Stanley Cup Finals

Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point (21) celebrates his goal against New York Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov (40) during the third period of an NHL Eastern Conference final playoff game in Edmonton, Alberta, on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 13, 2020 - 7:04 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — While the New York Islanders were celebrating Brock Nelson scoring the first goal of the game, Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde was steaming about giving it up. Coach Jon Cooper decided to keep him on the ice for some redemption. “I’m not really happy out there after...
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Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save against the Vegas Golden Knights as Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (2) slides into the crease during second-period NHL Western Conference final playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 13, 2020 - 12:04 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anton Khudobin gloved the puck out of the air on Shea Theodore's shot at the most intense moment of the game like it was part of a leisurely morning practice. “I just tried to find the puck and react to it,” Khudobin said with the same nonchalance. “I don’t know if it’s...
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New York Islanders center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) celebrates with goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 10, 2020 - 4:52 am
Joe Pavelski was the captain of a team that went to the Western Conference finals last season, playing opposite Patrick Maroon’s team that went on to win the Stanley Cup. Chandler Stephenson won a Stanley Cup title two seasons ago with the Washington Capitals, the team he was still playing with at...
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Colorado Avalanche's Nazem Kadri (91) scores against Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) as Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29), Stars' Miro Heiskanen (4) and Stars' Blake Comeau (15) battle during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 07, 2020 - 4:31 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Victor Hedman put the Tampa Bay Lightning on his back and carried them to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015. Five years later, the 6-foot-6 monster of a man can shoulder even more of a load. Hedman is perhaps the best defenseman in the world and headlines an NHL playoffs...
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Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) congratulates Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) after the Flyers defeated the Canadiens in an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 22, 2020 - 2:57 am
Jill Biden tweeted a photo of a cardboard cutout of her husband and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wearing a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. There are plenty of high hopes for the fall out of one snapshot -- and the early returns look good for the Flyers. The Flyers took their hopeful...
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Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12), Denis Gurianov (34) and Miro Heiskanen (4) celebrate a goal against the Calgary Flames during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 6:40 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas scored 16:05 into overtime after Joe Pavelski forced the extra period by completing a hat trick in the final seconds of regulation and the Stars beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Sunday to even their Western Conference playoff series. John Klingberg's hard shot appeared...
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Boston Bruins' Brandon Carlo (25) congratulates goaltender Jaroslav Halak as teammates celebrate their victory over the Carolina Hurricanes in NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff game in Toronto on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 4:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Bruins, shortly after waking up Saturday to face the Carolina Hurricanes, found out goaltender Tuukka Rask was opting out of the NHL playoffs to be with his family. While the defending Eastern Conference champions are supporting their teammate at least publicly, they're...
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Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (88) celebrates the game tying goal as Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) and Blue Jackets defenceman David Savard (58) react during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2020 - 7:22 pm
No team in NHL history with a chance to win a playoff series had blown a three-goal lead in the final four minutes. Until the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals in 3:34 and another in overtime to stun the Blue Jackets and force a deciding Game 5 of the...
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The Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets stand together for the national anthems prior to NHL hockey exhibition game action in Toronto, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 2:55 am
TORONTO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman took a short break from watching the final few exhibition games Thursday to ponder the significance of awarding the Stanley Cup some two months from now — should all go as planned. The magnitude of the task it took to simply reach the cusp of resuming...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2017, file photo, then-Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff watches play against the Minnesota Wild in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
July 09, 2020 - 1:12 pm
The New Jersey Devils hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff on Thursday to take over one of the NHL's youngest teams and removed the interim tag from Tom Fitzgerald's title as general manager. The former New York Rangers assistant replaces interim coach Alain Nasreddine, who guided the team to a 19-16-8...
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