Avalanche sweep Oilers, advance to Stanley Cup Final
APTOPIX Avalanche Oilers Hockey Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Gabriel Landeskog (92) celebrate a goal on Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith (41) as Cody Ceci (5) defends during third period NHL hockey conference finals action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, June 6, 2022. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) (Jason Franson)EDMONTON, Alberta — (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:19 into overtime, and Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Monday night, completing a four-game sweep in the Western Conference final and sending the Avalanche to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001. Colorado will take on the winner of the Eastern Conference final between the New York Rangers and two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. But the Oilers stormed back and forced overtime when Kassian scored at 16:38 and tied it at 5-all. I basically had an empty netter in front of me, so tap it in.”NOTES: The Colorado Avalanche were without the injured Nazem Kadri.wftv.com
Francouz, Kadri lead Avs to 4-0 win over Oilers in Game 2
Nazem Kadri had three assists in a 2:04 span in the second period, backup Pavel Francouz stopped 24 shots for his second career playoff shutout and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Oilers win 5-3, push Flames to the brink of elimination
Flames Oilers Hockey Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, second from left, celebrates his goal against the Calgary Flames with teammates during the first period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs second-round series Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Edmonton, Alberta. Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and 12th goals of the postseason, and Zach Hyman added a goal for Edmonton. He has 25 points in 11 playoff games for the Oilers, who earned a third straight victory over their provincial rival. With the Oilers wobbling, Nugent-Hopkins poked in his fourth goal of the playoffs from in front of Markstrom. The goal was the third-fastest in Oilers’ playoff history, just short of McDavid (19 seconds in 2020) and Fernando Pisani (16 seconds in 2006).wftv.com
Three 7s: NHL has Game 7 tripleheader on tap for Saturday
“It’s going to be juicy,” Oilers forward Evander Kane said after scoring twice in a 4-2 win that forced Game 7 against the Kings. There could be more Game 7s on Sunday, with three other series at 3-2 heading into Friday night. A victory would be the franchise's 16th Game 7 win — an NHL record the team currently shares with Montreal. Carolina won Game 5 to retake momentum but was unable to eliminate the Bruins on Thursday night. “But if you told us that we've got to win one game to advance, we’d certainly take the opportunity.wftv.com
Kane has hat trick, Oilers roll to 8-2 rout of Kings
Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist while Phillip Danault also scored for Los Angeles, who had a 45-37 advantage in shots on goal. Game 4 is Sunday night in Los Angeles. Kane had a pair of rebound goals in the second period and finished the hat trick with a wrist shot with 20 seconds remaining. Edmonton won 6-0 Wednesday night and built a five-goal lead midway through the second period of this one as it took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Los Angeles averted a shutout 16 seconds after Kane's second goal when Kopitar went top shelf on a backhand in front of the net.wftv.com
Kane has hat trick, Oilers roll to 8-2 rout of Kings
Evander Kane picked up his first hat trick in a Stanley Cup playoff game, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Zach Hyman each had two goals, and the Edmonton Oilers dominated the Los Angeles Kings for the second straight game, posting a 8-2 victory in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.
