Latest Ryan McDonagh News

Avalanche's Burakovsky a "possibility" to return for Game 6

Jun. 25, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The status of a couple of key players remains uncertain for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Colorado coach Jared Bednar says there’s a chance Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky could return Sunday night following a three-game absence from the best-of-seven...

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before. Counterpart Jared Bednar, on the verge of his first NHL championship, sought to settle the issue once and for all and move on. Still, the Stanley...

Avalanche rout Lightning 7-0 to take 2-0 lead in Cup Final

Jun. 19, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar barely broke a smile after scoring his second goal and Colorado's seventh of the night. He fist-bumped Mikko Rantanen to thank him for the pass and skated to the bench. He and the Avalanche are calm, confident and rolling. They're now two wins from...

Lightning's Palat has knack for delivering in playoffs

Jun. 06, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ondrej Palat’s role in the success of the Tampa Bay Lightning doesn’t garner a lot of attention. However the star-laden, two-time defending Stanley Cup champions reject the notion that he’s not one of their top players. A quiet, reserved...

Rangers beat Lightning 3-2 in Game 2 for 2-0 series lead

Jun. 04, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After winning the series opener with an offensive display, the New York Rangers used a strong defensive effort to take Game 2. Now they are two victories away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in eight years. Mika Zibanejad scored in the third...

Kid Line helping Rangers get first series lead this playoffs

Jun. 02, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

The New York Rangers’ third line has been making valuable contributions all season, and the trio’s success in Game 1 against Tampa Bay is a big reason the team finally has a lead during a postseason series. Dubbed ‘The Kid Line’ because of their ages — Filip Chytil is 22,...

Vasilevskiy, Shesterkin highlight Lightning-Rangers matchup

May. 31, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

Andrei Vasilevskiy has won a Vezina Trophy and two Stanley Cups with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Igor Shesterkin is a finalist for the Vezina this year as he leads the New York Rangers in their pursuit of their first championship since 1994 and second in 82 years. The Russian goalies...

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

May. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning's recipe for success in the playoffs. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending...

Maple Leafs beat Lightning, take 3-2 lead in playoff series

May. 11, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jason Spezza stood up in the Toronto locker room in the wake of another disastrous start. The veteran forward — potentially in the midst of a final Stanley Cup shot in his 19th NHL season — spoke about the margin for error getting smaller and smaller against...

Locked in since January, path to Cup through East isn't easy

May. 01, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

Two months after the eight playoff teams in the Eastern Conference were locked in before the NHL even reached the All-Star break, Rod Brind’Amour set Carolina’s lineup for a game against Pittsburgh with the future in mind. “Everything you do is built towards the Stanley Cup,”...