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Wild captain Koivu's long run comes to an end in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Mikko Koivu's extraordinary career with the Minnesota Wild is over. General manager Bill Guerin said Friday the team will not resign the 37-year-old Finn, whose contract is expiring.

Lightning put past behind in advancing to Stanley Cup Final

Jon Cooper experienced difficulty in finding the right words.

Gurianov and the Stars take on Tampa Bay to start Stanley Cup Final

Dallas Stars (37-24-8, third in the Central Division during the regular season) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) Edmonton, Alberta; Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

NHL Eastern Conference Champions List

Winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy as the NHL's Eastern Conference champions: 2019-20 — Tampa Bay Lightning 2018-19 — Boston Bruins 2017-18 — Washington Capitals 2016-17 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2014-15 — Tampa Bay Light
Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

EDMONTON — Five years after socially distancing from the Prince of Wales Trophy and losing in the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning got their hands on and arms around it to embrace their Eastern Conference championship.
Lawsuit claims NHL, minor pro, junior leagues conspire to limit player opportunity

Lawsuit claims NHL, minor pro, junior leagues conspire to limit player opportunity

MONTREAL — A proposed class-action lawsuit alleges North America's most powerful hockey leagues are conspiring to limit opportunities for young players. The claim was filed by Kobe Mohr, a 21-year-old Lloydminster, Alta.
Canucks have 'we can beat anyone' mindset after big playoff run: Boeser

Canucks have 'we can beat anyone' mindset after big playoff run: Boeser

VANCOUVER — Fans expected big things from Quinn Hughes as he began his first full season with the Vancouver Canucks last fall.
Maple Leafs hire former Canucks coach Manny Malhotra as assistant

Maple Leafs hire former Canucks coach Manny Malhotra as assistant

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have added Manny Malhotra to the bench, hiring the former NHL centre as an assistant coach. Malhotra, 40, spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.

Buffalo Sabres hire Mair, Weber to coach in AHL Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres are turning to two former players to serve as assistant coaches on their minor-league affiliate in Rochester.

Tampa Bay aims to clinch conference finals against New York in game 6

Tampa Bay Lightning (43-21-6, second in the Atlantic Division during the regular season) vs. New York Islanders (35-23-10, fifth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) Edmonton, Alberta; Thursday, 8 p.m.