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Confident, talented Lightning aim for Stanley Cup 3-peat

Sep. 28, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Scotty Bowman knows a thing or two about winning consecutive Stanley Cups championships. The Hall of Famer has won nine titles as a NHL head coach and five more in front office roles. He’s currently a senior advisor to hockey operations with the...

Carolina Hurricanes hope changes lead to another playoff run

Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The past three seasons have seen the Carolina Hurricanes end a long postseason drought, become an every-year playoff team and win their first division championship in 15 years. They figured they needed changes to accomplish even more. ...

Islanders enter season with Cup hopes, new arena set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

Barry Trotz knows the feeling of raising the Stanley Cup along with the failed journeys it sometimes takes to get there. Now he is trying to recapture that magic with the New York Islanders. Trotz goes into his fourth season as Islanders coach with...

Travis Zajac signs 1-day deal to retire a New Jersey Devil

Sep. 20, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Longtime New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac has retired. Zajac signed a one-day contract with the Devils on Monday so he could retire as a member of the organization where he spent all but 27 games of his 15-year career. The...

AP Source: Eichel to report for Sabres' pre-camp physical

Sep. 18, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel will travel to Buffalo for his pre-training camp physical this week amid questions of whether he’ll be cleared to play, and his future with the team in limbo, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s plans told The Associated Press...

Zdeno Chara, 44, returning to Islanders on 1-year contract

Sep. 18, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

Zdeno Chara pondered his future, talked to his family and decided a blast from his past was the right choice for where to play a 24th NHL season. Chara agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on a one-year deal Saturday, returning 25 years later to the organization...

Islanders sign Sorokin, Beauvillier, Palmieri and Cizikas

Sep. 01, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

After Lou Lamoriello was conspicuously quiet for most of the summer, he completed most of the New York Islanders' offseason work Wednesday by signing four players to multiyear contracts. Goaltender Ilya Sorokin got $12 million over three years, homegrown winger Anthony...

Lightning's Cooper to coach Canada in Beijing if NHL plays

Aug. 09, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — If NHL players are part of next year’s Beijing Olympics, Canada will have a two-time Stanley Cup champion behind its bench. Hockey Canada has announced Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper as the head of its provisional Olympic coaching staff....

Islanders, defenseman Adam Pelech agree on 8-year contract

Aug. 06, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders and defenseman Adam Pelech agreed Friday on an eight-year contract. The team did not disclose financial terms. Pelech, who turns 27 this month, had four goals and 10 assists in 56 games last season....

Devils sign Studenic and Greer to 1-year, 2-way contracts

Aug. 04, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed forwards Marian Studenic and A.J. Greer to one-year, two-way contracts. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deals on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Studenic will earn $750,000 at the NHL...