Stories tagged: Stanley Cup final
Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Puck Dynasty: Penguins in historic company after Cup triumph
The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux, the owner, when the NHL wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Blue mutt named Stanley sets tone for Predators’ attacking style
The instant one of the Pittsburgh Penguins passes the puck to a teammate, one of the Nashville Predators closes in, taking away any time or space to operate.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Nashville Predators even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1
Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages. And with Pekka Rinne turning …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Intensity, nastiness continue to build in Stanley Cup Final
P.K. Subban says ask the Pittsburgh Penguins if he’s getting under their skin. The All-Star defenseman only knows he apparently needs to work on his breath on the ice and …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Penguins, Predators face unusual extra time off in Stanley Cup Final
Time is on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ side, with or without momentum.
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:33 p.m.
Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final
The dynasty that once appeared so certain is again in the offing for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:58 p.m.
Minus Letang, anonymous Pittsburgh Penguins’ defense still thriving
The handful of men who carry out the most thankless of tasks for the Pittsburgh Penguins are a rag-tag group thrown together by circumstance and a touch of foresight by …
Sun., June 12, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
Sid the Kid wins his 1st Conn Smythe trophy for Penguins
Sidney Crosby filled about the only hole left on his impressive list of career accomplishments.
Sat., June 11, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
Sharks look to force 7th game in Cup final vs. Penguins
The Sharks looks to stave off elimination for a second straight contest and force a decisive seventh game in the final when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 …
Thu., June 9, 2016, 11:11 p.m.
Sharks stave off elimination, top Penguins in Game 5
Martin Jones stopped everything.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 9:42 p.m.
Phil Kessel, Penguins look to close out Sharks in Game 5
Phil Kessel insists nothing has changed. Not his game. Not his attitude. Not the shape of his body or his commitment to winning.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Sullivan pushing all the right buttons for Penguins
There is no magic button, even if the correlation between Mike Sullivan’s deft attempts to a get player’s attention and that player almost immediately elevating his game is unmistakable.
Fri., June 3, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
Sharks hope return home turns tide in final vs. Penguins
The San Jose Sharks can take at least one positive out of losing the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 7 p.m.
Sharks’ 25-year trip takes them from Cow Palace to Cup Final
The San Jose Sharks have come a long way from their original home at the Cow Palace with its undersized ice rink and lingering aroma from its use for rodeos …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
Penguins seize 2-0 lead in Stanley Cup Final
Sidney Crosby enters the faceoff circle with a plan every time, well aware it will almost certainly evaporate once the puck smacks the ice.
Sun., May 29, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Long road to Cup Final ends for rebuilt Sharks and Penguins
It wasn’t supposed to take the San Jose Sharks this long to reach their first Stanley Cup Final. It wasn’t supposed to take this long for Sidney Crosby to guide …
Mon., June 15, 2015
CHICAGO – Antoine Vermette paid little attention when he was labeled a bust of a late-season acquisition for the Chicago Blackhawks. He didn’t get discouraged when he was scratched three …
Sun., June 14, 2015, 8:08 p.m.
Blackhawks’ patience with Vermette pays off
With two game-winning goals in the Stanley Cup Final, Antoine Vermette has answered every question about what the Blackhawks were getting when they paid a steep price to pick up …
Sun., June 14, 2015
Blackhawks within one win of title
TAMPA, Fla. – The Chicago Blackhawks had barely filed up the tunnel to the visitors’ dressing room after their 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final when …
Sat., June 13, 2015, 10:02 p.m.
Blackhawks beat Lightning, lead Stanley Cup Final 3-2
The Chicago Blackhawks had barely filed up the tunnel to the visitors’ dressing room after their 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final when their thoughts turned …
Sat., June 13, 2015
Captains in Stanley Cup Final provide leadership, wait for goals
BRANDON, Fla. – After Steven Stamkos stepped off the Lightning’s practice rink on a 90-degree June day, the Tampa Bay captain calmly made it clear he is well aware that …
Wed., June 10, 2015
Lightning’s road success becomes key to Stanley Cup hopes
CHICAGO – Thousands of fans crowded Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa to watch Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, braving rain and 92-degree Florida heat while celebrating another victory …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2, lead Stanley Cup Final 2-1
CHICAGO – Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far. Hedman had two assists while …
Mon., June 8, 2015
Tampa Bay at Chicago for Monday’s Game 3
The tale of Jon Cooper’s journey to the Stanley Cup Final is almost too good to be true. A former criminal defense attorney who played lacrosse in college and gave …
Sun., June 7, 2015
Johnson scores as Lightning even Stanley Cup Final
TAMPA, Fla. – Andrei Vasilevskiy had no warning before Ben Bishop skated over to the Tampa Bay bench and went up the tunnel. Just like that, a 20-year-old Russian rookie …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Tampa Bay succeeds when NHL’s other warm-weather franchises struggle
TAMPA, Fla. – Phil Esposito swells with parental pride when he sees the Tampa Bay Lightning chasing the Stanley Cup in an arena largely packed with Florida fans who have …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Stanley Cup finalists stand behind goalies Ben Bishop, Corey Crawford
TAMPA, Fla. – No team wins the Stanley Cup without reliable goaltending, so Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop finds it laughable when he reads or hears criticism about Chicago’s Corey Crawford. …
Fri., June 5, 2015
NHL notes: Tampa Bay accuses Chicago’s Andrew Shaw of biting
The Chicago Blackhawks pleaded ignorance Thursday about the possibility that right wing Andrew Shaw bit Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. “I have …
Thu., June 4, 2015
Blackhawks rally to stun Tampa Bay 2-1 in Final opener
TAMPA, Fla. – After 53 minutes of scoreless frustration, the Chicago Blackhawks needed less than 2 minutes more to roar back on top in the Stanley Cup Final opener. Teuvo …
Tue., June 17, 2014
300,000 celebrate during L.A. Kings parade
Darryl Sutter patted the glistening rim of the Stanley Cup, and a roar erupted from the Los Angeles Kings’ joyous fans. “See this baby right here?” the coach asked. “She’s …