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Islanders hire Houda, Wiseman as assistant coaches

Jul. 05, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired Doug Houda and Brian Wiseman as assistant coaches, the team said Tuesday. Houda joins new Isles coach Lane Lambert’s staff after six seasons as an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings. He had worked the previous decade in...

Colorado's Nazem Kadri back for Game 4 of Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 22, 2022 20:19 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche got a key player back with the return of center Nazem Kadri for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Kadri been out since injuring his thumb when he was boarded by Evander Kane in Game 3 of...

Woodcroft gets 3-year deal after Oilers reach West final.

Jun. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have given coach Jay Woodcroft a three-year contract extension for taking over the team in February and leading them to the NHL Western Conference final. The Oilers announced the deal Tuesday in removing Woodcroft's interim tag. ...

Lightning not using elevation as excuse in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 17, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Visitors to Ball Arena are reminded of the altitude challenge facing them as soon as they walk through the doors with a sign welcoming them to the “Mile High City, elevation 5,280 feet.” That reminder becomes reality during the first few shifts of a hockey game,...

Avalanche try to ignore being favored in final vs. Lightning

Jun. 13, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Expectations for the Colorado Avalanche have not diminished since the start of the playoffs. They were favored to win the Western Conference and reach the Stanley Cup Final, and now that they're here, oddsmakers think they have an edge over the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have won the...

Avalanche, Lightning set for anticipated Stanley Cup clash

Jun. 12, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

Steven Stamkos watched the Colorado Avalanche the past few years and figured he and the Tampa Bay Lightning would see them in the Stanley Cup Final before this. The Lightning are back, looking for the NHL’s first three-peat in almost 40 years, and the Colorado core led by Nathan...

Avalanche win battle of attrition to reach Stanley Cup final

Jun. 07, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

With Nazem Kadri out with an injury, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen shifted to center to take his spot and was on the receiving end of a few chops on the back of his leg from Edmonton's Duncan Keith that sent him to the ice. Rantanen rose to his feet, shoved Keith and got back in the...

Avalanche sweep Oilers, advance to Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 07, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Artturi Lehkonen is sending a team to the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season. Lehkonen scored 1:19 into overtime, and Colorado rallied to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 Monday night, completing a four-game sweep in the Western Conference final...

Avalanche aim to finish West final vs. Oilers without Kadri

Jun. 05, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri is a major reason the Colorado Avalanche are one win away from the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final in more than two decades. They'll have to take that step without him. Kadri is out for at least the rest of the...

Avalanche beat Oilers 4-2 to take 3-0 series lead

Jun. 05, 2022 05:00 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pavel Francouz took J.T. Compher off the hook for a penalty with a key save on Connor McDavid. A few seconds later, Compher took the life out of Rogers Place — and put the Colorado Avalanche on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Finals. Compher came out of the...