Latest Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Nick Cousins returns for the Florida Panthers in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 22, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nick Cousins played every game of the Florida Panthers' 2023 run to the Stanley Cup Final and 69 more during this past season. He was in the lineup in Game 6 Friday night against the Edmonton Oilers, a 5-1 Panthers loss that sends the series back across...

Penguins re-sign goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a 2-year contract

Jun. 20, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic is getting his wish. He's staying in Pittsburgh. The Penguins re-signed the veteran goaltender to a two-year deal on Thursday that carries an average annual value of $2.5 million. The 28-year-old Nedeljkovic went 18-7-7 with a 2.97...

Connor McDavid, by the numbers, and the historical significance of his 2024 playoff run

Jun. 20, 2024 17:27 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid is having one of the most productive postseasons in NHL history. A look at his numbers and their historical significance: ___ Points, one postseason McDavid is right there with the absolute...

Kings acquire goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois

Jun. 19, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rob Blake solved his goaltending problem and shipped away one of the worst moves of his seven-year tenure as the Los Angeles Kings vice president and general manager on Wednesday. Blake and the Kings acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Washington Capitals...

Oilers fever overtakes Edmonton as fans dream of a Stanley Cup comeback against Florida

Jun. 19, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kris Knoblauch got his up-close look at how crazed Edmonton is about the Oilers' playoff run thanks to a mix-up with his car keys the night they clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Knoblauch had to walk home, and in doing so went through a jubilant...

Panthers see another chance at Cup slip away, fall to Oilers 5-3 in Game 5

Jun. 19, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk took off at full speed from basically center ice, chasing a puck that had sailed over his head and was heading directly toward an empty net. He dove. He outstretched his stick. He swatted and barely, just barely, knocked the puck away to keep...

New York Rangers put depth forward Barclay Goodrow on waivers

Jun. 18, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

The New York Rangers put Barclay Goodrow on waivers Tuesday, the first step of an offseason plan to clear salary cap space and prime for another deep playoff run. Goodrow is signed for three more seasons at an annual cap hit of $3.6 million. That comes off the books if one of the...

Hurricanes take interim tag off Tulsky as general manager after Waddell's departure

Jun. 18, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes are sticking with Eric Tulsky as their general manager. The Hurricanes said Tuesday they have taken the interim tag off and officially promoted Tulsky to GM, a move that followed Don Waddell stepping down May 24 and later taking over the front office for the...

Connor McDavid led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup Final. They need even more from him to stay alive

Jun. 17, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

Connor McDavid led the Edmonton Oilers out of a horrendous start, all the way to the playoffs and into the Stanley Cup Final. When Darnell Nurse was being criticized in the third round for his struggles, McDavid jumped to his defense. When Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett and the Florida...

Panthers ready for their 2nd chance at clinching Cup, while Oilers seeking to force Game 6

Jun. 17, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice made the short trip from his home to the Florida Panthers' practice facility on Monday morning in a pretty good mood and rightly so. The sunshine was bright, the temperature was warm and his team was one win away from claiming the Stanley Cup. ...