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Vets Pietrangelo, Perry contributing for Vegas, Montreal

Jun. 15, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alex Pietrangelo and Corey Perry had very different free agent experiences last offseason. Pietrangelo got a private plane trip to Vegas for an in-person meeting with the Golden Knights when the market opened and got a long-term contract worth over $61...

New Jersey Devils re-sign forward Nathan Bastian for 2 years

Jun. 15, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed right wing Nathan Bastian to a two-year deal worth $1.65 million. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the signing on Tuesday, saying the restricted free agent would be paid $775,000 next season and $875,000...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather ground through the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

Canadiens come up short in first trip outside of Canada

Jun. 15, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

The Montreal Canadiens left Canada for the first time in 15 months to discover the hard way how the game’s being played a little more intensely south of the border. What appeared apparent from afar in watching the Vegas Golden Knights wear down the President’s...

Vegas opens Stanley Cup semifinal with 4-1 win over Montreal

Jun. 15, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens’ rich history didn’t mean much when it came to facing upstart Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night. Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and the Golden Knights beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1...

Predators' Rinne wins Clancy Trophy for leading on, off ice

Jun. 14, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy that annually honors an NHL player for leading on the ice and off it with humanitarian work. The league announced Monday night that the National Hockey League Foundation...

AP source: New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as coach

Jun. 14, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is set to join one of hockey's oldest organizations instead of the NHL's newest franchise after reaching an agreement to coach the New York Rangers. Gallant and the Rangers have a deal for him to be their next coach, a person with direct knowledge of the...

AP source: New York Rangers reach agreement to hire Gerard Gallant as coach

Jun. 14, 2021 18:16 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: New York Rangers reach agreement to hire Gerard Gallant as coach.

On Point: Center fuels Lightning bid to Cup title repeat bid

Jun. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point isn’t the biggest name among stars in the NHL playoffs, though it is difficult to imagine the Tampa Bay Lightning being where they are without him shining so bright. No one has scored more goals over the past four postseasons, and the...

Familiarity and respect among coaches left in NHL playoffs

Jun. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

When Barry Trotz's Washington Capitals knocked out Jon Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning on the way to the Stanley Cup in 2018, the two coaches talked that summer about how it all went down. A similar conversation happened last fall after Cooper and the Lightning went through...