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Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) chases Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Almost no travel in NHL playoffs benefits Lightning, Stars

Sep. 26, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have been inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton for two months, staying in a hotel connected to the arena. Tampa Bay’s only trip since this unusual postseason began was traveling 1,700 miles from the East hub in Toronto before both conference finals and the...

Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate a win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tampa Bay takes momentum into back-to-back Cup games

Sep. 24, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. This most unusual Stanley Cup is now headed into the first back-to-back games in a final since 2009 and...

Sabres sign Curtis Lazar to 2-year, $1.6 million contract

Sep. 24, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday. Lazar was a restricted free agent, who split last season between the NHL and the American Hockey League. He had five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Sabres. The 25-year-old has six...

Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin (91) and Corey Perry (10) battle Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan McDonagh (27) as Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save during third-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning's Vasilevskiy standing tall in Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 22, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

For all the hype Dallas goaltender Anton Khudobin is receiving for helping the Stars reach the Stanley Cup Final, fellow Russian Andrei Vasilevskiy is reminding everyone the Tampa Bay Lightning have a strong presence in net, too. “If you’re going to make any sort of noise in the playoffs you need...

Tampa Bay Lightning' Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal with teammates during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Sep. 21, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. After the Lightning got knocked around in Game 1, and Kucherov took some more hard hits early in Game 2, he had the primary assists on power-play goals by Brayden Point...

Dallas Stars' Blake Comeau (15) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) as Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy (10) defends during first-period NHL Western Conference final playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars wait inside bubble for Stanley Cup Final opponent

Sep. 16, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Blake Comeau and the Dallas Stars knew there would be the huge sacrifice of being away from their families once inside the NHL bubble, and those absences have only been amplified by monotonous gaps with little to do between playing games pretty much every other day. “We...

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)

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

Sep. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

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...

Dallas Stars' Joe Pavelski (16), Alexander Radulov (47) and Jamie Benn (14) celebrate a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during third-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars captain Benn finally past 2nd round into West final

Sep. 5, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

Jamie Benn has played in more postseason games for the Dallas Stars than anyone. Their captain has finally made it out of the second round. “Obviously we were in the exact same situation last year and came out on the wrong end of it,” Benn said. “It’s nice to get that win and move on."...

Dallas Stars players celebrate a goal by John Klingberg against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars take 3-1 series lead over Avalanche with 5-4 win

Aug. 30, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Radek Faksa and the Dallas Stars are one win away from the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008. Faksa had goal and two assists and Roope Hintz scored the last of three power-play goals by the Stars in a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night, taking...

Ky. man faces fine for breaking Canadian quarantine rules

Aug. 24, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — A Kentucky man could face a fine of up to $750,000 or six months in jail for allegedly violating a quarantine order in the Alberta Rockies in late June. John Pennington, 40, was initially given a $1,200 ticket on June 25 after staff at a Banff hotel called the Royal Canadian Mounted...