Stanley Cup Finals

FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2019, file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness watches play from behind the bench during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in Dallas. The Stars, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, have officially removed the interim tag from Bowness, the coach who led them to the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter, File)
October 29, 2020 - 12:55 pm
There was a point while serving as interim coach of the Dallas Stars when Rick Bowness knew he didn't want someone else to come in and take over the team. And that was even before they went to the Stanley Cup Final. The Stars are still Bowness' team. Dallas officially removed the interim tag...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2011, file photo, Mike Emrick speaks after being inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Chicago. Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick is retiring after a career of almost 50 years behind the microphone, including the past 15 as the voice of the NHL in the United States. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
October 19, 2020 - 11:53 am
Thinking back over 50 years in hockey, Mike Emrick can't name one favorite memory or game, but one story sticks out. Minutes after watching T.J. Oshie score four shootout goals to help the U.S. beat Russia at the Sochi Olympics, the camera panned to dejected fans and Emrick echoed 1980 gold medal-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Stastny is returning to the Winnipeg Jets after being acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights in a move completed hours before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened on Friday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 09, 2020 - 8:13 pm
It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist celebrates his 400th career win, after an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, in New York. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
September 30, 2020 - 12:56 pm
The “King” of Madison Square Garden has been deposed. The New York Rangers bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist on Wednesday, parting ways with one of their greatest players in franchise history after 15 mostly spectacular seasons. “Few players have been as important to the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) hoists the Stanley Cup after defeating the Dallas Stars in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 28, 2020 - 11:09 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar from players when Commissioner Gary Bettman called for Steven Stamkos to accept the Stanley Cup echoed even louder. The triumph of winning the NHL championship in a bubble...
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Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates his goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) with Joel Kiviranta (25) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 27, 2020 - 11:32 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take it to them, players and coaches in the locker room had a very distinct message. “We’ve got to play to win, let's go at them, let’s get back on our toes and...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) can't get to the puck as Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) covers the net during the first overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 26, 2020 - 8:43 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars are going to double overtime in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night tied at 2. Tampa Bay is one goal away from winning the series and the second championship in franchise history. Dallas is one away from prolonging the...
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Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates after he scored on Dallas Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (35) during the second period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 25, 2020 - 8:32 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a controversial power play, Brayden Point had two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 Friday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final and move to the cusp of winning the title. With Game 5...
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Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate a win over the Dallas Stars in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 24, 2020 - 3:24 pm
The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. After consecutive games with three-goal periods, Tampa Bay has all of the momentum and a 2-1 series lead. This most unusual Stanley Cup is now headed into the first back-to-back games in a final...
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Tampa Bay Lightning's Alex Killorn (17), Victor Hedman (77), Steven Stamkos (91) and Ryan McDonagh (27) stand with the Prince of Wales trophy after the Lightning defeated the New York Islanders in overtime in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Eastern Conference final, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 23, 2020 - 5:04 pm
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Seen Stamkos? Just in time for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is making his 2020 playoff debut Wednesday, 211 days since he last played in an NHL game. It’s a return that has the potential to change the course of the series...
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