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Category: Stanley Cup

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‘A spiritual necessity’: the cultural heft of the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff run

The Habs’ ultimately doomed title challenge served as a reminder of just how deep the storied team’s social imprint goes across the north. Just don’t call them Canada’s teamFor such a storied team, it’s inevitable that you step back into the past to fi…

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Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay mint NHL dynasty with Stanley Cup repeat

Lightning win 1-0 in Game 5 to clinch second straight Cup titleTampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy named playoff MVP Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into t…

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Dogged Canadiens take Game 4 from Tampa Bay to avoid Stanley Cup sweep

Josh Anderson’s OT winner lifts Habs to 3-2 win over LightningTampa Bay still hold 3-1 lead in best-of-seven Stanley Cup finalJosh Anderson jumped back into the play, and the Montreal Canadiens killed Tampa Bay’s chance for a Stanley Cup sweep.Anderson…

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Tampa Bay Lightning on cusp of Stanley Cup repeat after Game 3 blitz of Montreal

Lightning score twice in opening minutes of 6-3 win over HabsTampa Bay take commanding 3-0 lead in best-of-seven seriesTyler Johnson and the quick-strike Tampa Bay Lightning moved a victory away from successfully defending their title, beating the Mont…

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Kucherov stars as Lightning crush Canadiens in Stanley Cup final opener

Stanley Cup final Game 1: Montreal 1-5 Tampa BayCanadiens appear in their first final since 1993Playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves to outplay Carey Price and lead the Tampa B…

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Kucherov stars as Lightning crush Canadiens in Stanley Cup final opener

Stanley Cup final Game 1: Montreal 1-5 Tampa BayCanadiens appear in their first final since 1993Playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves to outplay Carey Price and lead the Tampa B…

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Would bringing back NHL’s brawling enforcers make hockey safer?

As the Stanley Cup finals start on Monday night, it’s worth considering whether we need to rethink how the game is playedThe 2021 Stanley Cup finals start on Monday night as the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning prepare to scrap for the title….

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Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL teamSeattle club will build roster through 21 July expansion draftThe Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League…

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Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL teamSeattle club will build roster through 21 July expansion draftThe Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League…

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Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas Stars in Game 6 to claim Stanley Cup

Lightning claim first NHL title since 2004Season ended inside bubble due to Covid-19 pandemicThe Tampa Bay Lightning are the champions of bubble hockey. Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Mond…

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Corey Perry’s double-OT winner keeps Dallas Stars alive in Cup final

Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 v TampaPerry’s winner 9:23 into the second overtime redeems StarsMore than a decade since Corey Perry won the Stanley Cup as a young player and years after Joe Pavelski fell two wins short, the greybea…

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Tampa Bay Lightning pour it on Stars in Game 3 as Stamkos scores in comeback

Stamkos scores as Tampa Bay beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3Lightning take 2-1 advantage in best-of-seven seriesSteven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas…

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Tampa Bay Lightning pour it on Stars in Game 3 as Stamkos scores in comeback

Stamkos scores as Tampa Bay beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3Lightning take 2-1 advantage in best-of-seven seriesSteven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas…

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Stanley Cup final: Lightning edge Stars to level series in Game 2

Dallas Stars 2-3 Tampa Bay Lightning. Series tied 1-1Lightning hold on for win after taking early 3-0 leadNikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup final.Kucherov had the primary assists on…

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‘Hit ‘em!’: Dallas Stars hammer Tampa Bay Lightning to open Stanley Cup final

Well-rested Dallas win 4-1 over Lightning in Game 1Stars’ Khudobin makes 22 of 35 saves in final periodDallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, “Hit ’em!” They did, over and over, the body checks and the shouts easily heard througho…

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The NHL’s bloated playoff proposal is a bid for normalcy that’s anything but

Gary Bettman has announced plans to complete the NHL’s coronavirus-interrupted season with an expanded 24-team postseason, but one question persists: Why bother?Sites, dates and times are to be determined, but the National Hockey League is planning to …

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The NHL’s bloated playoff proposal is a bid for normalcy that’s anything but

Gary Bettman has announced plans to complete the NHL’s coronavirus-interrupted season with an expanded 24-team postseason, but one question persists: Why bother?Sites, dates and times are to be determined, but the National Hockey League is planning to …

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St Louis Blues silence Boston Bruins in Game 7 to win first Stanley Cup title

Blues win 5-1 in Game 7 for first title in team’s 52-year historySt Louis center Ryan O’Reilly awarded Conn Smythe trophyGame 7: St Louis Blues 4-1 Boston Bruins – as it happenedRyan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnin…

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St Louis Blues silence Boston Bruins in Game 7 to win first Stanley Cup title

Blues win 5-1 in Game 7 for first title in team’s 52-year historySt Louis center Ryan O’Reilly awarded Conn Smythe trophyGame 7: St Louis Blues 4-1 Boston Bruins – as it happenedRyan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnin…

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Stanley Cup final Game 7: St Louis Blues v Boston Bruins – live!

NHL champion will be decided at TD Garden after bruising seriesEmail Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresport 12.41am BST Hero/villain: Brad MarchandIn the first game of the season, with the Bruins suffering a 7-0 defeat in Washington, Brad Marchand…