Ak Bars Kazan upsets CSKA Moscow to win KHL’s Gagarin Cup

MOSCOW (AP) Russia’s Ak Bars Kazan won the Kontinental Hockey League’s Gagarin Cup for the third time in its history on Sunday with a surprise 4-1 series win over CSKA Moscow.

Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

DENVER (AP) Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges.

Avalanche down to third goalie against Predators (Apr 19, 2018)

Give the Colorado Avalanche credit for putting up a gallant fight in their first-round Western Conference series with the Nashville Predators. In fact, Colorado came within a post of forcing overtime in Game 4 and possibly evening the series Wednesday night.

Leafs aim to even series vs. Bruins (Apr 18, 2018)

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs are a better team than shown by the results of the first two games of the first-round playoff series with the Boston Bruins.

Patience finally pays off for big-game goalie Grubauer

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Philipp Grubauer was 18 and had only been in North America for a year and a half when he walked into the Windsor Spitfires locker room as the latest member of a stacked junior team.

Seattle NHL expansion group names Tod Leiweke team president

SEATTLE (AP) The NHL expansion effort in Seattle took another step forward Wednesday, naming Tod Leiweke as the president and CEO for the prospective club.