There is no telling what a championship parade might look like in a pandemic. If the Dallas Stars don't stop taking so many penalties, they won't have to worry about that.
The Tampa Bay Lightning struck hard in the first period and held on to defeat Dallas 3-2 and even the Stanley Cup Final at one apiece. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)
Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup Final. After the Lightning got knocked around in Game 1, and Kucherov took some more hard hits early in Game 2, he had the primary assists on power-play goals by Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat in the first period. Kevin Shattenkirk then scored for an early three-goal lead and Tampa Bay held on for a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.
Dallas Stars forward Blake Comeau left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final with an injury after taking a big, high hit from Tampa Bay's Ryan McDonagh in the second period. McDonagh made hard contact with Comeau's right shoulder on the hit. Comeau was slow to get up and immediately went down the tunnel.
Tampa Bay Lightning's top players build 3-0 lead on Dallas Stars on way to series-tying victory in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final.
Here's a breakdown of the 2019-20 NHL awards with full voting results and some Flyers flavor. By Jordan Hall
The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. Draisaitl became the first German player to win the Hart Trophy as MVP after leading the league in scoring with 110 points in 71 games. Draisaitl joins former NBA star Dirk Nowitzki as the only German players to earn MVP honors in one of the four major North American professional sports leagues.
Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, the lone NHL player to score 100 points, won both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award as league MVP.
Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New York Rangers, has died. The NHL said he died early Monday but did not give a cause. Nevin played 1,128 NHL games with Toronto, New York, Minnesota and Los Angeles, totaling 726 points (307 goals, 419 assists) while compiling just 211 penalty minutes.
Stars goalie Anton Khudobin is the biggest key to their success, but he is not the only important player for them in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Keith Jones saw a Stanley Cup contender in the Flyers this season. He also sees a "star" in Philippe Myers an exciting outlook for next season. By Jordan Hall
Gone are the days that you have to mug somebody to get a penalty late in regulation or in overtime of a playoff game because referees swallow their whistles not to have too big an influence.
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.