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Gunnarsson, who scored OT goal during Blues Cup run, retires

Jun. 23, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson announced his retirement Wednesday after playing 12 NHL seasons and scoring one of the biggest goals in that franchise's history. After hitting the post late in regulation in Game 2 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final, Gunnarsson...

Report confirms hockey great Plager died of 'cardiac event'

Jun. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The final report on the cause of death of former St. Louis Blues defenseman Bob Plager has confirmed that he died of a “cardiac event” before crashing his SUV in March. St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham revealed the final report on...

Price makes 26 saves, Habs top Vegas 4-1, one win from Final

Jun. 23, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No team has been to the Stanley Cup Final more than the Montreal Canadiens. Now they stand one victory away from a 35th appearance and their first in 28 years. Carey Price made 26 saves to lead Montreal to a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on...

Olympic trials pique viewer interest in Tokyo Summer Games

Jun. 23, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amid all the back-and-forth about the feasibility of holding the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic, there are early indications of viewer interest in the summer games. U.S. Olympic team trials in swimming and track and field that aired Sunday on NBC...

Islanders' Lamoriello wins GM of the year award again

Jun. 22, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders has won the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award for the second straight year. The league announced Tuesday night that Lamoriello finished ahead of fellow finalists Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens...

Islanders aim to forget blowout, set for Lightning in Game 6

Jun. 22, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

The New York Islanders don’t plan to spend too much time thinking about their blowout loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning that’s put them on the verge of being ousted from the Stanley Cup semifinals. The 8-0 loss on Monday night has the Islanders in a 3-2 series hole...

Sabres `French Connection' winger Rene Robert dies at 72

Jun. 22, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection Line,” died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72. The Sabres confirmed Robert’s death in a statement released by the team. Robert had been on...

Gerard Gallant confronts win-now challenge as Rangers coach

Jun. 22, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is taking over a young team with potential as coach of the New York Rangers, just like his three previous stops. Unlike Columbus, Florida and expansion Vegas, Gallant will be expected to win quickly, if not right away. The 57-year-old is embracing those...

Former NHL player Tom Kurvers dies at 58 from lung cancer

Jun. 22, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former NHL player and Minnesota Wild assistant general manager Tom Kurvers died Monday after a battle with lung cancer, the team and University of Minnesota-Duluth said. He was 58. Kurvers served as Minnesota’s assistant general manager since...

Stamkos, Vasilevskiy pace Lightning's 8-0 rout of Islanders

Jun. 22, 2021 00:27 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There was no panic in the Tampa Bay Lightning — just another determined performance against the New York Islanders. Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist and Andrei Vasilevskiy notched his fourth career playoff shutout, helping the defending...