Game Recap - Hockey Wiretap

Lightning Even Series As Nikita Kucherov Sets Franchise Points Record

Sep 22, 2020 1:05 AM

With a pair of first period assists in Game 2, Lightning winger Nikita Kucherov matched -- then surpassed -- Tampa Bay's record for most points in a single postseason.

With 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) Kucherov bettered Brad Richards' franchise record, which was set during the team's 2004 Stanley Cup run. Both of Kucherov's assists on Monday were gorgeous passes, and helped ignite Tampa Bay's slumping power play.

But after leading the Lightning to a 3-2 win over the Stars on Monday, to even the Stanley Cup Final 1-1, Kucherov is still looking for more.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, Game Recap, Personal Award

Anton Khudobin, Stars Take Game 1

Sep 20, 2020 1:45 AM

In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Dallas Stars did a lot of things to make coach Rick Bowness happy. They limited the Tampa Bay Lightning's chances. Their defensemen were active all over the ice. Most importantly, they posted a 4-1 win and took a 1-0 series lead.

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Lightning Beat Islanders, Advance To Stanley Cup Final

Sep 18, 2020 12:51 AM

Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime and Tampa Bay beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 6 of the East final Thursday night and go back to the Cup Final for the first time since 2015, where it'll face the Dallas Stars.

Injured captain Steven Stamkos, who wouldn't even stand near the trophy then out of superstition, walked on to the ice to accept it along with the Lightning's entire traveling party.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Stars Advance To Stanley Cup Final For The First Time Since 2000

Sep 15, 2020 1:34 AM

Dallas Stars forward Denis Gurianov's goal at 3 minutes, 36 seconds of overtime gave his team a 3-2, come-from-behind victory and eliminated the Golden Knights from the postseason. Dallas advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2000.

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Oskar Lindblom Rejoins Flyers; Teammates Beat Canadiens

Aug 17, 2020 1:00 AM

Oskar Lindblom heard the sound of his Philadelphia Flyers teammates tapping the ice with their sticks as he returned to practice.

Lindblom turned 24 on Saturday, and a day later, he received rousing applause from the Flyers hours before they prepared for their playoff game against Montreal.

"Now I'm here, and I'm happier than ever," Lindblom said Sunday.

A few hours later, Jakub Voracek scored his first goal of the postseason, and Carter Hart made 23 saves en route to a shutout as the Flyers defeated the Canadiens 1-0 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference first round.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Game Recap

Lightning Beat Blue Jackets In Five Overtimes

Aug 12, 2020 1:32 AM

After six hours, five overtimes and a combined 151 shots on goal, the Tampa Bay Lightning won an epic Game 1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Brayden Point scored 150 minutes, 27 seconds into the contest to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 win.

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Maple Leafs Name John Tavares Captain

Oct 3, 2019 2:19 AM

John Tavares has been named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto unveiled Tavares' new "C" as part of the pregame introduction for the team's season opener Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. Forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and defenseman Morgan Rielly were named alternate captains.

Matthews scored twice in Toronto's four-goal second period, and the Leafs won 5-3.

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Capitals Spoil Blues' Banner Raising Opener

Oct 3, 2019 2:16 AM

After a 51-season wait, the Blues raised the banner for their first Stanley Cup in franchise history Wednesday.

The ceremony preceded St. Louis' season opener against the Washington Capitals, who won their first Stanley Cup one year earlier.

The Capitals spoiled the Blues' big night, overcoming an early 2-0 deficit and winning 3-2 in overtime.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Jun 12, 2019 11:36 PM

Ryan O'Reilly won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the opening goal Wednesday for the St. Louis Blues in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to help beat Boston 4-1 and give the franchise its first title in its 51st season.

O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, became the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Cup Final games.

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Blues Win First-Ever Stanley Cup

Jun 12, 2019 11:25 PM

Ryan O'Reilly and Jordan Binnington led the Blues to a 4-1 Game 7 win in Boston on Wednesday night to capture their first NHL championship.

O'Reilly scored a goal in his fourth straight game, and Binnington stopped 32 shots on goal in the victory.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Bruins Win 5-1 To Force Game 7
The Bruins cruised their way to a 5-1 win over the Blues on Sunday night in St. Louis.

Blues Edge Bruins To Take 3-2 Series Lead
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 2-1 in pivotal Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Blues Even Stanley Cup Series With 4-2 Win
The Blues followed a tough loss to the Bruins on Saturday with a 4-2 win in Game 4 Monday night.

Bruins Rout Blues To Take Series Lead
The Bruins beat the Blues 7-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night in St. Louis.

Blues Win In OT To Even Series
The Blues 3-2 win in overtime on Wednesday night was the franchise's first victory in a Stanley Cup Final game.

Bruins Rally Past Blues To Win Game 1
The Bruins rallied back from a two-goal deficit to win Game 1 by the score of 4-2 on Monday night in Boston.

Blues Advance To Stanley Cup Finals
Just five months ago the Blues had the fewest points in the standings of any NHL team.

Blues Win Game 5 As Sharks Injuries Mount
The Sharks played without key players in the third period as they lost 5-0 to the Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Tuukka Rask Leads Bruins Past Canes For Series Sweep
Bruins' goaltender Tuukka Rask had a 24-save shutout in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

Sharks' Hertl Delivers On Game 7 Promise
Tomas Hertl scored on a short-handed goal in double overtime on Sunday, as the Sharks won 2-1 to force game 7 on Tuesday night.

Ovechkin Knocks Out Svechnikov In Game 3
Andrei Svechnikov, 19, is the youngest player in the NHL playoffs.

Lightning Win NHL Record-Tying 62nd Game
The Lightning beat the Bruins 6-3 on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.

Alex Ovechkin Has Eighth 50-Goal Season
Alex Ovechkin becomes the third NHL player to record eight or more 50-goal seasons, joining Mike Bossy and Wayne Gretzky, who each had nine.

Ryan Miller Has Most Wins By U.S.-Born Goalie
The Ducks beat the Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night.

Metro Wins NHL All-Star Game, Crosby Named MVP
Sidney Crosby scored four goals and had four assists on the night in San Jose.

Barry Trotz Moves Into Fourth Place On Win List
Islanders coach Barry Trotz picked up his 783rd career NHL victory on Monday night.

Patrice Bergeron Scores Two Goals In Return, Including 300th
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals in the Bruins 5-2 win over the Predators on Saturday.

Lightning Set NHL Record With 33 Second Period Shots
The Lightning took 33 second period shots in a 6-3 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday.

Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games
The Blackhawks are the first team in NHL history to begin the season with five straight OT games.

Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game
Auston Matthews joins Mario Lemieux as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.