Red Wings hire Verbeek as NHL teams shuffle front offices

Hockey 05/06/19, 14:20

The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman.Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after working for him with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman stepped down as Lightning GM before the season.The departure of Verbeek ...

Coyle scores 2, leads Bruins to 3-2 OT win over Columbus

Sports 04/25/19, 21:26

Charlie Coyle tied it in the final five minutes of regulation and scored again with 5:15 gone in overtime on Thursday night to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Tuukka Rask stopped 20 shots for ...

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Hockey 04/24/19, 16:57

The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it.They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night.The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round ...

Long-suffering Duchene gives Blue Jackets playoff punch

Hockey 04/20/19, 02:16

Matt Duchene is having a splendid time these days. It showed when he skated up to the glass to greet his wife, Ashley, and 3-month-old son Beau during warmups before the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third straight playoff game.Nothing but smiles and "aaaws," a sweet moment for mom and ...

Sources: Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman general manager

Sports 04/19/19, 08:59

The Captain is coming home.Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. Ken Holland will become the team's senior vice president after being its general manager for two-plus decades, according ...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Sports 04/18/19, 16:57

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final."They just shut us right down," Bowman ...

Blue Jackets advance after sweep of mighty Lightning

Sports 04/17/19, 01:50

The Columbus Blue Jackets were clinging to a 4-3 lead and the Tampa Bay Lightning's high-scoring stars were swarming around Sergei Bobrovsky, as the clock ticked down in what would be a history-making playoff game.The Blue Jackets' goaltender stood tall, as he had the entire playoff series, turning away dangerous ...

Lightning swept by Columbus after historic regular season

Hockey 04/16/19, 22:20

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever.The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents Trophy winners with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night. Tampa Bay ...

Sweep! NHL-best Lightning ousted in record speed by Columbus

Hockey 04/16/19, 20:47

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever.The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents Trophy winners with a 7-3 victory Tuesday night. Tampa Bay ...

Lightning, Penguins look to avoid surprising sweeps

Sports 04/15/19, 16:54

The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories.A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, and the Lightning will have a chapter of NHL lore all to themselves. ...

Blue Jackets beat Lightning 3-1, lead playoff series 3-0

Hockey 04/15/19, 00:05

The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series.Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky fended off a desperate third-period charge to ...

Blue Jackets move to the brink of sweeping Lightning

Sports 04/14/19, 21:03

The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their stunning postseason mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series.Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky fended off a desperate third-period charge ...

Blue Jackets surge sets tone for unpredictable NHL playoffs

Sports 04/13/19, 13:58

The Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's best team, lost their first two playoff games at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets and are vulnerable without their top scorer for Game 3.Winnipeg lost its first two at home, leaving the Jets fighting for their postseason relevance as that series shifts to ...

Lightning’s Kucherov suspended for Game 3 for boarding

Sports 04/13/19, 12:32

NHL leading scorer Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning's first-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.Kucherov was suspended for boarding Columbus defenseman Markus Nutivaara late in Tampa Bay's 5-1 loss in Game 2 to trail 2-0 in the series. Kucherov was given a ...

Blue Jackets take stunning 2-0 series lead over Lightning

Hockey 04/12/19, 21:43

Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin. The Blue Jackets ...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

Sports 04/12/19, 20:52

Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 first-round series lead.Columbus also got goals from Cam Atkinson, Zach Werenski, Riley Nash and Artemi Panarin. The Blue Jackets ...

Lightning look to bounce back from Game 1 collapse

Sports 04/11/19, 19:08

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced little adversity in the regular season on the way to a record-tying 62 wins and the most points in a season in 23 years.That all changed as fast as the Lightning squandered a three-goal lead before losing 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game ...

Blue Jackets stun Lightning with 3rd-period comeback

Hockey 04/10/19, 22:20

Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.Jones made it 4-3 from the slot with 5:55 to ...

Blue Jackets rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Lightning 4-3

Sports 04/10/19, 20:58

Seth Jones scored the go-ahead goal on the power play to cap Columbus' three-goal third period, and the Blue Jackets rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Game 1 of the teams' first-round Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.Jones made it 4-3 from the slot with 5:55 to ...

NHL-best Lightning eager to get started against Blue Jackets

Hockey 04/09/19, 13:48

More than a decade into a stellar career, Steven Stamkos is still chasing his first Stanley Cup championship,The Tampa Bay Lightning captain became the franchise's career goals leader this season while helping the NHL's top team match the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most victories in a season with 62.Claiming ...

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