Kane asks fans to keep an open mind as he joins Oilers
EDMONTON, Alberta — (AP) — Evander Kane knows he will not be universally loved by by fans of the Edmonton Oilers. There will be questions about his past, from suspensions due to violations of COVID-19 protocols, a bankruptcy and self-confessed gambling problems. Kane met with the media Friday for the first time since landing a deal for the rest of the season. “I left that dinner feeling that Evander would be a real positive addition to our hockey team,” Holland said. Kane is expected to make his Oilers debut when the team faces Montreal on Saturday night.wftv.com
AP source: Kane joining Oilers after being cleared by NHL
Sharks Kane Released Hockey FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane (9) looks on during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (Jeff Chiu)The NHL has cleared Evander Kane after an investigation into his cross-border travel during the holiday break, paving the way for him to join the Edmonton Oilers. San Jose terminating the contract cost Kane about $22.9 million from the contract he signed in May 2018. The NHL in October suspended Kane 21 games for submitting a fake vaccine card. He had 2 goals and 27 assists for 49 points in 56 games last year with San Jose.wftv.com
NHLPA files grievance after Sharks terminate Kane's contract
Sharks Kane Released Hockey FILE - Evander Kane speaks at a news conference after a hockey practice in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 30, 2021. The Sharks have placed Kane on unconditional waivers on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, with the intent to terminate the remainder of his $49 million, seven-year contract. The Sharks placed Kane on unconditional waivers on Saturday, saying the forward violated COVID-19 protocols while with the AHL Barracuda. Kane went unclaimed over the 24-hour period, putting the Sharks in position to terminate the remainder of the player's contract. When the suspension was lifted at the end of November, the Sharks placed Kane on waivers and sent him to the AHL when he was unclaimed.wftv.com
Sharks plan to terminate Evander Kane's contract
Sharks Kane Released Hockey FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane (9) looks on during an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks have placed Kane on unconditional waivers on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, with the intent to terminate the remainder of his $49 million, seven-year contract. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (Jeff Chiu)SAN JOSE, Calif. — (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have placed forward Evander Kane on unconditional waivers with the intent to terminate the remainder of his $49 million, seven-year contract. The termination of the contract will cost Kane about $22.9 million remaining from the contract he signed in May 2018. When the suspension was lifted at the end of November, the Sharks placed Kane on waivers and sent him to the AHL when he was unclaimed.wftv.com
Coronavirus: NHL suspends Evander Kane for submitting fake COVID-19 vaccination card
Evander Kane The NHL handed San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane a 21-game suspension on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, The Associated Press confirmed. (Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)SAN JOSE, Calif. — The NHL handed San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane a 21-game suspension on Monday for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, The Associated Press confirmed. “I would like to apologize to my teammates, the San Jose Sharks organization, and all Sharks fans for violating the NHL COVID protocols,” Kane said in a prepared statement. A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to the AP earlier this month that the league was looking into allegations that Kane submitted a fake vaccination card. In addition to violating NHL rules, using a fake vaccination card is illegal in both the United States and Canada.wftv.com
NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for COVID violations
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (AP) — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. Kane will forfeit about $1.68 million of his $7 million salary for this season with the money going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. Kane had previously been cleared by the NHL in an investigation into allegations made by Anna Kane that he bet on hockey games, including some against the Sharks. A person familiar with the investigation said earlier this month that the league was looking into allegations that Kane submitted a fake vaccination card. Using a fake vaccination card is illegal in both the United States and Canada, as well as against NHL rules.wftv.com
NHL training camps open with several big-name stars missing
Training camps got under way around the NHL on Thursday with several big-name stars nowhere to be found. With more than two weeks until the regular season, there's also no reason to rush. “I don’t think it’s any different than guys getting hurt, not being there for lineup,” Sharks defenseman Brent Burns said. I'm here to work, I'm healthy, I'm happy to play hockey again.”The distraction of unsigned players is not affecting most teams. ___Follow AP Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SWhyno___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com
NHL: No evidence San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on games
Gambling allegations The NHL said it found no evidence that Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on San Jose's games. (Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)NEW YORK — The National Hockey League announced Wednesday that there was no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on any league games. The Instagram stories alleged that Kane gambled on Sharks games, the newspaper reported. The NHL said in a statement that after an investigation, there were no instances where Evander Kane bet on NHL games or bet against his team. To the contrary, the evidence raises doubts about the veracity of the allegations.”>> NHL to investigate allegations Sharks’ Evander Kane gambled on gamesKane, 29, is a 12-year NHL veteran who has been with the Sharks since the 2017-18 season.wftv.com
NHL finds no evidence Evander Kane gambled on games
