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San Jose's Evander Kane suspended for 1 game for cross-check

San Jose's Evander Kane suspended for 1 game for cross-check

NEW YORK — San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for Game 2 against Vegas because of a cross-check to the head of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The NHL announced the ban Friday.
Evenly-matched Lightning, Bruins expect long, tough series

Evenly-matched Lightning, Bruins expect long, tough series

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay hasn't played in a week, while Boston is coming off a hard-fought, seven-game playoff series.
Auston Matthews, Mike Babcock deny rift as Maple Leafs clean out their lockers

Auston Matthews, Mike Babcock deny rift as Maple Leafs clean out their lockers

TORONTO — Mike Babcock was at his daughter's graduation when he received a text message from a friend about reports of a strained relationship with star centre Auston Matthews.
Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke to leave club

Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke to leave club

Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke will be leaving the team May 1, ending a near five-year run with the organization.
Oilers coach McLellan to return next season, but assistants Herbers and Johnson fired

Oilers coach McLellan to return next season, but assistants Herbers and Johnson fired

EDMONTON — Todd McLellan will return as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers next season, but Ian Herbers and Jim Johnson won't be on his staff.
Capitals believe they can rebound from 'kick in the stomach'

Capitals believe they can rebound from 'kick in the stomach'

WASHINGTON — A five-minute implosion made the Capitals look like the same old team in the playoffs.
Henderson ordered to cover some legal costs of Wideman, Flames

Henderson ordered to cover some legal costs of Wideman, Flames

CALGARY — A judge has ordered NHL linesman Don Henderson to pay the Calgary Flames and defenceman Dennis Wideman a total of $11,000 to cover a portion of their legal costs in connection with his failed lawsuit.
Canadiens fire assistant coaches Daigneault and Lacroix, add Ducharme

Canadiens fire assistant coaches Daigneault and Lacroix, add Ducharme

MONTREAL — Canadian world junior championship coach Dominique Ducharme has made the jump to the NHL as an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens.
Four Canadian teams in mix to land Rasmus Dahlin in NHL draft lottery

Four Canadian teams in mix to land Rasmus Dahlin in NHL draft lottery

The Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes are set to go. The fate of the flashy Swedish defenceman — the consensus choice to be selected first overall in the NHL draft in June — will be decided at the NHL draft lottery on Saturday night in Toronto.
Column: Knights the hottest show on Vegas Strip

Column: Knights the hottest show on Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — The bookies in this gambling city have to be getting a bit nervous. Hockey fans, though, are nothing short of ecstatic.