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Nugent-Hopkins plays in Stanley Cup Final Game 7, 13 years to the day since the Oilers drafted him

Jun. 25, 2024 01:50 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When the Edmonton Oilers selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first pick in the 2011 NHL draft, they had missed the playoffs five consecutive seasons. They did not qualify for seven of his eight first seasons, either. Exactly 13 years to the day since hearing...

Top Cats: Panthers win their 1st Stanley Cup, top Oilers 2-1 in Game 7

Jun. 25, 2024 01:45 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov put his hands at either end of the Stanley Cup and began skating away to start the celebration that the Florida Panthers have wanted forever. And as he began to hoist hockey's chalice for the first time, he had one thought. ...

Connor McDavid wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP despite Oilers losing Stanley Cup Final to Panthers

Jun. 25, 2024 01:37 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP on Monday night despite Edmonton’s Stanley Cup Final loss to Florida, a nod to one of the greatest postseason performances in NHL history. McDavid, who was held without a point the final two games of...

Canada's Stanley Cup drought lives on as the Oilers fall short in their comeback bid against Florida

Jun. 25, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Canada’s Stanley Cup drought lives on, with Connor McDavid, hockey-mad Edmonton and the rest of the nation that gave birth to the sport left to wait for another NHL champion. After rallying from a series deficit only done twice before in league history to...

Top Cats: Panthers win their 1st Stanley Cup, top Oilers 2-1 in Game 7

Jun. 24, 2024 23:32 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There was no collapse. The Florida Panthers are Stanley Cup champions for the first time, and they took about the hardest path possible to the title. Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe scored goals, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves and the Panthers beat the...

Connor McDavid wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP despite Oilers losing Stanley Cup Final to Panthers

Jun. 24, 2024 23:29 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor McDavid won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP on Monday night despite Edmonton's Stanley Cup Final loss to Florida, a nod to one of the greatest postseason performances in NHL history. McDavid, who was held without a point in Game 7 on Monday night,...

Canada's Stanley Cup drought lives on as the Oilers fall short in their comeback bid against Florida

Jun. 24, 2024 23:16 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Canada's Stanley Cup drought lives on, with Connor McDavid, hockey-mad Edmonton and the rest of the nation that gave birth to the sport left to wait at least another year for another NHL champion. After rallying from a series deficit only done twice before in...

Nugent-Hopkins plays for the Stanley Cup 13 years to the day since being drafted by the Oilers

Jun. 24, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When the Edmonton Oilers selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first pick in the 2011 NHL draft, they had missed the playoffs five consecutive seasons. They did not qualify for seven of his eight first seasons, either. Now, 13 years to the day since hearing his...

Connor McDavid and the Oilers can make history in Stanley Cup Final Game 7 against the Panthers

Jun. 23, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor McDavid admired and looked up to Sidney Crosby as the kind of player he wanted to become one day. But when McDavid was pretending as a kid to score the goal to win the Stanley Cup, he always imagined himself being in that position. ...

Stanley Cup Final notebook: Oilers' Zach Hyman is proving to be one of the best free agent signings

Jun. 22, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

Zach Hyman is proving the Edmonton Oilers right for committing to him long term. Hyman has scored a playoff-best 16 goals on their run to the Stanley Cup Final, the latest of which helped send the series to a deciding Game 7 against the Florida Panthers on Monday night. His...