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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...

Blues geared up for challenge of being defending champions

Sep. 24, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

Jordan Binnington still doesn't look nervous. For the first time in his career, he is going into a season as a starting NHL goaltender and for the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. No big deal. "It's the same game though, right?" Binnington said. "It's a new opportunity. Obviously it's a different...

NHL's Lightning motivated to complete unfinished business

Sep. 23, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A cloud of disappointment lingers over the Tampa Bay Lightning with no signs of dissipating. Last season's Presidents' Trophy winners were swept in the first round of the NHL playoffs, and captain Steven Stamkos says there are no words to adequately describe what a longer than...

Lightning sign Brayden Point to $20.25M, 3-year deal

Sep. 23, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed restricted free agent forward Brayden Point to a $20.25 million, three-year contract on Monday. Point will count $6.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. Point's contract ends a long stalemate with the Lightning that caused the...

Salary cap economics squeezing out NHL's middle class

Sep. 19, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn't worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey's middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans like 2018 Washington Capitals playoff hero Devante...