TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored 36 seconds into overtime after Tampa Bay teammate Corey Perry tied it late in the third period, and the Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Tuesday night in the first NHL game following an extended holiday break.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — David Savard is no longer the only veteran on the Tampa Bay Lightning without a Stanley Cup championship.
The grizzled defenseman, who had never advanced past the second round in his first nine NHL seasons, joined in the celebration Wednesday night after the Lightning won its second consecutive championship with a 1-0 win over Montreal in Game 5.
When the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup last year, it was the first time most of their players and coaches had ever lifted the trophy.
Now that they have savored the taste of winning, they want to help trade deadline pickup David Savard do the same in his 10th NHL season.
Just when the New York Islanders got finished with Jeff Carter lighting it up against them with Pittsburgh, they face another significant trade deadline pickup in Taylor Hall and the Boston Bruins.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A bounce off a Panther. A bounce off a post.
The Tampa Bay Lightning got two big breaks, and they're going home in full control of their matchup against the Florida Panthers.
The defending Stanley Cup champions found a way to get better, the NHL's top team solved a problem that has hurt it in the past, and another filled a major void created by an injury...