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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...

In this March 9, 2020, photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at Yards Brewing Company, in Philadelphia. Hayes’ addition has been a big part of the Flyers success, his popularity soaring to the point there’s now a Big Hayes-y IPA on tap at Yards Brewery. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cheers! Streaking Flyers hope hot streak leads to Cup run

Mar. 11, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hayes stepped behind the bar and prepared to make his first draft pick. The lager, the golden ale, the porter, wide varieties of delicious beers were lined up, but for Hayes the perfect pint was one he could truly call his own. So Hayes pinch-hit for the bartender, pulled the tap...

Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) scores on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Hurricanes score 3 in 3rd period, beat Red Wings 5-2

Mar. 10, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Williams scored a tiebreaking goal 1:38 into the final period, and Sebastian Aho added two goals later in the third to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Morgan Geekie and Nino Niederreiter also scored for Carolina, which extended its...

Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis (4), Ryan Johansen (92), and Roman Josi (59), of Switzerland, celebrate with Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, after Granlund scored the game-tying goal in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Granlund beats buzzer, scores in OT as Preds beat Flames 4-3

Feb. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators gambled that keeping Mikael Granlund instead of trading the pending free agent at the deadline could help them play their way into the postseason. Granlund certainly delivered Thursday night. He became only the fourth player in NHL history to score a...

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, center, looks to redirect the puck, between Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz, left, and defenseman Samuel Girard during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubows

LA Kings trade Cup-winning goal scorer Martinez to Vegas

Feb. 19, 2020 4:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings traded Stanley Cup-winning goal scorer Alec Martinez to the Vegas Golden Knights for two second-round draft picks on Wednesday. The Kings got the Knights' second-round pick in 2020 and St. Louis' second-round choice in 2021 for Martinez, the defenseman who scored...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli celebrates after scoring the go-ahead goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The Kings won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Toffoli scores NHL's first outdoor hat trick, Kings beat Avs

Feb. 16, 2020 12:08 AM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Col. (AP) — Tyler Toffoli will remember the Los Angeles Kings' 3-1 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Air Force Academy for so many reasons. The thundering jets' flyover. The cadets high-fiving players as they came off the ice. The long clouds of breath, the short shifts. Oh, and...

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega (3) checks Boston Bruins right wing Chris Wagner (14) off the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

NHL-worst Red Wings beat league-best Bruins 3-1 for 2nd time

Feb. 9, 2020 4:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The NHL's worst team beat the best. Again. Andreas Athanasiou snapped a tie midway through the third period and scored an empty-net goal in the final minute, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. “When we’re playing good hockey and we get...