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Tuukka Rask Leads Bruins Past Canes For Series Sweep

May 17, 2019 1:32 AM

The Boston Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Final, which means the Tuukka Rask redemption tour continues on.

The Bruins' goaltender has been spectacular in the Bruins' postseason run, including a 24-save shutout in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday to knock out the Carolina Hurricanes in a sweep.

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Lightning Heavy Favorites To Win Stanley Cup

Apr 8, 2019 12:55 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the odds-on favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to pre-playoff odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Lightning enter the postseason at 2-1 after finishing the regular season 21 points ahead of the next closest team in the league's final standings.

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Lightning Win NHL Record-Tying 62nd Game

Apr 6, 2019 5:13 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning won their NHL record-tying 62nd game, getting a shorthanded goal by Steven Stamkos during a three-goal second period in their 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.

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Forbes: Rangers Most Valuable NHL Team

Dec 6, 2018 2:51 AM

The Original Six are well represented on Forbes' latest list of the most valuable NHL teams, with the New York Rangers sitting on top.

The Rangers were valued at $1.55 billion, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1.45 billion), Montreal Canadiens ($1.3 billion), Chicago Blackhawks ($1.05 billion) and Boston Bruins ($925 million). The other Original Six team, the Detroit Red Wings, checked in at No. 8 ($775 million).

According to Forbes, the value of the average NHL team rose 6 percent to a record $630 million.

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Lightning Set NHL Record With 33 Second Period Shots

Oct 22, 2018 1:30 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning set a modern NHL record when they tallied 33 shots in the second period of a 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. According to Elias, it was the most shots by a team in a period since 1955-56, when shots on goal were first recorded as an official statistic.

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Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games

Oct 14, 2018 11:10 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to start the season with five straight overtime games on Saturday.

Alex DeBrincat scored with nine second left in OT to beat the Blues 4-3, the second time this season Chicago has beaten St. Louis in overtime.

The New York Rangers had held the record with four OT games to start the 1997-98 season.

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Marlies Win AHL's Calder Cup

Jun 15, 2018 2:19 AM

Andreas Johnsson had two goals and an assist to help the Toronto Marlies win the American Hockey League's Calder Cup, 6-1 over the Texas Stars in Game 7 on Thursday night.

Mason Marchment also scored twice, Carl Grundstrom and Ben Smith added goals, and Garret Sparks made 29 saves for the Toronto Maple Leafs' top farm club.

"We got the first goal, we got the second goal too and we could play on that," said Johnsson, selected the playoffs MVP. "It made it a little bit easier."

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Capitals Capture Stanley Cup, Ovechkin Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 8, 2018 1:17 AM

Alex Ovechkin is a Stanley Cup champion at last.

The Washington Capitals captain won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs after leading his team with 15 goals this postseason. Ovechkin also had 12 assists to finish second on his team with 27 points. Ten of Ovechkin's goals came on the road.

The Capitals won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history after finishing off the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in five games. Ovechkin scored a goal in the second period in Thursday night's Game 5, giving the Capitals a 2-1 lead. Washington ended up winning 4-3 on a late third-period goal by Lars Eller.

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Capitals Win Game 4, Take Commanding Series Lead

Jun 5, 2018 1:38 AM

The Golden Knights are on the verge of elimination, and they no longer have the puck luck that has contributed to their magical season to this point.

Specifically, the Golden Knights are lamenting a play early in the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, which they believe shifted the game -- and the series. On the power play in a scoreless first period, veteran winger James Neal faced a wide-open net, and with the puck on his stick, took a shot with Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby out of position.

The shot pinged off the far post. The Capitals went on to score three first-period goals en route to a 6-2 win that gave them a commanding 3-1 series lead.

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Capitals Win To Take 2-1 Series Lead

Jun 3, 2018 12:49 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov returned to the Capitals lineup for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final after leaving Game 2 in Las Vegas with an apparent injury to his left arm or shoulder.

Kuznetsov, who has been impressive for the Capitals throughout the postseason, scored the Capitals' second goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Golden Knights -- the first Stanley Cup Final game in Washington in 20 years. 

The win gave the Capitals a 2-1 lead in the series, with Game 4 set for Monday in Washington.

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Golden Knights Win Series, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday to capture the Western Conference series and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Rangers Remain NHL's Most Valuable At $1.5B
Forbes says the average NHL team is now worth $594 million.

Vegas Golden Knights Open NHL Season 2-0
The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night.

Penguins Will Visit The White House
The Stanley Cup champion Penguins said they "respect the institution of the Office of the President."

Sidney Crosby Believes Pens Can 'Three-Peat'
The defending champion Penguins open camp in September.

Stars To Host 2018 NHL Draft
The Dallas Stars will host the NHL Draft for the first time on June 22-23, 2018 at American Airlines Center.

Penguins Capture Second Straight Stanley Cup Title
The Penguins beat the Predators 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night.

Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final
The Predators defeated the Ducks by the score of 6-3 on Monday night, as goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of 41 shots.

Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win
The Penguins defeated the Senators by the score of 7-0, the second-largest playoff win in NHL history.

Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team
Craig Leipold helped bring the Predators into the NHL almost 20 years ago.

Pavel Datsyuk's KHL Team Wins Title
Former Red Wings star Pavel Datsyuk captures another championship, as SKA St. Petersburg wins KHL series 4 games to 1.

Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth
Sidney Crosby helped the Penguins beat the Sabres by the score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Hawks Win To Clinch Ninth Straight Playoff Berth
The Blackhawks beat the Avs 6-3 on Sunday for their fifth straight win and increase their lead in the Central Division.

Jackets Return To Playoffs For Third Time
The Blue Jackets beat the Devils 4-1 on Sunday to return to the NHL Playoffs for the first time since 2014.

Capitals First To Clinch Playoff Spot
The Capitals beat the Lightning 5-3 on Saturday, and have their third consecutive 100-point season.

Canada Rallies To Win World Cup Title
Brad Marchand scored the winning goal to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Team Europe on Thursday night.

Team Europe Defeats Sweden To Reach World Cup Finals
Team Europe will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.

Crosby, Marchand Lead Canada Past Russia In World Cup
Team Canada will face the winner of Sunday's Sweden-Team Europe game in the best-of-three finals starting Tuesday.

Penguins Finish Off Sharks To Win Stanley Cup
The Penguins defeated the Sharks by the score of 3-1 on Sunday night to win their fourth championship.

Penguins Edge Lightning, Advance To Cup Finals
The Penguins beat the Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals to face-off with the Sharks.