Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning

Keeping Score: Who Owns the Worst Playoff Meltdown? It Almost Has to Be the Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning were almost unstoppable this season, racing to 62 wins in 82 games and the best point total since the N.H.L.’s current system began in 2006. The Lightning scored 103 more goals than they surrendered, powered by Steven Stamkos’s 45. Other stars of the deep team were Nikita Kucherov, who led the…

N.H.L. Playoffs: First-Round Schedule and Results

Here are the matchups for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. All Times Eastern. (Series are best-of-seven; x-if necessary.) EASTERN CONFERENCE Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday: Columbus 4, Tampa Bay 3 Friday: Columbus 5, Tampa Bay 1 Sunday: Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 1 Tuesday: Tampa Bay at Columbus, 7 p.m.,…

The Lightning’s Record-Setting Season Seeks a Stanley Cup Capper

TORONTO — The former N.H.L. executive Brian Burke sat high in the stands at Scotiabank Arena last Thursday watching the Tampa Bay Lightning practice ahead of a game against the Maple Leafs. “They remind me of the Dallas Cowboys in their heyday,” said Burke, who won a Stanley Cup as general manager of the Anaheim…