a trophy emblematic since 1926 of the championship of the National Hockey League, composed of Canadian and U.S. professional teams.
the best-of-seven-games series in which the champion of the Prince of Wales Conference and that from the Clarence S. Campbell Conference oppose each other for this trophy.
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How to use Stanley Cup in a sentence
It’s hard to stand out in the same division with the defending Stanley Cup champions … especially when they also happen to be among the favorites to run it back and win again.The Florida Panthers Haven’t Made A Real Playoff Run In Decades. That Could Change This Year. | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | February 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
At the same time, a playoff meeting or — more specifically and dramatically — a Stanley Cup meeting is not out of the question.The NHL’s Most Bitter Rivalry Is On Pause. But It Could Come Back With A Vengeance. | Terrence Doyle | February 18, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
On the ice, last year’s Stanley Cup winner, the Tampa Bay Lightning, still looks dominant, but there have been some surprises, too.
Surprisingly, Vancouver’s Braden Holtby, a former Vezina Trophy winner and Stanley Cup champion with the Washington Capitals, is also at the bottom of the list.The NHL’s Canadian teams are scoring a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. | Neil Greenberg | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
After the Lightning won last season’s Stanley Cup, they entered the offseason with a little over $5 million to play with and a number of restricted free agents to sign.The Tampa Bay Lightning Are Skating It Back By Sliding Just Under The Salary Cap | Julian McKenzie | February 2, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
A debate conflicted with a Boston Bruins Stanley Cup playoff game.Gomez or Go Home: The Massachusetts Senate Race Is Down to the Wire—and It Matters Big Time | David Freedlander | June 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Its team, the Bruins, is the fifth-wealthiest in the NHL and won the Stanley Cup in 2011.Cancellation of NHL Games Has Negative Economic Impact | Miranda Green | December 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Stanley Cup
(in North America) the trophy presented annually to the champions of the National Hockey League
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