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Kucherov, Stamkos and the Bolts are lighting it up
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The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to quite a start in the Eastern Conference, and Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are at the middle of it. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that on Monday, the linemates received recognition from the NHL for their efforts, with Kucherov being named the NHL’s second star for last […]

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Backup options limited for Penguins after waiving Antti Niemi
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Saturday’s 7-1 drubbing at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning was the last straw for the Pittsburgh Penguins and their need for Antti Niemi as a backup goaltender. On Monday, the 34-year-old Niemi was waived as general manager Jim Rutherford continues his search to give starter Matt Murray some help in goal. In three […]

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High-Scoring Stamkos, Kucherov Key Lightning's Fast Start
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Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have the Lightning off to an electric start. The duo combined for seven points in a 7-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, helping the Bolts tie their franchise-best start with a league-leading 7-1-1 record. For Stamkos, it was a night chock full of points—he tied a career mark […]

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Throwing Babcock a bone? Leafs bring back Roman Polak
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Mike Babcock nailed it when he described the Toronto Maple Leafs, at least at times, as dumb and fun. The Leafs currently lead the NHL with 37 goals, one more than the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning, despite Toronto playing one fewer game. Credit Babcock, then, with mostly embracing what makes this team tick.

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Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Penguins, 7-1
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov are making it look easy and the Tampa Bay Lightning are reaping the benefits. The Tampa Bay stars both extended their season-opening points streaks to nine games and the Lightning routed the two-time

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Blue Jackets look to flip power switch vs. torrid Kings
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are experiencing a power outage and crews are on the scene trying to fix the problem. In a 2-0 loss at home on Thursday to the Tampa Bay Lightning that ended a four-game winning streak, the crew failed miserably on the power play, going 0 of 3 and generating next to […]

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After Raising Fist During Anthem, Lightning's J.T. Brown Outlines Community Outreach Plan
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Tampa Bay Lightning winger J.T. Brown said he is shifting his focus from protesting during the national anthem to community outreach and outlined a plan to get involved with multiple organizations. Brown, one of roughly 30 black players in the NHL, became the first NHL player to protest during the anthem when he raised his […]

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J.T. Brown explains why he'll stop his anthem protest. And what's next.
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Since raising his fist during the national anthem in early October, J.T. Brown has been vocal about building relationships with those in the Tampa Bay community. On Wednesday, Brown told the hockey world what was next on his list. For starters, Brown will now no longer raise his fist during the national anthem. “I am […]

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Kucherov joins elite company with hot start, but Devils defeat Bolts
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The Nikita Kucherov Show continues. The Tampa Bay Lightning star forward maintained his torrid pace Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils, scoring his eighth goal of the season — in just his seventh game. The Bolts took the lead in the second period on goals from Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, but couldn’t hang on and […]

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Nikita Kucherov Continues Hot Start by Scoring in Sixth Straight Game for Lightning
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Nikita Kucherov joined some pretty big hockey names on Monday night with his first-period tally against the Red Wings in Detroit. The goal marked the sixth straight game with a goal to open the season for the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, making him just the fourth player in the last 30 years to accomplish the […]

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The Buzzer: Nikita Kucherov just keeps scoring goals
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The Tampa Bay Lightning have played six games this season. Forward Nikita Kucherov has scored a goal in all of them. With that win the Lightning now have the best record in the NHL, while Kucherov’s seven goals are the second most in the league, trailing only Alex Ovechkin (nine).

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Dose: Lightning Strikes Again
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Erik Karlsson is expected to make his 2017-18 debut for the Senators on Tuesday as he returns from a foot injury. Leon Draisaitl was placed on the injured reserve list with a concussion. The three stars of the week were Nikolaj Ehlers, Auston Matthews and Nicklas Backstrom.

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