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The Columbus Blue Jackets are seen on their bench after losing 5-4 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in an Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

In need of scoring help, Blue Jackets could be ready to deal

Aug. 21, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets played through a rash of injuries to put together another respectable season and earn a franchise-record fourth straight playoff appearance. But they’re going to need some help -- specifically, some goal-scoring help — and likely will have to go...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) is embraced by teammates to celebrate his game-winning goal during overtime of Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.(Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Point's OT winner lifts Lightning over Jackets 5-4 in Game 5

Aug. 19, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated Columbus from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games on Wednesday, rallying from a two-goal, third-period deficit before beating the Blue Jackets 5-4 on Brayden Point's goal 5:12 into overtime. Point also delivered the winner in Game 1 of the best-of-seven...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) makes save as Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes (13) looks on during the second period of an NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL goaltenders putting on puck-stopping clinic in playoffs

Aug. 17, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

Nearly 20 years ago, Kevin Weekes and goaltending coach Sudarshan Maharaj rented some ice time at a Toronto arena with a Chinese food buffet above them and worked on the fundamentals of the position. It took Weekes' game to a new level and he was reminded of the extra work as he watches these unusual NHL...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) is congratulated on his goal by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and center Blake Coleman (20) after scoring against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the second period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey action in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning win 2-1, put Blue Jackets on brink of elimination

Aug. 17, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 28 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Monday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist as the Lightning pushed the Blue Jackets to the verge of...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a stop as Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) and Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) look for a rebound during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning beat Blue Jackets to take 2-1 series lead

Aug. 15, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 16 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series. Alex Killorn, Brayden Point and Victor Hedman scored, and the Lightning held off a 6-on-5 push late by the Blue Jackets,...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo (70) makes a save as Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) closes in with Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) looking on during third-period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning confident they'll rebound against Blue Jackets

Aug. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

Resilience is one of the keys to success in the NHL playoffs. The seventh-seeded Columbus Blue Jackets exhibited it in rebounding from a five-overtime loss its first-round series against Tampa Bay. Now, it’s the second-seeded Lightning’s turn to answer the challenge of moving on from a disappointing...

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) is congratulated by teammates Gustav Nyquist (14) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (18) after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during first-period of NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff hockey game action in Toronto, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Korpisalo, Blue Jackets win 3-1, tie series with Lightning

Aug. 13, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two days after making an NHL-record 85 saves in a five-overtime loss, Joonas Korpisalo stopped 36 more shots to help the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 on Thursday to even the series at a game apiece. Ryan Murray and Oliver Bjorkstrand scored in the first period for...

The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate after Brayden Point (21) scored against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the fifth overtime in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning, Blue Jackets face off again after 5-overtime game

Aug. 12, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are facing one more challenge than the rest of the teams in the pandemic-altered NHL playoffs. Tampa Bay and Columbus will be back on the ice less than 48 hours after the Lightning outlasted the Blue Jackets with a five-overtime win in the fourth-longest game in...

The scoreboard is shown after the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets in five overtimes in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game

Aug. 12, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

Brian Boucher had a feeling by the second overtime that this game was going a while longer, and he knew from personal experience. Twenty years ago, Boucher was in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers when they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the longest playoff game in modern NHL history, a five-overtime thriller. He...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) clears the puck under pressure from Columbus Blue Jackets center Nathan Gerbe (24) during the first period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller

Aug. 11, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — By the time he launched the last shot, Brayden Point was just trying to do anything he could to end the fourth-longest game in NHL history. “I just see a rolling puck and I just throw it on net,” Point said after scoring 10:27 into the fifth overtime to give the Tampa Bay...