Stanley Cup Playoffs

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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) is checked by Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference final hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 11:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two days after they and the Vegas Golden Knights each won a hard-fought Game 7 to move on, the Dallas Stars figured there might be an emotional letdown at the start of the Western Conference final. They filled that void with hit after hit, got one early goal and played the...
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Photo credit Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) is checked by Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference final hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 11:43 pm
Shutdown Stars: Dallas beats Vegas 1-0 in West final Game 1…
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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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New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during second-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 - 12:03 am
TORONTO (AP) — Coach Barry Trotz has spent the past two seasons attempting to instill a team-first, all-in identity with the New York Islanders. No more was that evident than Saturday night, when the Islanders handily confronted their biggest test of the year — decades perhaps — in beating the...
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