Stanley Cup Finals

New York Islanders celebrate defeating the Philadelphia Flyers after third-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 5:30 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning checked into the JW Marriott across the street from Rogers Place, coach Jon Cooper ran into half of the Vegas Golden Knights and rode the elevator with some Dallas Stars players. “That's stuff that just doesn't happen,” Cooper said. It does this...
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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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Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) is congratulated by teammates defensemen Ivan Provorov (9) and Matt Niskanen (15) and center Sean Couturier (14) after scoring on the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game in Toronto on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 18, 2020 - 6:21 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart is making postseason history and has the Flyers on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade. Hart stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout, Michael Raffl and Phil Myers each scored and the Philadelphia Flyers...
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Dallas Stars' John Klingberg (3) and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal against the Calgary Flames during overtime in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 16, 2020 - 8:27 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Klingberg got the initial credit for Dallas' overtime goal after Joe Pavelski forced the extra period by completing a hat trick in the final seconds of regulation. The Dallas defenseman knew a scoring change was coming. Klingberg's hard shot grazed Alexander Radulov's...
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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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Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) watches the puck cross the line on what would be ruled no goal due to goalie interference as Carolina Hurricanes' Teuvo Teravainen (86), Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) and Bruins' Torey Krug (47) look on during third-period NHL hockey first-round Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 15, 2020 - 12:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has opted out of the team’s playoff run to be with his family. The defending Eastern Conference champions announced the decision Saturday morning, less than two hours before Game 3 of their playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. “I want to be...
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St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Vegas Golden Knights' Nick Cousins (21) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)
August 10, 2020 - 7:05 pm
The top of the Western Conference features the defending Stanley Cup champion, a 2018 finalist with even more talent and an MVP front-runner. Good luck picking a favorite. The Vegas Golden Knights earned the top seed in the West by winning all three of their games in a round-robin tournament...
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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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Edmonton Oilers' Leon Draisaitl (29) takes part in a drill during NHL hockey training camp in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 21, 2020 - 1:46 pm
The NHL Hart Trophy voters agreed with NHL players in selecting Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl, Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers as MVP award finalists. The finalists were announced by the NHL on Tuesday, and determined by members of the Professional Hockey Writers...
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