Latest Ryan McDonagh News

Contenders re-sign key players at start of NHL free agency

Jul. 13, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

Recent Stanley Cup winners spent the first day of NHL free agency re-signing key players to long-term contracts. The reigning champion Colorado Avalanche brought back big defender Josh Manson and signed versatile winger Artturi Lehkonen. The team they beat in the final, the Tampa Bay...

Predators, Oilers, Wild make early moves to close gap on Avs

Jul. 11, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

Confronted by the harsh reality of the Tampa Bay Lightning moving on from him and with memories still fresh of being on the wrong side of the Stanley Cup championship handshake line, Ryan McDonagh approved a trade to the Nashville Predators. The Predators also lost to the Stanley Cup...

Lightning clear cap space by trading McDonagh to Predators

Jul. 03, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Julien BriseBois wanted to explain his plan to Ryan McDonagh in person, laying out exactly why he was asking the veteran defenseman to waive his no-trade clause. After one of the most difficult conversations in his tenure as general manager, BriseBois made perhaps his toughest move...

Avalanche's Burakovsky a "possibility" to return for Game 6

Jun. 25, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The status of a couple of key players remains uncertain for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado coach Jared Bednar says there’s a chance Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky could return Sunday night following a three-game absence from the best-of-seven...

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before. Counterpart Jared Bednar, on the verge of his first NHL championship, sought to settle the issue once and for all and move on. Still, the Stanley...

Avalanche rout Lightning 7-0 to take 2-0 lead in Cup Final

Jun. 19, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar barely broke a smile after scoring his second goal and Colorado's seventh of the night. He fist-bumped Mikko Rantanen to thank him for the pass and skated to the bench. He and the Avalanche are calm, confident and rolling. They're now two wins from...

Lightning's Palat has knack for delivering in playoffs

Jun. 06, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ondrej Palat’s role in the success of the Tampa Bay Lightning doesn’t garner a lot of attention. However the star-laden, two-time defending Stanley Cup champions reject the notion that he’s not one of their top players. A quiet, reserved...

Rangers beat Lightning 3-2 in Game 2 for 2-0 series lead

Jun. 04, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After winning the series opener with an offensive display, the New York Rangers used a strong defensive effort to take Game 2. Now they are two victories away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in eight years. Mika Zibanejad scored in the third...

Kid Line helping Rangers get first series lead this playoffs

Jun. 02, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

The New York Rangers’ third line has been making valuable contributions all season, and the trio’s success in Game 1 against Tampa Bay is a big reason the team finally has a lead during a postseason series. Dubbed ‘The Kid Line’ because of their ages — Filip Chytil is 22,...

Vasilevskiy, Shesterkin highlight Lightning-Rangers matchup

May. 31, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

Andrei Vasilevskiy has won a Vezina Trophy and two Stanley Cups with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Igor Shesterkin is a finalist for the Vezina this year as he leads the New York Rangers in their pursuit of their first championship since 1994 and second in 82 years. The Russian goalies...