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Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to open Stanley Cup Final

DENVER (AP) — Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime and the Colorado Avalanche opened the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 victory over the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Burakovsky ended it after the Avalanche failed…

Lightning defend their Stanley Cup title

Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It only took scoring once for the Tampa Bay Lightning to strike twice and repeat as Stanley Cup champions. Backstopped by their star goaltender and the only two Tampa Bay players on the ice without their…

High court win for college athletes in compensation case

Schools recruiting top athletes can now offer tens of thousands of dollars in benefits that also include study-abroad programs and graduate scholarships

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to…

Mark Pavelich, star player on Olympic hockey team, dead at 63

‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment center for mental illness. He was 63. Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed…

NHL mourns the death of Walter Gretzky

Walter Gretzky, father of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) — Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has died. He was 82. Wayne Gretzky said in a social media post Thursday night that his father battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues the past few…

NHL outdoor game delayed due to weather

Bright sun, poor ice delay outdoor NHL game at Lake Tahoe

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — The setting was spectacular but the ice conditions were far from it, leading to a more than eight-hour delay between the first and second period of the outdoor game between the Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado…

Deep freeze in Texas knocks out games again for Mavs, Stars

DALLAS, Texas (AP)-- The NBA’s Mavericks and NHL’s Stars in Dallas have had another game each called off because of severe winter weather in Texas, with one of the postponements coming in Houston. The Rockets’ home game against the Mavericks…

Dallas Stars game against the Predators postponed due to inclement weather

Predators-Stars postponed at city request, extreme weather

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars postponed their home game Monday night against the Nashville Predators after a request from city officials not to play because of the impact extreme winter weather had on the area. With significant power outages…

United States advances to the World Junior Title game

U.S. beats Finland 4-3 to reach world junior title game

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Arthur Kaliyev scored with 1:16 remaining and the United States advanced to the championship game of the world juniors, beating Finland 4-3 Monday night. Alex Turcotte, John Farinacci and Matthew Boldy also scored for the U.S.,…

The Dallas Stars live to see another day

The Stars need another win to keep their Stanley Cup hopes alive.

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take it to them, players and coaches in the locker room had a very distinct message. “We’ve…