Latest Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Nosek scores 2, leads Golden Knights to 5-1 win over Sharks

Oct. 5, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights got a measure of revenge five months removed from a controversial playoff loss that ended their season. Tomas Nosek scored two goals and had an assist, Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves and Vegas beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 on Friday night. "It doesn't erase...

Ritchie beats former team on 1st shift, Bruins top Stars 2-1

Oct. 4, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Brett Ritchie had never taken the ice in an NHL game with a team other than the Dallas Stars when he debuted for the Boston Bruins. After scoring on his first shift, Ritchie watched his former teammates basically form a parade route out of the rink with injuries. The new Boston forward scored...

Hamilton, Hurricanes top Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

Oct. 3, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes rode a second-half surge all the way to the Eastern Conference final last season. They started their follow-up season with a strong finish to their first game. Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the...

Flyers counting on new coach Vigneault to lead them to title

Sep. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parent company of the Philadelphia Flyers has spent the weeks leading up to the season unveiling the team's best offseason acquisitions. There are $25 tickets at a refurbished standing-room-only area at the highest point inside the Wells Fargo Center. Too far away for a good view?...

NHL's Lightning motivated to complete unfinished business

Sep. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A cloud of disappointment lingers over the Tampa Bay Lightning with no signs of dissipating. Last season's Presidents' Trophy winners were swept in the first round of the NHL playoffs, and captain Steven Stamkos says there are no words to adequately describe what a longer than...

Boudreau, Wild aim to disprove belief they are on decline

Sep. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After their six-year streak of making the playoffs came to an end, the Minnesota Wild went through an eventful summer in which the major change was made in the front office, not to the roster. The Wild were the fifth-lowest scoring team in the league last season. Among their top...

LA Kings looking at long rebuild with McLellan as coach

Sep. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Todd McLellan wants to make the Los Angeles Kings playoff contenders again. He faces an uphill climb in trying to make that happen. McLellan, who was named coach on April 15, inherited a roster with five players age 32 or older that had the fewest points in the Western Conference last...

Stars seek playoff repeat after ouster by Cup champion Blues

Sep. 23, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin and captain Jamie Benn are already talking about what they haven't been able to do in six seasons together with the Dallas Stars: reach the playoffs in consecutive years. The franchise hasn't made back-to-back trips to the postseason since a long stretch of Stanley Cup contention...

Malkin, Penguins try to bounce back after early playoff exit

Sep. 23, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin was talking about himself. The longtime Pittsburgh Penguins center might as well have been talking about his team. "I want to show to everyone I'm not done," Malkin said. "(I want to show) everything — power skating, stickhandling, scoring, play in the D zone,...

Blue Jackets ready to move past stars' departures

Sep. 23, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets played under a cloud last season created by two stars who didn't want to be there. The team still made the playoffs and had a signature triumph for the franchise with a stunning first-round playoff sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and...