Nashville Predators sign Stamkos, Marchessault, Skjei in free agency frenzy; Guentzel signs in Tampa

The Nashville Predators made a big splash as NHL free agency opened Monday by signing Stanley Cup champions Steven Stamkos and Jonathan Marchessault in a jaw-dropping series of moves topping $100 million that made Smashville the center of attention across hockey. Stamkos said he was signing with the Predators, leaving Tampa Bay after 16 seasons … Read more

Panthers’ Sergei Bobrovsky gets pulled after allowing 5 goals in Stanley Cup Final Game 4

EDMONTON, Alberta — Paul Maurice had seen enough after Sergei Bobrovsky allowed his fifth goal in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, deciding to pull the Florida Panthers goaltender who was the biggest reason the team is one win from a championship. Bobrovsky allowed five on 16 shots, and his coach thought it was … Read more

After winning the Stanley Cup with St. Louis in 2019, Tarasenko is playing a key role for Florida

EDMONTON, Alberta — Minutes after winning Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final to move to the verge of a second championship in six years, Vladimir Tarasenko had no interest in revisiting the events that occurred on the ice. “The game is over,” he said. “There is no need to talk about it.” On to … Read more

Barkov, Bobrovsky and the Panthers beat the Oilers 4-3 to move within win of Stanley Cup title

EDMONTON, Alberta — Following their leaders who got them this far in the playoffs and a winning recipe that has worked all season, the Florida Panthers are on the verge of lifting the Stanley Cup. Captain Aleksander Barkov set up a goal and scored another, Sergei Bobrovsky made some of the biggest of his 32 … Read more

All-access NHL show is coming from the makers of ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’

The NHL is getting the “Drive to Survive” treatment, with a hockey series from the makers of the popular Formula 1 show coming to Prime Video in the fall. After getting players to buy in to the project with Box to Box Films, the league is hoping for the same kind of popularity boost F1 … Read more

Jessica Campbell could be candidate as an assistant in Seattle, new Kraken coach Dan Bylsma says

SEATTLE — New Seattle Kraken coach Dan Bylsma said current Coachella Valley assistant coach Jessica Campbell could be a candidate for a similar position with the NHL club. Bylsma has been the head coach at Coachella Valley for the past two seasons with Campbell as one of his assistants. Bylsma said Campbell and fellow Coachella … Read more

Jason Robertson powers Stars over Oilers 5-3 for lead in Western Conference final

EDMONTON, Alberta — Jason Robertson completed his first-career playoff hat trick midway through the third period as the Dallas Stars defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final. Wyatt Johnston and Miro Heiskanen, into the empty net, had the other goal for Dallas. Jake … Read more

Lightning trade with Predators to bring veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh back to Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla. — The Nashville Predators traded Ryan McDonagh back to Tampa Bay less than two years after acquiring the veteran defenseman, Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois announced Tuesday. The Predators also are sending the Lightning a fourth-round pick in the NHL draft in June. Nashville traded for the two-time Stanley Cup champion in July … Read more

Panthers beat Bruins with late game-winner, advance to Eastern Conference final

BOSTON — Florida Panthers coach Paul Maurice considered it a good omen when the fire alarm went off at the team hotel on Friday afternoon, just as he was settling in for a pregame nap. “In my career, the number of times that something got messed up at the hotel … it’s like a guaranteed … Read more

J.T. Miller’s late goal lifts Canucks past Oilers to take a 3-2 series lead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — J.T. Miller scored with 33 seconds remaining to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night that put them a win away from the Western Conference Final. Carson Soucy and Phillip Di Giuseppe both scored in their returns to the lineup for Vancouver, which … Read more