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Tensions rise quickly in semifinals between unfamiliar foes

Jun. 19, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

When a heated scrum broke out between Islanders and Lightning players at the final horn of Game 2 and New York's Travis Zajac wrestled Tampa Bay's Anthony Cirelli to the ice, it did not feel like these teams didn't face off all season. “I think we are familiar with them...

Panthers' Barkov wins Selke Trophy as best defensive forward

Jun. 18, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the first time in his eight-year career. Barkov was announced as the winner of the award Friday night before Vegas faced Montreal in Game 3 of...

Offense from defense a key factor in Stanley Cup semifinals

Jun. 17, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

One of the first things Peter DeBoer wanted to change when he took over as Vegas Golden Knights coach 17 months ago was getting defensemen more involved in the offense. It took some time. Now, the Golden Knights have more goals, assists and points from their blue line...

Price makes 29 saves, Canadiens beat Golden Knights 3-2

Jun. 17, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens vowed to adapt after looking out of sync in the first game of their Stanley Cup semifinal series with the Vegas Golden Knights. It's exactly what they did Wednesday night. Carey Price made 29 saves and the...

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...

Canadiens and their rich history face NHL newcomers, Vegas

Jun. 13, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Growing up in Quebec, Marc-Andre Fleury has such respect for the Canadiens’ rich history, the Golden Knights goalie uses the formal, “mister,” when referencing Montreal’s notable stars. Such was the case Saturday upon being informed the the team invited former...

DeBoer: Former top forward line identity of Golden Knights

Jun. 05, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The former top forward line of the Vegas Golden Knights carried the moniker “misfit line” into the team’s fourth season. Coach Peter DeBoer offered another description after Jonathan Marchessault, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith helped Vegas...

Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs up 2-0 in series vs. Knights

Jun. 03, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen found himself in the middle of an on-ice swarm from teammates after scoring the winner. Wonderful and all, but he wanted to make sure the real star of the show received his fair share of the credit, too — goaltender Philipp Grubauer. ...

Fiala, Wild force Game 7 with 3-0 victory over Vegas

May. 27, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have proven themselves to be a tough out. The Vegas Golden Knights could use some work on their finishing touch. Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist in the third period to break open a scoreless game, Cam Talbot had his second...