STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got the Tampa Bay Lightning off to a fast start in Sweden.
Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help Tampa Bay beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — This time, the Tampa Bay Lightning eked out a victory.
Tyler Johnson scored 1:16 into overtime and the Lightning rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-6...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the...
TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are closing in on another record in their sensational season.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 29 shots, and the...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are focused on trying to win another championship, not records and milestones along the way.
Alex Killorn scored three goals for his first career...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Miller had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning used a fast start to win their seventh straight, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning showed off their depth to continue their roll.
Tampa Bay was without top goal scorer Brayden Point and top defenseman Victor Hedman, and it rested...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are piling up points, the Tampa Bay Lightning are tough to stop.
Stamkos had two goals and an assist, Kucherov added a goal and three assists and the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-0 Thursday night.
Tampa Bay scored at least six goals for the 14th time this season against a Dallas team that had allowed the second fewest goals in the league.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A three-point night from Steven Stamkos sent the Tampa Bay Lightning into their extended All-Star break with another victory.
Stamkos scored a pair of goals in the third period and Tampa Bay beat San Jose 6-3 Saturday night.
NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov added a pair of assists.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning rebounded again following another dismal third period against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Alex Killorn scored 18 seconds into overtime and the Lightning, after blowing a three-goal lead in the third, extended their point streak to 13 games Thursday night with a 6-5 win over the Flyers.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Carey Price stopped 36 shots in his 300th career win, leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 victory over the slumping Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night.
Paul Byron and Shea Weber scored as Montreal won the second game of a back-to-back for the first time in four tries this season.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored for the Coyotes, who have lost seven of eight. Darcy Kuemper stopped 26 shots.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Louis Domingue missed J.T. Miller's winning shootout goal on Thursday night.
"I wasn't watching," Domingue said. "I was drinking water. That's kind of what I do, honestly, and it worked out."
Miller and Victor Hedman scored in the tiebreaker and Domingue had 33 saves, leading the surging Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.
Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds of the second period to make it 4-1. Vasilevskiy, who missed the previous 14 games, stopped all 23 shots he faced in the period.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy delivered a record-setting performance after sitting out a month.
Tampa Bay's goalie made a career-high 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL's top two teams.
"Actually (felt) pretty good," Vasilevskiy said. "Tried to survive the first period, then the second, too."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat one of the Western Conference's top teams in very convincing fashion.
Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists as the Lightning won their sixth consecutive game, romping over the Colorado Avalanche 7-1 on Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Buffalo Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.
Paquette beat Carter Hutton from then top of the left circle.
Dan Girardi, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos also scored, and Luis Domingue made saves. Sam Reinhart had two goals for Buffalo, and Zemgus Girgensons and Tage Thompson also scored.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres came up just short of a history-making run.
Cedric Paquette broke a tie with 5:41 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Sabres' franchise-record-tying winning streak at 10 games with a 5-4 victory Thursday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning's quick-strike attack knocked off another opponent.
The Lightning scored three times in the opening 10 minutes and rolled to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.
Brayden Point had two goals and an assist for Tampa Bay, while Nikita Kucherov had a pair of assists. Alex Killorn, Cedric Paquette and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won three straight games and five of six.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a successful opening stretch at home.
Stamkos scored his first goal of the season, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Thursday night.
Stamkos ended a 16-game regular-season goal drought dating to last season from the slot with 4:41 left in the second. The goal gave the Lightning a 2-1 lead.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning found their offense, and in a big way.
Victor Hedman, Cedric Paquette and Yanni Gourde had first-period goals, and the Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2 Saturday night.
Brayden Point scored in both the second and third periods, and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 30 saves for Tampa Bay. Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Miller had the other Lightning goals.
Evgenii Dadonov had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Florida Panthers rallied to beat the host Lightning 3-2 in Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Trailing 2-0 at the start of the third, Dadonov scored 2:16 in. Aaron Ekblad added a short-handed goal at 7:03 to tie the score, and Aleksander Barkov scored the game-winner just over five minutes later.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final despite going the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal.
They won despite falling behind about 4 1/2 minutes into the game.
They won despite being called for three penalties — one right after the other — late in the first period, allowing Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Washington Capitals' prolific power play to get all that time to operate.
BOSTON (AP) — Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night for a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Lightning jumped ahead 2-0 for the second straight game. But this time Boston answered with three straight goals, including a short-handed score by Patrice Bergeron — his second of the game — to break a third-period tie.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It's great to play well, even better to win.
That's how the Tampa Bay Lightning view a 2-0 series lead over the New Jersey Devils.
"As a coach, you care about everything. You'd like to say you played the perfect game, but somebody else has a vote out there," coach Jon Cooper said Saturday after a 5-3 victory in Game 2 of the first-round matchup.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Captain Steven Stamkos and high-scoring Nikita Kucherov garner lots of attention. However, the Tampa Bay Lightning are hardly a two-man show.
The top seed in the Eastern Conference got early goals from four players — none of them named Stamkos or Kucherov — before holding off the New Jersey Devils for a 5-2 victory Thursday night in Game 1 of the first-round series.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Point and Cedric Paquette each scored two goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a three-game slide with a 7-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Friday night.
