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FILE  - In this Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning's Zach Bogosian holds his son Hunter during an event at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning defeated the Dallas Stars the day before to win the NHL hockey Stanley Cup. Toronto signed former Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)

Lightning Effect: Skilled NHL teams add grit to go for Cup

Oct. 15, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

A skilled team that got eliminated early in the playoffs by a tougher opponent a few years removed from a Stanley Cup Final loss signed a forward with his name engraved on the trophy and a big defenseman hungry to win after years of not being in contention. Rewind to 2019 and early 2020 and that description fits...

FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford kisses the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series in Chicago. The past few weeks have seen several recent Stanley Cup winners get rid of members of their championship core. The Blackhawks moved on from Corey Crawford, the Washington Capitals did the same with Braden Holtby, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded fellow goalie Matt Murray and forward Patric Hornqvist and the St. Louis Blues signing Torey Krug means captain Alex Pietrangelo will sign elsewhere.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

Oct. 10, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

While Braden Holtby saw his split with the Washington Capitals coming, Patric Hornqvist, Corey Crawford and Alex Pietrangelo weren't so lucky. Hornqvist was “blindsided” the Pittsburgh Penguins wanted to trade him. Crawford was “devastated” the Chicago Blackhawks were going in another...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Vancouver Canucks signed Holtby to an $8.6 million, two-year deal after letting Jacob Markstrom leave in free agency. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Lightning among losers, Flames with winners in free agency

Oct. 10, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup and lost a lot on Day 1 of NHL free agency. The Lightning simply could not afford to keep a trio of role players: defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, center Tyler Johnson and center Carter Verhaeghe. Johnson was put on waivers while Shattenkirk and Verhaeghe left the...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Stastny is returning to the Winnipeg Jets after being acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights in a move completed hours before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened on Friday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

Oct. 9, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with Anaheim,...

Red Wings agree to 1-year extensions with Erne, Hirose

Oct. 8, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms Thursday on one-year contract extensions with forwards Adam Erne and Taro Hirose. Erne had two goals and three assists in 56 games this past season. Detroit acquired him from Tampa Bay in August 2019. He played in three previous seasons for the...

FILE - In this June 20, 2012, file photo, New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist poses with the Vezina Trophy after winning the award for the league's best goalie during the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The Rangers parted with one of the greatest netminders in franchise history on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, when they paid off the final year of his contract.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Hank to DC? Lundqvist 'really solid candidate' for Capitals

Oct. 6, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

After losing one defenseman possibly for the season and bringing back another one, the Washington Capitals could be on the verge of adding a big name in goal. Washington re-signed Brenden Dillon to a $15.6 million, four-year contract Tuesday, an announcement that came minutes after saying Michal Kempny would miss...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) is presented the Stanley Cup from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman as they celebrate after defeating the Dallas Stars in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey finals, in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL targeting Jan. 1 to begin next season

Oct. 6, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday night the NHL is targeting a Jan. 1 start for next season. That declaration came after recent talks between the league and NHL Players’ Association. The new date is a month after the tentative Dec. 1 start. "It was just over a week ago that we celebrated the...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The Latest: Wentz has early interception against 49ers

Oct. 4, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 4 in the NFL (all times EDT) ___ 8:35 p.m. Carson Wentz has thrown his NFL-worst seventh interception of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles. Wentz’s early season struggles for the Eagles are showing no signs of ending. The Eagles went three-and-out on their first drive against San...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) eludes Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu (42) as he throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Brady throws for 5 TDs, Bucs rally to beat Chargers 38-31

Oct. 4, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady is introducing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a new way of winning. The six-time Super Bowl champion led a come-from-behind victory for the first time since joining his new team, throwing for 369 yards and five touchdowns to help the Bucs rally from a 17-point deficit to beat the...

Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos holds the Stanley Cup before his boat launches for the NHL hockey Stanley Cup champions' Boat Parade, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Lightning celebrate Stanley Cup title with boat parade

Sep. 30, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated their Stanley Cup title with a boat parade and ceremonies Wednesday at Raymond James Stadium. The boat parade featured forward Alex Killorn on a jet-ski with Steven Stamkos riding on the back as they held up the Stanley Cup and did laps around the boats...