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Stars in Stanley Cup Final after being outscored and outshot

The Dallas Stars were mired in a six-game losing streak when the season was paused for 4 1/2 months because of the coronavirus pandemic, and have been outscored and outshot since getting inside the NHL bubble.
Stars on to Stanley Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

Stars on to Stanley Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

EDMONTON — Jamie Benn and Dallas enjoyed the moment so much that the relative silence was pretty much an afterthought. The Stars are going to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years.
Calgary Flames remove "interim" label, continue with head coach Geoff Ward

Calgary Flames remove "interim" label, continue with head coach Geoff Ward

CALGARY — Geoff Ward made his NHL head coaching debut, finished his first season and will start his second all in unusual circumstances. The 58-year-old from Waterloo, Ont.
Habs' Gallagher took nothing personal from Vigneault's comments in playoffs

Habs' Gallagher took nothing personal from Vigneault's comments in playoffs

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher figures he could have returned to action mere weeks after suffering a broken jaw on a controversial play in the playoffs.
NHL general managers preparing for new economic realities brought on by COVID-19

NHL general managers preparing for new economic realities brought on by COVID-19

TORONTO — NHL general managers left their annual March meetings in Florida filled with optimism. The salary cap was projected to hit at least US$84 million in 2020-21 — a bump of $2.

Kucherov and the Lightning try to clinch conference finals against New York

New York Islanders (35-23-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) Edmonton, Alberta; Tuesday, 8 p.m.
Quick-strike Lightning beat Islanders, on verge of final

Quick-strike Lightning beat Islanders, on verge of final

EDMONTON — While the New York Islanders were celebrating Brock Nelson scoring the first goal of the game, Tampa Bay Lightning centre Yanni Gourde was steaming about giving it up. Coach Jon Cooper decided to keep him on the ice for some redemption.

Surging Stars on cusp of first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years

The Dallas Stars were fourth in the Western Conference when the NHL season paused for the pandemic. Dallas hovered under the radar in the post-season bubble, particularly after losing two of three round-robin games.
Khudobin, Stars beat Knights to take 3-1 lead in West final

Khudobin, Stars beat Knights to take 3-1 lead in West final

EDMONTON — Anton Khudobin gloved the puck out of the air on Shea Theodore's shot at the most intense moment of the game like it was part of a leisurely morning practice.
Islanders' Lamoriello named NHL general manager of the year

Islanders' Lamoriello named NHL general manager of the year

EDMONTON — Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders is the winner of the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award.