Latest Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

Bouwmeester and Blues' greybeards finally lift Stanley Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

Jay Bouwmeester had to turn on the TV to see playoff hockey for almost a decade after he made it to the NHL. A third overall pick with lofty expectations, Bouwmeester didn't get to play beyond the regular season his first nine years in the league. "Every year you got sick of watching the playoffs," Bouwmeester...

Season of comeback? Blues lock down games to win Cup

Jun. 13, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Alex Pietrangelo lifted a backhander over Tuukka Rask to give the St. Louis Blues a two-goal lead late in the first period, Boston fans went silent and the eerie quiet lasted throughout intermission. With good reason. The Blues had only lost one of 25 playoff games when up two goals. The...

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Jun. 13, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen St. Louis players took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their...

To grandma with love: O'Reilly hopes to take Cup to big fan

Jun. 13, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother. Congratulations from Deirdre O'Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the opening goal for the...

The Latest: O'Reilly wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 12, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 10:49 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the St. Louis Blues has been named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the most valuable player of the playoffs. The gritty forward lifted the trophy on the ice moments...

Bruins forged bond in China, raced to Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 12, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — If the Boston Bruins seemed like something of an afterthought at times this season, maybe it was understandable. They played in the Atlantic Division shadow of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who raced to the President's Trophy and were the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs. Still, Boston kept...

Pucks and ponies abroad: Olczyk to work first Royal Ascot

Jun. 11, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

Eddie Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing's Triple Crown. Now he's adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at Boston's TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in England to work...

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

Jun. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. "I'm not talking about it," the usually talkative Maroon said. "If you want to talk about Game 6, I'll talk about Game 6." Except the St. Louis Blues and...

Sabres' Skinner tells AP he welcomes higher expectations

Jun. 8, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Jeff Skinner is both grateful and motivated by the new contract he signed to remain a member of the Buffalo Sabres for the next eight seasons. He's impressed by the faith the Sabres showed by making him the team's second highest-paid player behind captain Jack Eichel. And...