Stanley Cup Finals

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL Players’ Association’s executive board is voting on a 24-team playoff proposal as the return-to-play format, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, late Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 22, 2020 - 10:56 pm
The NHL Players’ Association's executive committee authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated The NHLPA did not provide a breakdown of the vote of its 31...
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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere during during practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The Detroit Red Wings could actually benefit from an adjusted draft lottery that gives him better odds at the top pick, likely Alexis Lafreniere. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, FIle)
May 09, 2020 - 12:19 pm
The NFL's successful virtual draft and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of hockey this season have raised the possibility of an NHL draft held before the Stanley Cup Final. After postponing its draft scheduled for June 26-27 in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL is considering having...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, file photo, Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts makes a leaping catch on a ball hit by New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu during the eighth inning of a baseball game in New York. With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that would have taken place the week of May 4-10, 2020, including the season's first meeting between the Red Sox and Yankees, in The Bronx. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
May 04, 2020 - 2:03 am
With the sports calendar still mostly on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press takes a look at some of the live sporting events that would have taken place the week of May 4-10: MLB: The 162-game regular season would have been about one-fourth complete after the Boston Red...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks president John McDonough gets ready to answer questions during a media availability in South Bend, Ind. The Blackhawks have fired team president McDonough, ending a wildly successful run that included three Stanley Cup championships. The surprising move comes with the NHL season on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)
April 27, 2020 - 6:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks fired team president John McDonough on Monday, cutting ties with a key figure in the most successful decade in team history and raising questions about the direction of one of the NHL's marquee franchises. The surprising move, coming with the season suspended...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, of Finland, skates back to the net during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL's pause has the clock ticking on the career of a former Vezina Trophy winner and four-time finalist with Rinne turning 38 in November. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 27, 2020 - 5:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Goaltender Pekka Rinne scratched scoring a goal off his NHL bucket list this season. Winning the Stanley Cup? That remains on the list with the season suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic amid concerns that next season will be affected, too. Rinne, a three-time All-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005, file photo, the inscription on the Stanley Cup showing the 1919 series, the only series in the history of the cup not completed, is shown at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Seattle Metropolitans were on the verge of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years back in 1919. They never got to celebrate. Neither did the Montreal Canadiens, their opponent in the series. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP
April 01, 2020 - 3:36 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Metropolitans were 20 minutes from a second Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1919, 20 minutes from adding their names to the trophy again. Odie Cleghorn’s goal for the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period of Game 5 sparked a rally that ensured there would be no...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005, file photo, the inscription on the Stanley Cup showing the 1919 series, the only series in the history of the cup not completed, is shown at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Anyone who scoffs at drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, who wonders if it was really necessary to shut down sports around the world, needs to learn the tragic story of the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals. It's right there on the silver chalice, engraved alongside all the championship teams. "Series not completed." (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP
March 27, 2020 - 5:47 pm
Anyone who scoffs at all these drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, who wonders if it's really necessary to shut down sports around the world, needs a primer on the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals. The tragic turns of events is right there on the silver chalice, engraved alongside all...
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Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, center, looks to redirect the puck, between Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, left, and defenseman Samuel Girard during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubows
February 19, 2020 - 4:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks on Wednesday. The Kings got the Knights' second-round pick in 2020 and St. Louis' second-round choice in 2021 for Martinez, the defenseman who...
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Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 16, 2020 - 12:08 am
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons. The thundering jets' flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts...
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January 16, 2020 - 3:02 am
MLB BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox insist they won the 2018 World Series fairly, even as they begin their search for a new manager after Alex Cora was let go for his role in a sign-stealing scandal. Cora left the team on Tuesday after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred identified him as the...
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