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Panthers not about to panic over Game 1 loss to Golden Knights in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 04, 2023 01:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Florida Panthers coach Paul Maurice might have been channeling his inner Aaron Rodgers when he told the assembled media Saturday night to “breathe.” The Panthers had minutes earlier lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final 5-2 to the Vegas Golden Knights, giving up...

Vegas Golden Knights come back to beat Florida Panthers in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 04, 2023 00:39 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Back in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in five years and trailing the Florida Panthers less than 10 minutes into Game 1, the Vegas Golden Knights sent a very clear message. “We were ready,” Jonathan Marchessault said. Ready and...

Vegas goalie Adin Hill makes highlight-reel stick save in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 04, 2023 00:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adin Hill made the save of the playoffs — maybe of his life — in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night. If the Vegas Golden Knights go on to win their first championship in franchise history, it will go down as one of the biggest moments of their...

Connor Bedard sweeps Canadian Hockey League awards

Jun. 03, 2023 21:48 PM EDT

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Connor Bedard became the first player in Canadian Hockey League history to sweep the Player of the Year, Top Prospect and Top Scorer awards Saturday night at the Memorial Cup. Expected to be selected first overall in the NHL draft by the Chicago...

Bettman: NHL still committed to keeping Coyotes in Arizona after arena referendum failed

Jun. 03, 2023 20:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL is still committed to Arizona after Tempe voters rejected a referendum for a Coyotes arena. Bettman said the team is looking at other areas around Phoenix for a long-term home. “It’s a good market, and if...

Russians in Stanley Cup Final trying to focus on hockey amid country's war in Ukraine

Jun. 03, 2023 06:04 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky insists he has not thought about where he would take the Stanley Cup if he and the Florida Panthers win it. He hasn't been this close before. Countryman Ivan Barbashev has, celebrating in Moscow with the trophy in 2019. After the Cup was banned...

Eichel making most of 1st postseason as Golden Knights prepare for Panthers in Cup final

Jun. 02, 2023 19:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jack Eichel didn't know what to expect when the NHL playoffs began in April. He just knew he was eager to experience the postseason for the first time in his eight-year career — and what a time it's been for him. Eichel is a major reason why the Vegas Golden...

Vegas-Florida Stanley Cup Final pits top team in West against upstart in East

Jun. 02, 2023 19:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Few expected the Florida Panthers to be playing for the Stanley Cup. Not with two weeks left in the regular season and certainly not when they trailed the NHL-best Boston Bruins 3-1 in the first round. The Vegas Golden Knights expected to be playing for the Stanley...

TNT readies for first Stanley Cup Final; first one exclusively on cable since 1994

Jun. 02, 2023 18:07 PM EDT

Turner Sports has had its share of significant sports events. The Stanley Cup Final, though, will be the first time a champion from one of North America's four major pro sports will air on TNT. Saturday’s Game 1 between the Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights also marks the...

Column: Remember ABA and WHA during one of the greatest times of the sports year

Jun. 02, 2023 12:24 PM EDT

As we relish one of the greatest couple of weeks on the sporting calendar — the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final, going back and forth on alternating nights — a pair of long-forgotten leagues deserve a shoutout. Take a bow, ABA. You too, WHA. The...