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Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Jun. 24, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5. Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous...

Avs can't close out Lightning in Game 5 loss at Ball Arena

Jun. 24, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Keep the champagne chilled. It's back to the slushy ice of Amalie Arena for the Colorado Avalanche after they failed to close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning overpowered Colorado with tougher physicality, clogged the neutral zone...

AP source: Chicago aims for Canadiens assistant Richardson

Jun. 24, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are nearing a deal with Luke Richardson to become their next coach, turning to the former NHL defenseman to help lead their already painful rebuilding process. Richardson and the Blackhawks are working on a contract, according to a person...

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before. Counterpart Jared Bednar, on the verge of his first NHL championship, sought to settle the issue once and for all and move on. Still, the Stanley...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

Chairman says former TN governor perfect steward for Preds

Jun. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herb Fritch wanted to start a transition away from his role as chairman of the Nashville Predators, and he saw a former Tennessee governor as the perfect person to take over as majority owner. “We’re stable financially, we’re stable here,” Fritch...

Avalanche a win away from dethroning 2-time champ Lightning

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar and the Colorado Avalanche weren't all that interested in glancing back at the simmering controversy over the way Game 4 ended in overtime. Of way more importance was looking ahead to this: A chance to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup title since...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Jun. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated. “It...

Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title

Jun. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche are on the verge of their first Stanley Cup title since 2001, thanks to Nazem Kadri's overtime goal. Even if the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning don't believe it should have counted. Kadri scored at 12:02 of...

NHL, players union, alumni association team up for NFT deal

Jun. 23, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

The NHL, NHL Players’ Association and NHL Alumni Association are teaming up to get hockey into the NFT marketplace. The organizations announced a multiyear deal Thursday making Sweet their official digital collectibles partner. While not confirming exact terms, NHL executive VP of...