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Jun 11, 2015

Glendale City Council votes to end arena lease with Coyotes

The Glendale City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the franchise’s future further into doubt. The council voted 4-3 Wednesday night to end a 15-year, $225 million lease agreement signed by Glendale and IceArizona shortly after ...

Red Wings hire Blashill to replace Babcock

Jun 10, 2015

Red Wings hire Blashill to replace Babcock

The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was ...

Lightning edge Blackhawks on late goal, take 2-1 lead

Jun 9, 2015

Lightning edge Blackhawks on late goal, take 2-1 lead

Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far. Hedman had two assists while hounding Chicago’s elite group of forwards, and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday night ...

Two goalies save day for Lightning

Jun 7, 2015

Two goalies save day for Lightning

Jason Garrison scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:11 to play, rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy relieved Ben Bishop twice to earn the victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 on Saturday night to even the series. Nikita ...

Blackhawks take Game 1

Jun 4, 2015

Blackhawks take Game 1

Although Teuvo Teravainen has been with the Chicago Blackhawks for just a few months, the 20-year-old Finn already fits in perfectly on a veteran club with a knack for big-game greatness. And when Chicago’s stars couldn’t crack the Tampa Bay Lightning’s defense for the ...

Jun 3, 2015

Devils tap Hynes to fill coaching vacancy

John Hynes was hired Tuesday as coach of the New Jersey Devils, becoming the youngest coach in the NHL at 40 years old. General manager Ray Shero said under Hynes, the Devils will be a fast, attacking team that knows how to play defense. ...

Blackhawks top Ducks in Game 7, earn shot at Stanley Cup

May 31, 2015

Blackhawks top Ducks in Game 7, earn shot at Stanley Cup

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks dealt with Game 7 pressure in the same way they’ve handled just about everything during their incredible seven-year playoff run. Like champions. And after ending a remarkable Western Conference finals with a blowout victory, the Blackhawks get another ...

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

May 30, 2015

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create. Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which they did Friday night with their second straight 2-0 road victory behind ...

May 29, 2015

Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom undergoes hip surgery

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season. The Capitals said the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is “confident” he will be “completely ...

Keith stars as Chicago forces Game 7

May 28, 2015

Keith stars as Chicago forces Game 7

It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going. Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a ...

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

May 27, 2015

Rangers thrash Lightning to force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents’ Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals with a ...