BriseBois talks Lightning chance for three-peat in sit-down with

MANALAPAN, Florida — Julien BriseBois’ philosophy in advance of the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline on March 21 was simple and straightforward. “When you’re a top team and you consider that you are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender now, you’re looking for any ways of improving your team and your odds of being successful,” the Tampa … Read more

Lightning defeat Blackhawks, gain in Atlantic Division race

TAMPA — Ross Colton had two goals and an assist for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 5-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena on Friday. Steven Stamkos and Brayden Point Each had a goal and an assist, and Nikita Kucherov and Nicholas Paul each had two assists for the Lightning (43-18-6), who … Read more

Screen Shots: Abruzese, Tampa’s Struggles and Anaheim’s Post-Deadline World

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Once again, it’s time for a Screen Shots column. Here, we break down a few hockey topics into smaller bites for your reading pleasure. On we go: – The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Saturday they’d signed forward Nick Abruzese to a two-year, entry-level contract. The NCAA star at Harvard University captained … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more

NHL Buzz: Wood makes season debut for Devils against Canadiens

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, will have you covered with the latest news. New Jersey Devils Miles Wood made his season debut for the Devils against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday. The forward had been out since sustaining a right hip injury during a preseason game that required surgery Nov. … Read more

Pastrnak’s Hat Trick Caps Lindholm’s Bruins Debut

BOSTON – David Pastrnak will generate most of the Friday morning headlines. The winger potted his 12th career hat trick, including the winning tally with 4:10 remaining, to pace the Bruins to a massive 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night at TD Garden, a triumph that moved Boston past the Bolts … Read more

Need to Know: Bruins vs. Lightning

BOSTON – Despite optimism that Patrice Bergeron would return to the lineup for the Bruins’ showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston’s captain received “bad news” on Thursday morning and will miss his fourth consecutive game with an elbow infection. Bergeron, who returned to practice in full on Wednesday, did not receive clearance from doctors … Read more

Wild, Avs, Rangers among the winners at NHL trade deadline

Marc-Andre Fleury may have been the biggest winner at the NHL trade deadline, getting dealt by the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks to the potentially contending Minnesota Wild. Minnesota acquired the biggest name available on Monday, adding a three-time Stanley Cup winner. The bold move boosts the Wild’s chances of making the playoffs and perhaps making a … Read more

NHL On Tap: Hurricanes host Lightning trying to end four-game skid

Hurricanes seek to end skid against rival Lightning The Carolina Hurricanes have lost a season-high four games in a row heading into their home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday (7 pm ET; SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, BSSO, BSSUN, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). Carolina (41-15-6) is 0-3-1 in a stretch where it plays eight … Read more

Atlantic Division teams fill needs at 2022 NHL Trade Deadline

Mark Giordano was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs from the Seattle Kraken. Giordano won the Norris Trophy in 2019 as the best defenseman in the NHL while playing for the Calgary Flames and is expected to fill a top-four role. Claude Girouxa forward with 900 points (291 goals, 609 assists) in 1,000 NHL games … Read more