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Columbus Blue Jackets fire coach Pascal Vincent after one terrible, injury plagued season

Jun. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday fired coach Pascal Vincent after one season in which they were one of the NHL's worst teams. New general manager Don Waddell announced the firing and said the search for a new coach would begin immediately. The Blue...

Connor McDavid led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup Final. They need even more from him to stay alive

Jun. 17, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

Connor McDavid led the Edmonton Oilers out of a horrendous start, all the way to the playoffs and into the Stanley Cup Final. When Darnell Nurse was being criticized in the third round for his struggles, McDavid jumped to his defense. When Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett and the Florida...

Oilers fans get a Father's Day weekend gift they won't forget at the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 17, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Father’s Day came early for Shawn Mullin and his 9-year-old daughter, Audrey. Despite the Oilers falling behind 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers, they decided to make the six-plus-hour drive to Edmonton from their home in...

Panthers ready for their 2nd chance at clinching Cup, while Oilers seeking to force Game 6

Jun. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice made the short trip from his home to the Florida Panthers' practice facility on Monday morning in a pretty good mood and rightly so. The sunshine was bright, the temperature was warm and his team was one win away from claiming the Stanley Cup. ...

Panthers and Oilers turn to poker and Mario Kart on long flights in the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 17, 2024 06:13 AM EDT

When the Florida Panthers' first flight of the Stanley Cup Final was delayed, it meant extra time on the tarmac before the nearly six-hour trek across North America. As forward Anton Lundell joked upon arrival, “The guys who played cards had a little bit more time to win or lose...

Tkachuk-McDavid post-whistle scrum is 'classic playoff hockey' in the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 16, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tensions between the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers boiled over midway through Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night, with a post-whistle scrum featuring two of the most important players in the series. Florida’s Matthew Tkachuk put...

Mavericks and Oilers already have made some history in their comeback quests

Jun. 16, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

For the Dallas Mavericks and the Edmonton Oilers, the comeback efforts are just beginning and still have very long ways to go. That said, they're off to unprecedented starts. Dallas' 38-point win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday and...

Panthers hope to rebound from blowout loss, returning home on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup

Jun. 16, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — There was lots of chatter at the Florida Panthers' breakfast the morning after the Edmonton Oilers blew them out 8-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to send the series back across North America. As lopsided as that loss was in their first chance to close...

Florida Panthers, with help from NHL, push to grow hockey in Latino communities

Jun. 16, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The spark in Leo Jungerman's eyes when he watched his first hockey game was different. He'd tried other sports like soccer and tennis, his father Alex said. But a hockey game featuring the Toronto Marlies — the Toronto Maple Leafs' minor league team — is...

Scoring from unlikely sources helps the Oilers stay alive in the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 16, 2024 06:03 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After having a total of four goals through the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, the Edmonton Oilers broke out in a big way with offense coming from some unlikely sources to avoid being swept by the Florida Panthers. Mattias Janmark scored...