Marchand strikes quickly to lift Bruins in OT

Mar 9, 2016

Marchand strikes quickly to lift Bruins in OT

After 60 scoreless minutes, Brad Marchand needed just seconds to lift Boston to the win. Marchand scored 10 seconds into overtime, Jonas Gustavsson made 42 saves and the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of Atlantic Division ...

Lightning edge Maple Leafs for seventh straight victory

Mar 1, 2016

Lightning edge Maple Leafs for seventh straight victory

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended a grueling stretch of their season by getting a piece of first place in the Atlantic Division. Tyler Johnson scored twice and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Monday night for their seventh straight victory. Tampa ...

Streaking Lightning down Coyotes

Feb 24, 2016

Streaking Lightning down Coyotes

Steven Stamkos is scoring and the Lightning are playing like Eastern Conference champions again. Tampa Bay’s captain had a goal in his fourth consecutive game, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Lightning won their fourth straight by beating the Arizona Coyotes 2-1 on ...

Lightning light up Penguins

Feb 6, 2016

Lightning light up Penguins

The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories. Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win. ...

NHL bans Wideman 20 games for hit on ref

Feb 4, 2016

NHL bans Wideman 20 games for hit on ref

The NHL barred Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after he knocked ...

Surging Lightning edge Maple Leafs

Jan 28, 2016

Surging Lightning edge Maple Leafs

Andrei Vasilevskiy had an outstanding performance with his parents watching him live for the first time in an NHL game. Vasilevskiy made 30 saves, Steven Stamkos scored his 21st goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 on Wednesday night. ...

Panthers stop Lightning's win streak at seven

Jan 24, 2016

Panthers stop Lightning's win streak at seven

The Florida Panthers are proving they are one of the elite teams in the NHL. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist, sending the Panthers to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay that ended the Lightning’s seven-game winning streak Saturday night. After drubbing ...

Tampa Bay ends Chicago's 12-game win streak

Jan 22, 2016

Tampa Bay ends Chicago's 12-game win streak

Anton Stralman insisted the surging Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t derive any extra satisfaction out of beating the Chicago Blackhawks to end a franchise-record 12-game winning streak for the defending Stanley Cup champions. “No, not really,” the veteran defenseman said after the Lightning extended a ...

Namestnikov lifts Lightning

Jan 16, 2016

Namestnikov lifts Lightning

Lightning5Penguins 4 Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper didn’t want to jinx the defending Eastern Conference champion’s best stretch of the season. “Let’s not talk about that,” Cooper said with a smile after Vladislav Namestnikov completed a hat trick in overtime and the Lightning ...

Islanders make power play count

Nov 29, 2015

Islanders make power play count

The New York Islanders had struggled to score on road power plays so far this season. Not so much on Saturday night. John Tavares scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period, and the Islanders held on for a 3-2 victory over the ...

Panthers' Luongo posts 69th career shutout

Nov 17, 2015

Panthers' Luongo posts 69th career shutout

Aaron Ekblad and the Florida Panthers benefited from a little last-minute luck against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ekblad scored with 20.2 seconds left to give the Panthers a 1-0 win over the Lightning on Monday night. Ekblad shot from the point and the puck ...