NHL or AHL for Xavier Bourgault?

NHL or AHL for Xavier Bourgault?

After another successful season with the Shawinigan Cataractes, Xavier Bourgault is set to turn pro. In his final season with Shawinigan, the Oilers first rounder helped guide them to their first QMJHL Championship and a semi-finals appearance at the Memorial Cup. After playing almost 200 junior games, Bourgault is ready to take the next step … Read more

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

TAMPA — As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this. Because this was something Hold Makar could never even have imagined. Not only … Read more

Sergachev stepping up for Lightning at perfect time in Cup Final

Sergachev stepping up for Lightning at perfect time in Cup Final

DENVER– Mikhail Sergachev was not intimidated. Not by the elite speed of Nathan MacKinnon. Not by the capacity crowd at Ball Arena, which was at its leather-lunged best. And not by the fact that his Tampa Bay Lightning, trailing 3-1 in the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final, would have been eliminated with a Game 5 loss … Read more

Kuemper will start for Avalanche in Game 6 of Cup Final against Lightning

Kuemper will start for Avalanche in Game 6 of Cup Final against Lightning

DENVER– Darcy Kuemper has gotten the Colorado Avalanche this far, and they’re confident the goalie can help them hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time in more than 20 years. Kuemper will start against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena in Tampa on Sunday (8 … Read more

Kadri could return for Avalanche against Lightning during Cup Final

Kadri could return for Avalanche against Lightning during Cup Final

TAMPA– Nazem Kadri skated with the Colorado Avalanche at an optional practice Tuesday and the center is getting closer to playing in the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. “He seems to be getting better every day, so I believe he’s an option for us at some point,” Bednar said. “Not sure how … Read more

Where does Steph Curry rank among greatest players in NBA history? | Get Up – ESPN

Where does Steph Curry rank among greatest players in NBA history?  |  Get Up – ESPN

Where does Steph Curry rank among greatest players in NBA history? | Get Up ESPN NBA Fans Still Don’t Think Stephen Curry Is The Greatest Point Guard Of All Time: “He Will Never Be Better Than Magic Johnson” Fadeaway World A Study Reveals Stephen Curry Gets More Internet Love Than Michael Jordan, But Neither Can … Read more

Rangers relying on playoff resilience for Game 6 to extend Eastern Final

Rangers relying on playoff resilience for Game 6 to extend Eastern Final

TAMPA — The New York Rangers arrived here Friday with a fresh outlook on where they stand in the Eastern Conference Final even though they were less than 24 hours removed from feeling like the world was closing in on them. The Rangers lost 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 at Madison … Read more

Lightning ‘know what’s at stake’ against Rangers in Game 6 of East Final

Lightning ‘know what’s at stake’ against Rangers in Game 6 of East Final

TAMPA– The Tampa Bay Lightning have played enough games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs over the past three seasons to understand the opportunity they have heading into Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers at Amalie Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; ESPN, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS). Leading 3-2 in … Read more

Makar made Avalanche big Lottery winners before helping them to Cup Final

Makar made Avalanche big Lottery winners before helping them to Cup Final

The Avalanche had finished the 2016-17 season 22-56-4 with an NHL-low 48 points, 21 behind the next closest team, the Vancouver Canucks (69). They had the best odds (18 percent) of winning the No. 1 pick but ended up with the No. 4 selection. So they settled for defenseman Hold Makar. It was a remarkable … Read more

Shesterkin, Rangers top Lightning in Game 2, extend Eastern Final lead

Shesterkin, Rangers top Lightning in Game 2, extend Eastern Final lead

New York leads the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is at Tampa Bay on Sunday. “I think we did a great job limiting them, especially in the first two periods,” Rangers defenseman adam fox said. “We didn’t make too many mistakes. We were able to feel them. We did a good job playing from the middle … Read more