Blue Jackets edge closer to sweep

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 15, 2019

Blue Jackets edge closer to sweep

Sergei Bobrovsky has the Columbus Blue Jackets on the brink of sweeping a playoff series that hardly anyone thought they could win. The Russian goalie shut the door when the Tampa Bay Lightning made a desperate late surge on Sunday night, preserving a 3-1 win ...

Lightning ties NHL record with 62nd win

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 7, 2019

Lightning ties NHL record with 62nd win

The Tampa Bay Lightning won their NHL record-tying 62nd game, getting a shorthanded goal by Steven Stamkos during a three-goal second period in their 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale. Nikita Kucherov, Anthony Cirelli, Erik Cernak and Braydon ...

Lightning win fourth straight

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 17, 2017

Lightning win fourth straight

Dynamic forward Nikita Kucherov scored twice Monday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Kucherov barely touched the puck on the decisive goal, but he did enough to deflect it past Jimmy Howard with 18:13 remaining ...

Streit scores in Pens debut

More Sports / Ice Hockey Mar 4, 2017

Streit scores in Pens debut

Mark Streit was dealt from Philadelphia to Tampa Bay to Pittsburgh in the span of a few hours at the trade deadline on Wednesday. If his head was swimming, it hardly showed. The veteran defenseman wasted little time making an impression with the Penguins, scoring ...

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jul 21, 2016

Two-time Stanley Cup winner Richards retires

Forward Brad Richards is retiring after 15 NHL seasons during which he established a reputation for offensive consistency and won two Stanley Cup championships. Following one season with Detroit, the 36-year-old announced his retirement in a two-page release issued by the NHL Players' Association on ...

Penguins force decisive Game 7

More Sports / Ice Hockey May 25, 2016

Penguins force decisive Game 7

The Pittsburgh Penguins made good on Evgeni Malkin's pledge to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that ...

Lightning edge Penguins

More Sports / Ice Hockey May 21, 2016

Lightning edge Penguins

Ninety minutes before the opening faceoff, Jon Cooper talked about what the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to do to get back on track in the Eastern Conference finals. "We've got to play better," the coach said. "That's it." Ryan Callahan provided an early spark, Andrei Vasilevskiy ...