Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his 63rd birthday on the ice Wednesday, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and…NATALIYA VASILYEVA (Associated Press)
Dave Hakstol left the college game behind at North Dakota when he was hired by the Flyers. Hakstol had just been tabbed as Philadelphia's new coach in May - eliciting a collective ''Who?'' from the orange-and-black-clad faithful - when he went to…DAN GELSTON (AP Sports Writer)
The NHL gave the NFL a run for the headlines for the wrong reasons in the offseason. From Patrick Kane to Mike Richards, each case was handled differently. PATRICK KANE: A three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, Kane has been…ROB MAADDI (AP Sports Writer)
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have assigned center Jordan Schroeder to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild.
John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and the New York Islanders have a new routine for home games: Get up in the morning, get ready and head to the train station to get on the Long Island Rail Road. Yes, much like their fans, the Islanders have to commute to…VIN A. CHERWOO (AP Sports Writer)