Kane Gambling Hockey FILE - In this Wednesday, March 24, 2021 file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) watches during an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in San Jose, Calif. The NHL found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged wife. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) (Jeff Chiu)SAN JOSE, Calif. — (AP) — The NHL found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged wife. Anna Kane alleged in an Instagram post this summer that Kane bet on NHL games and was “obviously throwing games to win money," launching a probe by the league. The league said it interviewed Kane and other members of the Sharks organization but Anna Kane declined to participate in the probe.wftv.com
Sharks' Kane denies game-fixing allegations from wife
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) (Rick Scuteri)San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane denied allegations his wife made on social media that he bet on NHL games, including against his own team. Kane responded Sunday morning to allegations made the previous day from the Instagram account of his wife, Anna. "I have NEVER gambled/bet on Hockey, NEVER gambled/bet on a Sharks game, NEVER gambled/bet on any of my games and NEVER thrown a hockey game," he wrote on Twitter. Anna Kane wrote: “How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Evander Kane said the two are in the process of getting a divorce and called Anna Kane “mentally unwell.”“I love my daughter,” he wrote.wftv.com
NHL to investigate allegations Sharks’ Evander Kane gambled on games
Gambling allegations Sharks forward Evander Kane was accused on social media of gambling on San Jose's games. (Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)SAN JOSE, Calif. — The National Hockey League announced Saturday it will investigate allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on league games. >> Read more trending newsThe allegations were made on social media in Instagram stories Saturday afternoon by a person believed to be Kane’s wife, the East Bay Times reported. The Instagram stories alleged that Kane gambled on Sharks games, the newspaper reported. “The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks player Evander Kane bet on NHL games,” the NHL’s statement said.wftv.com
NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Kane bet on own games
Sharks Kane Hockey FILE - In this March 26, 2021, file photo, San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane moves the puck during the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.T he NHL says it will investigate an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) (Rick Scuteri)The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. Anna Kane wrote on Instagram: “How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he’s obviously throwing games to win money? Hmm maybe someone needs to address this.”She added: “Can someone ask (Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? According to Capfriendly, which charts hockey salaries, he has made just under $56 million during his NHL career.wftv.com
NHL to investigate claim Sharks’ Kane bet on own games
The NHL said it will investigate an allegation made by Evander Kane’s wife that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games and has intentionally tried to lose for gambling profit. The league said Saturday night on Twitter that it was made aware of the social media posts by Anna Kane and plans to conduct a full investigation. The NHL said: “The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously.”news.yahoo.com
Golden Knights' 3 PP goals spoil Sharks home debut, 3-1
Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) reacts after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jonathan Marchessault scored the first of Vegas’ three power-play goals and the Golden Knights spoiled San Jose’s first home game in nearly a year with a 3-1 victory over the Sharks on Saturday. San Jose was given the unbalanced schedule because of local restrictions that banned contact sports and practices, forcing the Sharks to hold training camp in Arizona. He was hired last January by Vegas but hadn’t faced San Jose until Saturday. SIMEK SIDELINEDSharks D Radim Simek left in the second period after taking two hard hits from Marchessault.
Minnesota trades goalie Dubnyk, forward Donato to San Jose
(AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)The Minnesota Wild traded goalie Devan Dubnyk and forward Ryan Donato to the San Jose Sharks in two separate deals Monday, continuing their makeover under general manager Bill Guerin. The selection the Sharks sent to the Wild was originally Pittsburgh's, first dealt to San Jose on Feb. 24 for forward Patrick Marleau. The Wild now own two 2021 picks from the Penguins, who traded next year's first-rounder to Minnesota for forward Jason Zucker. Donato, who is the son of former Bruins stalwart Ted Donato, has 29 goals and 28 assists in 130 career NHL games. The 26-year-old Soucy had seven goals, seven assists and a team-leading plus-16 rating in 55 games in his first full NHL season.
Sharks retain Bob Boughner as coach, removing interim tag
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson formally retained Boughner as San Jose's coach Tuesday, removing the interim tag to make him the ninth full-time head coach in franchise history. He’s very open-minded in looking to find solutions.”Boughner also hired Rocky Thompson as his associate coach and John Madden as an assistant coach. Mike Ricci, the former Sharks forward who became an assistant under Boughner, will be an NHL development coach. Thompson succeeded Boughner as the head coach at Windsor in 2015, and he won the Memorial Cup in 2017. He spent the past three seasons as head coach of the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' top affiliate.
Sport-by-sport snapshot of racial injustice protests
NBA referees march in support of players seeking an end to racial injustice in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Black men, Black women, Black kids. The two other playoff games for that day were also postponed, as were the three games set for Thursday. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Seven games were postponed Thursday, a day after three games were called off. The MLS had no games scheduled for Thursday.
Current, former NHL players form Hockey Diversity Alliance
Seven current or former black NHL players formed the Hockey Diversity Alliance on Monday, creating another avenue to fight racism and intolerance in the sport. Our mission is to eradicate racism and intolerance in hockey, the group said in a letter. The Hockey Diversity Alliance will be independent of the NHL but hopes to work in tandem with the league to promote diversity and inclusion. He called on white athletes in hockey and others sports to also speak out, and more than 100 NHL players have posted on social media about the subject. In creating our alliance, we are confident we can inspire a new generation of hockey players and fans, the group said.