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Tij Iginla embraces family name, eager to follow his Hall of Fame dad's footsteps entering NHL draft

Jun. 24, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Tij Iginila doesn’t shy away from his famous last name, instead embracing the expectations that come with being the son of a Hockey Hall of Famer. The 17-year-old is so comfortable being Jarome Iginla’s son, he welcomes the possibility of following his father’s footsteps should...

Bobrovsky's growth into a top goalie needs one strong chapter for a Stanley Cup win with Florida

Jun. 24, 2024 06:21 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky went undrafted and had little fanfare when he signed his first NHL contract in May 2010. Long before he played his first game in North America a few months later, he stood out. It was summer that year and veteran Philadelphia Flyers goaltender...

Nugent-Hopkins plays for the Stanley Cup 13 years to the day since being drafted by the Oilers

Jun. 24, 2024 06:17 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When the Edmonton Oilers selected Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first pick in the 2011 NHL draft, they had missed the playoffs five consecutive seasons. They did not qualify for seven of his eight first seasons, either. Now, 13 years to the day since hearing his...

The Stanley Cup will be awarded Monday night. It's the Oilers and Panthers in Game 7

Jun. 24, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A perk of being the captain of an NHL team is this: If your team wins a championship, you get perhaps the ultimate honor in the sport. You get to be the player who accepts the Stanley Cup on the ice after the game. Will it be Connor McDavid on...

Connor McDavid could become latest losing playoff MVP if the Oilers don't win the Cup

Jun. 24, 2024 06:07 AM EDT

Which captain will be handed the Stanley Cup after Game 7 remains an open question. It appears far more certain who will get the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP no matter if the Edmonton Oilers or Florida Panthers win the title Monday night. Edmonton's Connor McDavid...

Montreal's 1993 Stanley Cup champions are watching as Edmonton can end Canada's title drought

Jun. 23, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — When members of the 1993 Montreal Canadiens gathered for a reunion to commemorate 30 years since they won the Stanley Cup, they told stories and reminisced about the championship run. Vincent Damphousse, their leading scorer that postseason, had plenty to share...

Connor McDavid and the Oilers can make history in Stanley Cup Final Game 7 against the Panthers

Jun. 23, 2024 15:59 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Connor McDavid admired and looked up to Sidney Crosby as the kind of player he wanted to become one day. But when McDavid was pretending as a kid to score the goal to win the Stanley Cup, he always imagined himself being in that position. ...

Bobrovsky gets a day off from practice, Perry not done yet and the Cup will be on the move again

Jun. 23, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — On the next-to-last day of the NHL season, Florida goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky wasn't on the ice for practice. The Panthers are sure that's a good thing. Bobrovsky was a serious Conn Smythe Award candidate at one point in this Stanley Cup...

For the Panthers, Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final will bring either immortality or ignominy

Jun. 23, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's very simple for the Florida Panthers now: Win on Monday, and you're Stanley Cup champions. Lose on Monday, and you're the first team since World War II that blew a 3-0 lead in hockey's title series. Either way, the outcome will last forever. ...

Michkov is being released by his KHL club, a step toward him joining the Flyers, AP source says

Jun. 23, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

Matvei Michkov is being released by his club in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, the first step toward the Philadelphia Flyers’ top prospect joining them in the NHL next season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...