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Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Apr. 18, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. "They just shut us right down," Bowman said. "We were shocked, but...

Lightning GM BriseBois not overreacting to playoff loss

Apr. 18, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick postseason exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper. After tying the NHL record for wins during the regular season, the perennial Stanley Cup contender...

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 beat Lightning 3-1, lead playoff series 3-0

Apr. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky fended off...

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...

Lightning's Kucherov suspended for Game 3 for boarding

Apr. 13, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — NHL leading scorer Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kucherov was suspended for boarding Columbus defenseman Markus Nutivaara late in Tampa Bay's 5-1 loss in Game 2 to trail 2-0 in the...

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...

Lightning ties NHL record with 62nd win, beat Bruins 6-3

Apr. 6, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with one more impressive performance. Next stop: Stanley Cup playoffs. The Lightning matched an NHL record with their 62nd win, using a three-goal second period to beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday. "Sixty-two is a...

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...