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Dallas beats Tampa Bay 4-1 to take opening game of Stanley Cup final

EDMONTON — The Dallas Stars, on goals from Joel Hanley, Jamie Oleksiak, Joel Kiviranta, and Jason Dickinson, beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Saturday in the opening game of the NHL Stanley Cup final.
Ottawa Senators open pop-up COVID-19 assessment centres outside home arena

Ottawa Senators open pop-up COVID-19 assessment centres outside home arena

OTTAWA — Two parking lots at the Ottawa Senators' home arena are being converted into pop-up COVID-19 assessment centres.
Wild captain Koivu's long run comes to an end in Minnesota

Wild captain Koivu's long run comes to an end in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu's extraordinary career with the Minnesota Wild is over. General manager Bill Guerin said Friday the team will not resign the 37-year-old Finn, whose contract is expiring.
Citrus vs. Cactus: Tampa-Dallas NHL final is duel of former coaching associates

Citrus vs. Cactus: Tampa-Dallas NHL final is duel of former coaching associates

EDMONTON — It's not only two American Sunbelt teams facing off Saturday in the NHL's Stanley Cup final, it's also a matchup of two head coaches who once worked together, but with the student now trying to outshine the mentor.

Penguins re-sign F Jared McCann to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH — Jared McCann is sticking with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The team announced Friday it has re-signed the 24-year-old forward to a two-year contract that runs through the 2021-22 season. The deal carries an average annual value of $2.
Stanley Cup returns to old Edmonton stomping grounds, but just here for a visit

Stanley Cup returns to old Edmonton stomping grounds, but just here for a visit

EDMONTON — Stanley — that squat, barrel-bodied, bowl-topped polished silver mug — is officially back in Edmonton, a place he knew well back in the day.

Lightning put past behind in advancing to Stanley Cup Final

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Gurianov and the Stars take on Tampa Bay to start Stanley Cup Final

Dallas Stars (37-24-8, third in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

NHL Eastern Conference Champions List

Winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy as the NHL's Eastern Conference champions: 2019-20 — Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 — Boston Bruins 2017-18 — Washington Capitals 2016-17 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2014-15 — Tampa Bay Light
Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

EDMONTON — Five years after socially distancing from the Prince of Wales Trophy and losing in the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning got their hands on and arms around it to embrace their Eastern Conference championship.