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Bobrovsky makes 23 saves for first shutout of the postseason, Panthers beat Rangers 3-0 in Game 1

May. 23, 2024 00:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky had a long stretch without seeing a shot on goal in the middle of the game, and then there was a flurry in the third period. No matter, he stopped everything that came his way. Bobrovsky had 23 saves for his first shutout of the...

Rangers held scoreless for the first time this postseason in a 3-0 loss to the Panthers in Game 1

May. 23, 2024 00:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in these playoffs, the New York's offense was non existent. Now the Rangers trail in a series for the first time. Sergei Bobrovsky scored all 23 Rangers shots, Matthew Tkachuk scored the only goal Florida would need late in the first period and...

Stars in West final against Oilers after knocking out last 2 Stanley Cup champions

May. 22, 2024 21:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The top-seeded Dallas Stars are in the Western Conference Final after knocking out the last two Stanley Cup champions, one of those featuring a pair of 100-point scorers. Edmonton had the NHL's only other duo of 100-point scorers in the regular season, with Connor...

Former Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe gets the New Jersey Devils top job, source tells AP

May. 22, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Keefe is being hired as the coach of the New Jersey Devils, less than two weeks after he was fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs. A source close to the franchise confirmed the hiring in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding the official...

Bruins' braintrust says offseason priority is signing goalie Jeremy Swayman

May. 22, 2024 15:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney is ready to go with a goaltender rotation again next season – “if we can make the math work.” Sweeney said Wednesday his priority this summer is to sign goalie Jeremy Swayman to an extension, preferably avoiding the...

Jim Hiller will remain head coach of the Los Angeles Kings after having interim tag removed

May. 22, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Hiller will continue to be the Los Angeles Kings head coach after having the interim tag removed Wednesday by vice president and general manager Rob Blake. The Kings were 21-12-1 in the regular season under Hiller after Todd McLellan was fired on Feb. 2. But...

Stanley Cup playoffs averaging record 1.16 million viewers in the U.S. through first 2 rounds

May. 21, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first two rounds of the Stanley Cup playoffs have been the most-watched in the U.S. Going into the conference finals, the playoffs are averaging 1.16 million viewers across ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS and truTV. That is a 9% increase over last year. ...

NHL will have a new Stanley Cup champion this century as lengthy droughts take center stage

May. 21, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

No matter which team wins the Stanley Cup championship this year it will be a first this century. The Dallas Stars won the franchise's lone championship in 1999, months before the world worried computers would malfunction at the start of a new millennium. The New York Rangers...

Lightning trade with Predators to bring veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh back to Tampa Bay

May. 21, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Ryan McDonagh is returning to Tampa Bay, hoping to help the Lightning win the Stanley Cup again after two seasons in Nashville. The Predators traded McDonagh back to the Lightning on Tuesday, giving the veteran defenseman a welcome homecoming with the organization he helped to two...

Presidents' Trophy-winning Rangers set to face Panthers in Eastern Conference final

May. 21, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

One year after reaching the Stanley Cup Final, the Florida Panthers are back in the Eastern Conference final. The Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers have made it there for the second time in three years. Now, the East's division winners will meet in the...