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Jost, Francouz help Avalanche beat Lightning 6-2

Oct. 19, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pavel Francouz overcome soe pregame jitters to get his second win in two career starts. Francouz made 44 saves, Tyson Jost had three goals, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 Saturday night to remain the only NHL team without a regulation loss this...

Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Bruins 4-3

Oct. 17, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning overcame a slow start to win their second straight game and gain some much-needed momentum. Steven Stamkos scored the lone goal in the shootout and Tampa Bay beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night. After the first three shooters for both sides failed, Stamkos put...

Vasilevskiy leads Lightning to a 3-1 win over Canadiens

Oct. 16, 2019 1:41 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road trip. Braydon Coburn, Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored for the Lightning (3-2-1), who were coming off a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa...

Vasilevskiy solid in net as Lightning defeat Canadians 3-1

Oct. 15, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Two breakdowns by the Montreal Canadiens was all Andrei Vasilevskiy and Tampa Bay needed to secure victory. The Lightning took advantage of two key mistakes — a long shift and a bad line change — to sink the Canadiens 3-1 on Tuesday night in the fifth game of a six-game road...

Namestnikov scores 2, Senators beat Lightning 4-2

Oct. 12, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vladislav Namestnikov got his first two goals for the Ottawa Senators, and helped them get their first win of the season. Namestnikov scored twice late in the third period to lift the Senators to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. It also gave D.J. Smith his first...

Kucherov finishes with 4 points, Lightning beat Leafs 7-3

Oct. 10, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Steven Stamkos was in a much better mood after the Tampa Bay's latest effort and an 11-point night from the Lightning's top line. Nikita Kucherov scored twice and finished with four points, Brayden Point had two goals and an assist in his season debut and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple...

Rangers deal F Namestnikov to Senators

Oct. 7, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers traded forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Ottawa Senators on Monday night in exchange for defenseman Nick Ebert a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft. The 26-year-old Namestnikov, acquired from Tampa Bay at the 2018 trade deadline as part of the deal that sent...

Hurricanes rally to beat Lightning in overtime

Oct. 6, 2019 9:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes fall behind in the first two periods, then figure out a way to win after regulation. The unconventional formula worked again Sunday night, with Jaccob Slavin scoring at 1:53 of overtime to give the Hurricanes a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The...

Hoffman hat trick leads Panthers over Lightning

Oct. 5, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Panthers beat their Florida rivals for the first time in nearly two years. Mike Hoffman had his second career hat trick to help Florida beat Tampa Bay 4-3 on Saturday night to split an opening home-and-home series. Noel Acciari also scored and Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves for his...

Kucherov’s goal, assist help Lightning beat Panthers 5-2

Oct. 3, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — This time, the Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to solve Sergei Bobrovsky. Reigning NHL MVP Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist, while Ondrej Palat snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal that helped last season’s Presidents’ Trophy winners begin with a 5-2...