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For the Panthers, Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final will bring either immortality or ignominy

For the Panthers, Game 7 of Stanley Cup Final will bring either immortality or ignominy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's very simple for the Florida Panthers now: Win on Monday, and you're Stanley Cup champions. Lose on Monday, and you're the first team since World War II that blew a 3-0 lead in hockey's title series.
Michkov is being released by his KHL club, a step toward him joining the Flyers, AP source says

Michkov is being released by his KHL club, a step toward him joining the Flyers, AP source says

Matvei Michkov is being released by his club in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, the first step toward the Philadelphia Flyers’ top prospect joining them in the NHL next season, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The Sharks acquire Egor Afanasyev from the Predators for Ozzy Wiesblatt

The Sharks acquire Egor Afanasyev from the Predators for Ozzy Wiesblatt

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Egor Afanasyev from the Nashville Predators on Sunday for forward Ozzy Wiesblatt.
Basketball ties aside, Macklin Celebrini focused on hockey as NHL draft's presumptive No. 1 pick

Basketball ties aside, Macklin Celebrini focused on hockey as NHL draft's presumptive No. 1 pick

Having a father working for the Golden State Warriors and former NBA star Steve Nash for an uncle, college hockey player of the year and the presumptive No. 1 NHL draft pick Macklin Celebrin , likes to think he’s got game.
Sporting sequins and silver, Mama Stanley becomes an Edmonton celebrity for playoffs

Sporting sequins and silver, Mama Stanley becomes an Edmonton celebrity for playoffs

EDMONTON — Edmonton Oilers fans crowd around Mary Loewen in a plaza outside the team's home arena during every playoffs game, asking to have their pictures taken with the superfan who's dressed as the Stanley Cup.
Oilers visit the Panthers in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final

Oilers visit the Panthers in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final

Edmonton Oilers (49-27-6, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Florida Panthers (52-24-6, first in the Atlantic Division) Sunrise, Florida; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT BETMGM SPORTSBOOK : LINE Panthers -112, Oilers -108; over/under is 5.
Stanley Cup Final notebook: Oilers' Zach Hyman is proving to be one of the best free agent signings

Stanley Cup Final notebook: Oilers' Zach Hyman is proving to be one of the best free agent signings

Zach Hyman is proving the Edmonton Oilers right for committing to him long term.
Panthers facing the task of regrouping for a Game 7, with history and the Stanley Cup on the line

Panthers facing the task of regrouping for a Game 7, with history and the Stanley Cup on the line

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's the greatest offer a team could get at the start of every season: Reach Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, and as an added bonus, play host to it in your rink. One game. For everything.
Edmonton Oilers on the brink of a Stanley Cup win after improbable comeback

Edmonton Oilers on the brink of a Stanley Cup win after improbable comeback

EDMONTON — A storybook Stanley Cup win is there for the Edmonton Oilers. A win away from rewriting some NHL history, the Oilers headed to Florida on Saturday for Monday's Game 7 that seemed improbable a week earlier.
Oilers' penalty kill has made a major difference in the Stanley Cup Final against the Panthers

Oilers' penalty kill has made a major difference in the Stanley Cup Final against the Panthers

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — For all the talk going into the Stanley Cup Final about the Edmonton Oilers' vaunted power play and how Florida might have to adjust to stay out of the box, their penalty kill has actually been one of the biggest difference m