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Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather grinded through the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...

AP source: New York Rangers hiring Gerard Gallant as coach

Jun. 14, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

Gerard Gallant is set to join one of hockey's oldest organizations instead of the NHL's newest franchise after reaching an agreement to coach the New York Rangers. Gallant and the Rangers have a deal for him to be their next coach, a person with direct knowledge of the...

Lightning's Goodrow proving his value to Stanley Cup champs

Jun. 04, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The star-studded Tampa Bay Lightning beam when talking about the contributions of Barclay Goodrow. The physical third-line forward is a role player who can go unnoticed with the Lightning bidding to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. He just does his...

Vasilevskiy stands tall as Lightning advance past Panthers

May. 27, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning know they count on Andrei Vasilevskiy. With one of the NHL’s top goaltenders leading the way, the defending Stanley Cup champions are looking like a team determined to keep the crown after eliminating the Florida Panthers from the first round of...

Even after early NHL playoff exit, Panthers still optimistic

May. 27, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers already know one thing that will be different going into next season. Expectations will not be low. That's a welcome change. Progress, and a lot of it, was made this season by the Panthers. They had their...

Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Panthers 4-0 to advance

May. 27, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy wrapped up a series with a Game 6 shutout for the second straight time, stopping 29 shots in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 4-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night. Vasilevskiy also shut out the Dallas Stars last year...

Panthers break ground on new Fort Lauderdale practice home

May. 25, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers will have a new training facility next year, one that comes with a tie to the team’s deep military roots. The Panthers held the ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday for the facility at Fort Lauderdale’s War Memorial, a...

Penguins on the verge of another NHL postseason failure

May. 25, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

Despite being one of the NHL's hottest teams entering the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are on the verge of another postseason meltdown. The New York Islanders beat the Penguins 3-2 on a Josh Bailey's gift-goal in the second overtime Monday to take a 3-2...

Knight time: Rookie saves 36, Panthers top Lightning 4-1

May. 24, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers entrusted their season to a rookie goalie making his playoff debut. Spencer Knight delivered, in a huge way. The 20-year-old Knight stopped 36 shots, MacKenzie Weegar and Patrick Hornqvist each had a goal...

Killorn, Kucherov pace Lightning's 6-2 rout of Panthers

May. 22, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The sight of Nikita Kucherov crumpled to the ice in pain left a sour taste in the mouths of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The reigning Stanley Cup champions beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round postseason matchup...