Latest Corey Perry News

Saad to Blues, Perry to Lightning: Recent champs add winners

Jul. 29, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues inked Brandon Saad to a five-year contract and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Corey Perry for two years Thursday as the two recent Stanley Cup champions brought in more winning experience on the second day of free agency. The 28-year-old Saad spent...

Defending champion Lightning sign Corey Perry to 2-year deal

Jul. 29, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

Veteran forward Corey Perry signed a $2 million, two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, replenishing some of the toughness they lost after winning the Stanley Cup back to back. Perry faced the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final in each of the past two...

'They never quit': Canadiens fall short in Cup Final

Jul. 08, 2021 00:59 AM EDT

Brendan Gallagher lowered his head and began wiping tears from his scarred face, having difficulty accepting the sudden finality of the Montreal Canadiens' season being over. Already the inspirational leader of the franchise, Gallagher provided the voice to the bitter...

Top defensemen relatively quiet in Stanley Cup Final

Jul. 06, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With star defenseman Shea Weber having a relatively quiet series, an argument can be made that Montreal is fortunate to still be playing in the Stanley Cup Final. The same could be said about the likelihood of Tampa Bay being on the brink of repeating...

`Crazy' Canadiens familiar with staring down adversity

Jul. 06, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — During a season that has been anything but normal for Dominique Ducharme, the Montreal Canadiens interim coach finds it somehow apt his team is flying into a potential hurricane for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. “It’s no surprise anymore,”...

After Habs jab Lightning, defending champs look to Game 5

Jul. 06, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was no coincidence 5-foot-9 Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher kept going after 6-foot-6 Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman after the first period in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, shoving him and moving linesmen out of the way to continue the altercation. ...

Lightning beat Canadiens 6-3, take 3-0 lead in Cup Final

Jul. 03, 2021 00:55 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Victor Hedman wants nothing to do with talk about how the Tampa Bay Lightning can secure their place in NHL playoff lore by becoming the second team in 22 years to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Putting last season's title in the past, Hedman and the...

Punch, counterpunch: Canadiens, Lightning final gets rugged

Jul. 01, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

Corey Perry walked into the locker room after his 164th career NHL playoff game and 19th with the Montreal Canadiens and told his teammates to savor the experience. "This is hockey," Perry said. “It’s fun. Enjoy it.” It would have been far more...

Canadiens play better, still fall short against Lightning

Jul. 01, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens played better, more like themselves. They still weren't good enough to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. Carey Price allowed a pair of second-period goals, and despite outshooting the defending champions by a wide margin the...

Coleman, Vasilevskiy give Lightning 2-0 lead in Cup Final

Jun. 30, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy tried not to think about needing to outduel Carey Price while the Montreal Canadiens were making him make one difficult save after another. Blake Coleman had no time to think when the clock was running out in a terrible second...