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Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) makes a save as Tampa Bay Lightning's Barclay Goodrow (19) and Yanni Gourde (37) battle with Stars' Joel Kiviranta (25) and Denis Gurianov (34) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Black Aces' in bubble have toughest job in NHL playoffs

Sep. 26, 2020 3:57 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When Joel Kiviranta capped a hat trick by scoring the series-clinching goal in overtime in his playoff debut in the second round, the young Finn had one real desire. “I hope I get more games,” Kiviranta said. Kiviranta hasn't come out of the Dallas Stars lineup...

Dallas Stars center Joe Pavelski (16) celebrates his goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) with Tyler Seguin (91) and Jamie Benn (14) during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Pavelski goals not enough for Stars, now in 3-1 Cup hole

Sep. 26, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

No U.S.-born player has scored more playoff goals than Joe Pavelski. No player has put more pucks in the net during a single postseason this late in his career. That may not be enough for Pavelski and the Dallas Stars, who are in a deep, deep hole in the Stanley Cup Final. Pavelski scored twice, including the...

Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) gets his glove over the face of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (44) during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Like in 2009, back-to-back could tilt this Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 26, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dan Bylsma sees some parallels between this Stanley Cup Final that features games on back-to-back nights and the last time it happened in 2009 when he was the winning coach. After the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars in overtime Friday night, it's right back for Game 5 on...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with Victor Hedman (77) during overtime in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Shattenkirk scores in OT, Lightning up 3-1, on verge of Cup

Sep. 26, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk will never forget having his contract bought out in the summer of 2019 and joining the Tampa Bay Lightning because he felt their core players had a similar chip on their shoulders after a shocking first-round exit. More than a year later, he created a moment to...

Senators waive forward Bobby Ryan in buyout move

Sep. 25, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Bobby Ryan was placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators on Friday for the purpose of a buyout. Ryan won the Masterton Trophy, the NHL’s award for perseverance, on Sept. 7 after publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues. The 33-year-old forward entered the NHL/NHL...

Canadiens sign defenseman Jeff Petry to 4-year extension

Sep. 25, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens on Friday signed defenseman Jeff Petry to a four-year extension at an average of $6.25 million a year. The 32-year-old Petry had 40 points (11 goals, 29 assists) in 71 games last season. Petry was Montreal’s hits leader and led all Canadiens defensemen in...

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) scores on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Cracking Khudobin: How Lightning have solved Stars goalie

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The goaltender known as “Dobby” has lost some of his magic in the Stanley Cup Final. After three rounds of dominant play put him in the playoff MVP mix, Anton Khudobin has allowed the Tampa Bay Lightning to score eight goals over the past two games to take a 2-1...

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...

Penguins trade 2-time Cup winner Hornqvist to Panthers

Sep. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist's grit helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win a pair of Stanley Cups. To keep their championship window opened, they decided it was time to move on without him. The Penguins traded the 33-year-old forward to Florida on Thursday in exchange for Mike Matheson and forward Colton...

Did I leave the stove on? Amazon's flying camera can check

Sep. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to be able to answer the nagging question: Did I leave the stove on? The company unveiled a flying home camera that you can ask to fly to check the stove while you're out, or to see if you left the windows open. Amazon says the drone will automatically take flight if there's...