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Corey Perry lost third straight Stanley Cup Final to NHL fans’ delight

With their defeat to the Colorado Avalanche and Cale Makar in the Stanley Cup Final, it’s understandable if the Tampa Bay Lightning are feeling a bit of a painful sting. To come this far, to get this close, and to put in all that effort throughout a two-month postseason only to fall short of a …

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MacKinnon finally wins Cup with Avalanche after years of disappointment

“We did it!” Johnson screamed. “I love you!” They lay there together, embracing amid the discarded sticks and gloves as their teammates celebrated behind the net. Eventually, MacKinnon pulled Johnson to his feet, and they embraced again. Johnson had hit his head, MacKinnon had cut his hand, and they’d never felt better. “I met him …

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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point to miss fourth straight Stanley Cup Final game

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he expects to go with the same lineup in Game 6 that he used in Game 5, meaning center Brayden Point will miss his fourth straight game of the Stanley Cup Final. Point skated with the team again ahead of Sunday night’s Game 6 in …

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Florida Panthers hire ex-Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice

TAMPA, Fla. – Paul Maurice has been hired as the new head coach of the Florida Panthers, replacing interim coach Andrew Brunette, the team announced Wednesday. “At the completion of our season, we began an in-depth examination of all aspects of our team. After taking the appropriate amount of time for analysis, we determined that …

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Avalanche top Lightning in OT in Game 4, extend Stanley Cup Final lead

TAMPA – Nazem Kadri scored 12:02 into overtime, and the Colorado Avalanche moved to within one victory of their first championship since 2001 with a 3-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Wednesday. In his return after missing four games following hand surgery, …

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Coyotes’ modifications to ASU arena won’t be complete by the start of the NHL season

TEMPE, AZ – The National Hockey League will start its 2022-2023 season on Oct. 11, but modifications to the 5,000-seat arena where the Arizona Coyotes will be based won’t be finished until December. The team, which was not allowed to renew its lease of Gila River Arena in Glendale and is pursuing the construction of …

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Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri skates ahead of possible return; Darcy Kuemper remains in the starter’s net

TAMPA, Fla. – Nazem Kadri took a morning skate with the Colorado Avalanche before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, indicating he could be available to return from a broken thumb. It was the first team session Kadri had participated in since suffering the injury June 4. He wore a regular burgundy …

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