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Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade

Jul. 13, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Turns out the Stanley Cup is going to Montreal after all. But it will return to the Tampa Bay Lightning's possession for an extended party. After the Lightning celebrated a second consecutive championship with another signature...

Analysis: Tampa Bay's NHL titles likely the hardest of all

Jul. 09, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Patrick Maroon knows a thing or two about what it takes to win the Stanley Cup after doing so each of the past three years on two different teams. The “three-Cup guy” who hoisted it with his hometown St. Louis Blues in 2019 before going back to...

Champion Lightning ace final exam on 'last day of school'

Jul. 08, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. They talked about it midway through the playoffs. They talked about it on the verge...

Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay repeats as Cup champion

Jul. 08, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into the dark days of the pandemic perhaps one last time. The NHL commissioner beckoned not just captain Steven Stamkos but...

'Champa Bay' celebrates third pro title in less than a year

Jul. 08, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The party began more than two hours before faceoff and got merrier as the night wore on. The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second straight Stanley Cup title on Wednesday night, defeating the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to give a region becoming known as...

Vasilevskiy wins Conn Smythe Trophy as NHL playoff MVP

Jul. 08, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Andrei Vasilevskiy was thrust into the 2015 Stanley Cup Final with starting goaltender Ben Bishop injured, he was a shy, unknown player at the beginning of his NHL journey. Six years later, he’s a two-time Stanley Cup champion at the peak of...

Analysis: Lightning, fueled by losses, win another Cup title

Jul. 07, 2021 23:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning had their first chance to clinch the Stanley Cup championship in the 2020 playoff bubble, Jon Cooper recalls how he let his mind drift to what the celebration would be like. “You’re thinking about raising the Stanley...

Resilient Vasilevskiy gives Lightning edge moving forward

Jul. 06, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

No team has been more resilient in the NHL playoffs than Andrei Vasilevskiy and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have a knack for rebounding from losses and closing out opponents standing between them and a Stanley Cup title. The defending champions are 14-0 in games...

Canadiens beat Lightning 3-2 in OT, avoid Stanley Cup sweep

Jul. 06, 2021 00:50 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Josh Anderson delivered in overtime, and Montreal killed Tampa Bay’s chance for a Stanley Cup sweep. Anderson said the Canadiens weren’t done, and he was right — at least for one night. The speedy winger scored his second goal...

Analysis: Lightning get taste of Canadiens' pain in Game 5

Jul. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Now the Tampa Bay Lightning know what the Montreal Canadiens felt like the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final. Montreal's overtime victory in Game 4 Monday night gave the Lightning a bitter taste of last week. A little...