Latest Victor Hedman News

Up 1-0 on Rangers, Hurricanes' D-men adding vital offense

May. 19, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes are getting the offensive production they need so far from their blue liners in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes outlasted the Boston Bruins in a seven-game series with defensemen Jaccob Slavin and Tony DeAngelo leading the team...

Magic Makar: Avalanche defenseman turns in dominant series

May. 11, 2022 02:42 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — There’s one area Cale Makar still has plenty of room for growth — his playoff beard. Even with a little bit of a head start, the Colorado Avalanche defenseman's rosy cheeks still shine through. “It’s like three weeks, right?” teased teammate...

Maple Leafs beat Lightning, take 3-2 lead in playoff series

May. 11, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jason Spezza stood up in the Toronto locker room in the wake of another disastrous start. The veteran forward — potentially in the midst of a final Stanley Cup shot in his 19th NHL season — spoke about the margin for error getting smaller and smaller against...

Hedman, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 5-3 to even series

May. 05, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Victor Hedman had a goal and three assists for his first four-point playoff game and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Wednesday night in Game 2 to even the first-round series. Nikita Kucherov added a goal and two assists and Brayden Point,...

Matthews' 3-point game powers Maple Leafs past Lightning 5-0

May. 03, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto coach coach Sheldon Keefe predicted a “borderline violent” playoff series against Tampa Bay. That turned out to be the case early and late in Monday's opening game of the teams' first-round playoff series. In between, Toronto ran the...

Lightning's chase for another Cup begins vs. Maple Leafs

May. 01, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning understand the difficult challenge that lies ahead for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. The team’s quest for a third straight NHL title begins on the road Monday night against the Auston Matthews-led Toronto Maple Leafs, who...

Playoff hockey 'changes everything' from NHL regular season

Apr. 30, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

Jon Cooper doesn't get much sleep from September through June, even less when the NHL playoffs begin. After coaching the Tampa Bay Lightning to the league's best regular-season record in 2019, getting swept in the first round in stunning fashion and then winning the Stanley Cup back...

Stamkos scores 3, Lightning rally to beat Islanders 6-4

Apr. 29, 2022 23:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored three goals for his first hat trick of the season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the New York Islanders 6-4 Friday night in the season finale. Corey Perry, Ryan McDonagh and Brandon Hagel also scored for Tampa Bay, which trailed...

Bjorkstrand leads Blue Jackets to 5-2 win over Lightning

Apr. 28, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Oliver Bjorkstrand led Columbus with a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night that kept the Lightning from clinching the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay has a one-point lead over Boston with one game...

Stamkos has 1st 100-point season, Bolts top Blue Jackets 4-1

Apr. 26, 2022 22:47 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos reached the 100-point mark for the first time in his NHL career by scoring two goals and assisting on two more, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Stamkos had an...