Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored two goals and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat theRead More

Colton scores late, Lightning beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 2

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory overRead More

Sutter, Brunette, Gallant are finalists for NHL’s top coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter is among the three finalists for the Jack Adams Award, presented annually to the NHL’sRead More

Lightning strike first against Panthers, win 4-1 in Game 1

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy remained red-hot with 34 saves and the TampaRead More

Heat, Panthers fans caught in playoff pickle after games scheduled for same nights

Diehard Miami Heat and Florida Panthers fans hoping to catch every bit of the action as both teams head into the playoffs suddenly find themselvesRead More

Rematch: Lightning, Panthers set to meet again in playoffs

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on one side. The Presidents’ Trophy winners on the other. Franchises separated by just aRead More

Panthers find their mojo to beat Capitals, reach 2nd round

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Florida Panthers faced their first real adversity of the season trailing their playoff series against the Washington Capitals, players heldRead More

Panthers beat Caps in OT, win 1st playoff series since 1996

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the wrong side of a comeback effort this time, the Florida Panthers rebounded in overtime and made sure they wouldn’t needRead More

Comeback Cats do it again, rally to top Caps 5-3 in Game 5

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe was brought to the Florida Panthers for big postseason moments. Like this one. Verhaeghe set a Panthers franchise playoffRead More

Panthers beat Capitals in overtime in Game 4, tie series

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sam Reinhart tied it late in regulation, Carter Verhaeghe scored his second of the game in overtime and the Presidents’ Trophy-winning FloridaRead More