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 In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers might be on the clock in owning the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That, and the prospect of selecting Quebec star forward Alexis Lafreniere, doesn't mean the still-retooling Rangers will be anywhere closer to being a contender, team president John Davidson cautions. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)  **FILE**

N.Y. Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

- Associated Press

Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. The playmaking forward had to settle for being selected first overall by the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

Washington Capitals defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. Washington re-signed Dillon to a $15.6 million, four-year contract Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, an announcement that came minutes after saying Michal Kempny would miss 6-8 months following surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)  **FILE**

Capitals sign Dillon to 4-year deal, Kempny out 6-8 months

- Associated Press

Washington re-signed Brenden Dillon to a $15.6 million, four-year contract Tuesday, an announcement that came minutes after saying Michal Kempny would miss six to eight months following surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Dillon will count $3.9 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season.

 In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers might be on the clock in owning the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft on Tuesday, Oct. 6. That, and the prospect of selecting Quebec star forward Alexis Lafreniere, doesn't mean the still-retooling Rangers will be anywhere closer to being a contender, team president John Davidson cautions. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)  **FILE**

Rangers have work to do despite having top pick in NHL draft

- Associated Press

New York Rangers president John Davidson refuses to get ahead of himself with his team in the unique position of holding the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft while also coming off an appearance in the expanded 24-team playoffs.

Tampa Bay Lightning players surround NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman as they celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars to win the Stanley Cup in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

- Associated Press

Brayden Point scored his playoff-best 14th goal and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Monday night to win the Stanley Cup and finish off the most unusual NHL postseason in history, staged nearly entirely in quarantine because of the pandemic. The clock hitting zeros in an empty arena nonetheless set off a joyful celebration for a team that endured years of playoff heartbreak and two months in isolation.

Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates his goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) with Joel Kiviranta (25) during the second overtime in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)  **FILE**

Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6

- Associated Press

The plucky Stars are embracing the underdog role missing several key players to injury and feel as if they’re playing with house money, while the deep, talented Lightning still feel like the favorites up 3-2 in the series and are confident based on recent experience they’ll be able to close the series out in their next opportunity.

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