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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Draisaitl has won the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the NHL in scoring. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Draisaitl is first German to win Hart as NHL MVP

Sep. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. Only it had more to do with his home country than his home arena. Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110...

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save as Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) and Stars' Esa Lindell (23) battle in front during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Dobby' for Conn Smythe? Stars' Khudobin is making his case

Sep. 20, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Born when Kazakhstan was still part of the Soviet Union, Anton Khudobin just wanted to make it to the NHL one day. Little did he dream of winning the Stanley Cup. When he accomplished his first childhood goal and got a front-row seat for a deep playoff run practicing with the...

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, rear watches during the third period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins' Bruce Cassidy wins NHL coach of the year honors

Sep. 9, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

Bruce Cassidy's wife and kids enjoyed his NHL coach of the year honors more than he did. Cassidy went back to coaching. More than a week since his Boston Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs, Cassidy spent time Wednesday after learning he won the Jack Adams Award watching the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York...

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) lie on the ice after Chara blocked a shot and Kucherov caught a high stick during first-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Big Z, Big Question: Will Zdeno Chara return for Bruins?

Sep. 2, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have a very big question looming this offseason. A 6-foot, 9-inch question, to be precise. The Presidents’ Trophy winners must try to squeeze another Stanley Cup-contending season out of a core that has been together for one NHL championship and two more trips to the...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammate right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Palat scores twice, Lightning beat Bruins to lead series 3-1

Aug. 29, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Well-rounded winger Ondrej Palat is scoring, reigning MVP Nikita Kucherov is defending and the Tampa Bay Lightning have taken over their series against the Boston Bruins. Palat scored two goals to give him four in the past three games, Kucherov was part of a strong defensive effort in the...

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a glove save on the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Unusual starting goalies making big impact in NHL playoffs

Aug. 26, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

Even though Anton Khudobin left a backup goaltending role with Boston for a similar position with the Stars, he walked into the Dallas locker room looking like a starter. Jaroslav Halak left a net-sharing situation with the Islanders for what appeared to be a backup job with the Bruins and quickly showed Boston...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) scores the winning goal on Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) during overtime of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game in Toronto,  Ontario, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Palat's OT goal lifts Lightning over Bruins 4-3 in Game 2

Aug. 26, 2020 1:52 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The pressure of overtime hardly fazes the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been as resilient as any team in the NHL playoffs. Ondrej Palat scored less than five minutes into yet another extra period for the second-seeded Lightning, who beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Tuesday to even their Eastern...

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning center Barclay Goodrow (19) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning looking for better start in Game 2 against Bruins

Aug. 24, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning opened Game 1 against Boston on shaky ice, fumbling away pucks, turning it over in their own end, giving up a pair of early goals. Tampa Bay seemed to get better as the game went along and Victor Hedman cashed in with a pair of third-period goals, but the push came too late. Boston held on...

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak, second from left, makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) as Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (37) defends during first-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Halak stops 35, Bruins hang on for 3-2 win over Lightning

Aug. 24, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Brad Marchand says it's no coincidence the Boston Bruins are starting to look like the team that led the NHL regular season with 100 points and 44 wins. After floating through the preliminary seeding round a few weeks ago, the President's Trophy-winning Bruins have flipped the switch now...

A picture of Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak is displayed on a screen during the first period of a NHL first round Stanley Cup playoff game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins in Toronto, on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Milbury steps away from broadcasting rest of NHL playoffs

Aug. 22, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

Mike Milbury is stepping away from broadcasting the rest of the NHL playoffs after his on-air comment that there were no women in the league's quarantined bubble to disrupt concentration drew widespread criticism. The former player, coach and general manager released a statement through NBC Sports on Saturday,...