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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 suspends Red Wings C Dylan Larkin 1 game for punch

Oct. 15, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay forward Mathieu Joseph. The league announced the penalty Friday, adding Larkin will give up $30,500 in pay that will go toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance...

Palat scores, lifts Lightning to 7-6 OT win over Red Wings

Oct. 14, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ondrej Palat scored with 2:17 left in overtime, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-6 comeback victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Tyler Bertuzzi scored a career-high four goals, including three in the second...

Jarry has 26 saves, Penguins beat Lightning 6-2 in opener

Oct. 12, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tristan Jarry had 26 saves, Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the regular-season opener on Tuesday night. Dominik Simon,...

NHL commissioner Bettman says just 4 players unvaccinated

Oct. 12, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has only four unvaccinated players as it opens up the 2021-22 season. Bettman was in attendance for the regular-season opener between the back to back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the...

ESPN, Turner Sports ready to drop the puck on NHL coverage

Oct. 12, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

One of Jimmy Pitaro's top objectives when he became ESPN president was to get the National Hockey League back on the network. On Tuesday night, Pitaro's goal will be realized. Besides the Seattle Kraken's first game, the return of hockey to ESPN and the addition of Turner...

Lightning sign coach Jon Cooper to extension through 2024-25

Oct. 11, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Jon Cooper to a three-year extension through the 2024-25 season, rewarding their coach after the team won consecutive Stanley Cup titles. Cooper has been behind bench with the Lightning since March 2013, and the...

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...

NHL ready for 82-game season, wide-open race for Stanley Cup

Oct. 08, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

Drew Doughty needs a refresher going into his 13th NHL season. When he ran into Patrick Kane before training camps opened, it was the first time he had seen the Chicago star around a rink in almost two years. “I don’t even know who plays for what...