Latest Alex Nedeljkovic News

NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Jul. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. ...

Oilers' McDavid doubles up as Hart, Lindsay award winner

Jun. 29, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

Connor McDavid’s award-winning season came with one regret. In earning his second career MVP honor Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers captain wished his team was still playing. “We had a special group this year, and obviously we didn’t do what we wanted to do,” McDavid...

Disappointment lingers for Hurricanes after 2nd-round exit

Jun. 10, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes have raised expectations after three straight playoff appearances. That’s why a five-game ouster in the second round is a blow for a team that has talked openly about winning the Stanley Cup, leading to questions about the next steps to get...

Lightning eliminate Hurricanes, advance to Cup semifinals

Jun. 08, 2021 22:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy was at his best again with the Tampa Bay Lightning in position to close out a playoff series. Throw in a couple of timely goals from Brayden Point and Ross Colton, and the reigning Stanley Cup champions are a step closer to...

Resilient Lightning showing they can win in variety of ways

Jun. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning prioritized defense over scoring on the way to winning their second Stanley Cup title last season. The reigning champions still feel that’s the recipe for success in the playoffs, however that doesn’t mean one 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...

Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Lightning in Game 3

Jun. 04, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored on a power play at 5:57 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the second-round series. Staal deflected Sebastien Aho's shot with Tampa Bay’s Nikita...

Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay top Carolina 2-1 for 2-0 series lead

Jun. 01, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy has spent two games turning nearly every shot away for the Tampa Bay Lightning. A couple more, and the reigning Stanley Cup champions could be headed to the next round. Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli scored while Vasilevskiy...

Hurricanes' Nedeljkovic takes lead in net as playoff rookie

May. 31, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alex Nedeljkovic has been the trusted netminder for the Carolina Hurricanes as a postseason first-timer. Now he has to shake off a mistake and maintain the composed form that has powered his ascent. Nedeljkovic has started all...

Goodrow helps Lightning beat Hurricanes 2-1 in series opener

May. 30, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy turned away almost everything, while Barclay Goodrow came through with an opportunistic go-ahead goal midway through the third period. And just like that, the Tampa Bay Lightning responded to another road environment with the...