Latest Stanley Cup Playoffs News

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...

Late daughter Daron inspires Canadiens coach Luke Richardson

Jun. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

When Chris Therien lost his sister in 2006, Luke Richardson was one of the first people there for support. Therien repaid that in 2010 when Richardson's daughter Daron died by suicide at the age of 14. “That broke my heart,” Therien said. “It broke a lot of guys’...

Vegas leans on 1-2 goalie combo to even series vs Canadiens

Jun. 21, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Vegas coach Peter DeBoer can’t think of a more challenging position for a player to be in than goalie Robin Lehner having to bide his time backing up Marc-Andre Fleury during a playoff run. Lehner might not have as accomplished a resume as Fleury, a...

Islanders sell out season tickets for 1st year at UBS Arena

Jun. 21, 2021 07:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the midst of the New York Islanders' second straight trip to the semifinal round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and nearly 4 1/2 months before the opening of their new arena, season tickets for the first season in their new home are sold out. UBS Arena,...

Roy scores 1:18 into OT, Vegas-Montreal series tied 2-2

Jun. 21, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Vegas goalie Robin Lehner took a rather unconventional method in getting fired up upon being informed he was getting the start in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup semifinal series against the Montreal Canadiens. Lehner rode the team bus alone to the arena four...

Golden Knights GM self-isolating after positive COVID test

Jun. 20, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon was placed in self-isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. The Golden Knights provided no other updates except to say Sunday that McCrimmon is following NHL and local health protocols. ...

Resilient Lightning expect to bounce back against Islanders

Jun. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No team has been more resilient in the NHL playoffs than the Tampa Bay Lightning. The reigning Stanley Cup champions are 12-0 in games following a postseason loss since the start of their title run last year. That ability to bounce back is about to be...

Canadiens' coach symptom-free; hopes to return in days

Jun. 20, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Canadiens interim coach Dominique Ducharme on Sunday said he remained symptom-free two days after testing positive for COVID-19, and hoped to be back behind the bench during Montreal’s Stanley Cup semifinal series against Vegas. Wearing a dark blue...

Vegas goalie Fleury laughs off flub, looks forward to Game 4

Jun. 19, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury was so upbeat, the Vegas goalie laughed off a question about his costly late-game flub. The Golden Knights might be well-served to do the same after finding themselves in the all too familiar position of facing adversity during a...

Canadiens beat Golden Knights 3-2 in OT to take 2-1 lead

Jun. 19, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Luke Richardson didn’t envision his debut as an NHL head coach coming this way. But he’ll take it. Josh Anderson scored his second goal of the game at 12:53 of overtime and Carey Price made 43 saves as Montreal beat the Vegas...