Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a serious bid to knock the team with the best regular-season record out of the playoffs.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0...
Lightning beat Senators 5-1 for 50th win of season
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning earn their 50th victory of the season in their 66th game by beating the Ottawa...
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...
Miller leads Lightning past Flyers for seventh straight win
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...
Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning to 6-0 win over Stars
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.
Lightning top Stars 2-0 on Vasilevskiy’s 2nd shutout in week
DALLAS (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy's second shutout in a week came with a little help from his friends on the penalty kill.
The goaltender stopped 35 shots while helping to stifle six Dallas Stars power plays, and Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 2-0 victory Tuesday night.
Vasilevskiy improved to 10-2-1 since his return from injury, posting his third shutout this season and the 15th of his career for the Lightning, who have an NHL-best 74 points.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tuukka Rask tossed a broken skate blade up the ice in frustration, but hardly lost his cool.
"I didn't throw it at anybody," the Boston goaltender said Saturday. "If I threw it at somebody, I'd like to apologize, but I didn't. I just wanted to make sure that everybody saw that my blade was off."
Miller, Point help Lightning hold off Islanders, 7-6
NEW YORK (AP) — Although the Tampa Bay Lightning didn't like the way they almost gave up a four-goal lead in the third period, they were happy to get the win and move on.
J.T. Miller scored twice, Brayden Point had a goal and two assists, and the high-scoring Lightning held off the New York Islanders 7-6 on Thursday night, setting a franchise record with their 51st victory
Kings forward Dustin Brown suspended for 1 game
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was suspended for one game without pay Sunday for kneeing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.
Brown was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for kneeing in the second period of the Kings' 4-3 loss Saturday night at Tampa Bay. The suspension will cost Brown $31,586.
Vasilevskiy leads Lightning past Blackhawks 2-0
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy was terrific, Chris Kunitz made a clutch play and Tampa Bay's penalty killers had a big night.
The Lightning followed a familiar formula back to the top of the NHL.
Vasilevskiy made 40 saves in his league-best seventh shutout and Kunitz scored a short-handed goal in the second period, leading Tampa Bay to a 2-0 victory over the sliding Chicago Blackhawks on Monday.
Byron scores in shootout, Canadiens beat Lightning 2-1
MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty broke a long goal drought to help the Montreal Canadiens end a five-game losing streak.
Paul Byron scored in a shootout and Montreal beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night.
Byron was the only player to score in the shootout. Pacioretty scored in regulation for Montreal in its first victory since Dec. 22. Nikita Kucherov scored for Tampa Bay.
Pacioretty opened the scoring at 20 seconds of the second period.
Stralman, Lightning lead Lightning to 6-5 win over Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — Anton Stralman scored twice to help Tampa Bay overcame a hat trick by Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog and the Lightning beat the Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.
Mikhail Sergachev, Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning, who have two wins against the Avalanche during the streak.
Landeskog also had two assists to go along with his second career three-goal game, and Nathan MacKinnon scored twice for Colorado.
Stralman, Lightning overcome Landeskog’s hat trick for Avs
DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got a timely offensive boost from its defensemen to keep their winning streak going.
Anton Stralman had two goals, and fellow defensemen Victor Hedman and Mikhail Sergachev also scored to help Tampa Bay beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 Saturday night for their seventh straight win.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves in his second shutout this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended a two-game skid with a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Defenseman Dan Girardi and rookie Mikhail Sergachev had goals for the Lightning in the third of a four-game trip. Tampa Bay is off to the best start in franchise history (17-5-2) but had lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
Vasilevskiy gets shutout as Lightning snap two-game skid
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL's highest-scoring team leaned on its defense to snap a two-game losing streak.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 34 saves in his second shutout of the season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning got goals from defensemen Mikhail Sergachev and Dan Girardi in a 2-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.