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Two-time defending champion Lightning chasing NHL history

May. 21, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning don’t want to get ahead of themselves in their bid to become the first team in 40 years to win three consecutive Stanley Cup titles. The two-time defending champions are up 2-0 on the Presidents Trophy-winning Florida Panthers in the Eastern Conference...

Keith turns back the clock to help Oilers in playoffs

May. 21, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Duncan Keith had been here before. Well, maybe not exactly here, breaking down a wild 9-6 loss to open the Oilers’ second-round playoff series against their bitter provincial rival. But the veteran defenseman has seen pretty much everything over his 17...

Oilers rally past Flames 5-3 in Game 2 to even series

May. 21, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly. Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Friday night, evening the...

Rick Bowness won't return as coach of Dallas Stars

May. 20, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

Rick Bowness will not return as head coach of the Dallas Stars after nearly three seasons in which he led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final and the playoffs again this year. While Bowness was not under contract past this season, the 67-year-old coach said in a statement released by...

Up 1-0 on Rangers, Hurricanes' D-men adding vital offense

May. 19, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are getting the offensive production they need so far from their blue liners in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes outlasted the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series with defensemen Jaccob Slavin and Tony DeAngelo leading the team...

Tkachuk scores 3, Flames beat Oilers 9-6 in Game 1

May. 19, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn't disappoint. The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw...

Alberta premier steps down after weak showing in party vote

May. 18, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The premier of oil-rich Alberta province announced Wednesday that he is stepping down after only narrowly winning a leadership review from his party members. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the 51.4% support he received was not enough to stay on, either as...

'Lots of fire' left in Bowness at end of his Stars contract

May. 17, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rick Bowness has been on an NHL bench for a record 2,562 regular-season games as a head coach or an assistant over nearly four decades. The 67-year-old coach is not ready to be done yet even though he is at the end of his contract with the Dallas Stars. “The...

Battle of Alberta allegiances split NHL fans across province

May. 17, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

RED DEER, Alberta (AP) — The old Crown and Anchor bar in Red Deer was famous for its line drawn down the middle when hosting fans during the Battle of Alberta playoff games of the late 1980s. Calgary Flames fans on one side. Edmonton Oilers fans on the other. NHL...

Kings hope postseason experience translates to more progress

May. 16, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Todd McLellan's Los Angeles Kings gained valuable experience after making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2018. That will mean nothing if the Kings are unable to make more progress next season. "Experience is only good if you do...