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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...

Paul Maurice, a hockey lifer, now has a Stanley Cup. And it was worth the wait

Jun. 25, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice was once the last player picked in the NHL draft. An afterthought, almost. He never made it to the league as a player. And there were many times when he wondered if his name would ever be on the Stanley Cup. Wonder no more. It took...

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,...

Bruins trade 2023 Vezina Trophy winner Linus Ullmark to Senators for 1st-round pick, 2 players

Jun. 24, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins traded 2023 Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Ottawa Senators on Monday in exchange for the Senators' 2024 first-round draft pick, forward Mark Kastelic and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo. As part of the transaction, the Senators...

Tij Iginla embraces family name, eager to follow his Hall of Fame dad's footsteps entering NHL draft

Jun. 24, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

Tij Iginla doesn’t shy away from his famous last name, instead embracing the expectations that come with being the son of a Hockey Hall of Famer. The 17-year-old is so comfortable being Jarome Iginla’s son, he welcomes the possibility of following his father’s footsteps should...

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...

For the Panthers, Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final will bring either immortality or ignominy

Jun. 23, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's very simple for the Florida Panthers now: Win on Monday, and you're Stanley Cup champions. Lose on Monday, and you're the first team since World War II that blew a 3-0 lead in hockey's title series. Either way, the outcome will last forever. ...