10:57 AM ET The Ottawa Senators named D.J. Smith the team’s new coach on Thursday. Smith, who is the 14th coach in the franchise’s history, has been an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs the past four seasons. He replaces Guy Boucher, who was fired on March 1 amid a six-game losing streak and
6:35 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Behind the microphone for the last New York Rangers championship in 1994, John Davidson is now front and center to try to parade the Stanley Cup down Broadway again. Davidson recalled 1994 as one of the best times of his life, and after moving from broadcasting to
7:29 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN For the first time since 1970, the St. Louis Blues are playing for the Stanley Cup. For the … well, we’ve lost count really, the San Jose Sharks are going home before the final round. Here’s what happened in the NHL last night (check out replays of every playoff game
11:41 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues fans didn’t start chanting “We want the Cup!” until there was a three-goal lead and just over four minutes left in Game 6 against the San Jose Sharks. Not a goal less. Not a moment sooner. They’ve known too much heartbreak to assume
1:35 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS — The streamers fell from the ceiling and the fans sang along with “Gloria,” the 1980s pop classic repurposed as the St. Louis Blues‘ official victory song, as it blared from the speakers in Enterprise Center. Their 5-1 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to
5:45 PM ET Associated Press KOSICE, Slovakia — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both teams already were assured quarterfinal berths and were competing for seeding. Canada won Group A and will next play Switzerland.
8:20 AM ET The San Jose Sharks are down 3-2 to the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference finals. But they’ve come back from such a deficit before, as they engineered a comeback against the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round. Do they have another such run in them? Our experts debate. Will
5:15 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara returned to practice and worked out with the full squad Monday, his first such workout since sitting out Boston’s Eastern Conference-clinching victory over Carolina with an undisclosed injury. Chara had skated prior to practices over the weekend but didn’t participate in any full sessions.
6:00 PM ET ESPN News Services KOSICE, Slovakia — The Brits and Italians will be back … barely. Ben Davis scored 2:03 into overtime for Great Britain to complete an unlikely comeback and edge France 4-3 to avoid relegation at the expense of the French at the hockey world championships Monday. Britain’s return to the
7:03 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The San Jose Sharks are on the brink of elimination yet again. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues are one win away from their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970, which was their third year of existence. Here’s a recap of last night’s action (check out replays of every playoff