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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...

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...

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...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Mitchell Stephens (67) celebrates his goal agaonst Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34), of the Czech Republic, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Lightning beat Hurricanes 3-1 for seventh straight win

Jan. 5, 2020 9:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Not even a brutal schedule is slowing the Tampa Bay Lightning. Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, Nikita Kucherov had two assists and Tampa Bay beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 Sunday for their seventh straight victory. The Lightning, who played a 5 p.m. game at Carolina after...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning overcome sluggish start, beat Canadiens 5-4

Dec. 28, 2019 11:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Through 12 minutes, Tampa Bay trailed by two goals and hadn't even put a shot on net. Then the Lightning got the puck moving, and after that, Montreal couldn't keep up. Victor Hedman matched the franchise record for assists by a defenseman with four, Alex Killorn scored twice and Tampa...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) crashes into Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning score 3 power-play goals in 6-1 rout of Panthers

Dec. 23, 2019 11:36 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning got off to a good start in a stretch of six consecutive games against division opponents. Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist, Brayden Point had a four-point game and the Lightning scored three power-play goals in a 6-1 win over the Florida Panthers on...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) rides Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Goloubef (29) into the boards during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Cirelli scores in OT, Lightning beat Senators 4-3

Dec. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay needed extra time for a win over rebuilding Ottawa in a game where one Lightning star was benched. With Nikita Kucherov spectating after a costly turnover, Anthony Cirelli scored with 19 seconds left in overtime and Tampa Bay beat the Senators 4-3 Tuesday night. “He...

Washington Capitals right wing Richard Panik (14) moves the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ellers, Hathaway score 45 apart, Capitals beat Lightning 5-2

Dec. 14, 2019 11:17 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Capitals used a quick start during the final period for another win away from home. Lars Eller and Garnet Hathaway scored 45 seconds apart early in the third period and the NHL-leading Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night. Ellers scored from the...