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Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...

New York Islanders hire Jim Hiller an assistant coach

Jun. 19, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired Jim Hiller as an assistant coach. The Islanders announced the addition to Barry Trotz's staff Wednesday. Hiller spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings during the...

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

Jun. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

Jordan Eberle calling free agency a "last resort" must be music to the ears of the New York Islanders and their fans after what happened a year ago. Eberle on Friday agreed to terms on a $27.5 million, five-year contract that counts $5.5 million against the salary cap. Unlike former captain John Tavares, who left...

Special team: Blues penalty kill has them on verge of Cup

Jun. 7, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

Something is missing from Boston's power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston rode its power...

Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

May. 23, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed star center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency. Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a $36 million, six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists and 53 points...

Rask comes up big as Boston Bruins advance to face 'Canes

May. 7, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Boston Bruins got some timely goals in their tight Eastern Conference semifinal series with Columbus, and when the goals weren't coming, Tuukka Rask stood tall. The Finn turned in his best playoff performance so far in Monday night's 3-0 win over the Blue Jackets in Game 6,...

Islanders optimistic after turnaround despite playoff exit

May. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz. Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders...

Hurricanes injured goalie Petr Mrazek returns to practice

May. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek was back at practice after leaving a playoff game early with a lower body injury. Coach Rod Brind'Amour said Monday there were "no limitations" on his goalie and Mrazek said he felt "120%, to be honest." Mrazek, who has stopped 210 of the 230...