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Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It's heading back to Florida. The resilient Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating...

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

Avs can't close out Lightning in Game 5 loss at Ball Arena

Jun. 24, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Keep the champagne chilled. It's back to the slushy ice of Amalie Arena for the Colorado Avalanche after they failed to close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning overpowered Colorado with tougher physicality, clogged the neutral zone...

AP source: Chicago aims for Canadiens assistant Richardson

Jun. 24, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are nearing a deal with Luke Richardson to become their next coach, turning to the former NHL defenseman to help lead their already painful rebuilding process. Richardson and the Blackhawks are working on a contract, according to a person...

Iowa State suspends men's hockey club over hazing

Jun. 23, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University announced Thursday that its men's hockey club will be suspended from competition for the next academic year after an investigation found the club engaged in hazing, alcohol abuse and personal humiliation of new or rookie members. The club was...

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before. Counterpart Jared Bednar, on the verge of his first NHL championship, sought to settle the issue once and for all and move on. Still, the Stanley...

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida's coach

Jun. 23, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside...

Chairman says former TN governor perfect steward for Preds

Jun. 23, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Herb Fritch wanted to start a transition away from his role as chairman of the Nashville Predators, and he saw a former Tennessee governor as the perfect person to take over as majority owner. “We’re stable financially, we’re stable here,” Fritch...

Avalanche a win away from dethroning 2-time champ Lightning

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar and the Colorado Avalanche weren't all that interested in glancing back at the simmering controversy over the way Game 4 ended in overtime. Of way more importance was looking ahead to this: A chance to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup title since...

'A movement not a moment': NHL focuses on racial diversity

Jun. 23, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

Anson Carter remembers watching in high school as some of his friends abandoned hockey for being “too white" as he forged ahead, eyes set on a pro career. By the time he reached the National Hockey League, dreadlocks were flowing out from underneath his helmet as he skated. “It...