Kucherov powers Lightning past Red Wings 3-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was another memorable night for Nikita Kucherov, Vinny Lecavalier and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kucherov scored twice while breaking Tampa Bay's single-season record for...
Zucker gets hat trick, Wild tops NHL-leading Lightning 3-0
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored all three of Minnesota's goals for his first career hat trick, Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves for his second shutout of the season and the Wild beat Tampa Bay...
Miller leads Lightning past Flyers for seventh straight win
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...
Kucherov scores twice to lift Lightning over Panthers
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov got back on the board, and the Tampa Bay Lightning continued their roll toward the top seed in the NHL playoffs.
Kucherov had two goals and an assist to lift Tampa Bay over the Florida Panthers 5-2 on Sunday night. Kucherov's first-period goal ended an 11-game span without a goal. It was his first since Jan. 12 against Buffalo.
"We knew it was a matter of time, but it was a big one for us," coach Jon Cooper said.
Stamkos, Domingue lead Lightning to 3-2 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — The league-best Tampa Bay Lightning are finding different ways to get wins. They needed their goalie to cement their latest victory over the New York Rangers.
Steven Stamkos scored in the second period to give Tampa Bay a three-goal lead, Louis Domingue stopped 31 shots and the Lightning held on to beat the Rangers 3-2 Saturday night.
Stamkos breaks late tie, Lightning beat Sabres 5-3
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Steven Stamkos broke a tie with 5:16 remaining in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored, and Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots. The Lightning have won 18 of their last 20.
Sam Reinhart, Tage Thompson and Marco Scandella scored for Buffalo.
Stamkos scores go-ahead goal late, Lightning beat Sabres 5-3
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For the second game in a row, the Tampa Bay Lightning started off slow. And once again, they rallied for a win.
Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:16 remaining to lead the Lightning to a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. It followed a similar performance in the team's 3-1 win over Carolina on Thursday.
Lightning rally for shootout win over Flames
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.
Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy returning to face Toronto
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy is returning after missing 14 games with a fractured left foot to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in a matchup between the NHL's top two teams.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper says last season's Vezina Trophy finalist will start Thursday night against Toronto.
Stamkos hat trick sparks Lightning to 6-3 win over Rangers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had three goals to become the first player from the 2008 draft to reach 700 points, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning won their seventh consecutive game by beating the New York Rangers 6-3 on Monday night.
Stamkos scored power-play goals that tied the game in the first and second periods. The center completed his ninth hat trick and first since Oct. 13, 2014, from the slot at 10:41 of the third.
Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Avalanche 7-1
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.
Kucherov, Point lead Lightning past struggling Devils 5-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists for his first four-point game, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to an easy 5-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, Steven Stamkos added a goal and an assist, and Tyler Johnson and Yanni Gourde also scored to help the Lightning become the first team in the league to reach 20 wins this season.
Kucherov has goal, 3 assists as Lightning beat Devils 5-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point like playing on the same line, and it's a combination that's working out well for the Tampa Bay Lightnint, too.
Kucherov had a goal and three assists for his first four-point game, Point added a goal and two assists, and the Lightning beat the struggling New Jersey Devils 5-1 Monday night.
"He's a speedy player who is fun to play with," Kucherov said of Point.
Point scores twice, Lightning stop Devils 5-2
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.
Johnson powers Lightning past Blackhawks 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point were terrific for Tampa Bay.
The top line for the Lightning was much better than the leading trio for Chicago.
Johnson scored twice, Kucherov had three assists and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night.
Point and Ryan Callahan also scored for Tampa Bay, which improved to 13-0-2 in the past 15 regular-season meetings with Chicago. Louis Domingue stopped 30 shots.
Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Panthers 7-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay scored early and often in another home victory over Florida.
Steven Stamkos had a goal and three assists and the Lightning reclaimed the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 7-3 victory over the Panthers on Wednesday night.
"Guys were battling all night," Stamkos said. "That's just what you want to see. Compete, and then when you compete the skill takes over."
Stamkos has 4 points, Lightning beat Panthers 7-3
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had a goal and three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning reclaimed the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 7-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night.
Nikita Kucherov and Ryan McDonagh each had a goal and two assists. Mathieu Joseph, Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne and Dan Giradi also scored, J.T. Miller had three assists, and Louis Domingue made 40 saves.
The Lightning are 11-1-1 at home against Florida since the start of the 2013-14 season.
Cirelli lifts Lightning to wild win over Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Cirelli scored 1:47 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning topped the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Saturday after blowing a big lead in the third period.
Cirelli outmuscled Wayne Simmonds and beat Calvin Pickard with a top-shelf wrist shot. It was his fourth goal of the season.
Gourde caps comeback in OT as Lightning beat Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Tampa Bay kept its focus after falling behind in the first period and pulled even early in the third. When it trailed again with less than five minutes remaining, the Lightning were resilient again.
Brayden Point tied the score on a power play with 27 seconds remaining in regulation and assisted on Yanni Gourde's winner 14 seconds into overtime to lift Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.
Johnson scores 3 goals, Lightning beat Hurricanes 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The final score was much more important to Tyler Johnson than his fourth career hat trick.
