Latest Stanley Cup Finals News

Verhaege scores 2 goals, Panthers beat Capitals 5-2

Nov. 15, 2022 22:52 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored twice in the final minutes and the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Tuesday night. Verhaeghe, who had six goals and 12 points in Florida’s six-game playoff series win over Washington last spring, scored on a loose...

Recently retired P.K. Subban joining ESPN as hockey analyst

Nov. 10, 2022 13:49 PM EST

P.K. Subban has become a full-time member of ESPN's hockey team after contributing during last season’s Stanley Cup playoff coverage. Subban, who retired in September, has signed a three-year agreement with ESPN. He will work mainly as a studio analyst but will handle some games...

Rantanen's hat trick leads Avs past Blue Jackets in Finland

Nov. 04, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Mikko Rantanen scored three goals in his native country and the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-3 on Friday night in the NHL's second visit to Europe this year. Cale Makar had a goal and an assist, Logan O’Connor...

No Bones when Dallas Stars host Jets without their new coach

Oct. 17, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — No bones about it, the Dallas Stars still love Rick Bowness. They will have to wait until next month to see the former coach who took them to the Stanley Cup Final just more than two years ago. Bowness, now Winnipeg’s coach, missed Monday night’s game in Dallas...

With Bergeron back, Bruins will make another run at Cup

Oct. 10, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins’ motto this season might as well be: “Win one for Patrice.” For the second straight year, the Bruins are heading into the season thinking it could be the last for captain Patrice Bergeron. Last year, he waited until the summer to decide to come...

Core exercise: Avs follow pattern of Stanley Cup champions

Oct. 10, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

Joe Sakic adopted a very practical approach to the task of molding the Colorado Avalanche roster that will attempt to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. “We know we’re not going to be able to sign everybody,” the NHL’s reigning general manager of the year said not long after...

Cup loss aside, the NHL's East still runs through Tampa Bay

Oct. 04, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning are accustomed to short offseasons. This one, the Lightning captain said, “wasn’t as fun as the previous two.” The Stanley Cup relocated to Colorado after the Avalanche dethroned the two-time defending champion...

Quality of hockey, business booming as NHL begins new season

Oct. 03, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

Cale Makar won the Stanley Cup and earned playoff MVP honors after a season in which he was voted the NHL's best defenseman. He may be the best hockey player in the world, and still he looks around at Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews and Colorado teammate Nathan...

Avs launch Cup defense after summer filled with celebrations

Sep. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mikko Rantanen can’t believe how quickly the summer flew by. One moment the Colorado Avalanche were riding through the streets of Denver on firetrucks and the next they’re back on the ice. “But it was a good reason for a short summer,” the Avalanche forward...

DeBoer has old, young Stars who would like another Cup debut

Sep. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars coach Pete DeBoer sees similarities between his new team and the two that he led to the Stanley Cup Final in the first seasons with them. “Everybody said the door was closing on their window to win, and that the core was aging,” said DeBoer, adding...