TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There’s no panic in the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions are down 2-0 to the New York Rangers in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final but remain confident they have what it takes to climb back into the best-of-seven series.
DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson scored 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return to the net from an eye injury, and the Colorado Avalanche overcame a sluggish start to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of their playoff series with the Florida Panthers on the road last year.
They're halfway to a repeat performance.
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy remained red-hot with 34 saves and the Lightning topped the Panthers 4-1 in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored twice and added two assists, Victor Hedman had four assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a season high in goals in a 7-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
Buffalo Sabres (26-36-11, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (43-20-8, fourth in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay takes on Buffalo looking to break its three-game home slide.
Montreal Canadiens (18-39-11, eighth in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (43-18-6, second in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -340, Canadiens +264; over/under is 6.5
Chicago Blackhawks (24-34-10, seventh in the Central) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (42-18-6, third in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Lightning -319, Blackhawks +254; over/under is 6.5
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Ross Colton and Victor Hedman scored in the game's first six minutes, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made the early goals stand in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night that snapped a three-game skid.
Tampa Bay Lightning (37-12-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. Winnipeg Jets (24-22-10, sixth in the Central)
Winnipeg, Manitoba; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets host Tampa Bay after Victor Hedman scored two goals in the Lightning's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists, Tristan Jarry made 20 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Thursday night.
It was Malkin's 103rd career three-point game, which ranks fourth in team history behind Mario Lemieux (272), Sidney Crosby (155) and Jaromir Jagr (129).
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored in a 3:04 span of the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 6-3 on Tuesday night.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ondrej Palat had two goals and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning trounced the Columbus Blue Jackets 7-2 on Tuesday night to break a three-game losing streak.
Brayden Point added a goal and two assists for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who scored three power-play goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning (21-7-5, first in the Atlantic) vs. New York Rangers (20-8-4, first in the Metropolitan)
New York; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Steven Stamkos and Tampa Bay hit the ice against New York.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal on a third-period power play and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Tuesday night in the final NHL game before an extended holiday break.
TORONTO (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored early and set up Tampa Bay's final three goals as the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper earned his 400th career victory.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 17 saves in his 200th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Seattle Kraken 3-0 Friday night for their sixth win in seven games.
Steven Stamkos, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Ross Colton scored for Tampa Bay, which improved to 8-1-3 in November and has won three in a row.
DENVER (AP) — J.T. Compher scored three goals for his first career hat trick to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
The victory kept the Avalanche in the hunt for the Presidents’ Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the postseason...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikko Rantanen and J.T. Compher each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche won their fourth straight with a 4-3 victory over the St...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored the go-ahead goal with 6:06 remaining in a wild third period as the Colorado Avalanche regrouped to beat the Dallas Stars 6-4 in Game 3 on Wednesday night...