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Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent

Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If this is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s certainly making it count. Soon he could be counting in the tens of millions of dollars on a new contract.
Road test at Lightning stands between Avalanche, Stanley Cup

Road test at Lightning stands between Avalanche, Stanley Cup

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Josh Manson still had his bags half-packed from the Colorado Avalanche’s last time on the road, when they returned home with the chance to win the Stanley Cup.
NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

NHL experiencing sustained growth with female, younger fans

One of the biggest stories in the NHL this season has been the increase in viewers in the league's first year of its television contracts with ESPN and TNT.
Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It's heading back to Florida.
Avs can't close out Lightning in Game 5 loss at Ball Arena

Avs can't close out Lightning in Game 5 loss at Ball Arena

DENVER (AP) — Keep the champagne chilled. It's back to the slushy ice of Amalie Arena for the Colorado Avalanche after they failed to close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.
Vancouver Canucks hire former Panthers GM Dale Tallon as pro scout, senior adviser

Vancouver Canucks hire former Panthers GM Dale Tallon as pro scout, senior adviser

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have hired former Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon as a professional scout and senior adviser.
Sedins, Luongo could get Hockey Hall of Fame call in first year of eligibility

Sedins, Luongo could get Hockey Hall of Fame call in first year of eligibility

TORONTO — The Hockey Hall of Fame will unveil its class of 2022 on Monday. The 2020 edition was finally inducted last November after a year's delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AP source: Chicago aims for Canadiens assistant Richardson

AP source: Chicago aims for Canadiens assistant Richardson

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks are nearing a deal with Luke Richardson to become their next coach, turning to the former NHL defenseman to help lead their already painful rebuilding process.
Avalanche on the cusp of dethroning Lightning and winning third Stanley Cup

Avalanche on the cusp of dethroning Lightning and winning third Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight when the Colorado Avalanche welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning to Denver's Ball Arena for Game 5 of the NHL final.
NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before.