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Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) is scored against as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) reacts and Stars' Roope Hintz (24) defends during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Parade to penalty box could prevent Stars Stanley Cup parade

Sep. 22, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — There is no telling what a championship parade might look like in a pandemic. If the Dallas Stars don't stop taking so many penalties, they won't have to worry about that. It's hard to win a hockey game taking three penalties in the first 13 minutes, especially against a dangerous...

Dallas Stars' Blake Comeau (15) is checked by Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Comeau injured in Stars' Cup Final Game 2 loss to Lightning

Sep. 21, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Blake Comeau left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final with an injury after taking a big, high hit from Tampa Bay’s Ryan McDonagh in the second period. McDonagh made hard contact with Comeau’s right shoulder on the hit. Comeau was slow to get up and...

Tampa Bay Lightning' Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal with teammates during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action against the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

Sep. 21, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. After the Lightning got knocked around in Game 1, and Kucherov took some more hard hits early in Game 2, he had the primary assists on power-play goals by Brayden Point...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Draisaitl has won the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the NHL in scoring. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Draisaitl is first German to win Hart as NHL MVP

Sep. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. Only it had more to do with his home country than his home arena. Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110...

FILE - In this April 16, 1970, file photo, New York Rangers' Bob Nevin (8), center, plays during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in New York. Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, but did not give a cause. (AP Photo/File)

Bob Nevin, won 2 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs, dies at 82

Sep. 21, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. He was 82. The NHL said he died early Monday but did not give a cause. Nevin played 1,128 NHL games with Toronto, New York, Minnesota and Los Angeles, totaling 726...

Dallas Stars' Denis Gurianov (34), Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith (19) and Golden Knights' Zach Whitecloud (2) battle for the puck during third-period NHL Western Conference final playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

No more swallowing the whistle: Penalties affecting playoffs

Sep. 21, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Zach Whitecloud covered his face with his gloved right hand in anguish inside the penalty box. By the time he collected himself and walked out, the Dallas Stars were celebrating an overtime victory to send them to the Stanley Cup Final. Whitecloud had flipped the puck over the...

Dallas Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24) reacts as teammate Joel Kiviranta (not shown) scores past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Slow-starting Lightning seek early spark vs Stars in Game 2

Sep. 20, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Blake Coleman and the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to have to focus on having faster starts to games if they’re going to count on enjoying better finishes against the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final. A Lightning team that led the NHL in scoring for a third straight season is suddenly having...

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) and Stars' Esa Lindell (23) battle in front during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Dobby' for Conn Smythe? Stars' Khudobin is making his case

Sep. 20, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Born when Kazakhstan was still part of the Soviet Union, Anton Khudobin just wanted to make it to the NHL one day. Little did he dream of winning the Stanley Cup. When he accomplished his first childhood goal and got a front-row seat for a deep playoff run practicing with the...

Dallas Stars' Joel Kiviranta (25) celebrates his goal with teammates right wing Corey Perry (10) and Dallas Stars left wing Roope Hintz (24) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Unlikely scorers for Stars again to win Stanley Cup opener

Sep. 19, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

Joel Hanley had never scored a goal in the NHL until Game 1 of the Stanley Cup for the Dallas Stars. Just another unlikely scorer this postseason for the Stars, like rookie Joel Kiviranta. “That’s how you win in the playoffs. You rely on your top-end guys to get you some offense or get you some...

The Dallas Stars celebrate their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Hit 'em!' Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 19, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, “Hit ’em!” They did, over and over, the body checks and the shouts easily heard throughout an arena left empty because of the pandemic for this most unusual Stanley Cup Final. The well-rested Stars...