Latest Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Slovak defenseman Andrej Sekera, 36, announces retirement

Jul. 19, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrej Sekera announced his retirement on Tuesday after almost two decades in the NHL. The Slovak defenseman played the past 15 full seasons since making his debut in 2006. Sekera played 888 regular-season and playoff games for the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina...

Hurricanes add Burns from Sharks, Pacioretty from Knights

Jul. 13, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are betting that trading for veteran defenseman Brent Burns will help a regular playoff team make an even deeper postseason push. Getting another scoring option in winger Max Pacioretty essentially for free won’t hurt, either. ...

Malkin re-ups with Pens; Evander Kane stays put in Edmonton

Jul. 13, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

Evgeni Malkin decided to return to the Pittsburgh Penguins after all, Evander Kane chose to stay in Edmonton, and the goalie carousel kept spinning a day before the the NHL's free agency period opened. Malkin late Tuesday night signed a $24.4 million, four-year deal that counts $6.1...

Predators, Oilers, Wild make early moves to close gap on Avs

Jul. 11, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

Confronted by the harsh reality of the Tampa Bay Lightning moving on from him and with memories still fresh of being on the wrong side of the Stanley Cup championship handshake line, Ryan McDonagh approved a trade to the Nashville Predators. The Predators also lost to the Stanley Cup...

Gaudreau, Kadri among players to watch in NHL free agency

Jul. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

The top players expected to be available in NHL free agency include an MVP candidate who might have the chance to go home and a veteran who flipped his old playoff script to become a Stanley Cup champion. Each had a career year at the perfect time. Calgary Flames...

LA Kings sign Adrian Kempe to 4-year, $22 million extension

Jul. 10, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — All-Star forward Adrian Kempe has agreed to a four-year, $22 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The club announced the deal Sunday with Kempe, who set career highs with 35 goals and 54 points last season while earning his first All-Star...

Winnipeg Jets closing in on Rick Bowness as head coach

Jul. 02, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on Rick Bowness as their head coach. A Jets spokesman told The Canadian Press on Friday that while nothing was finalized, the 67-year-old Bowness “is the person we’re focusing on as our next head coach.” ...

San Jose Sharks fire coach Bob Boughner, assistants

Jul. 01, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

San Jose Sharks coach Bob Boughner and his staff were fired two months after the regular season ended, a move the team said it made to clear the decks for the next general manager to pick new leadership behind the bench. Interim general manager Joe Will informed Boughner, assistants...

After parade, work begins for Avs in bid to repeat as champs

Jun. 29, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nazem Kadri will be jubilantly waving to the fans at the parade Thursday through the streets of Denver. Possibly waving goodbye, too. Some tough decisions loom for the Colorado Avalanche after dethroning the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup...

Challenge accepted: Richardson steps in as Blackhawks coach

Jun. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL's worst teams last season, and their general manager is talking about a potentially long rebuilding process. They are listening to trade offers for their top goal scorer, and the situation at goaltender is murky at best. ...