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Dunford, Wahlberg headline gala to honor Boston priests

Sep. 27, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. is scheduled to headline an annual fundraising event to honor more than 500 Archdiocese of Boston priests. The Celebration of the Priesthood Dinner scheduled for Tuesday — a virtual event this year — also includes...

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates his goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) with Joel Kiviranta (25) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6

Sep. 27, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take it to them, players and coaches in the locker room had a very distinct message. “We’ve got to play to win, let's go at them, let’s get back on...

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) is congratulated for his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 vs Tampa

Sep. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — More than a decade since Corey Perry won the Stanley Cup as a young player and years after Joe Pavelski fell two wins short, the greybeards aren't ready to leave the bubble and give up on another opportunity for a championship just yet. Pavelski tied it with 6:45 left in the...

Dallas Stars defenseman Andrej Sekera (5) is checked to the ice by Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning miss out in OT for once and head to Game 6

Sep. 27, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning missed a chance for another overtime-clinching series victory, the kind they have enjoyed this entire postseason. They didn't get a power-play goal, either, so the Stanley Cup Final is going at least one more game. “I thought we played a good enough...

After 13 seasons, Rangers trade Staal to Red Wings

Sep. 26, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round draft pick from the New York Rangers for future considerations Saturday. The draft pick is in 2021. The 33-year-old Staal had two goals and nine assists in 52 games this past season. He has played his whole 13-season NHL...

Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) chases Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first 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)

Almost no travel in NHL playoffs benefits Lightning, Stars

Sep. 26, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Dallas Stars have been inside the NHL bubble in Edmonton for two months, staying in a hotel connected to the arena. Tampa Bay’s only trip since this unusual postseason began was traveling 1,700 miles from the East hub in Toronto before both conference finals and the...

Red Wings sign Gagner to 1-year contract extension

Sep. 26, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Sam Gagner to a one-year contract extension Saturday. The Red Wings acquired Gagner on Feb. 24 in a trade with Edmonton. He played six games for Detroit. In 42 games last season with the Red Wings and Oilers, Gagner had six goals and seven assists. He...

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 12:16 PM 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...