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FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness watches play from behind the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Dallas. The Stars, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, have officially removed the interim tag from Bowness, the coach who led them to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

Interim tag off Bowness month after Stars play in Cup final

Oct. 29, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

There was a point while serving as interim coach of the Dallas Stars when Rick Bowness knew he didn't want someone else to come in and take over the team. And that was even before they went to the Stanley Cup Final. The Stars are still Bowness' team. Dallas officially removed the interim tag Thursday and gave...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak (81) checks Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin (91) during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Seguin among injured Stars in Cup run, Bowness expected back

Oct. 8, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin has a torn labrum in his hip that likely will force him to miss the start of next season, while captain Jamie Benn and goaltender Ben Bishop now have time to fully recover from surgeries they had during an extended season that ended in the Stanley Cup Final. General manager Jim...

Tampa Bay Lighting's Victor Hedman carries the Stanley Cup while skating around Amalie Arena, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL's marathon season

Sep. 30, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn crashed the room, putting an abrupt and celebratory end to the news conference. “Who’s next? Next question,”...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness watches play from behind the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Dallas. The Dallas Stars were in a miserable stretch when the NHL season came to a sudden and unexpected stop 4 1/2 months ago. Vegas was playing some of its best hockey after a coaching change. Both now have the same chance of being the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and a better chance to re-acclimate to playing again than having to jump right into a playoff series for the resumption of this unprecedented season because of the coronavirus (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)

Dallas Stars' Rick Bowness still has 'passion' to coach

Sep. 29, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin felt empty. Jamie Benn, their longtime captain, was almost speechless. Like head coach Rick Bowness, who likely soon will shed the interim tag, they were disappointed and drained after more than two months inside the NHL bubble, where this most unusual season ended with a...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon (14) watches the puck go in past Dallas Stars' goalie Anton Khudobin (35) on a shot from Lightning's Blake Coleman (not shown) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Veteran Dallas Stars come up short of Stanley Cup title

Sep. 29, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

All those wily, old veterans couldn't get the Dallas Stars another Stanley Cup championship. Rick Bowness is the 65-year-old interim head coach who has been behind NHL benches in parts of five different decades. Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry are the veteran forwards in their mid-30s who spent their entire careers...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with Victor Hedman (77) during overtime in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning were still in Toronto, they enjoyed some fresh air outside at the football stadium inside the bubble. Victor Hedman kicked and made a 50-yard field goal, soccer style, perfectly splitting the uprights. Is there anything this guy can't do? Hedman did it...

Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4) checks Tampa Bay Lightning center Carter Verhaeghe (23) during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stanley Cup Notebook: Same routine with chance to clinch Cup

Sep. 29, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said the daily routine remained unchanged, even on the day when his team had an opportunity to win the Stanley Cup. “It's come to the rink, it’s do media, go over what happened the previous day,” Cooper said Monday before Game 6. ...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

Sep. 29, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder. The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble was...

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates his goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) with Joel Kiviranta (25) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6

Sep. 27, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take it to them, players and coaches in the locker room had a very distinct message. “We’ve got to play to win, let's go at them, let’s get back on...

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) is congratulated for his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 vs Tampa

Sep. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — More than a decade since Corey Perry won the Stanley Cup as a young player and years after Joe Pavelski fell two wins short, the greybeards aren't ready to leave the bubble and give up on another opportunity for a championship just yet. Pavelski tied it with 6:45 left in the...