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Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp: Goaltending, lineup, injuries, more

But now that fall is officially set to begin on Thursday, it’s also time for training camps around the NHL to open, as we look ahead to opening night of the season on Oct. 11. To help get you ready for the next few weeks — as teams decide on which players make the roster, […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning trade D Ryan McDonagh to Nashville Predators after ‘an incredible five years’

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators on Sunday to clear space under the NHL salary cap. The Predators sent defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Grant Mismash to the Lightning for the 33-year-old McDonagh, who waived his no-trade clause to make the deal happen. McDonagh has four more seasons […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning denied three-peat by Colorado Avalanche but adamant ‘it’s not the end of our run’

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning fell short of the first Stanley Cup three-peat since 1983 — but they don’t believe their dynasty has crumbled. “Who said we’re done?” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said after his team’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night. […]

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2022 Stanley Cup Final: Who wins Game 6 of Avalanche-Lightning?

The Stanley Cup Final will last at least six games this year after the Tampa Bay Lightning won Game 5 3-2, keeping the Colorado Avalanche away from the Cup for at least two more days. Game 6 is Sunday in Tampa (8 ET, ABC and ESPN+). With Colorado leading the series 3-2, what are the […]

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2022 Stanley Cup Final: Best moments, scenes and breakdown of Tampa Bay Lightning-Colorado Avalanche Game 5

The Stanley Cup has left the building. The Colorado Avalanche looked to close it out against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 but faced a difficult challenge all night. Jan Rutta scored early for the Lightning, forcing the Avalanche to play catch-up. Valeri Nichushkin managed to do just that in the second period, but […]

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2022 Stanley Cup Final: What we learned in Game 5 as the Tampa Bay Lightning extend the series to Game 6

The Stanley Cup was in the building. The fans were buzzing. The Colorado Avalanche were on the precipice of a third championship. Then the game started, and the Tampa Bay Lightning displayed the resilience that has carried them to back-to-back Cups, and on to Game 6 in their quest for a three-peat. Their 3-2 win […]

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs: Eastern Conference finals takeaways after two games

The Tampa Bay Lightning entered their Eastern Conference finals matchup against the New York Rangers after a well-executed sweep of the Florida Panthers and as a well-rested team, getting nine days off between series. Two games into this series, the Lightning have failed to execute offensively, looking rusty and out of sync against a Rangers […]

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New York Rangers hand Tampa Bay Lightning first consecutive playoff losses since 2019

The two-time Stanley Cup champions had won 18 straight games following a loss in the Stanley Cup playoffs, last losing consecutive games in April 2019. Those losses came during a sweep by the Columbus Blue Jackets, which was the last time the Lightning were down 2-0 in a series before the Rangers’ 3-2 win on […]

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New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal fined $2,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during loss to Toronto Maple Leafs

The NHL’s department of player safety announced the supplemental discipline Monday. While sitting on the bench with about four minutes left in the third period, Barzal tugged at the jersey of Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner and held on to him for a couple of seconds to obstruct him from following the play. Marner on […]

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Seattle Kraken expansion draft protected lists, available players

The Seattle Kraken are joining the NHL for the 2021-22 season and will play in the Pacific Division. The front office and coaching staff have taken shape, and Climate Pledge Arena is on track to be ready, but the team needs players. The Kraken will select one player each from 30 NHL teams, as the […]

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