Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hockey

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz (4) celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators during the third period of Game 7 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

BY WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz stood shoulder to shoulder at center ice as midnight approached, crowd on its feet, Prince of Wales ...
Pittsburgh Penguins' team captain Sidney Crosby (87) holds the Prince of Wales Trophy and poses with assistant captains Evgeni Malkin (71) and Chris Kunitz (14) after defeating the Ottawa Senators in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Pittsburgh.

BY WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Even as the targets on their ...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf (2), Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) and Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins in game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

BY WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL. The Ottawa goaltender would like to ...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) takes down Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) during the third period of game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination. Anderson stopped 45 shots, ...
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, right, presents the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl to the Nashville Predators after the Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach ...
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue directs his team against the Boston Celtics during the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BY TOM WITHERS INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3. James ...
Pittsburgh Penguins' Carter Rowney (37) celebrates assisting on a goal by Penguins' Scott Wilson during the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Guy Boucher has typically kept his team off the ice on off-days during the postseason. Not Monday. The Ottawa coach opted for a half-hour practice ahead ...
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)

BY WILL GRAVES PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.” It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and ...
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, right, makes a save with his glove off a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano, left, during the third period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

BY GREG BEACHAM ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pontus Aberg spent most of the season in the minors, and he had a part-time depth role for the Nashville Predators in these ...
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with goalie Matt Murray (30) after the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of ...
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