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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29) skates against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Draisaitl has won the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the NHL in scoring. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Oilers' Draisaitl is first German to win Hart as NHL MVP

Sep. 21, 2020 9:22 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. Only it had more to do with his home country than his home arena. Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110...

Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) meet after Dallas won during overtime NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

One over Sid: MacKinnon wins Lady Byng for sportsmanship

Sep. 11, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Of course, Nathan MacKinnon wishes he were still playing for the Stanley Cup, but after learning he won another individual award, the Colorado forward found a silver lining. In the friendly rivalry between the two best hockey players from the Maritimes town of Cole Harbour, Nova...

Predators hire Dan Hinote as assistant coach for Hynes

Sep. 10, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have hired Dan Hinote as an assistant coach for coach John Hynes. General manager David Poile announced the move Thursday, saying Hinote's personality plus playing and coaching experience will be a great fit for the Predators. “In this assistant...

Vancouver Canucks' Antoine Roussel (26) is checked by Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier (28) during second-period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Big boy hockey: Heavy teams ready to battle for Stanley Cup

Sep. 5, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Growing up in hockey, Zach Whitecloud learned an important lesson: Winning is hard, and it hurts to win. “It still resonates ever day with me,” the rookie Vegas defenseman said. “Every single game’s going to hurt no matter what." Whitecloud and the...

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Hutchinson (35) and teammate Ian Cole (28) celebrate the Avalanche's win over the Dallas Stars in Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Game 7 times two: Stars-Avs, Knights-Canucks

Sep. 4, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

Avalanche scoring wizard Nathan MacKinnon is from Canada, and teammate Nikita Zadorov from Russia. Dallas center Radek Faksa hails from the Czech Republic and veteran Joe Pavelski from Wisconsin. Vancouver goaltender Thatcher Demko is a San Diego kid, while teammate Elias Pettersson and Vegas goalie Robin Lehner...

Colorado Avalanche goaltender Michael Hutchinson makes a save against the Dallas Stars during the third period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars

Sep. 3, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The biggest boost for the Colorado Avalanche in must-win game after must-win game comes from an unlikely source — their third-string goaltender. Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in...

Vancouver Canucks' Elias Pettersson (40) celebrates a goal on Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner (90), next to Brayden McNabb (3) during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Edmonton, Ontario. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canucks beat Golden Knights 2-1 in Game 5, avoid elimination

Sep. 2, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — A couple of American kids made sure Canada’s last team standing in the NHL playoffs will play at least one more game. San Diego native Thatcher Demko made 42 saves in his first NHL playoff start, Minnesota’s Brock Boeser scored and assisted on the go-ahead goal and...

Colorado Avalanche goalie Michael Hutchinson (35) makes a save against the Dallas Stars as players scramble in front of the net during the third period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Confident Stars, Avs sorting through goalie plans for Game 6

Sep. 1, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

Dallas remains one victory away from its first berth in a conference finals in more than a decade, so there’s no finger-pointing among the Stars after failing to take advantage of their first opportunity to eliminate the Colorado Avalanche from the NHL playoffs. Goaltender Ben Bishop would be an easy...

Colorado Avalanche's Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) celebrates his goal with teammate Logan O'Connor (25) against the Dallas Stars during the first period of an NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Avs ride 5-goal 1st period to 6-3 win over Stars in Game 5

Sep. 1, 2020 2:05 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Faced with the prospects of going home, the Colorado Avalanche got rolling early and often. It was a flurry that saved their season — for the moment, anyway. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare began a five-goal scoring spree in the first period and the Avalanche avoided second-round...

Dallas Stars players celebrate a goal by John Klingberg against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Stars take 3-1 series lead over Avalanche with 5-4 win

Aug. 30, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Radek Faksa and the Dallas Stars are one win away from the Western Conference finals for the first time since 2008. Faksa had goal and two assists and Roope Hintz scored the last of three power-play goals by the Stars in a 5-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night, taking...