Stanley Cup Finals

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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Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant questions a call during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
January 15, 2020 - 4:50 pm
Gerard Gallant was abruptly fired by the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday less than two years after leading them to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season of existence and winning NHL coach of the year honors along the way. Peter DeBoer, fired last month by the San Jose Sharks, takes over...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
January 06, 2020 - 7:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville fired Peter Laviolette on Monday after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons. Assistant coach Kevin McCarthy also was dismissed. The Predators (19-15-7) have dropped four of five heading into Tuesday night's game against...
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Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20), of Denmark, celebrates his winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game with defenseman John Carlson (74) as San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) skates away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
January 05, 2020 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals never believe they’re out of a game. On Sunday, they showed why. Lars Eller scored with 2:59 remaining in overtime after the Capitals rallied from two goals down in the final minute of regulation, completing a stunning 5-4 victory over the San Jose Sharks...
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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) and Washington Capitals center Chandler Stephenson (18) chase the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 13, 2019 - 3:09 pm
Almost 18 months since the Vegas Golden Knights’ improbable inaugural season ended, they look much more like the team that vanquished them in the Stanley Cup Final. If you can’t beat ’em, be more like ’em. Once a ragtag group relying on more will than skill, Vegas is beginning to resemble the...
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St. Louis Blues' Ivan Barbashev (49) checks Boston Bruins' Chris Wagner during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 26, 2019 - 11:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The stakes were drastically different for Boston's first meeting with St. Louis this season. Regardless, the Bruins made sure the Blues left town with a loss this time. David Pastrnak scored his team-leading 11th goal, Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots for his second shutout and the Bruins...
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President Donald Trump is presented a team jersey by St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman during an event to honor the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 15, 2019 - 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, the St. Louis Blues celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final in Boston. The ebb and flow of recent champions from fast and skilled to physical and punishing illustrates how many different blueprints there are to win a championship in today’s NHL and the importance of tailoring style of play to personnel and perfecting that chemistry. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
September 28, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Had the night of June 12 gone differently, maybe NHL rivals would be looking to the Boston Bruins as the model to follow to win the Stanley Cup. "We were one game away to change the narrative of how teams should be structured," Bruins defenseman Torey Krug said. The Bruins lost Game 7 of the final...
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