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Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather ground through the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

On Point: Center fuels Lightning bid to Cup title repeat bid

Jun. 14, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point isn’t the biggest name among stars in the NHL playoffs, though it is difficult to imagine the Tampa Bay Lightning being where they are without him shining so bright. No one has scored more goals over the past four postseasons, and the...

Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

Jun. 13, 2021 21:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders are on a roll. The veteran goaltender made 30 saves to outplay Andrei Vasilevskiy, and the Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to hold off defending champion Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the...

At swimming trials, Ledecky keeping an eye on NHL playoffs

Jun. 13, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Even as she attempts to qualify for her third U.S. Olympic team, champion swimmer Katie Ledecky is keeping an eye on the NHL playoffs. Her uncle, Jon Ledecky, is a co-owner of the New York Islanders. The team has advanced to the final four of the...

Lightning, Islanders envision tight Stanley Cup semifinal

Jun. 12, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Experience is an invaluable ally in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There’s little the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t encountered during deep postseason runs five of the past seven years. The New York Islanders haven’t achieved as much...

Islanders-Lightning, Knights-Canadiens in uncertain final 4

Jun. 12, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

If the teams left in the NHL playoffs are sick and tired of facing the same opponents over and over, they are in luck in the semifinals. After exclusively divisional play this season and through the first two rounds, the hockey playoffs are down to a final four of teams...

Rask needs hip surgery, wants to return to Bruins in 2022

Jun. 11, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will have surgery to repair a previously undisclosed torn labrum in his hip, he said Friday, two days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Islanders. Rask, who is eligible to become a free agent,...

'New York Saints' moniker catches on during Islanders run

Jun. 11, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

Seth Tierney got chills hearing Islanders fans at a jam-packed Nassau Coliseum chant, “New York Saints! New York Saints!” By then, Tierney had figured out it wasn't about the now-defunct indoor lacrosse team by the same name he played three seasons for. The NFL's New...

Road-ice advantage? Fans are back, visitors quieting them

Jun. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

Fans gave the Carolina Hurricanes a standing ovation after their team bowed out of the second round of the playoffs in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The crowd of 16,000-plus did not get much to cheer about on the ice before the final horn sounded because the...

Islanders eliminate Bruins, return to Stanley Cup semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders fell behind after three games for the second straight series. Each time, they won three straight to advance, and now they're headed to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year. Brock Nelson scored twice in New...