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Dallas Stars' Corey Perry (10) reacts as the puck goes in past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) on a goal by Denis Gurianov during overtime NHL Western Conference final playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars on to Stanley Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

Sep. 15, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Benn and Dallas enjoyed the moment so much that the relative silence was pretty much an afterthought. The Stars are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. “I've been in a couple rinks where we've clinched to go to the finals, and it erupts,"...

Vegas Golden Knights' Mark Stone (61) and Paul Stastny (26) celebrate a goal against Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Western Conference final, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Vegas is back, baby: Golden Knights beat Stars to tie series

Sep. 8, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After running into a hot goalie late last round and being shut out in the opener of the Western Conference final, pressure mounted in the minds of the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2. When Paul Stastny scored to end a lengthy goal drought by Vegas forwards, the entire mood changed....

Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves (75) checks Vancouver Canucks' Alexander Edler (23) during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Return of Reaves adds more grit to Vegas-Dallas West final

Sep. 7, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Reaves stood in the tunnel outside the locker room, fist-bumping his Vegas teammates as they marched to the ice. Instead of skates, pads and a jersey, his uniform was made up of jeans, a sweater over top of a button-down shirt and dress shoes. Reaves then took his spot in the...

Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny (26) is checked by Dallas Stars' Radek Faksa (12) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL Western Conference final hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Shutdown Stars: Dallas beats Vegas 1-0 in West final Game 1

Sep. 6, 2020 11:43 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Two days after they and the Vegas Golden Knights each won a hard-fought Game 7 to move on, the Dallas Stars figured there might be an emotional letdown at the start of the Western Conference final. They filled that void with hit after hit, got one early goal and played the...

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner celebrates the team's win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Best in the West? Vegas finally meets its match vs. Dallas

Sep. 5, 2020 10:07 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After they moved on to the Western Conference final, the Dallas Stars gathered around televisions to see who they'd face next. They watched the Vegas Golden Knights tilt the ice against the overmatched Vancouver Canucks and eventually crack hot goaltender Thatcher Demko to win that...

Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen (18) and Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves (75) rough it up during the first period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Vegas' Reaves suspended for West final Game for hit to head

Sep. 5, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves will miss the opener of Western Conference final against Dallas after the NHL suspended him a game for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver's Tyler Motte. Reaves hit Motte in the jaw with a check late in the second period of Game 7 on...

Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser (6) is stopped by Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

At last, Vegas solves Demko in 3-0 Game 7 win over Canucks

Sep. 5, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights were having enough problems solving Thatcher Demko. Then came another big obstacle — a major penalty that brought back memories of the team's collapse in last year's postseason. “You've got to think it crossed our mind a little bit,”...

A video message about racism is played before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the Boston Bruins against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Racial injustice not forgotten as NHL resumes playoffs

Aug. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Before playoff hockey returned to its usual intensity, the NHL and its players took time Saturday to highlight racial injustice and the sport's role in confronting it. Players pushed to postpone two days worth of games to protest the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake in...

Players prepare for a skate at the NHL hockey playoffs venue in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hopes players and fans take a step back to pause and reflect on racial justice issues as the NHL takes a second day off from second-round series action on Friday, before games resume on Saturday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL players use pause to focus on racial injustice concerns

Aug. 28, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

Braydon Coburn was polite but stern in declining to answer the question. A day after NHL players showed a united front, prompting the league to postpone two nights of playoff games to focus on racial injustice concerns, the veteran Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman wasn’t deviating from the message....

FILE - In this Dec 19, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights right wing Ryan Reaves (75) jumps to get past Vancouver Canucks defenseman Jordie Benn, left, and center Tyler Motte (64) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia. The NHL ditched divisional playoffs to go back to the old-school format for its summer postseason and still ended up with all division rivals facing off in the second round. It’s the Golden Knights against the Canucks in the Pacific series (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

NHL puts off 2 days of playoff games amid injustice protests

Aug. 27, 2020 9:21 PM EDT

Vegas forward Ryan Reaves was struggling with the decision of whether to sit out the Golden Knights' playoff game to protest racial injustice, when he discovered the players around the NHL had his back. Reaves woke up Thursday to find a text from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, prompting a...