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Confident, talented Lightning aim for Stanley Cup 3-peat

Sep. 28, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Scotty Bowman knows a thing or two about winning consecutive Stanley Cups championships. The Hall of Famer has won nine titles as a NHL head coach and five more in front office roles. He’s currently a senior advisor to hockey operations with the...

Today in History

Sep. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2021. There are 94 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly...

NHL teams overcome flat cap to make splashes in free agency

Jul. 29, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NHL teams combined for a series of splashes in free agency, managing to make major moves despite the salary cap staying flat for a third straight year. Over the first 12 hours of the signing period Wednesday, teams in the league signed 160-plus...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. After laying in wait, the Kraken made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4...

Champion Lightning ace final exam on 'last day of school'

Jul. 08, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. They talked about it midway through the playoffs. They talked about it on the verge...

Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

Jul. 08, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into the dark days of the pandemic perhaps one last time. The NHL commissioner beckoned not just captain Steven Stamkos but...

Top defensemen relatively quiet in Stanley Cup Final

Jul. 06, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With star defenseman Shea Weber having a relatively quiet series, an argument can be made that Montreal is fortunate to still be playing in the Stanley Cup Final. The same could be said about the likelihood of Tampa Bay being on the brink of repeating...

After Habs jab Lightning, defending champs look to Game 5

Jul. 06, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was no coincidence 5-foot-9 Montreal forward Brendan Gallagher kept going after 6-foot-6 Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman after the first period in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, shoving him and moving linesmen out of the way to continue the altercation. ...

Lightning coach Jon Cooper on verge of a familiar feeling

Jul. 05, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

Jon Cooper was a fresh-faced rising star when he coached the Norfolk Admirals to the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship in 2012 after going on a 28-game winning streak during the season. He is now one victory away from becoming just the second coach in the...

Kucherov leads Lightning to verge of back-to-back Cup titles

Jul. 03, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

It's impossible for Nikita Kucherov to fly under the radar while leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to the verge of a second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. Just how much he's producing can still come as a surprise. "I didn’t even realize he had...