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FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes right wing Justin Williams (14) tries to steal the puck form Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Williams retired Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, after 19 NHL seasons that included winning the Stanley Cup in 2006 with Carolina along with two more with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Hurricanes' Williams retires as 3-time Stanley Cup champion

Oct. 8, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams is retiring after 19 NHL seasons and three Stanley Cup championships. Williams announced his retirement in a statement Thursday after spending his final three seasons in a second stint with Carolina, where he won the Cup for the first time in...

Flyers sign Braun to 2-year extension; Niskanen retires

Oct. 5, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Justin Braun to a two-year contract at an annual average of $1.8 million. Braun played in 62 regular-season games and all 16 playoff games in his first season with the Flyers. He had three goals and 16 assists for 19 points in the regular...

Flyers sign backup goalie Brian Elliott to 1-year extension

Oct. 3, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers signed backup goalie Brian Elliott to a $1.5 million, one-year contract extension. The 35-year-old Elliott went 16-7-4 with a 2.87 goals-against average with two shutouts this season. He went 1-1 in two playoff starts as the backup to Carter Hart. Elliott has...

FILE - Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette answers questions during a news conference Thursday, June 1, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Washington Capitals hired Peter Laviolette, who won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006, as coach on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FIle)

Capitals hire Stanley Cup-winning coach Peter Laviolette

Sep. 15, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

Peter Laviolette sees the Washington Capitals as another opportunity to take a team to the Stanley Cup Final and try to win it all again. The Capitals see Laviolette as the experienced, steady hand who can help them contend for another title in what could be the final few years of their championship window. ...

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier (14) tries to hold onto the puck under pressure from New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas (53) and teammate Matt Martin (17) during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Couturier 3rd Flyers to be named NHL's top defensive forward

Sep. 10, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier prides himself in playing a 200-foot game, and even ended this ninth NHL season skating on a sprained right knee. Couturier became the third Flyers player to be chosen as the NHL's top defensive forward, when he was awarded the Frank J....

Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point (21) scores on New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) during the first period of an NHL Eastern Conference final playoff game, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders rest, regroup after being routed by Lightning

Sep. 8, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

Thomas Greiss or Semyon Varlamov? It might not matter which goalie Islanders coach Barry Trotz turns to for Game 2 of New York's Eastern Conference final series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. His more pressing concerns Tuesday, a day after an 8-2 drubbing in the series opener, were getting some...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammate right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the second period of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game against the Boston Bruins in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Weary Islanders set to face rested Lightning in East finals

Sep. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

In an NHL playoff like no other, New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz has grown accustomed to the various unexpected challenges. There’s been times he’s waited until 10 p.m. to learn when the next day's practice is scheduled. Game times had been reshuffled after the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus...

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) returns after the New York Islanders scored an empty-net goal late during third-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Disappointing Game 7 loss leaves Flyers with major questions

Sep. 6, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

Long after being the hottest team in the NHL and resembling a Stanley Cup contender in February and March, Philadelphia won its first four games when hockey resumed as if it hadn't missed a beat. The Flyers earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference and made it through a tough first-round opponent in Montreal....

New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) scores against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during second-period NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Isles East finals-bound after 4-0 romp over Flyers in Game 7

Sep. 6, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Coach Barry Trotz has spent the past two seasons attempting to instill a team-first, all-in identity with the New York Islanders. No more was that evident than Saturday night, when the Islanders handily confronted their biggest test of the year — decades perhaps — in beating...

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...