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FILE  - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning's Zach Bogosian holds his son Hunter during an event at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars the day before to win the NHL hockey Stanley Cup. Toronto signed former Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Lightning Effect: Skilled NHL teams add grit to go for Cup

Oct. 15, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

A skilled team that got eliminated early in the playoffs by a tougher opponent a few years removed from a Stanley Cup Final loss signed a forward with his name engraved on the trophy and a big defenseman hungry to win after years of not being in contention. Rewind to 2019 and early 2020 and that description fits...

Canadiens agree to 7-year extension with newcomer Anderson

Oct. 8, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens agreed to a seven-year contract extension with forward Josh Anderson on Thursday. The contract that runs through the 2026-27 season has an average annual value of $5.5 million. The 26-year-old Anderson was acquired Tuesday from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a trade for...

Devils acquire defenseman Ryan Murray from Blue Jackets

Oct. 8, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Ryan Murray from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday for a fifth-round pick in the 2021 draft. The 27-year-old Murray, the No. 2 overall pick in 2012, had two goals and seven assists in 27 games last season with the Blue Jackets, and added...

File-Montreal Canadiens center Max Domi (13) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens got the trading started three hours before the first round of the draft began with an intriguing swap of forwards. The Blue Jackets got Domi and a third-round pick from the Canadiens for Josh Anderson. Each player is a restricted free agent who needs a new contract for next season. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Columbus, Montreal make only player trade on Day 1 of draft

Oct. 6, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens completed a deal, and that was about it. Not much at all when it comes to trades on the first day of the virtual NHL draft. The Blue Jackets getting center Max Domi and a third-round pick from the Canadiens for winger Josh Anderson on Tuesday was the only trade...

Boston Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy, rear watches during the third period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bruins' Bruce Cassidy wins NHL coach of the year honors

Sep. 9, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

Bruce Cassidy's wife and kids enjoyed his NHL coach of the year honors more than he did. Cassidy went back to coaching. More than a week since his Boston Bruins were eliminated from the playoffs, Cassidy spent time Wednesday after learning he won the Jack Adams Award watching the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York...

Ice crews work at the NHL playoffs venue in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara hopes players and fans take a step back to pause and reflect on racial justice issues as the NHL takes a second day off from second-round series action on Friday, before games resume on Saturday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Panthers hire Blue Jackets' Bill Zito as general manager

Sep. 2, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

The Florida Panthers spent three weeks searching for a general manager, and it didn’t take long for them to suspect that Bill Zito was the best candidate. The more they searched, the more convinced they got. Zito was announced Tuesday as the new Panthers’ general manager, coming to Florida after...

NHL fines Tortorella $25,000 for conduct in media session

Aug. 25, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella has been fined $25,000 for his conduct during a media session after his team was eliminated from the playoffs, the NHL said Tuesday. Following the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 5 victory over the Blue Jackets, Tortorella ended his video...