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

Oilers expect assist from raucous fans in Game 3 of Western Final

Oilers expect assist from raucous fans in Game 3 of Western Final

EDMONTON — Bob Nicholson and Ken Holland were driving in from Edmonton International Airport on Friday when they saw a symbol that brightened their collective mood. Nicholson, the chairman of the Edmonton Oilers, and Holland, the team’s general manager, were returning from Denver where the Colorado Avalanche had taken a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 … Read more

Vasilevskiy-Shesterkin matchup in East Final has teammates picking sides

Vasilevskiy-Shesterkin matchup in East Final has teammates picking sides

GREENBURGH, NY — Barclay Goodrowlike everyone else with the Tampa Bay Lightning and beyond, has touted Andrei Vasilevskiy as the best goalie in the world, the only one you’d want in your net in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Oh, how that narrative has changed for Goodrow. “I’ll take ‘Shesty’ all day,” he said. Of course, … Read more

Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs because of road woes, special teams

Hurricanes eliminated from playoffs because of road woes, special teams

The Carolina Hurricanes were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the New York Rangers, losing 6-2 in Game 7 of the best-of-7 Eastern Conference Second Round on Monday. Carolina (54-20-8) was the No. 1 seed from the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games in the first round and have … Read more

McDavid, MacKinnon bring star power to Oilers-Avalanche Western Final

McDavid, MacKinnon bring star power to Oilers-Avalanche Western Final

DENVER — Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon weren’t taking the bait. Two of the best players in the NHL are facing each other in the Western Conference Final but when asked about it, neither McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers nor MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche were looking at it that way. “They’re a good team … Read more