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Stamkos scores in OT, Lightning come back to beat Capitals

Oct. 16, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was more like it for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They needed to stage another comeback, but this time the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions followed a familiar recipe when it mattered most. Andrei Vasilevskiy was perfect...

NHL Preview: What to know about the 2021-22 season

Oct. 11, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

There is more high-level hockey on tap over the next nine months than ever before. Thanks to the addition of the Seattle Kraken as the NHL's 32nd franchise and the return to a full schedule, 1,312 regular-season games are set to be played before the start of the playoffs...

Back-to-back salary cap champion Lightning are envy of NHL

Oct. 10, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

Long before the Tampa Bay Lightning showed they were the best hockey team by winning the Stanley Cup back to back, they proved to be the class of the NHL in something far more mundane to the average fan: managing the salary cap. With a little luck along the way, general...

Kane, Matthews and Jones first 3 picks for US Olympic team

Oct. 07, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Chicago winger Patrick Kane and defenseman Seth Jones and Toronto center Auston Matthews were the first three players named to the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team on Thursday. “It’s no secret we’re excited about the prospects of our team for the 2022 Games,” said...

NHL Eastern Conference race still runs through `Champa Bay'

Oct. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

It’s going on 40 years since the NHL last celebrated a three-peat Stanley Cup champion as part of the New York Islanders’ run of four straight titles from 1980-83. The Lightning have won two straight, and defenseman Victor Hedman doesn’t see why Tampa Bay can’t...

Confident, talented Lightning aim for Stanley Cup 3-peat

Sep. 28, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Scotty Bowman knows a thing or two about winning consecutive Stanley Cups championships. The Hall of Famer has won nine titles as a NHL head coach and five more in front office roles. He’s currently a senior advisor to hockey operations with the...

NHL reaches agreement to send players to Olympics in Beijing

Sep. 03, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players' union, the International...

The Power of 1: Michigan D is top-ranked NHL draft prospect

Jul. 22, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

Owen Power (Michigan, NCAA), defense, 6-foot-6, 213 pounds. NHL Central Scouting ranking: No. 1 North American skater Last season: Scored three goals and added 13 assists for 16 points in 26 games with Wolverines. Had three assists and showcased...