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Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, foreground, celebrates his goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews, Andersen lead Maple Leafs past Lightning 2-1

Mar. 10, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs had plenty of time to ponder their disastrous California road trip. Auston Matthews scored his 47th goal of the season and Frederik Andersen made 32 saves as Toronto beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night. William Nylander also scored for Toronto, which...

Detroit Red Wings center Robby Fabbri (14) celebrates with Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi, left, after scoring to win the shootout 2-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Detroit. The Red Wings defeated Tampa 5-4. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Red Wings earn elusive win over Lightning, 5-4 in shootout

Mar. 8, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robby Fabbri scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings over Tampa Bay 5-4 on Sunday, snapping a 16-game losing streak against the Lightning in the regular season. Fabbri opened the scoring in similar fashion, beating goalie Curtis McElhinney on a breakaway in the...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli, left, shoots while being checked by Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Cirelli, Sergachev help Lightning beat Bruins 5-3

Mar. 7, 2020 11:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning took the lead with two short-handed goals on the same power play and then held off the Boston Bruins. Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev scored short-handed goals just 1:02 apart in the first period and the Lightning beat the Bruins 5-3 on Saturday night. Cedric...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Vasilevskiy stops 32 shots, Lightning beat Canadiens 4-0

Mar. 5, 2020 11:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves, Victor Hedman scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy completed his 21st career shutout to help Tampa Bay win for the second time in five games. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, and...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91)gets off a shot in front of Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning captain Stamkos to miss 6-8 weeks after surgery

Feb. 29, 2020 9:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will undergo surgery for a core muscle injury and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and potentially the first round of the playoffs. The Lightning said Saturday that Stamkos will be out for approximately six to eight weeks,...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) tries to get around Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kubalik records hat trick, Chicago rallies past Tampa Bay

Feb. 27, 2020 11:35 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dominik Kubalik recorded a hat trick with three goals in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied past the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Thursday night. Slater Koekkoek scored his first goal of the season and Brandon Saad added another score as Chicago beat the Lightning for the...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde, center, celebrates with center Barclay Goodrow, left, and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, right, after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Taveres' two goals lift Maple Leafs to win over Tampa Bay

Feb. 25, 2020 11:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One game after losing to a 42-year-old emergency goaltender on home ice, the Toronto Maple Leafs found redemption on the road with a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. John Tavares scored twice, William Nylander scored his 28th and Fredrik Andersen stopped 26...

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oilers among winners, Panthers losers at NHL trade deadline

Feb. 25, 2020 3:54 AM EST

Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards Andreas...

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta, left, makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Keller, Garland each score 2, power Coyotes past Lightning

Feb. 22, 2020 11:59 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes had good reason to be lacking energy Saturday night, playing their fourth game in six days and their league-high 65th game of the season against one of the NHL's hottest teams. They responded with their highest scoring game of the campaign. Clayton Keller and...

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, right, celebrates with left wing Max Pacioretty after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Vegas stops Tampa Bay's 11-game streak with 5-3 win

Feb. 21, 2020 2:20 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hours before making his Vegas debut, Alec Martinez sat on the team bench, gazing onto a clean sheet of ice while collecting his thoughts inside an empty T-Mobile Arena, a place he called the loudest venue in the NHL. The crowd of 18,376 roared when he was announced in the starting lineup....