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Blackhawks edge Lightning for 3-2 series lead

Tampa, FL ( - Antoine Vermette scored the deciding goal early in the third period to place the Blackhawks within one game of winning the Stanley Cup. Corey Crawford made 31 saves in another stellar performance to lift Chicago to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Finals on Saturday. Patrick Sharp also scored ... Read More »

Blackhawks hold off Lightning in Game 4, tie series at 2-2

Chicago, IL ( - Brandon Saad put the Blackhawks ahead for good in the third period and his teammates held off a frantic late push from the Lightning to even the Stanley Cup Finals at two games apiece. Corey Crawford provided a solid performance in net, making 24 saves to lift Chicago to a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in ... Read More »

Paquette, Bishop lift Lightning past Blackhawks in Game 3

Chicago, IL ( - Cedric Paquette scored the deciding goal late in regulation and Ben Bishop battled in net as the Lightning willed their way to an all-important victory in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Bishop made 36 saves to backstop Tampa Bay to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center Monday night. The Lightning ... Read More »

Rangers F Zuccarello suffered brain injury

New York, NY ( - The New York Rangers offered their end-of- season injury updates on Monday, with one alarming diagnosis. Forward Mats Zuccarello, who was pronounced out indefinitely with an upper body injury late in the first round, was later found to have suffered a brain contusion. While revealing the injury is not yet completely healed, the club expects ... Read More »

End of the Line for St. Louis?

When the final horn sounded Friday night at Madison Square Garden, every player wearing a New York Rangers sweater had to accept a difficult truth. The Rangers came up short in their bid to make it back to the Stanley Cup Finals for a second straight season, getting blanked 2-0 in Game 7 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was ... Read More »

Rangers shut out by Lightning in Game 7

New York, NY ( - Ben Bishop responded from a shaky performance with the biggest win of his career, a 22-save shutout to propel the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Stanley Cup Finals. Bishop's third shutout of the postseason helped Tampa Bay defeat the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night. Bishop ... Read More »

Rangers thump Lightning to force Game 7

Tampa, FL ( - The New York Rangers staved off elimination yet again. Derick Brassard posted a hat trick and two assists and New York beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 on Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. New York faced elimination for a fourth time this postseason, and for a fourth time it conquered the ... Read More »

Bishop, Lightning shut out Rangers for 3-2 lead

New York, NY ( - After allowing 10 goals over the previous two games, Ben Bishop bounced back with a stellar performance in net to back Tampa Bay's defensive revival during Sunday's all-important Game 5. Bishop made 26 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Steven Stamkos continued to display his renewed scoring touch to guide the Lightning to ... Read More »

Nash, Lundqvist help Rangers even series

Tampa, FL ( - Rick Nash registered two goals and one assist as the New York Rangers posted a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nash totaled a career-high 42 goals during the regular season but scored just two goals in the first 15 games this postseason. His breakout ... Read More »

Bolts strike in OT to beat Rangers, take 2-1 series lead

Tampa, FL ( - Nikita Kucherov's marker at 3:33 of overtime sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-5 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kucherov carried the puck from the neutral zone up the right wing, then cut towards the middle below the circles and froze two enemy defenders with a ... Read More »