Mystique vs. mayhem in unlikely Stanley Cup Final

The Pittsburgh Penguins are four wins away from becoming the first team in nearly 20 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cups

AP Sources: Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at…

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Capitals will host the Maple Leafs in an outdoor game at the Naval Academy next season

No-name Penguins defense faces unheralded Predators centers

The Penguins' star centers and no-name defense go up against the Predators' unheralded centers and stud defense in the Stanley Cup Final

Power down? Why power plays are less successful in playoffs

Power outage? Power plays are less successful in the playoffs amid stingy defense and top goaltending

Laviolette, Sullivan meet in 1st all-US coaches Cup Final

Peter Laviolette and Mike Sullivan are making some American hockey history as the first U.S.-born coaches to face off in the Stanley Cup Final

Penguins ride maturity, resilience back to…

The Pittsburgh Penguins ride resiliency, newfound maturity and contributions from unlikely places to return trip to Stanley Cup Final

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Subban's approach to Preds: Open mind is (Cup) gold mine

P.K. Subban has gone from being a member of the Montreal Canadiens to a key piece helping the Nashville Predators clinch a trip to the Stanley Cup Final all in the span of 11 months

NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley…

The Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Stanley Cup final for a sixth time while the Nashville Predators will make their Cup debut when the series starts on Monday

Predators just 1 NHL team winning thanks to their Swedes

Nashville has reached the first Stanley Cup Final in the franchise's history thanks in part to key contributions of Predators from Sweden, which is making a big impact in the NHL. Forty Swedes have appeared in at least one playoff game this spring.

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and…

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals with a spot in the Stanley Cup final on the line

Pekka Rinne has Nashville in 1st Final with smothering run

Pekka Rinne, the longest-tenured player with the Nashville Predators, finally will play in his first Stanley Cup Final at the age of 34

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by…

The Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly have three lines operating at full power and are one win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final

Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win ice hockey…

Telling himself to stay calm, Henrik Lundqvist stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout as Sweden dethroned two-time defending champion Canada to win the world hockey championship 2-1.

Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley…

The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain remains day to day with an upper-body injury

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take…

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final

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Ducks captain Getzlaf fined for apparent…

Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

Predators left surprised, determined by…

Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is declining to give any details about star center Ryan Johansen's season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals

Canada stuns Russia for ice hockey worlds final…

Canada stuns Russia by coming from two goals down in the third period to win 4-2 and advance to the ice hockey world championship final; Sweden awaits

Resilient Penguins head home with momentum as…

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the momentum heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa

Column: NHL playoffs greatest show in sports at the moment

Column: Flip away from one blowout after another in the NBA playoffs and check out the NHL, which is the greatest show in sports this postseason

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of…

The Pittsburgh Penguins will go with Matt Murray in goal in Game 4 against Ottawa on Friday night

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators…

Corey Perry's shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban's stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped the Predators' 10-game home playoff winning streak with a 3-2 victory that evened the Western Conference finals at 2-2

NHL nearing record for one-goal games this postseason

The NHL could headed for a record-breaking number of one-goal games this postseason