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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...

Sabres sign Curtis Lazar to 2-year, $1.6 million contract

Sep. 24, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday. Lazar was a restricted free agent, who split last season between the NHL and the American Hockey League. He had five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Sabres. The 25-year-old has six...

Predators sign Yakov Trenin to 2-year, $1.45 million deal

Sep. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Yakov Trenin to a two-year contract worth $1.45 million. The Predators announced the deal Thursday. Trenin will be paid $700,000 for the 2020-21 season and $750,000 for 2021-22. Trenin, 23, skated in 21 games as a rookie this season for...

Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin makes a save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second 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)

Another slow start undermines Stars in loss to Lightning

Sep. 24, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Another slow start doomed the Dallas Stars. Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final slipped away from the Western Conference champions in a hurry Wednesday night, with a suddenly vulnerable Anton Khudobin allowing two early goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning once again showing how difficult...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, top left, celebrates his goal against 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)

Stamkos scores, leaves, Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3

Sep. 24, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As soon as Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated on the ice and the bench with 211 days of pent up excitement. Even after Stamkos left with injury, they didn't let up and dominated without him, blowing the Dallas Stars out of an...

Players from the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning line up for the face off during first-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stanley Cup Faceoff: Stars, Lightning showing value of draws

Sep. 23, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When Ron Francis knew something was working on faceoffs, he would experiment and not use his best moves right away. That was usually during the regular season. In the playoffs and in the Stanley Cup Final, the Hall of Fame center knows players can't afford not to go all out to win...

Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin (91) and Corey Perry (10) battle Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan McDonagh (27) as Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save during third-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning's Vasilevskiy standing tall in Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 22, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

For all the hype Dallas goaltender Anton Khudobin is receiving for helping the Stars reach the Stanley Cup Final, fellow Russian Andrei Vasilevskiy is reminding everyone the Tampa Bay Lightning have a strong presence in net, too. “If you’re going to make any sort of noise in the playoffs you need...

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) is stopped by Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) as Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) defends during second-period NHL Stanley Cup finals hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

STANLEY CUP NOTEBOOK: Seguin's goal drought at 11 games

Sep. 22, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — With 76 seconds left in a game last round and the Dallas Stars clinging to a one-goal lead, Tyler Seguin laid out in front of a slap shot to block it and help preserve a victory. It was one of those plays that showed the other things Seguin is doing when not putting up points, and...