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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...

Lightning eliminate Hurricanes, advance to Cup semifinals

Jun. 08, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy was at his best again with the Tampa Bay Lightning in position to close out a playoff series. Throw in a couple of timely goals from Brayden Point and Ross Colton, and the reigning Stanley Cup champions are a step closer to...

Resilient Lightning showing they can win in variety of ways

Jun. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning prioritized defense over scoring on the way to winning their second Stanley Cup title last season. The reigning champions still feel that’s the recipe for success in the playoffs, however that doesn’t mean one of the...

Kucherov, Stamkos shine, lift Lightning over Hurricanes 6-4

Jun. 05, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just when it seemed the game might be slipping away, Nikita Kucherov asserted himself for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Two goals and an assist later Saturday, the resilient, defending Stanley Cup champions had a 6-4 victory and a 3-1 lead in their...

Lightning's Goodrow proving his value to Stanley Cup champs

Jun. 04, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The star-studded Tampa Bay Lightning beam when talking about the contributions of Barclay Goodrow. The physical third-line forward is a role player who can go unnoticed with the Lightning bidding to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. He just does his...

Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Lightning in Game 3

Jun. 04, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored on a power play at 5:57 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the second-round series. Staal deflected Sebastien Aho's shot with Tampa Bay’s Nikita...

Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay top Carolina 2-1 for 2-0 series lead

Jun. 01, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy has spent two games turning nearly every shot away for the Tampa Bay Lightning. A couple more, and the reigning Stanley Cup champions could be headed to the next round. Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli scored while Vasilevskiy...

Hurricanes' Nedeljkovic takes lead in net as playoff rookie

May. 31, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic has been the trusted netminder for the Carolina Hurricanes as a postseason first-timer. Now he has to shake off a mistake and maintain the composed form that has powered his ascent. Nedeljkovic has started all...

Goodrow helps Lightning beat Hurricanes 2-1 in series opener

May. 30, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy turned away almost everything, while Barclay Goodrow came through with an opportunistic go-ahead goal midway through the third period. And just like that, the Tampa Bay Lightning responded to another road environment with the...

Kucherov's return could jolt Lightning-Hurricanes series

May. 29, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have followed a Stanley Cup title run by winning a playoff series while getting one of their top players into the lineup. It’s just one of the reasons why Rod Brind’Amour knows his Carolina Hurricanes face a major...