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Resilient Lightning expect to bounce back against Islanders

Jun. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — No team has been more resilient in the NHL playoffs than the Tampa Bay Lightning. The reigning Stanley Cup champions are 12-0 in games following a postseason loss since the start of their title run last year. That ability to bounce back is about to be...

Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series

Jun. 20, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — With goalie Semyon Varlamov out of position in the closing seconds, New York defenseman Ryan Pulock knew he needed to get in the way of Ryan McDonagh's shot at the open net. It was the biggest play in the Islanders' latest series-tying Game 4 win. ...

Tensions rise quickly in semifinals between unfamiliar foes

Jun. 19, 2021 03:36 AM EDT

When a heated scrum broke out between Islanders and Lightning players at the final horn of Game 2 and New York's Travis Zajac wrestled Tampa Bay's Anthony Cirelli to the ice, it did not feel like these teams didn't face off all season. “I think we are familiar with them...

Islanders in familiar series hole, down 2-1 vs. Lightning

Jun. 18, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

The New York Islanders are facing a familiar scenario, trailing 2-1 in a series after a narrow loss in Game 3 at home. The first two times in this postseason they bounced back with three straight wins to advance past Pittsburgh and Boston. That gives the Islanders some...

Point scores again, Lightning beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Jun. 18, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After keeping up his scoring touch to help Tampa Bay get a big road victory its Stanley Cup semifinal series, Brayden Point was especially proud of the Lightning's defensive effort. Point got the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Andrei...

Defend NY: Jets bond while supporting Islanders in playoffs

Jun. 17, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders had their jumbo-sized man advantage in the stands again at the Old Barn. Several Jets players were at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night to root on the Islanders during their 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of their...

Offense from defense a key factor in Stanley Cup semifinals

Jun. 17, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

One of the first things Peter DeBoer wanted to change when he took over as Vegas Golden Knights coach 17 months ago was getting defensemen more involved in the offense. It took some time. Now, the Golden Knights have more goals, assists and points from their blue line...

Russian goalies highlight Lightning-Islanders series

Jun. 16, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Semyon Varlamov is the wily veteran, coming off a season in which he set career bests in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for the New York Islanders. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the league's wins leader over the past four years for the Tampa...

Kucherov shines, Lightning beat Islanders 4-2 in Game 2

Jun. 16, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning are running out of superlatives to describe the playmaking ability of NHL playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov. “He’s remarkably gifted ... does everything with grace,” coach Jon Cooper said Tuesday night after one of...

Lightning benefit from exploiting cap loophole with Kucherov

Jun. 15, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

Nikita Kucherov would have much rather gutted out the season with his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates than sit out all 56 games while recovering from hip surgery. "Missing a whole year, you ask any player, you don’t want to be that guy," Kucherov said. ...