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Avalanche a win away from dethroning 2-time champ Lightning

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar and the Colorado Avalanche weren't all that interested in glancing back at the simmering controversy over the way Game 4 ended in overtime. Of way more importance was looking ahead to this: A chance to clinch the franchise's first Stanley Cup title since...

Matthews wins Hart Trophy as NHL's most valuable player

Jun. 21, 2022 21:54 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Toronto’s Auston Matthews won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player on Tuesday night, becoming only the third Maple Leaf to win the award and the first since Ted Kennedy in 1954-55. The 24-year-old forward received 119 first-place votes in voting...

John Tortorella hired to revitalize dormant Flyers

Jun. 17, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Tortorella is about the only NHL coach with such a motley compilation of highlight reels. There are censored versions of his rants. Uncensored versions. He’s angry at reporters. At his players. There is a video of “6 minutes of John Tortorella Angry Moments,” which...

New York Rangers extend the contract of forward Sammy Blais

Jun. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have given Sammy Blais a one-year contract extension after the forward missed most of his first season with the team with a lower body injury. General Chris Drury announced the agreement on Friday without releasing details. Blais...

AP source: Tortorella hired as coach by Philadelphia Flyers

Jun. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have hired John Tortorella as their new coach, hoping the fiery veteran can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup championship since 1975. The hire was confirmed Thursday by a person with direct knowledge of the decision who spoke...

Rangers hope to build on deep playoff run for future success

Jun. 14, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

Two days after being eliminated in the Eastern Conference Final, the New York Rangers still haven’t gotten over their loss. “You go on a great run like that, so many people reach out to tell you how proud they are of you, of your group, but right now it stings,” forward Chris...

Steven Stamkos thriving in different role with Lightning

Jun. 13, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos, at 32 and wrapping up his 14th season, is no longer one of the NHL’s most prolific scorers or even the second- or third-best player on his own team. The six-time All-Star and two-time “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner as the league’s leading...

Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Rangers 2-1 in Game 6

Jun. 12, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning's bid for a three-peat is alive and well. With captain Steven Stamkos leading the way, the two-time defending champions beat the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final Saturday night, securing a berth in the Stanley...

Two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 to set up Cup final against Colorado

Jun. 11, 2022 22:47 PM EDT
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 to set up Cup final against Colorado.

Lightning say it won't be easy to dispatch resilient Rangers

Jun. 10, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning know what type of effort it will take to finish off the New York Rangers. The two-time defending champions are one win away from a third straight trip to the Stanley Cup Final, where they would continue their bid to become the first team...