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Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) makes a save as Zach Whitecloud (2) defends during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks 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)

Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener

Aug. 12, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner had more trouble with one of his skates than he did with his former team. Reilly Smith, Shea Theodore and the Vegas Golden Knights took good care of their goaltender Tuesday night. Theodore and William Carrier scored 2:17 apart midway through the second period, Lehner...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing Max Pacioretty (67) skates against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The Vegas Golden Knights think they are primed for another deep playoff run, especially with Max Pacioretty set to return after missing round-robin play with a minor injury. Standing in their way are Jonathan Toews and the resurgent Chicago Blackhawks. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Pacioretty, Golden Knights to take on resurgent Blackhawks

Aug. 10, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Max Pacioretty used some weights and a stationary bike to work out in his room during his quarantine period inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton. He rejoined the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday and skated with the team the past couple of days. He's ready to go. Well as ready as he can be to step right into the NHL...

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...

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) and Calvin de Haan (44) celebrate their win over the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

Toews, Blackhawks into playoffs for first time since 2017

Aug. 8, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks used to make the playoffs every year, winning the Stanley Cup three times since the captain's NHL debut in 2007. It turns out they still remember how to win in the postseason. Toews and Co. are headed for the first round of the playoffs...

Edmonton Oilers goalie Mikko Koskinen (19) makes the save as Chicago Blackhawks' Alex Nylander (92) and Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (77) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

Blackhawks advance after eliminating Oilers 3-1 in best-of-5

Aug. 7, 2020 11:00 PM EDT

Edmonton, Alberta (AP) — Brandon Saad, Matthew Highmore and Dominik Kubalik scored and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 3-2 on Friday, knocking the Oilers out of the postseason tournament. The Blackhawks won the best-of-five qualifying series 3-1. Chicago advances to the round of 16. “We knew...

Chicago Blackhawks' Ryan Carpenter (22) and Matthew Highmore (36) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blackhawks push Oilers to brink of elimination with 4-3 win

Aug. 6, 2020 10:39 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Matthew Highmore tied the score with 5:47 left in the third period, and Jonathan Toews got his second of the game 4 1/2 minutes later to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night for a 2-1 lead in their qualifying round series. “We...

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid (97) works against Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad (20) during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Codie McLachlan/The Canadian Press via AP)

McDavid's hat trick propels Oilers past Blackhawks 6-3

Aug. 4, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid recorded his first playoff hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, tying their best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece. McDavid scored 19 seconds into the game, then off an electrifying solo rush just past the...

FILE - In this June 9, 2010, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel lifts the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime to win Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals in Philadelphia. The former NHL defenseman is drawing upon the lifelong challenges he faced in dealing with dyslexia to help others(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Stanley Cup winner shares dark moments confronting dyslexia

Aug. 3, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

Tears streamed down Brent Sopel’s face as he watched himself on screen, summoning the courage to detail the darkest moments of his lifelong struggles with dyslexia. The stinging memories of being taunted by classmates. The empty feelings of worthlessness that drained Sopel even while winning the Stanley...

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...