posted: 05/31/2016 2:13 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren't for the meek.
posted: 05/31/2016 1 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- A lot of people wondered whether Nick Bonino would even be in the Penguins' lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.
posted: 05/30/2016 2:19 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn't supposed to take this long for Sidney Crosby to guide the Pittsburgh Penguins back to a destination many figured they'd become a fixture at after winning it all in 2009.
posted: 05/29/2016 3:06 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- The door closed, and Mike Sullivan started to talk.
posted: 05/27/2016 2:30 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- Bryan Rust scored a pair of second-period goals and Matt Murray stopped 16 shots to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night to send the franchise to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2009.
posted: 05/26/2016 2:30 a.m.
After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup.
posted: 05/25/2016 2:17 a.m.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final.
posted: 05/24/2016 2:49 a.m.
ST. LOUIS -- All the time Joe Pavelski has spent practicing his stick work has paid off big for the San Jose Sharks.
posted: 05/23/2016 2:30 a.m.
PITTSBURGH -- Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face.
posted: 05/22/2016 2:11 a.m.
Changing goaltenders gave the St. Louis Blues a spark. Changing their style of play helped them even up the Western Conference final at two games apiece.
posted: 05/21/2016 2:36 a.m.
TAMPA, Fla. -- Ninety minutes before the opening faceoff, Jon Cooper talked about what the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to do to get back on track in the Eastern Conference finals.
posted: 05/20/2016 1:56 a.m.
Martin Jones made 22 saves in his second consecutive shutout and Tomas Hertl scored twice to give the San Jose Sharks a series lead for the first time in four trips to the Western Conference final with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 on Thursday night.
posted: 05/19/2016 2:29 a.m.
Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz scored third-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
posted: 05/19/2016 2:18 a.m.
FOOTBALL Cowboys sign Elliott Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is officially signed, sealed and delivered. The fourth overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft signed a four-year, $24.9 million deal with the Cowboys on Wednesday, including a $16.3 million signing bonus, according to sources.
posted: 05/18/2016 2:42 a.m.
Brent Burns scored San Jose's first two power-play goals of the Western Conference finals and Martin Jones stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the postseason as the Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-0 Tuesday night to even the series at a game apiece.