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San Jose Sharks players celebrate after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Sharks won 5-4 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 24, 2019 - 3:37 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton gathered his teammates at the bench as a bloodied Joe Pavelski was taken off the ice after being knocked out on a hit and implored them to avenge their captain's injury by scoring three goals on the ensuing major penalty to erase a three-goal deficit. The San...
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Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella works with the team during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference first-round hockey playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 24, 2019 - 2:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella was being battered on social media a month or so ago by doubters who thought his act had gotten stale in Columbus. The 60-year-old Tortorella, the argument went, was having trouble getting his message across to a team that had loaded up with new talent at the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews smiles at a press conference in Toronto. Auston Matthews could soon wear the “C” as the long-term captain in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs teammates for doing a stylish GQ fashion photo shoot. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 24, 2019 - 11:41 am
Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank. Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs...
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Boston Bruins fans celebrate after a goal by Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 24, 2019 - 10:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their...
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FILE - This Sunday Nov. 22, 2009 file photo shows a view of the stadium as Britain's Andy Murray plays his tennis match against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro during the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London. The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021, the ATP is expected to announce the move Wednesday April 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:21 am
ROME (AP) — The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021. Turin will host the tennis event for five years through 2025, succeeding current host London. The tournament will be played inside the PalaAlpitour, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena built to host hockey games during the...
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St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly (90) closes in on the net as Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (33) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) watch during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 24, 2019 - 2:16 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — When the St. Louis Blues traded for Ryan O'Reilly in the offseason, they received an All-Star caliber player still seeking postseason success. He fit right in with a franchise still seeking its first Stanley Cup after 52 years of existence. While neither has found what they are...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin, from Russia, right, holds up the Stanley Cup during a victory rally for the Washington Capitals in celebration of winning the Stanley Cup, in Washington. In previous playoffs, a Game 7 at home would've been a "Here we go again" moment of worry for the Washington Capitals. But after exorcising some demons and winning the Stanley Cup last year, the Capitals hope things really are different this time when they host the pesky Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 on Wednesday night, April 24, 2019.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
April 23, 2019 - 6:38 pm
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time. The player who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker for going 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in winner-take-all situations lost in a Game 7 for the first time with the Washington Capitals in 2017. Now he's back...
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Carolina Hurricanes left wing Micheal Ferland (79) is shown to the bench by linesman Kiel Murchison (79) after he received a match penalty for a hit to the head of Washington Capitals' Nic Dowd, not seen, during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. The Capitals won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 23, 2019 - 2:17 pm
The pace and excitement of 3-on-3 overtime isn't just a thrill for hockey fans — NHL players love it, too. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31 teams found that 97% of those polled enjoy the league's current overtime format during the regular season. The...
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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) celebrates with goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) and center Noel Acciari (55) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 3:12 am
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like dogs." "They love routines, especially on game days," he said after the team's practice on Monday. "So I think you...
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Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8), off Russia, leaves the ice following a penalty during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, April 22, 2019. Carolina won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
April 23, 2019 - 12:22 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions...
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