Bruins' Bruce Cassidy wins NHL coach of the year honors

Bruce Cassidy was revealed Wednesday night as the winner of the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year for leading the Boston Bruins to the Presidents' Trophy a season after taking them to the Stan...

Stars, Golden Knights reach 'chess match' part of West final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tyler Seguin tried to answer what happened in the Western Conference final to the Dallas offense that lit it up last round. “Two different teams — or Vegas i...

How NHL consolidated from 2 bubbles to 1 to finish playoffs

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders left the familiar confines of the NHL's Toronto bubble last weekend, they masked up to board physically distanced buses and...

Vegas is back, baby: Golden Knights beat Stars to tie series

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 re...

Well-rested teams have big advantage in NHL playoffs

Rest is beating rust so far in the NHL playoffs. The teams that have two or more days of time off than their opponent are 5-1 in series openers. The well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning w...

Devils hire Mark Recchi as assistant on Lindy Ruff's staff

Mark Recchi played and lifted the Stanley Cup with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara and coached Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, so the Hockey Hall of Famer knows a thing ...

Return of Reaves adds more grit to Vegas-Dallas West final

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, ...

Evolution of top defensemen on display in NHL playoffs

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...

Dumba honored for by NHL for anti-racism, community efforts

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Minnesota’s Matt Dumba was chosen as the winner the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, a nod to the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. anthem for his role in helping the spor...

Unique circumstances give NHL's its first 'Final Four'

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...

Disappointing Game 7 loss leaves Flyers with major questions

Long after being the hottest team in the NHL and resembling a Stanley Cup contender in February and March, Philadelphia won its first four games when hockey resumed as if it hadn't missed a beat. ...

Vegas' Reaves suspended for West final Game for hit to head

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves will miss the opener of Western Conference final against Dallas after the NHL suspended him a game for an illegal check to the head of...

Best in the West? Vegas finally meets its match vs. Dallas

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After they moved on to the Western Conference final, the Dallas Stars gathered around televisions to see who they'd face next. They watched the Vegas Golden ...

Big boy hockey: Heavy teams ready to battle for Stanley Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Growing up in hockey, Zach Whitecloud learned an important lesson: Winning is hard, and it hurts to win. “It still resonates ever day with me,” the rookie Ve...

Some family joins bubble, NHL waiting on Canadian government

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL is allowing some family members to join the Edmonton playoff bubble but is waiting on the Canadian government on the possibility of adding more. Depu...