermette scored at 5:37 of…