Latest Stanley Cup Finals News

Blackhawks, Luke Richardson finalize coaching deal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Richardson is the new coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, stepping into a tricky rebuilding process for one of the NHL's marquee franchises. General manager Kyle Davidson announced the move on Monday. Richardson replaces Derek King, who finished the season as the...

MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Jun. 27, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano shouted at Nathan MacKinnon in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup celebration. “87!” he bellowed. It was a reference to the final two numbers of MacKinnon’s hotel room, which Colorado’s star forward thought...

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Jun. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway...

Daly hands Stanley Cup to Avalanche in Bettman's absence

Jun. 27, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on Friday night because Commissioner Gary Bettman was sidelined by the coronavirus. Bettman recently tested positive and was unable to produce enough...

Avalanche D-man Cale Makar wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 27, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “It’s surreal to me,” Makar said. “You grow up, you see that as a kid, you...

Defending champion Lightning's bid for 3-peat falls short

Jun. 26, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t relinquish their grip on the Stanley Cup without a fight. Andrei Vasilevskiy rejected shot after shot, keeping the two-time defending champions’ quest for a threepeat alive. In the end, another superb performance by the star...

Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time

Jun. 27, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon could not find the words. Gabriel Landeskog cracked a smile and a joke. After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a...

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

Jun. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT. The league is also seeing unparalleled growth in female and younger fans that should have a big impact for years to come. ...

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...

Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent

Jun. 25, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If this is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s certainly making it count. Soon he could be counting in the tens of millions of dollars on a new contract. A pending free agent with a knack for scoring big goals to...