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'Epic week': Hockey, country music collide in Nashville

'Epic week': Hockey, country music collide in Nashville

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators' improbable run to the Stanley Cup Finals has blurred the dividing line between music and sports, a convergence that's expected to hit a crescendo in Tennessee's capital city this weekend.
Crosby's brilliant night overshadowed by Subban tussle, water bottle toss

Crosby's brilliant night overshadowed by Subban tussle, water bottle toss

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby put on a show in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final, but his brilliant night was overshadowed by some out-of-character behaviour.

Blue Jackets sign G Korpisalo to 2-year contract extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension. The 23-year-old Korpisalo was a backup last season to All-Star Sergei Bobrovsky. The native of Finland was 7-5-1 with a 2.
Stanley Cup final has been a rollercoaster ride for Murray, Rinne

Stanley Cup final has been a rollercoaster ride for Murray, Rinne

PITTSBURGH — Matt Murray is up again, and Pekka Rinne is down. The Stanley Cup final has been a roller-coaster ride that way for the series' two starting goaltenders.
Crosby's urgent performance pushes Pens to within one win of back-to-back Cups

Crosby's urgent performance pushes Pens to within one win of back-to-back Cups

PITTSBURGH — Only 91 seconds had elapsed in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final and already Sidney Crosby had accomplished so much.

Calgary Flames switch East Coast League affiliate to Kansas City Mavericks

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have entered an affiliation agreement with the East Coast League's Kansas City Mavericks for the 2017-18 season. The Mavericks replace the Adirondack Thunder in Glens Falls, N.Y.
Swedish sleeper Viktor Arvidsson rising for Preds in Stanley Cup final

Swedish sleeper Viktor Arvidsson rising for Preds in Stanley Cup final

PITTSBURGH — Viktor Arvidsson was just hoping to make the Nashville Predators roster at last fall's training camp. He not only earned a spot on the team, he became one of only 26 players in the NHL to score 30 goals in the regular season.

Kings sign Tyler Toffoli to 3-year, $13.8 million extension

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Forward Tyler Toffoli agreed to a three-year, $13.8 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.
Flames president Brian Burke says Calgary behind the times on arenas, stadiums

Flames president Brian Burke says Calgary behind the times on arenas, stadiums

CALGARY — Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke says taxpayers in other Canadian cities recognize the need for new arenas and stadiums, so why not in Calgary? The long-time NHL executive addressed the Canadian Club of Calgary on Wednesday
Flyers hire rising star Knoblauch as assistant coach

Flyers hire rising star Knoblauch as assistant coach

As Dylan Strome listed the Erie Otters' accomplishments over the past few years and the talented players to come out of the junior program, the Arizona Coyotes' top prospect quickly gave credit to Kris Knoblauch, the coach who made it happen.