NHL to open season with Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers rematch

NHL to open season with Tampa Bay Lightning-New York Rangers rematch

The NHL will open its 2022-23 regular season on Oct. 11 with a heavyweight double-header, featuring an Eastern Conference Final rematch between Tampa Bay and the New York Rangers and Pacific Division clash of Los Angeles and Vegas. That and more was revealed Wednesday afternoon when the NHL unveiled its entire schedule for the upcoming … Read more

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s … Read more

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

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. … Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point to miss fourth straight Stanley Cup Final game

Tampa Bay Lightning's Brayden Point to miss fourth straight Stanley Cup Final game

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said he expects to go with the same lineup in Game 6 that he used in Game 5, meaning center Brayden Point will miss his fourth straight game of the Stanley Cup Final. Point skated with the team again ahead of Sunday night’s Game 6 in … Read more

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

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

The Stanley Cup is in the building. The Colorado Avalanche lead the best-of-seven series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-1. The Avs could close out the series and keep the Cup in the building in Friday’s Game 5. 1 Related Game 4, which ended in a 3-2 Colorado overtime win, did not come without controversy. … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Can the Avs clinch on home ice? Previewing what could be a deciding Game 5

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Can the Avs clinch on home ice? Previewing what could be a deciding Game 5

7:00 AM ET ESPN-staff The 2022 Stanley Cup Final could be decided Friday night in Denver, with the Colorado Avalanche holding a 3-1 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Who needs to step up for the Lightning to force the series back to Tampa? Who is the Conn Smythe favourite? Will the Avs lift the … Read more

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper questions if Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri’s OT winner should have counted

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper questions if Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri's OT winner should have counted

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper held a short, tense news conference after their Stanley Cup Final Game 4 loss on Wednesday night during which he questioned the legality of Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri’s game-winning goal in overtime. Cooper rambled for a minute on his love of the NHL and his … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – Best moments, scenes and breakdown from Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4

2022 Stanley Cup Final - Best moments, scenes and breakdown from Colorado Avalanche-Tampa Bay Lightning Game 4

The Tampa Bay Lightning looked like they were poised to tie things up in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche, but the Avs had other plans. 2 Related Tampa Bay went up 1-0 less than a minute into the first period, as Anthony Cirelli put one in after another shot knocked Darcy … Read more

Colorado Avalanche pull Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final, noncommittal on goalie’s status for Game 4 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Colorado Avalanche pull Darcy Kuemper from Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final, noncommittal on goalie's status for Game 4 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. — The Colorado Avalanche faced a critical decision in the crease after starter Darcy Kuemper was pulled from a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night. Kuemper allowed five goals on 22 shots before getting the hook midway through the second period. … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Final – How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

2022 Stanley Cup Final - How Game 3 impacts the rest of the series as Lightning strike back at Avalanche with 6-2 victory

TAMPA, Fla. — What a difference 48 hours and a venue change makes. Facing a 2-0 deficit in the 2022 Stanley Cup Final — and coming off a 7-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche that felt even more lopsided than that score — the Tampa Bay Lightning returned home and threw an epic counterpunch, skating … Read more