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Panthers' Aleksander Barkov becomes the first Stanley Cup-winning captain from Finland

Panthers' Aleksander Barkov becomes the first Stanley Cup-winning captain from Finland

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A Finnish flag waved prominently in the stands as the Florida Panthers celebrated with the Stanley Cup. Aleksander Barkov held his 2-year-old child in his arms minutes after getting the trophy from Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Risk vs. reward as NHL teams assess Russian prospects at camp to dispel concerns entering draft

Risk vs. reward as NHL teams assess Russian prospects at camp to dispel concerns entering draft

If NHL general managers and most scouts are unable to enter Russia to rate the talent in person, player agent Daniel Milstein figured, why not bring his draft-eligible prospects to North America? That was the case earlier in June, when Milstein and s
What's next?: Interesting off-season ahead for Oilers after Stanley Cup final loss

What's next?: Interesting off-season ahead for Oilers after Stanley Cup final loss

SUNRISE — The Oilers could see the Panthers celebrating on the ice and hear them down the hallway. Florida won its first Stanley Cup late Monday night, besting Edmonton 2-1 in Game 7 after blowing a 3-0 lead in the title series.
Oilers' McDavid wins Conn Smythe Trophy after Game 7 loss

Oilers' McDavid wins Conn Smythe Trophy after Game 7 loss

SUNRISE — The Conn Smythe Trophy was small consolation for Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid on Monday night.
Oilers fall to Panthers 2-1 in Game 7 of Stanley Cup final: 'Came that close'

Oilers fall to Panthers 2-1 in Game 7 of Stanley Cup final: 'Came that close'

SUNRISE — Connor McDavid barely spoke above a whisper. Leon Draisaitl had tears in his eyes.
Paul Maurice, a hockey lifer, now has a Stanley Cup. And it was worth the wait

Paul Maurice, a hockey lifer, now has a Stanley Cup. And it was worth the wait

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice was once the last player picked in the NHL draft. An afterthought, almost. He never made it to the league as a player. And there were many times when he wondered if his name would ever be on the Stanley Cup.
Oilers, Panthers shown love on social media for thrilling Stanley Cup final

Oilers, Panthers shown love on social media for thrilling Stanley Cup final

The Edmonton Oilers' 2-1 Game 7 loss on Monday night to the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup final drew a mix of reactions on social media.
'We came close': Oilers fans stunned as Stanley Cup dream dies in Florida

'We came close': Oilers fans stunned as Stanley Cup dream dies in Florida

EDMONTON — Oh, rats. Canada’s latest attempt to bring the Stanley Cup home died dramatically on the edge of the Everglades on Monday, leaving fans from Edmonton to Florida thrilled at the ride but crushed at the destination.
Devers, Hamilton homer, Red Sox rally from 4-run deficit to trip Blue Jays 7-6

Devers, Hamilton homer, Red Sox rally from 4-run deficit to trip Blue Jays 7-6

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics made Fenway Park the latest stop on their post-NBA championship tour. The Red Sox marked the occasion by coming through with what manager Alex Cora called perhaps their best win of the season.
Strome scores in OT, Hershey beats Coachella Valley 5-4 for 13th Calder Cup

Strome scores in OT, Hershey beats Coachella Valley 5-4 for 13th Calder Cup

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Matt Strome scored 1:06 into overtime as the Hershey Bears beat the Coachella Valley Firebirds 5-4 in Game 6 on Monday night and won their record-extending 13th Calder Cup.
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