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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...

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

Sep. 03, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players' union, the International...

The Power of 1: Michigan D is top-ranked NHL draft prospect

Jul. 22, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

Owen Power (Michigan, NCAA), defense, 6-foot-6, 213 pounds. NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 1 North American skater Last season: Scored three goals and added 13 assists for 16 points in 26 games with Wolverines. Had three assists and showcased...

Lightning GM: Kucherov played Final with broken rib

Jul. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois confirmed on Tuesday that star forward Nikita Kucherov played in the Stanley Cup Final with a non-displaced rib fracture. Kucherov was hurt on a cross-check during Game 6 of the conference final...

Analysis: Tampa Bay's NHL titles likely the hardest of all

Jul. 09, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Maroon knows a thing or two about what it takes to win the Stanley Cup after doing so each of the past three years on two different teams. The “three-Cup guy” who hoisted it with his hometown St. Louis Blues in 2019 before going back to...

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...

'Champa Bay' celebrates third pro title in less than a year

Jul. 08, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The party began more than two hours before faceoff and got merrier as the night wore on. The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second straight Stanley Cup title on Wednesday night, defeating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to give a region becoming known as...

Lightning veteran David Savard adds his name to Cup lore

Jul. 08, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

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...

Lightning the 1st team to win Stanley Cup at home since '15

Jul. 07, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since before World War II, Jon Cooper could not bear to watch the joyful aftermath. "I’m looking away from the whole thing," he said. Not this time....