Lighting beat Islanders to reach Stanley Cup Finals

Ice Hockey Sep 18, 2020

Lighting beat Islanders to reach Stanley Cup Finals

Five years after socially distancing from the Prince of Wales Trophy and losing in the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning got their hands on and arms around it to embrace their Eastern Conference championship. Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime and Tampa Bay beat ...

Islanders stay alive with 2OT win over Lightning

Ice Hockey Sep 16, 2020

Islanders stay alive with 2OT win over Lightning

Jordan Eberle scored on a two-on-one break 12:30 into the second overtime and the New York Islanders avoided elimination with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday night. Semyon Varlamov stopped 36 shots and ...

Lightning demolish Islanders to open East finals

Horse Racing Sep 8, 2020

Lightning demolish Islanders to open East finals

Brayden Point and the well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning resembled a refreshed team eager to come off an extended break after switching cities in the NHL playoff bubble. The New York Islanders, on the other hand, looked predictably travel- and game-weary. Point scored twice and added three ...

Islanders smash Flyers in Game 7 to reach East finals

Ice Hockey Sep 6, 2020

Islanders smash Flyers in Game 7 to reach East finals

Coach Barry Trotz has spent the past two seasons attempting to instill a team-first, all-in identity with the New York Islanders. No more was that evident than Saturday night, when the Islanders handily confronted their biggest test of the year — decades perhaps — in ...

Lightning edge Bruins in overtime to win Game 2

More Sports / Ice Hockey Aug 26, 2020

Lightning edge Bruins in overtime to win Game 2

The pressure of overtime hardly fazes the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have been as resilient as any team in the NHL playoffs. Ondrej Palat scored less than five minutes into yet another extra period for the second-seeded Lightning, who beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on ...

NHL commentator withdraws from playoffs after sexism backlash

Ice Hockey Aug 23, 2020

NHL commentator withdraws from playoffs after sexism backlash

Mike Milbury is stepping away from broadcasting the rest of the NHL playoffs after his on-air comment that there were no women in the league's quarantined bubble to disrupt concentration drew widespread criticism. The former player, coach and general manager released a statement through NBC ...

Flyers celebrate first postseason series win since 2012

Ice Hockey Aug 22, 2020

Flyers celebrate first postseason series win since 2012

Jill Biden tweeted a photo of a cardboard cutout of her husband and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wearing a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. There are plenty of high hopes for the fall out of one snapshot — and the early returns look good for ...