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Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow

BUFFALO, N.Y. — On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-raised center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft.

Flyers sign Gudas to extension

PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers signed Czech defenseman Radko Gudas to a multi-year contract extension Thursday.

Las Vegas awarded NHL expansion franchise

LAS VEGAS — The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas.

Flyers buy out final year of Umberger's contract

R.J. Umberger’s second chance with the Philadelphia Flyers is over.

NHL settles on Las Vegas for expansion, AP reports

A person with direct knowledge of the NHL’s decision says the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion, provided organizers can come up with a $500 million fee.

Penguins beat Sharks for 4th Stanley Cup

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A turnaround season for the Pittsburgh Penguins ended with Sidney Crosby once again holding the Stanley Cup.

Gordie Howe, the gritty and mighty 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT — Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, died Friday.

Sharks win Game 5 in Pittsburgh to stay alive

PITTSBURGH — There's very little flash to Martin Jones.

Penguins move to brink of Stanley Cup with 3-1 win vs. Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bounce-back performances from two key players moved the Pittsburgh Penguins to the brink of winning the Stanley Cup.

Donskoi's OT goal gives Sharks 3-2 win over Pens in Game 3

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joonas Donskoi wasn't even born when the San Jose Sharks started in 1991 and hadn't taken part in any of a series of playoff disappointments that haunted the franchise over the years.

Overtime goal gives Penguins 2-0 lead in Cup Final

PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary started the season in the minor leagues.

Rick MacLeish, Flyers legend and Ocean City resident, dies at 66

Fans on Tuesday remembered fondly former Philadelphia Flyer Rick MacLeish, an Ocean City resident and three-time NHL All-Star who clinched the 1974 Stanley Cup as a member of the Broad Street Bullies.

Penguins edge Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren't for the meek.

Sharks want more penalties called vs Blues in Game 2: 8 tonight on NBC Sports Network

ST. LOUIS — The San Jose Sharks got just three power plays in their Game 1 loss to open the Western Conference finals, and no call when Joe Thornton’s bushy beard got tugged on by St. Louis Blues captain David Backes in the first period.

Flyers Giroux, Gostisbehere to have surgery

It turns out there was a reason center Claude Giroux and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, the Flyers’ best players in 2015-16, weren’t as effective late in the season.

How the Stars forced tonight's Game 7 with heart-palpitating madness: 8 p.m., NBC Sports Network

ST. LOUIS — This series deserves a Game 7.

'The Goldbergs’ creator talks love affair with Flyers

PHILADELPHIA — Barry Goldberg has come to say goodbye to a close-knit friend at a Flyers funeral. Resting in a box were the tattered remains of Goldberg’s cherished Philadelphia Flyers T-shirt he named Big Orange.

World hockey championship offers players audition for World Cup, draft: Sports extra

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — For many players, the hockey world championship is just the build-up to a bigger occasion.

Last year's NHL coach of the year gets fired

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley on Tuesday, one season after he was voted the NHL's coach of the year.

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