Latest Pat Maroon News

Daly hands Stanley Cup to Avalanche in Bettman's absence

Jun. 27, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on Friday night because Commissioner Gary Bettman was sidelined by the coronavirus. Bettman recently tested positive and was unable to produce enough...

Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent

Jun. 25, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If this is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s certainly making it count. Soon he could be counting in the tens of millions of dollars on a new contract. A pending free agent with a knack for scoring big goals to...

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Jun. 25, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup was in the building and just waiting to be paraded around the ice. Pack it up. It's heading back to Florida. The resilient Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating...

Lightning bounce back, beat Avalanche 6-2 in Game 3

Jun. 21, 2022 01:00 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning's bid for a three-peat is alive and well. With Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy leading the way, the star-laden, two-time defending champions beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-2 Monday night in Game 3 of...

Kuemper pulled after allowing 5 goals in Avs' 6-2 loss

Jun. 21, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Colorado not only failed to take a stranglehold in the Stanley Cup Final after a 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 3 Monday night, but also wound up with goaltending questions. Darcy Kuemper, after rarely being tested in a 7-0 win in Game 2 Saturday night that put...

Lightning unfazed trailing Avalanche in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 16, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Minutes after losing Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in overtime, Patrick Maroon scoffed at the idea that it was some sort of gut punch to the Tampa Bay Lightning. “Two really good teams going at it,” he said. “That’s Game 1. We just got to refocus and be...

Lightning look like the upstarts in Game 1 loss to Avalanche

Jun. 16, 2022 00:52 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning weren't the ones who looked like the two-time defending champions in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night. The Colorado Avalanche, playing for the first time in nine nights, raced to 2-0 and 3-1 leads in the first period by...

Signs Point to Lightning star returning for Cup Final Game 1

Jun. 14, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

Tampa Bay's Brayden Point looked like himself on the ice Tuesday, just a month after being unable to skate when his right leg crumbled beneath him and he needed help to hobble off the rink. Point appeared ready to return from a significant right leg injury that knocked him out of the...

Steven Stamkos thriving in different role with Lightning

Jun. 13, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos, at 32 and wrapping up his 14th season, is no longer one of the NHL’s most prolific scorers or even the second- or third-best player on his own team. The six-time All-Star and two-time “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner as the league’s leading...

Lightning say it won't be easy to dispatch resilient Rangers

Jun. 10, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning know what type of effort it will take to finish off the New York Rangers. The two-time defending champions are one win away from a third straight trip to the Stanley Cup Final, where they would continue their bid to become the first team...