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Mathieu Joseph scores in overtime, Lightning beat Kings 3-2

Dec. 14, 2021 22:41 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mathieu Joseph scored with 1:35 left in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves to win his 62nd game in 2021 regular-season and playoff games, tying Marc-Andre...

Stars' Bishop finally gives in to ailing knee, ends career

Dec. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Ben Bishop's 2½-year saga with an ailing right knee is ending with the Dallas Stars goalie believing he did everything possible to get his career going again. He is still not quite at peace with the fact that he couldn't. Bishop confirmed Tuesday what...

Big injuries and absences disrupt NHL Thanksgiving benchmark

Nov. 24, 2021 05:01 AM EST

Bruce Boudreau does not believe in the NHL's Thanksgiving rule. Which teams occupied playoff spots on the annual U.S. holiday had long been a strong indicator of who makes and misses the postseason. Recent 82-game seasons have put cracks in that theory, and a number of...

Lightning's Point out indefinitely with upper-body injury

Nov. 21, 2021 18:07 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star center Brayden Point will be sidelined indefinitely because of an upper-body injury. The two-time Stanley Cup champion Lightning announced the news during the first period Sunday against the Minnesota Wild. ...

Panthers reach 8-0, winning first game without Quenneville

Oct. 29, 2021 22:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Aleksander Barkov scored in overtime and the Florida Panthers — playing a day after coach Joe Quenneville resigned amid a sex scandal — beat Detroit 3-2 on Friday to run their season-opening winning streak to eight. Quenneville, the second-winningest...

Amid scandal, Quenneville resigns as Florida Panthers coach

Oct. 29, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the Florida Panthers on Thursday, two days after the second-winningest coach in NHL history was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to allegations by a Chicago Blackhawks player of being sexually assaulted by another...

Blackhawks searching for answers after rough start to season

Oct. 25, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Forget about winning for a moment. The Chicago Blackhawks are still looking for their first lead of the season. One of their best players is sidelined by the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The team’s long sellout streak — a source of pride for the...

Lightning's Kucherov out indefinitely with lower-body injury

Oct. 18, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov will be out indefinitely with a lower-body injury he suffered late in the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions' overtime win over the Washington Capitals last weekend. “It’s definitely not a day-to-day...