Coyotes carry momentum into matchup with Lightning

Riding high after one of their best wins of the season, the Arizona Coyotes will look to keep up the momentum Tuesday night when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning to open a five-game homestand in Tempe, Ariz. The Coyotes took care of business in the Nevada desert Saturday night, forging their first shutout this season while taking down the reigning Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights 2-0. In a defensive-oriented matchup, Arizona goaltender Connor

With Andrei Vasilevskiy back, Lightning take on Avs

Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy led the Tampa Bay Lightning to three straight Stanley Cup Finals, winning the Cup twice and then losing to Colorado in 2022, so his absence for the first 20 games this season was felt. Tampa Bay has found some momentum, and now Vasilevskiy is back. He won his first start of the season, 8-2 at Carolina on Friday, and he will be in net when the Lightning visit the Avalanche on Monday

Goaltending in flux for ‘Canes, Andrei Vasilevsky to start for Lightning

It has been a good stretch for the Carolina Hurricanes, but oddly they might have more questions than answers. They could be down another goalie when the Tampa Bay Lightning visits for Friday night’s game in Raleigh, N.C. With Carolina goalie Frederik Andersen already out an undetermined length of time with a medical condition, the situation at that position became more concerning when Antti Raanta left after one period Wednesday night in a 6-3 victory

Jets, Lightning enter matchup riding 3-game win streaks

After the Winnipeg Jets finished their five-game homestand Saturday with a 5-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes, it is unlikely coach Rick Bowness’ club wanted any time off. The Jets, who went 4-1-0 in that stint, are as far away from home as they can be when they open a three-game trip through the southern United States with a match at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Following that game, they will visit the Florida

Lightning solve third-period woes, now face Bruins

The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Boston Bruins Monday night knowing they have finally conquered one of their biggest nemeses this season — the third period. On Saturday afternoon, the Lightning spotted the Edmonton Oilers a 2-0 lead in the first period but rallied back, eventually winning 6-4 to break a three-game home losing streak. In the win, coach Jon Cooper’s team beat the dreaded third period, which had been an enormous hurdle to overcome,

Lightning, Oilers out to build on the positive

The Tampa Bay Lightning return home for a three-game series, starting with Saturday afternoon’s clash with Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, and hope to continue the trend from Thursday’s win in Chicago. Against the Blackhawks and phenom Connor Bedard, they righted the ship a bit, getting a third-period goal from Victor Hedman and earning a split in the season series with the Central Division club in a 4-2 win. The victory was much needed,

Connor Bedard, Blackhawks to test struggling Lightning

The Chicago Blackhawks are back from a trip to Florida, refreshed after three days off and ready to play five home games over the next seven outings. They also return with Connor Bedard appearing to have taken great strides in his development as an NHL superstar-in-the-making, as the 18-year-old seems to get more comfortable by the game. For the third time in a week, Chicago will face a team from the Sunshine State as it

Blues halt power-play funk, now try to keep Lightning down

The St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning have been heading in opposite directions going into their Tuesday night matchup. The Blues have won back-to-back games, including an 8-2 rout of the host Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, and four of their past five coming into this meeting in St. Louis. Meanwhile, the Lightning have lost two straight games, including a 4-0 setback against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, and are just 2-3-2 in their past

Lightning out to limit mistakes vs. road-weary Hurricanes

The fact that Tampa Bay finally took a home loss in regulation on Thursday was not the issue for the Lightning. It was how it all went down. The Lightning, who host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, saw Chicago rookie Connor Bedard turn in his best career performance in just over one period of play as the Blackhawks stormed back from two early deficits in a 5-3 win. Bedard, 18, posted two goals and two

Lightning happy to be done with road trip, host Blackhawks

On an evening when two players had memorable outings, the Tampa Bay Lightning closed out an erratic four-game road trip in Montreal on Tuesday with a win before a brief two-game homestand. Tampa Bay will host the young Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night — two clubs who famously met in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. The Lightning lost that championship series in six games, and there was no Cup-like celebration in the Tampa Bay dressing