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Defending champion Lightning's bid for 3-peat falls short

Jun. 26, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t relinquish their grip on the Stanley Cup without a fight. Andrei Vasilevskiy rejected shot after shot, keeping the two-time defending champions’ quest for a threepeat alive. In the end, another superb performance by the star...

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 23, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

Jon Cooper backtracked and shifted a possible missed call to the rearview mirror with the expertise of a coach who has been here before. Counterpart Jared Bednar, on the verge of his first NHL championship, sought to settle the issue once and for all and move on. Still, the Stanley...

Avalanche, Lightning set for anticipated Stanley Cup clash

Jun. 12, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

Steven Stamkos watched the Colorado Avalanche the past few years and figured he and the Tampa Bay Lightning would see them in the Stanley Cup Final before this. The Lightning are back, looking for the NHL’s first three-peat in almost 40 years, and the Colorado core led by Nathan...

Stamkos scores twice, Lightning beat Rangers 2-1 in Game 6

Jun. 12, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning's bid for a three-peat is alive and well. With captain Steven Stamkos leading the way, the two-time defending champions beat the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final Saturday night, securing a berth in the Stanley...

Panthers' Joe Thornton says he's undecided on playing future

May. 25, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Thornton’s career may be over. Or not. The veteran center, who just completed his 24th season in the NHL and first with the Florida Panthers, said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to retire or continue playing. “My wife was kind...

Defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning back in East finals

May. 24, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jon Cooper had every reason to be confident the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning could keep their bid for a three-peat alive. “Our story is not finished being written,” the coach said earlier this month with his team on the brink of...

Islanders hire longtime Trotz assistant Lambert as coach

May. 16, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

When the New York Islanders fired coach Barry Trotz, general manager Lou Lamoriello believed the team needed a new voice. That new voice is coming from inside the same coaches' room. The Islanders on Monday named Lane Lambert as Trotz's replacement, giving his longtime...

Point scores in OT, Lightning-Maple Leafs head to Game 7

May. 13, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning saved their season, keeping their bid for a three-peat alive. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night, staving off elimination and forcing a winner-take-all...

Islanders fire coach Barry Trotz after missing playoffs

May. 09, 2022 13:09 PM EDT

Barry Trotz was fired as coach of the New York Islanders on Monday, with general manager Lou Lamoriello saying he felt the team needed a new voice. Trotz lost his job after four seasons with the Islanders and the first without a playoff appearance. The 59-year-old who ranks among the...

New York Islanders fire coach Barry Trotz after missing playoffs in his fourth season with team

May. 09, 2022 10:17 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Islanders fire coach Barry Trotz after missing playoffs in his fourth season with team.