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Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

Jun. 13, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders are on a roll. The veteran goaltender made 30 saves to outplay Andrei Vasilevskiy, and the Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to hold off defending champion Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the...

Rask needs hip surgery, wants to return to Bruins in 2022

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will have surgery to repair a previously undisclosed torn labrum in his hip, he said Friday, two days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Islanders. Rask, who is eligible to become a free agent,...

'New York Saints' moniker catches on during Islanders run

Jun. 11, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

Seth Tierney got chills hearing Islanders fans at a jam-packed Nassau Coliseum chant, “New York Saints! New York Saints!” By then, Tierney had figured out it wasn't about the now-defunct indoor lacrosse team by the same name he played three seasons for. The NFL's New...

Rask, Krejci exits would shrivel Bruins Cup-winning core

Jun. 10, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A year after letting 6-foot-9 defenseman Zdeno Chara leave, the Bruins face another potential departure that looms almost as large. Goalie Tuukka Rask, the 2014 Vezina Trophy winner and the Original Six franchise’s career leader in games and wins, is...

McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon finalists for NHL MVP honors

Jun. 10, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named the finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP. McDavid, considered the likely winner of the award, dominated...

Islanders eliminate Bruins, return to Stanley Cup semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders fell behind after three games for the second straight series. Each time, they won three straight to advance, and now they're headed to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year. Brock Nelson scored twice in New...

Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis

Jun. 10, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders got another big second period and ran past the Boston Bruins for a return trip to the Stanley Cup semifinals. Brock Nelson scored twice in New York's three-goal second, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat...

Officiating takes center stage midway through NHL playoffs

Jun. 09, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

Officiating has been on center stage midway through the NHL playoffs. Star forward Connor McDavid didn't draw a single penalty when Edmonton got swept in the first round. Tampa Bay dominated a second-round series against Carolina thanks to a potent power play. And a war...

Varlamov's strong play has Islanders on brink of semifinals

Jun. 08, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

After a strong regular season, Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov found himself on the bench while rookie Ilya Sorokin was shining in the first round of the playoffs. When Sorokin lost the series opener against Boston in the second round, New York coach Barry Trotz turned...

Bruins coach Cassidy fined $25,000 for criticizing refs

Jun. 08, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The NHL fined Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy $25,000 on Tuesday for his criticism of the officials after Game 5 of Boston's second-round playoff series against the New York Islanders. The Islanders scored three power-play goals on four chances in a 5-4 victory...