Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has decided to retire after 15 NHL seasons and two Stanley Cup championships. The 38-year-old announced his retirement Tuesday. Orpik says...

Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know w...

Fiancee's career played role in Trouba's trade to Rangers

Jacob Trouba's decision against signing a long-term deal with the Winnipeg Jets was well-documented. Less so was his primary reason why. Trouba revealed that his fiancee's aspiration...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that....

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets for defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft. The teams announced the trade Mond...

Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreemen...

Hometown hero Maroon celebrates Stanley Cup family style

Patrick Maroon lifting the Stanley Cup above his head in a St. Louis Blues uniform fulfilled a lifelong dream. The moment didn't compare to holding the Cup just low enough for his so...

Islanders agree to terms with Eberle on $27.5M, 5-year deal

The New York Islanders and winger Jordan Eberle have agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract. The contract counts $5.5 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season...

Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas, clear cap space

The Flyers acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas on Friday in a one-for-one swap of defensemen that upgrades Philadelphia's blue line offense and gives Washington much needed salary...

Bouwmeester and Blues' greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jay Bouwmeester had to turn on the TV to see playoff hockey for almost a decade after he made it to the NHL. A third overall pick with lofty expectations, Bouwmeester didn't get to p...

Blues' Binnington goes from castoff to Stanley Cup champion

Jordan Binnington's storybook ride from fourth stringer to Stanley Cup-winning goaltender was fueled by a few free meals. The best came last weekend at Brio Tuscan Grille, one of his...

Season of comeback? Blues lock down games to win Cup

BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Pietrangelo lifted a backhander over Tuukka Rask to give the St. Louis Blues a two-goal lead late in the first period, Boston fans went silent and the eerie quiet lasted throug...

To grandma with love: O'Reilly hopes to take Cup to big fan

BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother. Congratulations from Deirdre O'Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stan...

Glove'n it: Hand pass a pivotal moment in Blues' Cup run

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Craig Berube made a rare stop in the locker room after the game to address his players. It was important. It was minutes after San Jose's Timo Meier had gloved the p...

Picture perfect: Bruins bond in China, race to Cup Final

BOSTON (AP) — If the Boston Bruins seemed like something of an afterthought at times this season, maybe it was understandable. They played in the Atlantic Division shadow of the Tamp...