Lundqvist, Rangers even series

May 23, 2015

Lundqvist, Rangers even series

New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist reverted to his reliable ways after two poor performances, and helped the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 5-1 on Friday night and square the NHL Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Lundqvist stopped 38 shots after allowing 12 goals while losing ...

Lightning strike in OT to edge ahead over Rangers in series

May 21, 2015

Lightning strike in OT to edge ahead over Rangers in series

The Tampa Bay Lightning were relentless, answering every challenge from the New York Rangers before taking control of the Eastern Conference finals on Nikita Kucherov’s overtime goal. Kucherov delivered his second winner of the playoffs 3:33 into the extra period Wednesday night, giving his ...

Johnson fires Tampa to win

May 19, 2015

Johnson fires Tampa to win

Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs and making a name for himself. The 24-year-old is becoming one of the front-runners to be the postseason MVP. Johnson scored short-handed, even strength and on the power play in tallying the first ...

Rangers turn tables on Lightning in Game 1 of East finals

May 17, 2015

Rangers turn tables on Lightning in Game 1 of East finals

The New York Rangers aren’t the same team the Tampa Bay Lightning dominated in the regular season. Not even close, and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals showed that. Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play, the defense limited the Lightning’s high-powered offense ...

Kucherov's pair help Lightning oust Canadiens

May 13, 2015

Kucherov's pair help Lightning oust Canadiens

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos urged his teammates to not play “scared.” The Lightning responded with their best performance of the playoffs, and now they’re headed to the Eastern Conference finals. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, and Stamkos and Ondrej ...

Habs beat Lightning, force Game 6

May 10, 2015

Habs beat Lightning, force Game 6

Devante Smith-Pelly and Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau found the openings they needed to help keep the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff hopes alive. Smith-Pelly got Montreal started and Parenteau scored the winner with 4:07 left in a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in ...

Lightning strike again, take 2-0 lead

May 4, 2015

Lightning strike again, take 2-0 lead

Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos ended his scoring drought and the Lightning’s power-play came to life with four goals — at the expense of the reeling Montreal Canadiens. Stamkos scored his first goal of the playoffs and Tampa Bay beat Montreal 6-2 on Sunday ...

Lightning top Habs in 2OT on disputed play

May 2, 2015

Lightning top Habs in 2OT on disputed play

Nikita Kucherov didn’t complain about a disallowed goal in the first overtime period. He just went out and scored in the second — and that one shouldn’t have counted, either. The Tampa Bay forward scored 2:06 into the second overtime — on a play ...

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Apr 30, 2015

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Lucky bounce or not, Petr Mrazek never saw the puck coming. The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home. Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie with a goal that kicked up over Detroit’s goalie ...

Lightning, Wings ready for Game 7

Apr 29, 2015

Lightning, Wings ready for Game 7

One more game in the first round of the NHL playoffs. One last chance to catch a memorable duel between Tampa Bay forward Tyler Johnson and Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek. Johnson and the Lightning host Mrazek and the Red Wings in Game 7 of ...

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

Apr 24, 2015

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent all season showing they could score goals in bunches, and with a first-round playoff series seemingly slipping away, Tyler Johnson led their most important flurry yet. Johnson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory ...

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

Mar 21, 2015

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

The Tampa Bay Lightning came through again in the third period to defeat a potential first-round playoff opponent. Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on ...