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Lightning donate $2 million to Hurricane Ian relief efforts

Sep. 30, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and team owner Jeff Vinik are donating $2 million toward Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The NHL team announced Friday that $1 million each will be donated by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation and the Vinik Family Foundation. ...

NHL: Russian players all clear for games in Czech Republic

Sep. 29, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Russian players on two NHL teams opening the season in the Czech Republic will be allowed to participate in the two Global Series games in Prague after all. The Czech government has dropped its attempted ban of Russian players on the rosters for San Jose and Nashville, NHL Deputy...

Back with Wild, Fleury welcomes big workload as clear No. 1

Sep. 28, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With his ever-present smile, tireless approach and long list of accomplishments in the net, Marc-Andre Fleury has always embraced a heavy workload. The Minnesota Wild sure haven't shied away from leaning hard on their new — and 37-year-old — goalie. After...

Golden Knights eye return to postseason under Bruce Cassidy

Sep. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One year after missing the playoffs for the first time in the franchise’s existence, the Vegas Golden Knights are eyeing a return with their third coach in six seasons. Bruce Cassidy replaced Peter DeBoer after both were fired from their respective jobs after...

Avs launch Cup defense after summer filled with celebrations

Sep. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by. One moment the Colorado Avalanche were riding through the streets of Denver on firetrucks and the next they’re back on the ice. “But it was a good reason for a short summer,” the Avalanche forward...

Blackhawks focused on future in Richardson's first season

Sep. 28, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson wants to build a team in his first year with his new franchise. “I think that's the first step that we need,” he said. “Before we talk about success on the ice, we have to have success as a team and gelling this team...

Judge 4 walks, still at 60 HR; Yankees win AL East, top Jays

Sep. 27, 2022 23:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees held a lively clubhouse party to cheer another AL East title. A celebration for home run history, that's still on deck. Judge walked four times and stayed at 60 homers, one shy of Roger Maris’ American League record, as the...

Red Wings' sources of hope: Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond

Sep. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have faded from relevance in the NHL due to a lack of stars. Help appears to be on the way with Moritz Seider and Lucas Raymond. Seider, a savvy defenseman, is the reigning rookie of the year. Raymond is a skilled forward coming off a 57-point...

Tampa Bay Lightning using Cup loss as motivation to win

Sep. 27, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay isn’t content with being one of the NHL’s best teams. Three months after falling short in a bid to become the first NHL club in 40 years to win three straight Stanley Cup titles, the Lightning entered training camp eager to begin the quest to...

Glimpses of hope begin to shine on young, maturing Sabres

Sep. 27, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin is done trying to impress others, or care what they think. Once shy and timid, the Sabres 22-year-old defenseman and No. 1 overall draft pick in 2018 arrived in Buffalo for his fifth training camp brimming with confidence. No longer guarded when...