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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005, file photo, the inscription on the Stanley Cup showing the 1919 series, the only series in the history of the cup not completed, is shown at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The Seattle Metropolitans were on the verge of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years back in 1919. They never got to celebrate. Neither did the Montreal Canadiens, their opponent in the series. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP

In another century, another pandemic ended Stanley Cup final

Apr. 1, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Metropolitans were 20 minutes from a second Stanley Cup title in the spring of 1919, 20 minutes from adding their names to the trophy again. Odie Cleghorn’s goal for the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period of Game 5 sparked a rally that ensured there would be no...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2005, file photo, the inscription on the Stanley Cup showing the 1919 series, the only series in the history of the cup not completed, is shown at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Anyone who scoffs at drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, who wonders if it was really necessary to shut down sports around the world, needs to learn the tragic story of the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals. It's right there on the silver chalice, engraved alongside all the championship teams.

Column: As we battle virus, don't forget 1919 Stanley Cup

Mar. 27, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

Anyone who scoffs at all these drastic measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, who wonders if it's really necessary to shut down sports around the world, needs a primer on the 1919 Stanley Cup Finals. The tragic turns of events is right there on the silver chalice, engraved alongside all the championship...

A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Mar. 25, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to...

The Latest: First Bundesliga player tests positive for virus

Mar. 13, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Paderborn defender Luca Kilian is the first Bundesliga player to test positive for the new coronavirus. The club says coach Steffen Baumgart has been cleared but Kilian, who hasn’t played for several...

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nashville beats Montreal 4-2 as Habs honor Henri Richard

Mar. 10, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators withstood a late comeback try by Montreal and beat the Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday night. Ryan Johansen and Calle Jarnkrok also scored in the second period as Nashville built a 4-goal lead. Artturi Lehkonen and Lukas Vejdemo had goals in...

Florida Panthers center Lucas Wallmark (71) is congratulated by defenseman Anton Stralman (6) after Wallmark scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Panthers snap 8-game home skid with 4-1 win over Canadiens

Mar. 7, 2020 11:11 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Backup goalie Chris Driedger stopped 33 shots, Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers broke their eight-game home losing streak Saturday with a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. On a night when Roberto Luongo's number was retired, the former Florida goalie...

Former Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, left, and his family watch as his jersey is hoisted to the rafters during a ceremony before an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Luongo's No. 1 jersey goes to the Panthers' rafters

Mar. 7, 2020 7:24 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo wore the No. 1 jersey primarily because he thought the number signified being the best at everything. For the Florida Panthers, there was never anyone better. “No. 1 in your programs, No. 1 in your hearts,” Luongo said. And now, his No. 1 is the first to...

FILE - In this June 1, 2007, file photo, former Montreal Canadiens' Henri Richard responds to questions in Ottawa, Ontario. Henri Richard, the speedy center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday, March 6, 2020. He was 84. His death was announced by the team. Richard had Alzheimer's disease. (Paul Chiasson, Canadian Press via AP)

Henri Richard, winner of 11 Cups with Canadiens, dies at 84

Mar. 6, 2020 6:09 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Henri Richard, the speedy and durable center who won a record 11 Stanley Cups with the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday. He was 84. The Canadiens announced the death of the Hall of Famer on Twitter, calling him “one of the organization's greatest legends and ambassadors.”...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Vasilevskiy stops 32 shots, Lightning beat Canadiens 4-0

Mar. 5, 2020 11:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves, Victor Hedman scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy completed his 21st career shutout to help Tampa Bay win for the second time in five games. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, and...

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) takes a skate to the face as Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen (62) falls to the ice in front of the goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in New York. Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) and Canadiens center Jordan Weal (43) are nearby. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Isles' Boychuk gets 90 stitches after taking skate to face

Mar. 4, 2020 8:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to his eyelid after being hit in the face with a skate but suffered no damage to his eye, president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Wednesday. Boychuk was cut Tuesday night when he was hit by Artturi Lehkonen's skate as...