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Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate a win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Tampa Bay takes momentum into back-to-back Cup games

Sep. 24, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. This most unusual Stanley Cup is now headed into the first back-to-back games in a final since 2009 and...

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...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) warms up before taking on the Dallas Stars during NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

Sep. 19, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Gary Bettman will take his first sigh of relief in months when he presents the Stanley Cup. “Maybe I’ll get a full night sleep,” the NHL Commissioner said. Maybe one, and then the work begins on next season. Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly had more...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) breaks up a pass intended for Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki (14) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Fla. This is a Stanley Cup matchup for all of those who like their games to be a bit defensive. The Dallas Stars and the Lightning, two of the league's southernmost teams playing for the title in a bubble at the NHL's most northern arena in Edmonton, both have defensemen who provide plenty of points. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Stanley Cup: Stars and Lightning turn defense into offense

Sep. 18, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

This was already going to be an unusual Stanley Cup, and it now has a matchup for all of those who like their games to be a bit defensive. The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning, two of the league's southernmost teams playing for the title in a bubble in the NHL's northernmost arena in Edmonton, have...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, right, backhandsa shot past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, left, for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. Two of the southernmost teams in the NHL are meeting in the Stanley Cup Final in the great white north. The Stars and the Lightning are facing off in the bubble in Edmonton, Alberta, starting with Game 1 Saturday. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)

Stars, Lightning meet in nontraditional Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 18, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The leaves are starting to change color around the NHL playoff bubble, and, at most, seven games remain before the Stanley Cup is handed out. On Saturday night, two of the league's southernmost teams begin a Stanley Cup Final like none other in the great white north when the Dallas...

The Latest: No fans for junior hockey worlds in Edmonton

Sep. 17, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The 2021 world junior hockey championship will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, with no fans because of the pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, from Dec. 26, 2020 to...

New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) celebrates after scoring on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Isles stay alive: Eberle seals 2-1 2OT win over Lightning

Sep. 16, 2020 1:55 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Islanders forward Jordan Eberle knew exactly what to do upon seeing teammate and captain Anders Lee pounce on the loose puck once Tampa Bay’s Kevin Shattenkirk whiffed on his shot from the right point. Eberle raced up the middle, drove to the net and converted Lee’s...

Dallas Stars' Corey Perry (10) reacts as the puck goes in past Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90) on a goal by Denis Gurianov during overtime NHL Western Conference final playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars on to Stanley Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

Sep. 15, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Benn and Dallas enjoyed the moment so much that the relative silence was pretty much an afterthought. The Stars are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. “I've been in a couple rinks where we've clinched to go to the finals, and it erupts,"...

Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin makes a save on Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith (19) during the first period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference final, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Surging Stars on cusp of first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years

Sep. 13, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars were fourth in the Western Conference when the NHL season paused for the pandemic. Dallas hovered under the radar in the postseason bubble, particularly after losing two of three round-robin games. Given little chance against Colorado in the second round of the playoffs, the Stars pushed the...

Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) meet after Dallas won during overtime NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

One over Sid: MacKinnon wins Lady Byng for sportsmanship

Sep. 11, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Of course, Nathan MacKinnon wishes he were still playing for the Stanley Cup, but after learning he won another individual award, the Colorado forward found a silver lining. In the friendly rivalry between the two best hockey players from the Maritimes town of Cole Harbour, Nova...