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Florida Panthers goalie Chris Driedger (60) blocks a shot during training camp in preparation for the 2021 NHL season at the BB&T Center on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Sunrise.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Driedger will get the opening-night start in net for Florida

Jan. 16, 2021 12:31 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Driedger will be Florida’s starting goaltender when the Panthers play their delayed season-opener Sunday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. Driedger becomes the 11th opening-night starter in Panthers history. Regular starter Sergei Bobrovsky, who missed most of...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos, Palat lift Lightning over Blackhawks again

Jan. 15, 2021 11:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist each, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Friday night. Yanni Gourde and Blake Coleman added a goal and an assist and Alex Killorn also scored as Tampa Bay completed a sweep in a season-opening two-game...

FILE - Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) plays against the Buffalo Sabres during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, in this Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, file photo. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss the start of training camp due to an illness, and there is no timetable for his return. The 32-year-old Toews said Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, he has been experiencing symptoms that have left him feeling “drained and lethargic.” (AP Photo/David Banks, File)

Blackhawks place Jonathan Toews on long-term injured reserve

Jan. 14, 2021 5:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will miss at least 10 games and 24 days after the team placed him on long-term injured reserve Thursday because of an unspecified illness. The 32-year-old Toews announced prior to the start of training camp last month he was experiencing symptoms...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with center Brayden Point (21) and defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos has goal, 2 assists as Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-1

Jan. 14, 2021 12:37 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in his return to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup, and the defending Stanley Cup champions opened the season with 5-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Stamkos underwent surgery in early March that kept him out of all but...

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton sets up a drill during an NHL hockey training camp practice Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Colliton agrees to 2-year extension as Blackhawks coach

Jan. 12, 2021 6:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton replaced a beloved figure with the Chicago Blackhawks. Then his first full season with the team was interrupted by a pandemic. That's a lot of adversity for a first-time NHL coach, but Colliton thinks it made him better at his job. He is looking forward to putting everything...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, then-Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against Edmonton in Chicago. Lots of new faces at the New Jersey Devils training camp, with the most-well known being 36-year-old goaltender Corey Crawford, who was signed as a free agent along with defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Devils goalie Corey Crawford retires on eve of NHL season

Jan. 9, 2021 4:12 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Corey Crawford, who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win two Stanley Cups, retired Saturday less than three months after signing with the New Jersey Devils and less than a week before the start of the NHL season. The 36-year-old goalie made the announcement after a week of speculation...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, then-Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford watches the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against Edmonton in Chicago. Lots of new faces at the New Jersey Devils training camp, with the most-well known being 36-year-old goaltender Corey Crawford, who was signed as a free agent along with defenseman Dmitry Kulikov. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Devils announce goalie Crawford taking a leave of absence

Jan. 8, 2021 1:53 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils goaltender Corey Crawford has taken an indefinite leave of absence due to undisclosed personal reasons. The Devils made the announcement Friday after a week of uncertainty in which the recently signed 36-year-old goaltender did not practice. The team said Crawford was...

Lightning embrace challenge of defending Stanley Cup title

Jan. 5, 2021 7:45 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Winning Stanley Cup championships in consecutive seasons is rare. The Tampa Bay Lightning are confident they can do it. Even without leading scorer Nikita Kucherov, who’ll miss the year after undergoing hip surgery. The Lightning are that talented with a highly skilled offense...

Kraken add former Buffalo GM Jason Botterill to front office

Jan. 5, 2021 2:00 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken made two more additions to their front office Tuesday, bringing in former Buffalo general manager Jason Botterill as an assistant GM and Norm Maciver as director of player personnel. Botterill joins the Kraken after serving as the general manager of the Sabres for three...

Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith handles the puck during an NHL hockey training camp practice Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Blackhawks hope to outwork opponents after tough offseason

Jan. 5, 2021 11:27 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Sure, the front office of the Chicago Blackhawks is talking about its version of a rebuild. That just doesn't matter too much to Patrick Kane. The star forward looks around his only NHL team, the one he helped lead to three Stanley Cup titles, and sees opportunity. “As a player, I...