Posts Tagged Stanley Cup Playoffs

Stamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) collides with Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) during the third period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in New York. The Lightning won 2-0. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin)

NEW YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL’s most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history.

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Ducks must shake off OT loss to Hawks before pivotal Game 5

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner, left, checks Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) during the second period in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After 17 grueling periods crammed into just four games, the Anaheim Ducks have no doubt they can play at hockey’s highest level with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Blackhawks stay patient and perfect in postseason overtime

Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette (80) sets up the winning goal as Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) and Anaheim's Rickard Rakell (67) and Simon Despres (24) defend during the second overtime in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago. The Blackhawks won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — One lucky bounce.

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Lightning’s Ben Bishop on spot after giving up 10 goals

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, foreground, and defenseman Andrej Sustr (62), of the Czech Republic, can't stop a goal by New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) during the third period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. Nash had two goals and an assist as the Rangers defeated the Lightning 5-1. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

NEW YORK (AP) — Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Rangers lose 6-5 in overtime to Lightning

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle (22) celebrates his game-tying goal during the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. At right is Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning’s top players came up big — again. The New York Rangers’ Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis continued their postseason goal-scoring struggles.

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