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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...

Vasilevskiy has 37 saves, Lightning beat Sharks 7-1

Dec. 7, 2019 11:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning finally looked like the dominating team that tied an NHL record last season with 62 wins. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves, Steven Stamkos had two power-play goals and an assist, and the Lightning beat the San Jose Sharks 7-1 on Saturday night. “I think the...

Zuccarello leads streaking Wild to 5-4 win over Lightning

Dec. 5, 2019 11:19 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild kept rolling along with a pair of lightning-quick responses against Tampa Bay. Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists as the Wild won their fifth consecutive game, 5-4 over the Lightning on Thursday night. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jason Zucker, Carson Soucy and Victor...

Kucherov scores in OT to lift Lightning past Predators 3-2

Dec. 4, 2019 12:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After giving up the lead midway through the third period, the Tampa Bay Lightning stuck with it and pulled out a needed win in overtime. Nikita Kucherov scored at 2:35 of the extra period to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Victor Hedman...

Reimer makes 36 saves, Hurricanes beat Lightning 3-2

Nov. 30, 2019 11:02 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — James Reimer didn't get his second consecutive shutout. He settled for a strong outing against high-powered Tampa Bay. Reimer made 36 saves, Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin each had a goal and an assist, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Lightning 3-2 on Saturday night. Reimer made an...

Orlov scores in OT as Capitals beat Lightning 4-3

Nov. 29, 2019 9:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning at their own game on Friday. Dmitry Orlov scored 3:03 into overtime, and the Capitals used their special teams to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Lightning. Orlov, Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist for...

Sundqvist scores 2 before injury, Blues beat Lightning 4-3

Nov. 27, 2019 11:41 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Despite losing another important player, the first-place St. Louis Blues again found a way to win. Oskar Sundqvist had two goals before leaving with an injury, and the Blues beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Wednesday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions were already playing...

Ducks stop Islanders’ team-record 17-game point streak, 3-0

Nov. 26, 2019 2:19 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 26 saves for his first shutout this season and the Anaheim Ducks ended the New York Islanders’ 17-game point streak with a 3-0 victory Monday night. The Islanders went 15-0-2 during the longest point streak in franchise...

Lightning get 2 short-handed goals, beat Sabres 5-2

Nov. 26, 2019 1:18 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres struggled against Tampa Bay and also lost one of their top defensemen. Cedric Paquette and Ondrej Palat scored short-handed goals 49 seconds apart in the third period and the Lightning beat the Sabres 5-2 on Monday night. Rasmus Dahlin, taken first overall in the 2018...

Vasilevskiy gets 132nd win, Lightning beat Ducks 6-2

Nov. 23, 2019 11:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — After setting the franchise record for wins, Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy acknowledged the guy he passed — former teammate Ben Bishop — and looked forward to adding to his numbers. Vasilevskiy stopped 36 shots to earn his 132nd victory as the Lightning beat the...