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05:00  15 march  2019
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Kucherov ties Tampa single-season points mark in 5-2 win

Kucherov ties Tampa single-season points mark in 5-2 win TAMPA, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov tied the Tampa Bay Lightning's single-season points record with a pair of assists to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.Kucherov's two points give him 108 on the season to tie the single-season mark set by Vincent Lecavalier in the 2006-07 season when he finished with 52 goals and 58 assists. The league-leading Lightning improved to 14-1-2 in the past 17 games. BOX SCORE: LIGHTNING 5, JETS 2 Steven Stamkos scored his 34th goal of the season and 382nd of his career and is one shy of tying Lecavalier's career franchise record.

After Stamkos tied Vincent Lecavalier for the Lightning team record with 112 power-play goals, Sheary and Kucherov traded goals later in the second. Rust scored on the power play to cut the deficit to 4 -3 with 5 :36 to go in the period. Koekkoek got his first goal, coming in his 43rd game, 6:07 into the

Steven Stamkos paced the Lightning 's offense with four points and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots as Tampa Bay cruised to a 6-1 victory.

Stamkos ties Lecavalier as Lightning rally past Detroit 5-4© The Associated Press Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Detroit. Tampa Bay won 5-4. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

DETROIT — Steven Stamkos tied Vincent Lecavalier for Tampa Bay's career lead in goals, Nikita Kucherov scored twice in the third period and the Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Thursday night.

The Red Wings led 3-0 in the second when Stamkos scored on the power play to start Tampa Bay's comeback. His 383rd goal pulled him even with Lecavalier, and the NHL-leading Lightning weren't done. The league's highest-scoring team added four goals in the third, with Kucherov and Tyler Johnson scoring 26 seconds apart to give Tampa Bay the lead with 11:10 remaining. Kucherov made it 5-3 with 3:22 left.

Lightning top Coyotes 4-1 to clinch Presidents' Trophy

Lightning top Coyotes 4-1 to clinch Presidents' Trophy Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. The Lightning, who have 116 points, will have home-ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs. BOX SCORE: LIGHTNING 4, COYOTES 1 Stamkos became the franchise leader in goals with his 384th. Victor Hedman added his 10th goal of the season and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots. Anthony Cirelli scored his fifth short-handed goal of the season while Yanni Gourde notched his 20th goal of the season.

Steven Stamkos tied the game late in the 3rd and Yanni Gourde potted the game-winning goal in the Lightning 's 4 -3 overtime win.

Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Lightning rally past Capitals in overtime. TAMPA (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the NHL’s top scorer and rallied from a Grubauer made several strong saves, including Steven Stamkos ’ left circle drive, during an early third


Brayden Point also scored early in the third for the Lightning. Madison Bowey, Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader and Michael Rasmussen scored for the Red Wings, who lost for the 12th time in 13 games. Tampa Bay tied its franchise record of 54 wins, set last season.

Bowey opened the scoring in the first with a shot from just inside the blue line. It was only the second goal of the young defenseman's career and his first since arriving last month in a trade with Washington.

The Lightning had plenty of time in the offensive zone in the first period, but the Red Wings were dangerous on the counter. Helm struck while Detroit was short-handed, breaking in on a 2-on-1 and beating goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy for his 100th career goal.

Stamkos, Tavares not sold on NHL playoff format

Stamkos, Tavares not sold on NHL playoff format Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos and Toronto Maple Leafs star John Tavares chimed in on Monday regarding one of the hottest topics among NHL fans and media - the league's playoff format. When asked about the structure, Stamkos used the Lightning's Atlantic Division rivals as a prime example of the division-based format hurting some of the league's top teams. "I don’t think it’s an advantage to Toronto or Boston (who will likely meet in the first round),'' Stamkos said, according to the Toronto Star's Kevin McGran.

Vincent "Vinny" Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played seventeen seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1998 and 2016. Vincent Lecavalier was the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2000–2001 season and between

Join the Lightning on Feb. 10 as we honor the career of Vincent Lecavalier and retire his number 4 Arguably the biggest goal of Lecavalier 's career came in the Lightning 's second round playoff series Lecavalier took a feed from Dave Andrechyuk in front of the goal and jammed the puck past

Early in the second, Abdelkader slipped behind the Tampa Bay defense and scored to make it 3-0, but Stamkos answered with his 35th goal of the season, beating goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot from the left circle.

Point's 38th of the season cut the lead to one early in the third, then Kucherov tied it on a slap shot just 4 seconds into a Tampa Bay power play. Johnson made it 4-3 almost immediately thereafter, and Kucherov added his 35th of the season, beating Howard from in tight.

Rasmussen scored on a scramble in front to bring the Red Wings back within one with 1:42 remaining.

NOTES: The Lightning also matched a franchise record with their 25th road win of the season. ... Kucherov posted his NHL-leading 34th multipoint game.


Lightning: Host the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

Red Wings: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon.


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NHL on NBCSN: Bruins more than managing without Pastrnak Coverage of Lightning-Bruins begins at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here. A lot of ink has been spilled this year on the record-setting Tampa Bay Lightning, and for good reason. They win basically all of the time, they have the guy who’s running away with the Hart and the other guy who’s running away with the Vezina. They haven’t lost a game in their past 10 outings and have points in their past 14. There’s plenty to write home about here. But not lost on the rest of the NHL is how well the Boston Bruins have been playing as of late.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates with goalie Peter Budaj (31) after the Lightning defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5 -2 during Barclay Goodrow scored a short-handed goal with just over eight minutes to play in regulation, tying it at 4 and completing the Sharks' rally from a

Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos each had a power-play goal and an assist for the Lightning Hall tied the game 1-all with an unassisted goal at 12:24. Vasilevskiy made an excellent stop on a The puck was misplayed by the Lightning and went to Hall between the circles and he ripped a shot past


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