Johnson had three goals, Yanni Gourde scored on a power play to put Tampa Bay ahead and the Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday night.
"I don't think too much about hat tricks. I'm more excited we won," Johnson said.
Johnson scored in all three periods, completing his hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.
Lightning stops 3-game slide with 7-3 win over Rangers
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.
Lightning surge past Rangers 7-3 to end 3-game slide
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.
Kucherov scores 2 to lift Lightning to 3-1 win over Oilers
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored twice to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
Louis Domingue stopped 28 shots to help the Lightning end a two-game slide and move back to four points ahead of Boston for the top overall spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Victor Hedman also scored and Steven Stamkos added two assists.
Kucherov reaches 80-point mark, Lightning down Senators 4-3
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are back atop the NHL.
Kucherov had two assists to reach 80 points this season and Tampa Bay defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night.
Tyler Johnson, Victor Hedman, Vladislav Namestnikov and Brayden Point scored for the Lightning (41-17-3), who leapfrogged expansion Vegas to regain the top spot in the overall standings with 85 points. Louis Domingue earned his third win by stopping 33 shots.
PENGUINS SCOUTING REPORT Syracuse Crunch
WBS PENGUINS SCOUTING REPORT Syracuse Crunch Winners of five straight games and owners of the AHL’s best record, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will look to continue their hot streak during a home-and-home with the defending Eastern Conference champion — the Syracuse Crunch. When and where: Today at 7 p.m. at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena; Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena Season series: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was a 6-1 victor Oct. 15 in the only other meeting between the teams.
Coyotes trade Domingue to Lightning for McGinn, Leighton
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have traded goalie Louis Domingue to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Tye McGinn and goalie Michael Leighton.
The trade, announced on Tuesday, ends Domingue's mixed tenure with the Coyotes.
Coyotes recall Domingue, Mermis from Tucson
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have recalled goaltender Louis Domingue and defenseman Dakota Mermis from the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.
The Coyotes also assigned defenseman Joel Hanley and goalie Hunter Miska to Tucson on Wednesday.
The 25-year-old Domingue is 0-6-0 with a 4.33 goals-against average for Arizona his season. The 23-year-old Mermis has a goal and two assists in seven games with Tucson this season.
Michael Houser had his best game of the season thus far, stopping 22 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday night, and less than a day later he was called up to Tucson of the American Hockey League.
Houser is the first player to be called up to Tucson through the Komets' first-year affiliation with the NHL's Arizona Coyotes, who have quite a difficult-to-decipher goaltending situation.
Blackhawks keep Coyotes winless with 4-2 victory
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks took a two-goal lead on a penalty shot by Tommy Wingels, only to have it erased upon review. The struggling Arizona Coyotes scored quickly after the rare play, tying the game and snatching the momentum.
The Blackhawks are a veteran team, though, and kept grinding to keep the Coyotes winless. Wingels got to cap it with an empty-net goal to boot.
Vrbata scores 2 to lead Coyotes past Canucks
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes are finally out of last place.
Radim Vrbata scored two goals against his former team, and the Arizona Coyotes jumped out of the cellar in the Pacific Division with a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Coyotes damage Lightning’s playoff hopes with 5-3 win
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes, not the Tampa Bay Lightning, looked like the team chasing a postseason spot.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson had a goal and an assist during Arizona's three-goal third period, Louis Domingue stopped 36 shots and the Coyotes damaged Tampa Bay's playoff hopes with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Arizona, with the NHL's second-worst record, also got goals from Christian Fischer, Christian Dvorak, Radim Vrbata and Connor Murphy.
Coyotes dent Kings’ playoff hopes with 3-2 shootout win
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes aren't going to make the playoffs this season. A shootout win over Los Angeles might help send their Pacific Division rival to the same fate.
Anthony DeAngelo and Brendan Perlini scored in an 11-round shootout, Louis Domingue made 44 saves and the Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Martinook scores in 3rd to lift Coyotes over Hurricanes 4-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shane Doan is the aging leader of a struggling hockey team. He's still relishing the experience, though.
Arizona's 40-year-old captain had his first three-point game of the season and assisted on Jordan Martinook's winning goal as the Coyotes beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Friday night.
Benn’s goal breaks tie in 3rd, Stars beat Coyotes 5-2
DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn was hardly willing to concede that Dallas is out of playoff contention, even after the Stars made a trade earlier in the day that seemed to indicate they were looking to the future.
Benn scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and Dallas beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Friday night.
Coyotes recall goalie Langhamer on emergency basis
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes recalled goalie Marek Langhamer on an emergency basis from Tucson of the American Hockey League on Thursday before their game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Langhamer replaced backup goalie Louis Domingue, listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
The 22-year-old Langhamer, from the Czech Republic, is 4-5-1 with a 2.90 goals-against average in 12 games for Tucson. He was drafted by the Coyotes in the seventh round in 2012.
Niederreiter, Wild dodge letdown with 4-3 win over Coyotes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This time, the Minnesota Wild answered their wakeup call.
Nino Niederreiter had two power-play goals and an assist, including the go-ahead score for the Wild with 7:06 remaining in a 4-3 victory Thursday night after the Arizona Coyotes came back from a two-goal deficit.