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Lightning hand Stars 7th straight road loss, 3-1

Jan. 15, 2022 22:42 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ross Colton had the tiebreaking goal on a breakaway midway through the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 19 shots, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Dallas 3-1 Saturday night for the Stars' seventh consecutive road loss. Brayden Point and Alex Killorn also...

Stamkos gets 18th goal, Lightning beat Canucks 4-2

Jan. 13, 2022 22:49 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored his team-leading 18th goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Thursday night. Anthony Cirelli, Boris Katchouk and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa Bay. Katchouk made it 3-1 at...

Ovechkin, McDavid, Draisaitl headline NHL All-Star roster

Jan. 13, 2022 19:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington star Alexander Ovechkin and high-scoring Edmonton teammates Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl headline the rosters for the NHL All-Star Weekend announced Thursday. Selected for the eighth time, Ovechkin led voting in the Metropolitan Division to earn the...

Kucherov's hat trick leads Lightning over Sabres 6-1

Jan. 11, 2022 23:00 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored a hat trick, Steven Stamokos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 Tuesday night. Anthony Cirelli had a goal and an assist, Ondrej Palat extended his scoring streak to four games, and the...

Lightning star Kucherov returns from lower-body injury

Jan. 06, 2022 19:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov returned to the lineup Thursday night against Calgary after missing 32 games with a lower-body injury that required surgery. Kucherov got hurt chasing a puck during the third period Oct. 16 at Washington. The high-scoring...

Lightning beat Blue Jackets 7-2 to stop 3-game slide

Jan. 04, 2022 22:30 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ondrej Palat had two goals and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning trounced the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Tuesday night to break a three-game losing streak. Brayden Point added a goal and two assists for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who...

Rangers win shootout, end Tampa Bay's 7-game home win streak

Dec. 31, 2021 23:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored the lone goal in a shootout, Barclay Goodrow scored twice, and the New York Rangers stopped Tampa Bay's seven-game home winning streak by beating the Lightning 4-3 on Friday night. Igor Shesterkin stopped 25 shots, and Alexis Lafrenière...

NHL players vent frustration over being barred from Olympics

Dec. 29, 2021 11:36 AM EST

Brad Marchand is not happy. Neither is Vladimir Tarasenko. And they are not alone. A handful of NHL players are voicing their frustration over the league's decision barring them from participating in the Beijing Olympics. Even though the agreement between the league and NHL Players'...

Palat scores in OT, Lightning rally past Habs in NHL return

Dec. 28, 2021 23:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored 36 seconds into overtime after Tampa Bay teammate Corey Perry tied it late in the third period, and the Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-4 on Tuesday night in the first NHL game following an extended holiday break. Perry got the...

NHL announces players won't be allowed to go to Olympics

Dec. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EST

The inevitability sunk in for Steven Stamkos a full day before the NHL made it official that players would not be allowed to participate in the Beijing Olympics. Left off Canada's Olympic roster in 2010, injured after being named to the team in 2014 and unable to go in 2018 because...