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Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

Apr. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sullen and speechless, the Tampa Bay Lightning had little explanation for how they followed up a glorious regular season by getting bounced from the playoffs with record-setting haste. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents' Trophy winners with a 7-3...

Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

Apr. 14, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win. The Russian goalie shut the door when the Tampa Bay Lightning made a desperate late surge on Sunday night, preserving a 3-1 win and giving Columbus a 3-0...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

Apr. 13, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

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. Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0...

Lightning look to bounce back from Game 1 collapse

Apr. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years. That all changed as fast as the Lightning squandered a three-goal lead before losing 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their first-round series...

Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3

Apr. 10, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets rebounded from a dismal start to stun the team that had the NHL's best regular-season record. 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...

NHL-best Lightning eager to get started against Blue Jackets

Apr. 9, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — More than a decade into a stellar career, Steven Stamkos is still chasing his first Stanley Cup championship, The Tampa Bay Lightning captain became the franchise's career goals leader this season while helping the NHL's top team match the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most victories in...

'Good luck!' Lightning carry burden of Presidents' Trophy

Apr. 9, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

Jon Cooper and Todd Reirden were coaching at the All-Star Game in January when the topic of winning the Presidents' Trophy came up. With Cooper's Tampa Bay Lightning cruising toward winning it as the NHL's best team, he asked the Washington coach how to handle it. Reirden was less than helpful. "I said: 'Good...

'Best time of year:' NHL playoff matchups set

Apr. 7, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

The team expected to win it all faces an opponent that loaded up for the same thing, the defending champions go up against a playoff newcomer and the wild West is wide open in the quest for the Stanley Cup. The NHL playoffs open Wednesday when the Presidents' Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning host the Columbus...

Jets beat Coyotes 4-2 to earn home-ice in 1st round

Apr. 7, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets got the victory they wanted in the regular-season finale. Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist as the Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 Saturday night to earn home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. "We knew what was going on,"...

Stamkos leads Lightning over Maple Leafs 3-1

Apr. 4, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

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 Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Thursday night to become the second team in NHL history ot win more than 60...