2022 Stanley Cup Final – Bettor sweating Colorado Avalanche for a second parlay predicting Super Bowl, Stanley Cup and NBA finals winners

It was Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas, and drinks were flowing at a private party for VIPs inside a Japanese restaurant at the Bellagio. High-rollers were betting shots of Fireball on whether the next play in Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be a run or pass. … Read more

2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Maple Leafs vs. Lightning first-round preview

(2A) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (3A) Tampa Bay Lightning Maple Leaves: 54-21-7, 115 points Lightning: 51-23-8, 110 points season-series: TOR 2-2-0; TB 2-1-1 Match 1: Monday (7:30 p.m. ET, Scotiabank Arena: ESPN2, CBC, SN, TVAS, BSSUN) The Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning will meet in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time. … Read more

Lightning lose to Blue Jackets, fail to clinch third in Atlantic

COLUMBUS — The Tampa Bay Lightning failed to clinch third place in the Atlantic Division, losing 5-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. The Lightning are one point ahead of the Boston Bruins with one game remaining for each. Tampa Bay plays at the New York Islanders on Friday, when Boston … Read more

Stamkos reaches 100 points, Lightning defeats Blue Jackets

TAMPA — Steven Stammos reached 100 points for the first time in his NHL career when he had two goals and two assists for the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 4-1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Stamkos has 39 goals and 62 assists in 79 games this season. The … Read more

Super 16: Panthers No. 1 in power rankings for second straight week

The Avalanche were No. 1 for 12 straight weeks before the Panthers knocked them out last week. They are No. 2 again this week. The Calgary Flames moved up two spots to No. 4 and the Tampa Bay Lightning three to No. 6. The New York Rangers are down four spots and sitting at No. … Read more

PREVIEW: Blue Jackets, Bolts travel to Columbus to finish two-game set

Well, figuratively, that is. Columbus is banged-up heading into the final two games of the season, with regulars Boone Jenner, Patrick Laine, Sean CuralyAlexander Texier, Adam Boqvist and joonas korpisalo out of the lineup. The list of the walking wounded nearly got longer during Tuesday night’s game at Tampa Bay, as defensemen Zach Werenski (puck … Read more

Lightning score eight, end Panthers’ 13-game winning streak

SUNRISE, Fla. — Nikita Kucherov had two goals and three assists when the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Florida Panthers’ team-record 13-game winning streak with an 8-4 victory at FLA Live Arena on Sunday. The Panthers, who set their record with a 3-2 overtime victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, lost for the … Read more

PREVIEW: Blue Jackets begin home-and-home with Lightning

The Blue Jackets are facing stiff opposition to finish the 2021-22 season, a four-game gauntlet against some of the best teams and most notable names in the sport. It’s one last chance to see how a team that iced five rookies Sunday measures up against the best in the game, not to mention an invaluable … Read more

Lightning focus on Stanley Cup three-peat bid during White House visit

WASHINGTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning spent Monday at the White House reflecting on their 2020 and 2021 Stanley Cup championships but also thinking ahead to what comes next. With the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs a week away, Tampa Bay’s focus is on trying to become the first team to win the Stanley … Read more