Andrei Vasilevskiy

Ovechkin scores career goal No. 594

Alex Ovechkin took aim from the office, then fired the wrister past Andrei Vasilevskiy for career goal No. 594.

Alex Ovechkin

Point scores 2 goals to help Lightning beat Capitals 4-2

Brayden Point scored two first-period goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots to earn his NHL-leading 35th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Ice Hockey

Point, Vasilevskiy lead Lightning to 4-2 win over Capitals

Brayden Point scored two first-period goals, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots to earn his NHL-leading 35th victory and the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Sports

Lightning strike early, hold on to beat Capitals

Brayden Point set the tone with two goals in the opening period and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in a battle of division leaders in the Eastern Conference at Capital One Arena on Tuesday night.<p>Nikita Kucherov, who leads the league with 78 points, and Chris Kunitz also …

Ice Hockey

The perfect format for Olympic hockey? Keep it 25 and under

The 2018 Winter Olympic men's hockey tournament is like asking for a glass of Mountain Dew and getting a warm glass of some generic supermarket …

Ice Hockey

Lightning at Capitals preview

The Capitals are 2-1-2 in their past five games and lead the second-place Pittsburgh Penguins by one point in the Metropolitan Division. The …

NHL

Tampa Bay Lightning should not pursue Erik Karlsson

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 28: Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) is congratulated by Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) and …

NHL

GAME DAY: Jets finish marathon home stand tonight vs. Kings

<b>Home Cookin'</b><p>The Jets improved to 23-5-2 at home this season with Sunday's win...The Jets have the most wins on home ice in the NHL this …

Ice Hockey

#CapsBolts Skate Shavings: Back Home, Sort Of

<b>New Arrival -</b> Defenseman Michal Kempny is the newest member of the Capitals. He arrived in town late on Monday, hours after the Caps obtained him …

Ice Hockey

New Jersey Devils: Nico Hischier Makes History In One Week

New Jersey Devils rookie Nico Hischier was named the first star of the week in the NHL. It was a history making moment after his insane production …

NHL

Olympians put hockey seasons on hold as teams play back home

<b>Be sure to visit NBCOlympics.com and NBC Olympic Talk for full hockey coverage from PyeongChang.</b><p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Ryan Donato would love …

Devante Smith-Pelly

Nick Ritchie an unlikely hero as Ducks win in 11-round shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nick Ritchie isn't one of the first players called upon for the Anaheim Ducks in a shootout.<p>He wasn't among the first 10 shooters …

Ice Hockey

Building like Lightning: 6 things to learn from Tampa Bay

On their recent road trip to the east coast, the Canucks saw first hand just how dominant the Tampa Bay Lightning can be. The NHL’s top team toyed …

NHL

Quick Shifts: Maple Leafs may already have their next JVR

<i>A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep.</i><b>1.</b> We asked Toronto Marlies graduate …

Ice Hockey

Big boys lead the way as Lightning cruises past Red Wings

TAMPA — The camouflage jersey, given to the Lightning player of the game, hung Thursday in the stall of captain Steven Stamkos.<p>But the prize easily …

Steven Stamkos

Devils top Lightning for key road victory

CLOSE<p>The Devils look to extend their winning streak to three games when they face the Lightning at Tampa, Florida on Saturday night.<p>TAMPA, Fla. – …

Ice Hockey

Vegas Golden Knights William Karlsson Sustaining Scoring Prowess

By now, nothing the Vegas Golden Knights accomplish should surprise you. Picked by virtually everybody to finish last, they’ve silenced the hockey …

Ice Hockey

Statistically Speaking: The rookies are getting it done

<i>Rookie Clayton Keller, Nico Hischier and Mathew Barzal lead their teams to victory; Ovechkin, Kucherov, Halak and more in Scott Cullen’s</i> …

NHL

Lightning beat Red Wings for 11th straight time, 4-1

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos scored twice, Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red …

Ice Hockey

Why Frederik Andersen deserves serious Hart Trophy consideration

The best goalie in the league? Probably not. But Andersen has been crucial to his team's success, and no goaltender has been peppered with more pucks.<p>…

Ice Hockey

Lightning vs. Red Wings: Projected lines, injuries, storylines

<b>Lines from Tuesday's game. Subject to change.</b><p><b>Forwards</b><br>Yanni Gourde - Steven Stamkos - Tyler Johnson<p>Alex Killorn - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov<p>Cory …

Ice Hockey

Thursday Night NHL Picks Parlay - Will Lightning Strike Wings Again?

Defying The Laws Of Mother Nature<p>There’s nothing like a rivalry to get the blood boiling, and there’s a couple of intense battles on tap for …

NHL

Full steam ahead for Jets after captain releases valve

OTTAWA — An Arctic studies course aimed at helping Prairie students become environmental scientists has been put on ice, as Churchill approaches nine …

Blake Wheeler

Lightning penalty kill problems a perfect storm

TAMPA — When Lightning coach Jon Cooper says the penalty kill has been a "sore subject" for some time, it's not a punch line.<p>This special teams unit …

NHL

Eric Stephens’ NHL power rankings (Feb. 13, 2018)

Gentlemen, charge up your cell phones.General managers are on the clock these days. Those who are presiding over real contenders are expected to …

NHL

How the Tampa Bay Lightning built a juggernaut out of spare parts

In a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 3 - their league-best 36th victory of the season - the Tampa Bay Lightning got goals from Victor …

NHL

Toronto Maple Leafs: William Nylander Steals the Show

The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning in a Nylander showcase.<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs topped the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Canadian Hockey

Nylander, Marner fueling Maple Leafs during hot streak

From Florida Panthers scout Peter Mahovlich, who won the Stanley Cup four times with the Montreal Canadiens, to former New Jersey Devils scouting …

Canadian Hockey

How to watch, live stream Lightning-Sabres

This is the second meeting of the season between the two Atlantic Division rivals and the final one that will be played in Buffalo. Tampa Bay won the …

Ice Hockey

#CapsJets Skate Shavings: Brothers Of The Road

It's been nearly two months since the Caps embarked on a "road trip" that had them away from the District for more than just a single night. …

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