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Kings shift focus to extending Doughty, addressing offence

Kings shift focus to extending Doughty, addressing offence

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings believe they are still Stanley Cup contenders, even after being swept by the upstart Vegas Golden Knights in the first round.
Maple Leafs on the playoff brink as they prepare for Game 5 against Bruins

Maple Leafs on the playoff brink as they prepare for Game 5 against Bruins

The Toronto Maple Leafs left themselves little room for error after consecutive ugly road losses to open their first-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins.
Caps' Burakovsky to have surgery, out rest of first round

Caps' Burakovsky to have surgery, out rest of first round

ARLINGTON, Va. — Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus.
Column: Vegas provides a new template for expansion teams

Column: Vegas provides a new template for expansion teams

Dan Bouchard can appreciate, better than most, the Miracle in the Desert. He was a goalie for the expansion Atlanta Flames back in the 1970s, so he knows how difficult it is to build a competitive team from scratch.
NHL says Matthews has top-selling jersey, edging superstars Crosby and McDavid

NHL says Matthews has top-selling jersey, edging superstars Crosby and McDavid

NEW YORK — Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has the top-selling jersey in the NHL, according to the league's website. NHL.com reported Friday that Matthews' No.
Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club

Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4 seasons with club

RALEIGH, N.C. — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning.
Bill Peters resigns as Carolina Hurricanes head coach

Bill Peters resigns as Carolina Hurricanes head coach

RALEIGH, N.C. — Bill Peters has resigned as head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced Friday. The team confirmed Peters' decision in a tweet, and said the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

DENVER — Colorado defenceman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges.
Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs

Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in NHL playoffs

As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds. Long shots to even make the playoffs seven months ago, they are a favourite to hoist the Stanley Cup in June.
Marchand, Rask lead Bruins over Maple Leafs in Game 4 to grab 3-1 series lead

Marchand, Rask lead Bruins over Maple Leafs in Game 4 to grab 3-1 series lead

TORONTO — Facing an opponent missing arguably its best player in front of a raucous home crowd, the Toronto Maple Leafs felt pretty good heading into Thursday. Less than three hours later, they had been pushed to the playoff brink.