Tampa Bay Lightning get goal from Steven Stamkos as they beat Dallas Stars in Game 3

The Tampa Bay Lightning got another big performance from their stars Wednesday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, including one they had not seen in seven months. Captain Steven Stamkos made the most of what amounted to a cameo appearance in his return from March core muscle surgery and a lower-body injury in
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Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos scores early in Game 3 return against Dallas Stars

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos, making his first appearance in nearly seven months, didn't need long to make an impact Wednesday night. The Tampa Bay captain scored on his first shot in his first action since Feb. 25 to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead against the Dallas Stars at 6:58 of the first
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NHL Awards 2020: SN’s Jackie Spiegel explains her ballot

While there was a little less glitz and fanfare this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awards for the 2019-20 NHL regular season were still handed out. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association voted on six awards: the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, Frank J. Selke Trophy, Lady Byng Memorial, Calder Memorial Trophy, Hart Memorial
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Edmonton’s Draisaitl takes Hart Trophy as MVP

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl won the NHL MVP award on Monday after leading the league in scoring. Draisaitl is the first German player to win the Hart Trophy. The league announced its most prominent award winners Tuesday night prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final in Edmonton, Alberta. The 24-year-old Draisaitl had 110
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Khudobin’s play in goal lifts Stars to Game 1 win

EDMONTON, Alberta — The well-rested Dallas Stars took it to the banged-up Tampa Bay Lightning with the play and physicality early and goaltender Anton Khudobin closed it out with 22 third-period saves to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final 4-1 on Saturday night. Joel Hanley and Jamie Oleksiak continued the Stars’ postseason trend
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Predictions, stats and schedule for the Stanley Cup Final

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The 2020 NHL playoffs have nearly reached their final conclusion. The Dallas Stars are your champions of the Western Conference, while the Tampa Bay Lightning have joined them from the Eastern Conference. It was a season with lots of twists and
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NHL Playoffs Today: Islanders, Lightning both under pressure in Game 6

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. There has been only one NHL playoff team to rally and win after facing a 3-1 series deficit in the round immediately preceding the Stanley Cup Final: The New Jersey Devils in 2000, who went on to win the Stanley Cup. The architect of that team? New York
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The Islanders’ case as the current ‘Kings of New York sports’

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. What a time to be a New York Islanders fan. Normally when you hear that, it doesn’t portend good things. It means the Islanders were criminally mismanaged or were purchased by an actual criminal or were forced into a nomadic arena existence that hopefully doesn’t end with them
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Islanders’ Jordan Eberle scores another big goal; 2OT tally forces Game 6 vs. Lightning

Yes! Yes! Yes! … the irony. Back in 2017, Jordan Eberle was a member of the Edmonton Oilers, and he netted zero playoff goals in 13 games. On Tuesday night, back in Edmonton but as a member of the New York Islanders, he kept his current team’s Stanley Cup dreams alive with the 2-1 game-winner
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How the Islanders can come back to win the Eastern Conference finals

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The New York Islanders were one of the strongest teams in the Toronto bubble, but ever since they arrived in Edmonton, they’ve been outmatched by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals. Sure, we can forget about the 8-2 drubbing in Game 1 and chalk it
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