Latest Stanley Cup Finals News

Cup champion Blues visit Trump at White House as full team

Oct. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump honored the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, using the occasion to announce an envoy to Turkey, mention the economy and an agriculture deal with China and laugh off the possibility of impeachment. For the Blues, it was more of a last chance to...

Blue Jackets snap Hurricanes' season-opening 5-game streak

Oct. 13, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Pierre-Luc Dubios scored and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat Carolina 3-2 Saturday night, ending the best start to a season in Hurricanes' franchise history. Dubois overpowered Brock McGinn on a rush from the opposite blue line and lifted a...

Rask, Bruins blank Devils 3-0 in home opener

Oct. 12, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It didn't take very long for the Boston Bruins to wash away the sting of last season's disappointing finish on home ice. Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in his 46th career shutout, leading the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils to win their home opener on Saturday night. Brad...

Maple Leafs beat Red Wings 5-2 to snap 3-game skid

Oct. 12, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — On a night when their biggest stars were quiet offensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs still scored plenty. Ilya Mikheyev put the Maple Leafs ahead in the final minute of the second period when goalie Jimmy Howard's gamble backfired, and Toronto went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on...

Ellis, Forsberg help rally Predators past Wild 5-2

Oct. 3, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene was feeling a bit nervous before his debut with Nashville. A misstep in the pregame warmup helped the Predators’ new free agent feel more at ease. As the warmup came to an end, Duchene was the last Predators player on the ice. He caught an edge and fell in the...

Variety of champs shows there's no one Stanley Cup blueprint

Sep. 28, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

Had the night of June 12 gone differently, maybe NHL rivals would be looking to the Boston Bruins as the model to follow to win the Stanley Cup. "We were one game away to change the narrative of how teams should be structured," Bruins defenseman Torey Krug said. The Bruins lost Game 7 of the final to the big,...

Mantha, Rasmussen help Red Wings beat Blues

Sep. 27, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

CALUMET, Mich. (AP) — Anthony Mantha and Michael Rasmussen each scored twice to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Thursday night in a Kraft Hockeyville preseason game. Mantha opened the scoring in a power play with 4:32 left in the first period and added the...

Same squad, same goal: Bruins want another shot at Cup

Sep. 23, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins didn't sign a bunch of pricey free agents over the summer after barely missing out on a Stanley Cup championship last season. Instead, they handed out extensions. After going to the last possible game of the season, losing to the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Cup final,...

Flyers counting on new coach Vigneault to lead them to title

Sep. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parent company of the Philadelphia Flyers has spent the weeks leading up to the season unveiling the team's best offseason acquisitions. There are $25 tickets at a refurbished standing-room-only area at the highest point inside the Wells Fargo Center. Too far away for a good view?...

Stars seek playoff repeat after ouster by Cup champion Blues

Sep. 23, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin and captain Jamie Benn are already talking about what they haven't been able to do in six seasons together with the Dallas Stars: reach the playoffs in consecutive years. The franchise hasn't made back-to-back trips to the postseason since a long stretch of Stanley Cup contention...