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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (37) watches the puck Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat (18) and Anthony Cirelli (71) look for the rebound and Jets' Luca Sbisa (5) defends during first-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Cirelli scores 1st career hat trick, Lightning rout Jets 7-1

Jan. 18, 2020 12:25 AM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Anthony Cirelli had shaving cream on his ear, hair and T-shirt. He didn't mind a bit. The foam was part of the celebration his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates gave him Friday night after he scored his first career hat trick in a 7-1 rout over the Winnipeg Jets. “Yeah they...

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) and Ryan Suter (20) congratulate Zach Parise (11) on his goal as Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney (35) watches during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Parise, Suter score as Wild beat Lightning 3-2 to snap skid

Jan. 17, 2020 12:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Suter and the Minnesota Wild knew the importance of starting their seven-game homestand with a strong performance. Minnesota had lost four in a row and was coming off a particularly deflating 7-3 defeat at Pittsburgh that included a lineup-card snafu that put them down a...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) screens Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) on a goal by left wing Kyle Clifford (not shown) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos' shootout goal lifts Lightning over Kings 4-3

Jan. 14, 2020 11:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a blistering shot that glanced off the goalie's shoulder and into the net, Nikita Kucherov saved the night for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The reigning NHL MVP and scoring champion scored with a little over a minute left in regulation and Steven Stamkos delivered the game-deciding goal...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Louis Domingue, left, makes a save in front of Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Devils end Lightning team record tying 10-game win streak

Jan. 12, 2020 11:10 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are starting to play their best hockey of the season and it cost the Tampa Bay Lightning their franchise-record tying 10-game winning streak. The improved play wasn't enough to save the job of Devils general manager Ray Shero. Louis Domingue stopped 26 shots...

New Jersey Devils owner Josh Harris, left, announces interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald, right, to replace Ray Shero prior to an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Ray Shero is out as New Jersey Devils' general manager

Jan. 12, 2020 7:35 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ray Shero has been fired as the New Jersey Devils' general manager after a four-plus year tenure that saw the three-time Stanley Cup champions make the playoffs only once. Owner Josh Harris announced the change less than 90 minutes before the struggling Devils were to face the Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Pat Maroon skates off the ice after an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lightning beat Flyers, tie club mark with 10th straight win

Jan. 12, 2020 1:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning haven’t lost since Dec. 21 at Washington, and have outscored...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy, right, blocks a shot by Philadelphia Flyers' Travis Sanheim during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Maroon, Vasilevskiy lead Tampa Bay to 10th straight victory

Jan. 11, 2020 10:44 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tampa Bay got offense from an unlikely source to keep its winning streak going. Pat Maroon scored the game's only goal, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves and the Lightning tied a club record with their 10th straight win, 1-0 over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Lightning...

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kucherov scores 2, Lightning top Coyotes 4-0 for 9th in row

Jan. 9, 2020 11:54 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning are in a serious groove. Kucherov had two goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves and the Lightning beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 Thursday night for their ninth consecutive victory. “We’re having fun," Kucherov said....

Tampa Bay Lightning center Carter Verhaeghe (23) celebrates with the bench after his third goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Verhaeghe's hat trick helps Lightning rout Canucks 9-2

Jan. 7, 2020 11:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A matchup between the two hottest teams in the NHL turned into a mismatch in a hurry. Rookie Carter Verhaeghe had his first career hat trick and Tampa Bay scored three times in less than a minute to finish a six-goal second period that propelled the Lightning to their season-best eighth...