Lightning’s Callahan diagnosed with back disease
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan has been diagnosed with degenerative back disease and will be placed on long-term injury reserve.
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning team that just flamed out in the first round of the playoffs is dotted with former New York Rangers who played in the 2014 Stanley Cup...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Malcolm Subban stopped 20 shots for his first NHL shutout, William Karlsson and Reilly Smith each scored twice, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-0 on Thursday...
Lightning top Hurricanes for 7th straight win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper put Ryan Callahan back in the lineup for the first time in nearly two weeks on Thursday.
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 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.
Kucherov, red-hot Lightning beat Kings 6-2 for 7th straight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a strong start last season, only to lose momentum after Christmas.
They aren't about to let that happen again, as the Los Angeles Kings found out.
Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Lightning kept steamrolling along, beating the Kings 6-2 on Thursday night for their seventh straight victory.
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.
Lightning beat Blackhawks 6-3, take 33 shots in 2nd
CHICAGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning sure lived up to their name — and reputation as one of the NHL's quickest teams.
Brayden Point had a goal and two assists and the Lightning peppered the Chicago Blackhawks with 33 shots in a three-goal second period in a 6-3 victory Sunday night.
The 33 shots are the most in the NHL in a period since 1997-98, when shots by period became an official statistic.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won't be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals.
"We haven't won anything yet," Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Lightning hold off the Caps 3-2 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins forward Brad Marchand has used the past few days since his team was eliminated in the second round in five games by the Tampa Bay Lightning to reflect on his role in the loss.
Marchand drew national attention and a reprimand from the NHL after he was caught licking the face of Lightning forward Ryan Callahan during a confrontation in the Lightning's 4-3 overtime Game 4 win that pushed the Bruins to the brink of elimination.
The NHL has told Brad Marchand to stop licking opponents or the Boston Bruins forward will face punishment.
BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to get the last licks on the Boston Bruins at home.
Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over Boston on Friday night in a game that featured more face-licking from Brad Marchand but left the Lightning with a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals as they return to Florida for a potential clincher in Game 5.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Bruins missed a chance to edge even closer to a division title.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves, Braydon Coburn and Ryan Callahan both had two assists during a three-goal second period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Boston 4-0 Tuesday night to move into a tie for the Atlantic Division lead with the Bruins.
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.
Point leads Lightning over Canadiens, 4-3 in shootout
MONTREAL (AP) — Brayden Point scored in regulation and added the shootout winner and the Tampa Bay Lightning regained the top spot in the NHL with a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Callahan also scored in regulation to help the Lightning (42-17-3) win their third straight and move a point ahead of idle Vegas for the overall NHL lead.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves for his league-leading 36th victory of the season.
Point scores in overtime, Lightning beat Blackhawks 3-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Falling behind Chicago and staging a comeback has become the norm for the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Lightning rallied again to beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Point took a pass from Steven Stamkos while positioned near the post and put the winner past Corey Crawford and complete a three-goal rally.
"To be down 2-0 to a team as good as Chicago, it was a great bounce-back performance," Stamkos said.
Steven Stamkos is back, ready to lead hungry Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos is back, hoping to again lead the Tampa Bay Lightning deep in the playoffs.
The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's top goal scorer missed most of last season with a knee injury, contributing to the team missing the playoffs after extended postseason runs the previous two years.
The captain's return is just one of the reasons the Lightning have a chance to rebound quickly.
Killorn and Callahan score in 3rd, Lightning beat Flyers 4-2
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Normally, failing to convert on three consecutive power plays in the third period would spell trouble. The Tampa Bay Lightning turned it into a comeback victory.
Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan scored 12 seconds apart in the final period, and the Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay also got goals from Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov. Andrei Vasilevskiy, coming off consecutive shutouts, stopped 29 shots.
Vasilevskiy stops 34 shots, Lightning beat Islanders 4-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy faced 20 shots in the third period Monday night, so there wasn't much time for him to worry about the status of his shutout.
The Tampa Bay Lightning goalie was more worried about a victory, anyway.
Vasilevskiy made 34 saves for his third career shutout, J.T. Brown and Ryan Callahan scored 42 seconds apart in the first period and the Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Monday night.
The Devils now have two players set to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, Sept. 17-Oct. 1 in Toronto.
Kyle Palmieri, of Montvale, who recently agreed to a new five-year, $23.25 million deal, was named today to the Team USA as a replacement for the injured Ryan Callahan of the Lightning.
Palmieri initially left New Jersey as a teen-ager to join the U.S. National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. and has represented the U.S. in both the World Junior...