J.T. Miller added a power-play goal in the third period as Tampa Bay regained first place in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference with 108 points. Dan Girardi also scored against his former team, Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and backup goalie Louis Domingue made 28 saves.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off an emotional loss that knocked them out of first place, the Tampa Bay Lightning took a little while to get going against the New York Rangers.
They eventually found their stride.
Brayden Point and Cedric Paquette each scored two goals, and Tampa Bay stopped a three-game slide with a 7-3 victory Friday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Killorn broke a tie midway through the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the final four goals to rally past the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh and Nikita Kucherov also scored as Tampa Bay reached 50 wins for the second time in franchise history. Yanni Gourde had two assists for the Atlantic Division leaders, who moved five points ahead of second-place Boston for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 44 saves, Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 Saturday night.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Alex Killorn, Cedric Paquette and Nikita Kucherov.
Jonny Brodzinski, Kyle Clifford and Christian Folin scored for the Kings, who nearly came back from a three-goal deficit entering the third period. Jonathan Quick stopped 13 of 14 shots after replacing Darcy Kuemper early in the second.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy put together a terrific performance in another victory for Tampa Bay.
One play was especially memorable.
Vasilevskiy robbed Anze Kopitar when he put his glove behind his back for spectacular stop in the first period, part of a 44-save Saturday night in the NHL-leading Lightning's 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, and Alex Killorn, Cedric Paquette and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored four goals and added an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers knocked off the top team in the NHL, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 on Monday night.
Leon Draisaitl and Iiro Pakarinen also scored for the Oilers, who have gone 5-1-1 in their last seven.
Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde replied for the Lightning, who fell to 5-3 on their eight-game road trip.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Led by a big night by Alex Killorn, Tampa Bay took advantage of a rare off-night by Mike Smith.
Killorn had two goals and two assists to tie a career high for points as the Lightning struck for five unanswered goals, including four in the third period, in a 7-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy showed the Toronto Maple Leafs why he's one of the NHL's most dominant goalies this season.
Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots for his NHL-best sixth shutout of the season to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 2-0 victory over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Vasilevskiy got his league-leading 26th win, and Cedrick Paquette and Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay, which won for the 12th time in 14 games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the first NHL team with 20 wins by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Thursday night.
Stamkos, who entered with one goal and two assists over his previous eight games, got his 12th goal early in the first. He also assisted on Vladislav Namestnikov's tiebreaking goal at 8:09 of the second and Alex Killorn's third of the season 4:57 into the third.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos broke of a mini-slump on his way to the top of the NHL points list.
Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the first NHL team with 20 wins by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tampa Bay's spectacular start to the season hasn't been slowed one bit out West.
On back-to-back nights at either end of California, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov led the speedy Lightning to blowout wins over two NHL contenders.
Stamkos, Kucherov and Alex Killorn each had a goal and an assist during Tampa Bay's four-goal first period, and the NHL-leading Lightning beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 Thursday in an early meeting of division leaders.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the NHL's top scorer and rallied from a two-goal deficit for a quality win.
Brayden Point scored on a power play in overtime, Tampa Bay held high-scoring Alex Ovechkin pointless and the Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Monday night.
"The team that deserved to win won tonight," Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. "We were a determined group."
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jared McCann scored three goals to help the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
Radim Vrbata and Michael Matheson also scored, and James Reimer made 34 saves.
Alex Killorn and Vladislav Namestnikov scored for the Lightning, and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots.
BLACKHAWKS 4, RED WINGS 2
At Detroit, Alex DeBrincat broke a tie at 8:16 of the third period in the Chicago Blackhawks' victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
MONTREAL (AP) — Tampa Bay rookie Yanni Gourde pointed to the two points in the standings — not his own two goals.
"It's pretty amazing feeling scoring two goals against Montreal in this building, but what we really wanted was two points tonight and that was my main concern," said Gourde, from St. Narcisse, Quebec. "It's amazing just being in this situation, a playoff push. It's very fun."
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning had a big offensive night without high-scoring Nikita Kucherov.
Alex Killorn and Jonathan Drouin scored power-play goals 1:51 apart late in the second period and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 on Thursday.
J.T. Brown, Andrej Sustr and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who are three points behind Boston for the second Eastern Conference wild card. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 31 saves.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are hopeful that a shootout win over Anaheim will jumpstart a playoff push.
Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of the tiebreaker and the Lightning beat the Ducks 3-2 on Saturday night.
Jonathan Drouin and Alex Killorn scored in regulation, Nikita Kucherov had two assists, and Ben Bishop made 14 saves for the Lightning, who won the shootout 3-2 and improved to 4-9-2 over the last 15 games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Zdeno Chara scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, Tuukka Rask made 18 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Tuesday night for their first three-game winning streak since early December.
Boston also got goals from Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Frank Vatrano. Brad Marchand had two assists late in the second after possibly getting away with a penalty.
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored two goals 30 seconds apart early in the third period, rallying the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Tuesday night to end a three-game slide.
Brian Boyle had a goal and an assist, and Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning, who broke loose for three goals in a 3:57 span of the third to erase a 2-1 deficit.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are starting to have success at home during a key time, while the St. Louis Blues had another road defeat and lost a goalie, too.
Alex Killorn scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jonathan Drouin added two late goals and the Lightning rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Blues 5-2 on Thursday night.