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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Tyler Pitlick, left, tries to jump past Pittsburgh Penguins' Jack Johnson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Philadelphia. The latest chapter of The Battle of Alberta is on hold. So's the potential renewal of the Pennsylvania rivalry between the Penguins and Flyers. It's unclear when or if the coronvirus pandemic-delayed NHL playoffs -- which were supposed to begin Wednesday -- will be played or what form they'll resemble. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, FIle)

What Stanley Cup Playoffs could look like if NHL resumes

Apr. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

If the NHL goes directly to playoff hockey in the warmer months, it could leave some contenders out in the cold. The league may skip most if not all of the final 189 regular-season games that were put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. The format of such an unprecedented tournament is unclear. Teams had...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 7, 2020, file photo, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) talks with guard Donovan Mitchell, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, in Detroit. Both players have tested positive for the coronavirus.  Gobert's test result forced the NBA to suspend the season. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

Inside the week that has left the NBA and NHL shut down

Mar. 19, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

It has been just one week. That’s all. Just one full week since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, just one full week since the NBA became the first of the North American pro sports leagues to suspend operations, one week since sports essentially stopped. The NHL quickly followed...

The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey club, sits empty Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. The NHL is following the NBA’s lead and suspending its season amid the coronavirus outbreak, the league announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

On ice: NHL suspends season amid coronavirus pandemic

Mar. 12, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

The NHL has placed its season on ice — for now. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday the league will “pause” its season, effective immediately, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The move came one day after the NBA suspended its season after a player tested positive for COVID-19....

Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander, foreground, celebrates his goal on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Toronto. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Matthews, Andersen lead Maple Leafs past Lightning 2-1

Mar. 10, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs had plenty of time to ponder their disastrous California road trip. Auston Matthews scored his 47th goal of the season and Frederik Andersen made 32 saves as Toronto beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night. William Nylander also scored for Toronto, which...

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nashville beats Montreal 4-2 as Habs honor Henri Richard

Mar. 10, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators withstood a late comeback try by Montreal and beat the Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday night. Ryan Johansen and Calle Jarnkrok also scored in the second period as Nashville built a 4-goal lead. Artturi Lehkonen and Lukas Vejdemo had goals in...

Detroit Red Wings center Robby Fabbri (14) celebrates with Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi, left, after scoring to win the shootout 2-1 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL hockey game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Detroit. The Red Wings defeated Tampa 5-4. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Red Wings earn elusive win over Lightning, 5-4 in shootout

Mar. 8, 2020 8:54 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Robby Fabbri scored the winning goal in a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings over Tampa Bay 5-4 on Sunday, snapping a 16-game losing streak against the Lightning in the regular season. Fabbri opened the scoring in similar fashion, beating goalie Curtis McElhinney on a breakaway in the...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Anthony Cirelli, left, shoots while being checked by Boston Bruins' Charlie Coyle during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Cirelli, Sergachev help Lightning beat Bruins 5-3

Mar. 7, 2020 11:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning took the lead with two short-handed goals on the same power play and then held off the Boston Bruins. Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev scored short-handed goals just 1:02 apart in the first period and the Lightning beat the Bruins 5-3 on Saturday night. Cedric...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Montreal Canadiens during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Vasilevskiy stops 32 shots, Lightning beat Canadiens 4-0

Mar. 5, 2020 11:21 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 32 saves, Victor Hedman scored twice and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy completed his 21st career shutout to help Tampa Bay win for the second time in five games. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, and...

Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

NHL-best Bruins beat Lightning 2-1 to extend division lead

Mar. 4, 2020 12:15 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brad Marchand and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins took a big stride toward winning the Atlantic Division with a 2-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored for the Bruins, who opened a nine-point cushion over second-place Tampa Bay with 15...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91)gets off a shot in front of Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Kasperi Kapanen (24) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning captain Stamkos to miss 6-8 weeks after surgery

Feb. 29, 2020 9:03 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will undergo surgery for a core muscle injury and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and potentially the first round of the playoffs. The Lightning said Saturday that Stamkos will be out for approximately six to eight weeks,...