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NHL Eastern Conference Champions List

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.
Lawsuit claims NHL, minor pro, junior leagues conspire to limit player opportunity

Lawsuit claims NHL, minor pro, junior leagues conspire to limit player opportunity

MONTREAL — A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges North America's most powerful hockey leagues are conspiring to limit opportunities for young players. The claim was filed by Kobe Mohr, a 21-year-old Lloydminster, Alta.
Canucks have 'we can beat anyone' mindset after big playoff run: Boeser

Canucks have 'we can beat anyone' mindset after big playoff run: Boeser

VANCOUVER — Fans expected big things from Quinn Hughes as he began his first full season with the Vancouver Canucks last fall.
Maple Leafs hire former Canucks coach Manny Malhotra as assistant

Maple Leafs hire former Canucks coach Manny Malhotra as assistant

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have added Manny Malhotra to the bench, hiring the former NHL centre as an assistant coach. Malhotra, 40, spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.

Buffalo Sabres hire Mair, Weber to coach in AHL Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres are turning to two former players to serve as assistant coaches on their minor-league affiliate in Rochester.

Tampa Bay aims to clinch conference finals against New York in game 6

Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. New York Islanders (35-23-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 8 p.m.
Sabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild

Sabres acquire Eric Staal in sending Johansson to Wild

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Kevyn Adams didn’t have to do too much homework on centre Eric Staal in completing his first trade as Buffalo Sabres general manager.
Stars wait inside bubble for Stanley Cup Final opponent

Stars wait inside bubble for Stanley Cup Final opponent

EDMONTON — Blake Comeau and the Dallas Stars knew there would be the huge sacrifice of being away from their families once inside the NHL bubble, and those absences have only been amplified by monotonous gaps with little to do between playing games p
Blues hire Montgomery as assistant months after Stars firing

Blues hire Montgomery as assistant months after Stars firing

Jim Montgomery is getting a second chance to coach in the NHL after being hired by the St. Louis Blues as an assistant coach less than a year since he was fired by the Dallas Stars for unprofessional conduct.