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NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Jul. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. ...

'Fast and furious' NHL offseason to unfold over three weeks

Jul. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

Pausing the Stanley Cup celebration and with his voice still hoarse from partying, Alex Killorn acknowledged the back-to-back champion Tampa Bay Lightning will not be back together on the ice when the NHL returns in the fall. “We’re all grown men, and we understand...

Disappointment lingers for Hurricanes after 2nd-round exit

Jun. 10, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have raised expectations after three straight playoff appearances. That’s why a five-game ouster in the second round is a blow for a team that has talked openly about winning the Stanley Cup, leading to questions about the next steps to get...

Resilient Lightning showing they can win in variety of ways

Jun. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning prioritized defense over scoring on the way to winning their second Stanley Cup title last season. The reigning champions still feel that’s the recipe for success in the playoffs, however that doesn’t mean one of the...

Kucherov, Stamkos shine, lift Lightning over Hurricanes 6-4

Jun. 05, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just when it seemed the game might be slipping away, Nikita Kucherov asserted himself for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two goals and an assist later Saturday, the resilient, defending Stanley Cup champions had a 6-4 victory and a 3-1 lead in their...

Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Lightning in Game 3

Jun. 04, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored on a power play at 5:57 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the second-round series. Staal deflected Sebastien Aho's shot with Tampa Bay’s Nikita...

Hurricanes' Nedeljkovic takes lead in net as playoff rookie

May. 31, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic has been the trusted netminder for the Carolina Hurricanes as a postseason first-timer. Now he has to shake off a mistake and maintain the composed form that has powered his ascent. Nedeljkovic has started all...

Resilient Hurricanes push through OT-heavy series to advance

May. 28, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes spent their first-round playoff series falling behind early and grinding through tough overtime games. Yet the Hurricanes showed enough resilience to push through and advance anyway, earning a second round matchup with reigning Stanley Cup champion...

Beginner's puck: Rookies making early impact in NHL playoffs

May. 25, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

For all the talk about how much playoff experience goes into winning the Stanley Cup and the guys with gray in their beards who have been there before, rookies are stealing the show early in this NHL postseason. Three rookie goaltenders have won a game, the defending...

Veteran goalies getting their shot in Stanley Cup playoffs

May. 18, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

For teams in the NHL playoffs Wednesday, there is comfort with having experience – particularly with a Vezina Trophy or a Stanley Cup winner — between the pipes. Washington has the postseason's oldest goaltender with 39-year-old Craig Anderson, who has held his own...