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Weise's OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4

Down one goal, Montreal battled back - twice. Up one, it faltered - twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night. More>>

Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school." More>>

Weise's OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4

Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night. More>>

Bluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad

Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures. More>>

Gaborik adds scoring to LA Kings' playoff plans

Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month. More>>

More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about... More>>

Panthers jump Sabres to win NHL draft lottery

By JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writer NHL draft lottery losers last year, the Florida Panthers had their number come up this year. More>>

Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading. More>>

GM says coach change 'wake-up call' for Predators

General manager David Poile hopes he sent the strongest message possible by making the first coaching change in Nashville's history: missing the playoffs is not acceptable for the Predators. More>>

A look at 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries: More>>

Lightning coach: Malone's charges not distraction

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper doesn't think left wing Ryan Malone's DUI and cocaine possession charges will be a distraction to the postseason-bound team. More>>

Union wins NCAA title, beating Minnesota 7-4

Tiny Union College skated off with the biggest trophy in college hockey. More>>

Lightning LW Malone arrested after traffic stop

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said. More>>

Maple Leafs hire Brendan Shanahan as president

Brendan Shanahan will run the Toronto Maple Leafs after handing out suspensions the last three years. More>>

Union-Minnesota for Frozen 4 title

It was just three seasons ago when Union beat Minnesota - in overtime, in Minneapolis - for a win that pretty much put its program on the map. More>>

Minnesota beats North Dakota on last-second goal

Justin Holl and the Minnesota Golden Gophers cut it about as close as possible after waiting all season to renew their long rivalry with North Dakota. More>>

Union advances to Frozen Four title game

Daniel Ciampini and tiny Union College are thriving on college hockey's biggest stage. More>>

Green jacket revered ... usually

The green jacket is one of the most revered symbols in all of sports, right up there with an Olympic gold medal and the Stanley Cup. More>>

Penguins D Kris Letang set for return after stroke

Less than three months after a stroke put his season in jeopardy, Kris Letang will go back to work for the Pittsburgh Penguins. More>>

Ovechkin gets 50th goal, Capitals top Blues 4-1

Alex Ovechkin took his place in the NHL record book and helped the Washington Capitals keep pace in the playoff race. More>>

Canucks fire GM Gillis after missing playoffs

The Vancouver Canucks fired president and general manager Mike Gillis on Tuesday, a day after being eliminated from playoff contention. More>>

Ski chief Kasper voted head of winter sports body

International ski federation chief Gian-Franco Kasper has been elected head of the association of Olympic winter sports bodies. More>>

NYC police, fire brawl during charity hockey match

A large brawl broke out during an annual charity hockey match between New York City police and firefighters on Long Island. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

Senators set to demand release of 'torture report'

A Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA, as two centrist senators joined the push Wednesday for a summary of the review to be... More>>

Johnson breaks tie, Lightning top Canadiens 3-1

Having completed their regular-season series, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens soon could find themselves battling in the postseason. More>>

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