Stanley Cup Playoffs

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 - 7:37 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...
Read More
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...
Read More
Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Barclay Goodrow (19) and New York Islanders' Matt Martin (17) fight during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 12, 2020 - 2:36 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Brayden Point didn't walk out of the tunnel to the ice with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, and there's no certainty he'll do so in Game 4. Sure, Tampa Bay could use its leading scorer and playoff MVP front-runner after losing...
Read More
FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness yells from the bench as they played the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. The 65-year-old Dallas Stars coach is hockey’s version of Kevin Bacon in that he’s got some connection to almost everyone, and for the first time, he’s leading a team that’s now six wins away from the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
September 11, 2020 - 5:04 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rick Bowness looked at the Calgary Flames lineup written on the whiteboard in the Dallas locker room, and a strange thought crossed his mind. “It was one of the few teams in the league that I had never coached any of their players,” Bowness said. Bowness did coach Calgary...
Read More
Dallas Stars' Alexander Radulov (47) celebrate his overtime goal against the Vegas Golden Knights with Joe Pavelski (16) in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Western Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. The Stars won 3-2. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 11, 2020 - 1:10 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The entire Dallas Stars bench was yelling out to Joe Pavelski about what to do with the puck after a broken play in front of them only seconds into overtime. Pavelski delivered, with a cross-ice pass to a breaking Alexander Radulov, who scored 31 seconds into overtime on a...
Read More
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...
Read More
Tampa Bay Lightning's Mikhail Sergachev (98) and Nikita Kucherov (86) celebrate a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 09, 2020 - 11:44 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Even though the Tampa Bay Lightning seem to possess some overtime magic in the playoffs, this was not the the time for more hockey. Losing leading scorer Brayden Point to injury and Alex Killorn to ejection and after going into the game with just 11 forwards, the Lightning...
Read More
Vegas Golden Knights' Mark Stone (61) and Paul Stastny (26) celebrate a goal against Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Western Conference final, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 08, 2020 - 10:42 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Paul Stastny scored to end a lengthy goal drought by Vegas forwards, Robin Lehner stopped all 24shots he faced for his fourth shutout of the playoffs and the Golden Knights rediscovered their winning ways and beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 Tuesday in Game 2 of the Western...
Read More
Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman (77), Brayden Point (21), Ondrej Palat (18) and Alex Killorn (17) celebrate a goal during second-period NHL Eastern Conference final playoff game action against the New York Islanders in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 08, 2020 - 12:40 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Braydon Point and the well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning resembled a refreshed team eager to come off an extended break after switching cities in the NHL playoff bubble. The New York Islanders, on the other hand, looked predictably travel- and game-weary. Point scored twice...
Read More
Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves (75) checks Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23) during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 07, 2020 - 6:34 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Reaves stood in the tunnel outside the locker room, fist-bumping his Vegas teammates as they marched to the ice. Instead of skates, pads and a jersey, his uniform was made up of jeans, a sweater over top of a button-down shirt and dress shoes. Reaves then took his spot...
Read More

Pages