Latest Stanley Cup Finals News

Canadiens' Price left unprotected for Kraken expansion draft

Jul. 18, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

After backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, Carey Price has been left unprotected for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Price could become the face of the NHL's 32nd franchise if general manager Ron Francis and his staff decide to take on one of...

NHL's expansion struggles changed with Vegas and now Seattle

Jul. 15, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL hit the accelerator on expansion some 30 years ago it brought hockey to untapped markets, warm weather destinations and established a footprint throughout all corners of North America. It also created some pretty terrible teams and wins were...

Lightning GM: Kucherov played Final with broken rib

Jul. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois confirmed on Tuesday that star forward Nikita Kucherov played in the Stanley Cup Final with a non-displaced rib fracture. Kucherov was hurt on a cross-check during Game 6 of the conference final...

Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade

Jul. 13, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the Stanley Cup is going to Montreal after all. But it will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's possession for an extended party. After the Lightning celebrated a second consecutive championship with another signature...

Blackhawks trade Keith to Oilers for Jones, 3rd-rounder

Jul. 12, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith is heading to the Edmonton Oilers in the latest departure of a cornerstone player from the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup core, a move that could help the club speed up a long-term rebuild. Chicago traded Keith, a two-time Norris Trophy...

Champion Lightning ace final exam on 'last day of school'

Jul. 08, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. They talked about it midway through the playoffs. They talked about it on the verge...

Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

Jul. 08, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into the dark days of the pandemic perhaps one last time. The NHL commissioner beckoned not just captain Steven Stamkos but...

'They never quit': Canadiens fall short in Cup Final

Jul. 08, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

Brendan Gallagher lowered his head and began wiping tears from his scarred face, having difficulty accepting the sudden finality of the Montreal Canadiens' season being over. Already the inspirational leader of the franchise, Gallagher provided the voice to the bitter...

Lightning veteran David Savard adds his name to Cup lore

Jul. 08, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Savard is no longer the only veteran on the Tampa Bay Lightning without a Stanley Cup championship. The grizzled defenseman, who had never advanced past the second round in his first nine NHL seasons, joined in the celebration Wednesday night...

Vasilevskiy wins Conn Smythe Trophy as NHL playoff MVP

Jul. 08, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Andrei Vasilevskiy was thrust into the 2015 Stanley Cup Final with starting goaltender Ben Bishop injured, he was a shy, unknown player at the beginning of his NHL journey. Six years later, he’s a two-time Stanley Cup champion at the peak of...