The NHL will announce award winners Monday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.
Blake Coleman and the Tampa Bay Lightning are going to have to focus on having faster starts to games if they're going to count on enjoying better finishes against the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final. A Lightning team that led the NHL in scoring for a third straight season is suddenly having difficulty generating an early spark. ''You don't want to put yourself behind the 8-ball that frequently,'' Coleman said Sunday, a day after the Lightning sleep-walked through two periods of a series-opening 4-1 loss.
Born when Kazakhstan was still part of the Soviet Union, Anton Khudobin just wanted to make it to the NHL one day. Little did he dream of winning the Stanley Cup. When he accomplished his first childhood goal and got a front-row seat for a deep playoff run practicing with the Boston Bruins in 2011, everything changed.