Stars, Lightning meet in nontraditional Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The leaves are starting to change color around the NHL playoff bubble, and, at most, seven games remain before the Stanley Cup is handed out. On Saturday nig...

Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime to send the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference ...

NHL playoffs showcase Russia's goaltending renaissance

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikolai Khabibulin wakes up in Yekaterinburg to watch NHL playoff highlights and beams with pride at the saves made by so many Russian goaltenders. For the f...

Blues hire Montgomery as assistant months after Stars firing

Jim Montgomery was hired by the St. Louis Blues as an assistant Wednesday, less than a year since he was fired by the Dallas Stars for unprofessional conduct. Montgomery is getting a...

Lightning face adversity and Islanders in East final Game 6

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jon Cooper might have reacted differently five years ago to losing in double overtime in Tampa Bay's first chance to move on to the Stanley Cup Final, sulking with his head do...

How did this happen? Vegas grapples with 5-game series loss

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Peter DeBoer didn't prepare a speech to give his Vegas Golden Knights in the event they lost Game 5 of the Western Conference final to end their run in the NHL bubble, because...

Top players have Lightning on verge of first final since '15

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final, Andrei Vasilevskiy was a rookie goalie who played when starter Ben Bishop was injured, the “Triplets” line...

Quick-strike Lightning beat Islanders, on verge of final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Blake Coleman tied it 15 seconds after the New York Islanders took the lead, Ondrej Palat scored the go-ahead goal 12 seconds later and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a ...

Khudobin, Stars beat Knights to take 3-1 lead in West final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anton Khudobin made three of his 32 saves on a crucial 5-on-3 penalty kill late, Joe Pavelski and Jamie Benn scored in the second period and the Dallas Stars are a victory awa...

Islanders' Lamoriello named NHL general manager of the year

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders is the winner of the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award. The league announced Saturday night that Lamorie...

Despite loss, Lightning have blueprint to play without Point

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 ...

Nathan MacKinnon wins Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon has won the Lady Byng Trophy given for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with strong play. The NHL announced MacKinn...

Lehner locked up? Maybe not, but Stars' Khudobin locked in

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner is the man in net for the Vegas Golden Knights. But for how long? Lehner denied a report that he'd agreed to a five-year contr...

Hockey's Kevin Bacon: Playoffs are 6 degrees of Rick Bowness

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 ...

Kucherov scores late; Lightning take 2-0 lead over Islanders

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored with 8.8 seconds left to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night and a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern ...