9:10 PM EDT, Sat April 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago
Lightning-Devils: Grading Tampa Bay's clinching 3-1 victory in Game 3

Lightning-Devils: Grading Tampa Bay's clinching 3-1 victory in Game 3

TAMPA---Closers.That's what the Lightning looked like as it closed out the New Jersey Devils in five games with a 3-1 win Saturday.Nikita Kucherov's star power blazed again, the defense controlled the game and not even Jersey goaltender Cory
Tampa Bay Times 1 hour ago
Nikita Kucherov's goal sets Lightning playoff series scoring record

Nikita Kucherov's goal sets Lightning playoff series scoring record

TAMPA - After clinging to a 1-0 lead for more than two periods Saturday, the Lightning got a long-awaited cushion - and ultimately the winning goal-- when Nikita Kucherov scored with 7:33 left in the final period of a 3-1 victory against the Devils.Tampa Bay
CBC News 2 hours ago
Lightning lean on Vasilevskiy to send Devils packing

Lightning lean on Vasilevskiy to send Devils packing

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kucherov scored his 27th career post-season goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots as the top seed in the Eastern Conference beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Saturday to end the first-round series in five games.
Last Word on Hockey 3 hours ago
Tampa Bay Lightning Beat New Jersey Devils in Five Games

Tampa Bay Lightning Beat New Jersey Devils in Five Games

Saturday afternoon the Tampa Bay Lightning put the final nail in the New Jersey Devils hopes of making it out of the first round. The offensive threats of the NHL best record Lightning proved to be too much for the wild card Devils. Cory Schneider stood on his head for the first two periods. With the Lightning on multiple power plays to end the second and to start the third Schneider fended off shot after shot to hold Tampa to a 1-0 lead. The lead increased to 2-0 late in the third period on another Nikita Kucherov goal. Despite that, the Devils powered one in after pulling the goalie to pull...
Second City Hockey 6 hours ago
2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: April 21 open thread

2018 Stanley Cup playoffs: April 21 open thread

Here’s your place to discuss all the action. There are three Stanley Cup playoff games on the schedule for Saturday, including two elimination games. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins can both advance to the second round with a win on home ice in their respective series. Both teams won their Game 4s with a 3-1 road victory. The New Jersey Devils, who are in the postseason for the first time since 2012, will need to shut down the Lightning’s dynamic offense led by forward Nikita Kucherov, who has nine points (four goals, five assists) in the playoffs, to avoid elimination....
All About The Jersey Apr 20, 2018
4/20/18: The Brink Edition

4/20/18: The Brink Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links The Devils scored first, but couldn’t do much after that, and dropped Game 4 3-1 on Wednesday, meaning Game 5, on Saturday, is an elimination game. The Devils have been, as every sports publication describes it when your opposition has won three games in a series, PUSHED TO THE BRINK. [The Record] [NJ.com] Lightning star Nikita Kucherov didn’t face any discipline, in-game or after, for his hit that knocked Sami Vatanen out of the game. [NJ.com] Sami’s status ahead of Game 5 is unclear. The team says he has an upper body injury: #NJDevils:...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
NHL makes right call in not suspending Lightning's Nikita Kucherov

NHL makes right call in not suspending Lightning's Nikita Kucherov

The NHL got it right.Nikita Kucherov, the Lightning's top scorer and best player so far in these playoffs, will play Saturday's Game 5 against New Jersey. He's not going to be suspended for his vicious hit on a Devils player in Tampa Bay's Game 4 victory on Wednesday. That's good news for
Tampa Bay Times Apr 19, 2018
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Nikita Kucherov scores two goals and delivers some big hits as the Lightning beats the Devils, 3-1, in a physical Game 4 that pushes Tampa Bay to within one win of-clinching the series.Meanwhile, the Rays beat the Rangers to as Jake Faria pitches well and Alex Colome overcomes some
www.bostonherald.com Apr 18, 2018
Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Angry after losing a playoff game, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning took out their ire on the New Jersey Devils.Not only did the Lightning defeat New Jersey 3-1 on Wednesday to move within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one, Kucherov was a one-man demolition man.The NHL's No. 3 scorer this season scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenseman, Sami Vatanen, out of the game with a big hit in the opening period."Kuch tonight flexed his muscles," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "He's pretty...
Sportsnet.ca Apr 18, 2018
Kucherov leads the way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

Kucherov leads the way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey’s top defenceman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils’ first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.
CBC News Apr 18, 2018
Lightning edge Devils as Nikita Kucherov scores pair

Lightning edge Devils as Nikita Kucherov scores pair

A feisty Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenceman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one with a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 14, 2018
Lightning-Devils: Why the Game 2 breaks went Tampa Bay's way

Lightning-Devils: Why the Game 2 breaks went Tampa Bay's way

TAMPA - There was Nikita Kucherov, racing up the left boards, drawing Kyle Palmieri of the New Jersey Devils to him and leaving what Kucherov thought would be the front of the net open for Steven Stamkos.It looked like one of those Grade-A scoring chances the Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Times Apr 13, 2018
Can the Lightning's scoring depth overwhelm New Jersey? It did in Game 1

Can the Lightning's scoring depth overwhelm New Jersey? It did in Game 1

TAMPA : The Devils had their top checking line on the Lightning's line of Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and J.T. Miller during Game 1 on Thursday and it worked until Kucherov's empty-netter in the waning seconds put the finishing touch on the
Die By The Blade Apr 7, 2018
Recap: Sabres Drop High Scoring Game to the Bolts

Recap: Sabres Drop High Scoring Game to the Bolts

It was an entertaining game, but the Sabres drop a 7-5 decision to Tampa Bay With time short this will be a quick version recap of the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning game last night. Period 1 Sabres Goal Scorers: Casey Mittelstadt (1) (PPG) assisted by Marco Scandella and Evan Rodrigues - 2:57 | Alex Nylander (1) assisted by Brendan Guhle and Rasmus Ristolainen - 6:32 Sabres Shots on Goal: 9 Lightning Goal Scorers: Anthony Cirelli (4) assisted by Yanni Gourde - 0:30 | Nikita Kucherov (39) unassisted - 4:35 | Yanni Gourde (25) assisted by Alex Killorn - 9:40 Lightning Shots on Goal:...
Sportsnet.ca Apr 6, 2018
Lightning take 2-point in Altantic after win over Sabres

Lightning take 2-point in Altantic after win over Sabres

Nikita Kucherov became the second player in the NHL to reach 100 points this season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning took a two-point lead in the Atlantic Division by beating the Buffalo Sabres 7-5 Friday night.

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