Stars check all the boxes in Game 1 win over Lightning
Mark Spector
They check every box, these Dallas Stars, as a team with a very real chance to become Stanley Cup champions. Their odds are looking even better after their Game 1 victory.
Blue Jays' ill-timed losing skid continues as frustration mounts
Shi Davidi
Gary Bettman short on specifics ahead of 2020-21 NHL season
Mark Spector
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gave his State of the Union address Saturday — but with so much uncertainty regarding the 2020-21 season, he offered little by way of definitive answers.
Potential injury to Rafael Dolis adds to Blue Jays' bullpen woes
Arden Zwelling
After a fifth-straight loss, the Toronto Blue Jays might have lost reliever Rafael Dolis due to injury — at a time when Toronto's bullpen is suffering through its rockiest stretch of the season.
Struggling Blue Jays have decisions to make as they enter stretch run
Arden Zwelling
Stars savouring rare opportunity to live out long-awaited dream
Mark Spector
Rick Bowness is just another of the many tales that are authored whenever two teams of 40-some players, coaches, managers and organizational hockey folk get this close to The Dream. For half of them, The Dream will be realized. For the other half, having spent two-plus months in the bubble only to lose the Cup Final, they will reel from the cruelest of blows.
Blue Jays, Ray bitten by long first inning in loss to Phillies
Arden Zwelling
Blue Jays' Robbie Ray was in and out of the strike zone, as he tends to be, but a couple near-misses helped snowball a first inning that led to a 7-0 loss against the Phillies on Friday.
Potential Stamkos return could be emotional spark for determined Lightning
Chris Johnston
Canucks' Hughes embraces rising expectations after sparkling rookie year
Iain MacIntyre
After soaring above expectations in his rookie regular season and first Stanley Cup Playoffs, Quinn Hughes says he and the Canucks are ready to embrace the next step.