Latest Stanley Cup Finals News

Stars and Cup champion Golden Knights meet much earlier in NHL playoffs this time

Apr. 21, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars and Vegas Golden Knights are meeting much earlier in the NHL playoffs this time. Reigning Stanley Cup champion Vegas opens defense of its title as a No. 8 seed in a first-round series that opens Monday night in Dallas, where the Knights last year...

Stone and Pietrangelo practice as defending champion Golden Knights prepare for Dallas in playoffs

Apr. 20, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights are getting back some key pieces just in time for the NHL playoffs, including captain Mark Stone and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. Stone, who lacerated his spleen Feb. 20 against Nashville, returned to...

NHL PLAYOFFS: West best Dallas vs. defending champion Vegas headlines 1st-round matchups

Apr. 19, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

All eight first-round matchups in the NHL playoffs are set after the last day of the regular season flipped two of the biggest series in the West. The defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights will open against West top seed Dallas. Connor McDavid’s Edmonton Oilers will...

Golden Knights enter playoffs trying to figure out starting goalies between Thompson and Hill

Apr. 18, 2024 14:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy said he is still trying to figure out how to handle the goalie situation, whether to play both or whether to hand the bulk of the work to one over the other. And then which one over the other? Logan Thompson and...

Stars beat Blues 2-1 in shootout after clinching No. 1 seed in Western Conference playoffs

Apr. 18, 2024 02:26 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jake Oettinger made 26 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping all three attempts in the shootout as the Central Division champion Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in their regular-season finale Wednesday night. When they earned one point by getting...

Dallas Stars clinch top seed in Western Conference by getting to overtime against Blues

Apr. 18, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Robertson, coach Pete DeBoer and the Central Division champion Dallas Stars took a breath when the regular-season finale was tied at the end of regulation. Their fans had been cheering throughout those closing seconds. The Stars clinched the top seed in the...

Nathan MacKinnon races to career season, looks to power Colorado Avalanche on another title run

Apr. 17, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon is so quick and so forceful on the ice that sometimes there’s a crunching noise that follows him into the offensive end. It's a sound that alerts Colorado Avalanche teammate and childhood friend Jonathan Drouin to one thing — a goalie’s in for...

Connor McDavid is day to day with injury and could miss the Oilers' next game against Vegas

Apr. 09, 2024 15:47 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid is day to day with a lower-body injury, and the Edmonton captain could miss the Oilers’ next game against defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas. McDavid did not practice Tuesday, and coach Kris Knoblauch said he’ll speak with him Wednesday...

Carcone scores twice as Coyotes score six in third period, beat Golden Knights 7-4

Apr. 06, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Carcone scored twice in Arizona’s six-goal third period, and the Coyotes rallied from three goals down to beat the defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights 7-4 on Friday night. Josh Doan, Nick Bjugstad and Carcone scored in a 67-second span...

Marchessault scores team-high 41st goal, Golden Knights win 3rd straight, 6-3 over Vancouver

Apr. 03, 2024 01:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and two assists and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 on Tuesday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions have won three straight and six of seven since a 6-10-1 slide that dropped them into the second slot...