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Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot (39) makes the save on Dallas Stars' Corey Perry (10) as Stars' Radek Faksa (12) tries to get the rebound during the second period of a first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, Alberta, on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars get late goal for 5-4 win over Flames to even series

Aug. 14, 2020 2:23 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Miro Heiskanen set the tone early for the Stars when on the ice with their top line. Corey Perry and Jamie Oleksiak made sure Dallas got a series-evening win without needing overtime. Oleksiak scored with 40 seconds left in regulation on a nifty pass from Perry as the Stars caught...

Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen (96) tries to get the puck past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) during the third period of an NHL Stanley Cup qualifying round game in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

First-round back-to-backs favor NHL teams with 2 top goalies

Aug. 12, 2020 2:19 AM EDT

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins. With the back-to-back in his first-round series against Carolina set for Games 5 and 6 more than a week away, Cassidy figured...

Calgary Flames' Rasmus Andersson (4) celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dube scores twice as Flames beat Stars 3-2 in Game 1

Aug. 11, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rasmus Andersson snapped a tie after Dillon Dube scored twice in the first period for the confident Calgary Flames, who beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series Tuesday. “It feels good. You can feel the chemistry in the...

Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (5) celebrates an empty-net goal with teammates against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL qualifying round game, in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (Jason Franson=/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars need more scoring in series against Flames

Aug. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

Coach Rick Bowness is encouraged by the scoring chances the Dallas Stars had in their most recent game. Now they have to get some more of those pucks in the net. While Dallas scored only four goals combined in its three round-robin games among the Western Conference's top four seeds, the Calgary Flames averaged...

St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Vegas Golden Knights' Nick Cousins (21) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

'Heavy lifting:' West is big, tough, deep and wide open

Aug. 10, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

The top of the Western Conference features the defending Stanley Cup champion, a 2018 finalist with even more talent and an MVP front-runner. Good luck picking a favorite. The Vegas Golden Knights earned the top seed in the West by winning all three of their games in a round-robin tournament against the Colorado...

Vancouver Canucks players celebrate a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of an NHL hockey qualifying round game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Wild' NHL playoffs move into next stage with final 16 teams

Aug. 9, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

Derek Stepan gave some words of advice to his Arizona Coyotes teammates not used to the bright lights of playoff hockey. “It’s the best time of the year to be playing,” he said. The time of year is different than usual, but the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs haven't lost any of their luster or...

The Dallas Stars celebrate their win over the St. Louis Blues in a shootout during NHL hockey Stanley Cup qualifying round game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Sunday Aug. 9, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars beat Blues to draw Flames, St. Louis to face Canucks

Aug. 9, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Joe Pavelski tied it with 31.4 seconds left in the third period, Anton Khudobin stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in round-robin play Sunday to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. After Denis Gurianov...

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) battles against Vancouver Canucks' Jay Beagle (83) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Fan-free playoff hockey still proving plenty intense

Aug. 5, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

Staging games in empty arenas after a virus-forced hiatus of more than four months, the NHL skated into this unprecedented postseason with plenty of questions about just how intense the action on the ice would be. Four days into a most unusual Stanley Cup tournament, this much is clear: Playoff hockey is still...

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele is helped off the ice after being injured during the first period of the team's NHL hockey playoff game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Injured Jets in biggest trouble of NHL teams down 1-0

Aug. 2, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

Trouble keeps following Winnipeg Jets, from one of their best players not reporting to training camp to a bevy of injuries throughout the regular season. They're deep in it once again, not because of their Game 1 loss to the Calgary Flames but the big absences incurred during it. Top center Mark Scheifele could...

Minnesota Wild coach Dean Evason talks with goalie Devan Dubnyk before practice at the NHL hockey team's training camp Monday, July 13, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn., after a break in the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)

NHL's training camps advantage for coaches hired midseason

Jul. 21, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Play a game, head for the airport. Take a day off, play another game. Squeeze in a practice when you can. The pace of a regular NHL season is challenging enough, but coaches who take over in the middle of a season are forced to play catch-up, making changes in meetings while mostly...