Tampa Bay Lightning

The Islanders' Frans Nielsen, left, shoots against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Nielsen Leads Islanders Past Lightning 2-1 In Shootout

Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a 2-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

01/17/2014

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers is checked by Ondrej Palat #18 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Madison Square Garden on January 14, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning Strike Twice In 2nd; Rangers Lose, 2-1

Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period, and Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury as the Tampa Bay Lightning cooled off the New York Rangers 2-1 Tuesday night.

01/15/2014

Minnesota Wild v New York Rangers

Rangers Top Lightning 4-3 In Lundqvist’s Return To Net

Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves in his first start in four games, and Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists in the New York Rangers’ 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.

12/29/2013

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov scores the game-winning goal against the Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov in a shootout on Dec. 17, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Valtteri Filppula Rallies Lightning Past Islanders 3-2 In Shootout

Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation and then converted in the shootout to rally the Tampa Bay Lightning past the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night.

12/18/2013

Glen Sather of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lackluster Rangers Will Force Sather To Start Dealing

The Rangers’ lack of a cutting edge is essentially forcing general manager Glen Sather to make a move.

11/26/2013

New York Rangers v Anaheim Ducks

St. Louis Scores Twice, Lightning Beat Rangers 5-0

Martin St. Louis had two goals and an assist after being honored before the game, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers 5-0 on Monday night.

11/26/2013

Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils

Jagr’s Game-Winning Goal Lifts Devils Over Tampa Bay 2-1

Jaromir Jagr’s game-winning goal gave the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

10/30/2013

Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers skates during the game against the Ottawa Senators on March 30, 2006 at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Rangers Sign Center Dominic Moore To A One-Year Deal

Dominic Moore and the Rangers agreed a one-year deal on Friday.

07/05/2013

Nathan Mackinnon of Canada scores past Sweden's goalie Joel Lassinanti during the U20 Premiere WC ice hockey match Canada vs Sweden in Helsinki, Finland. (Photo credit should read JUSSI NUKARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Avalanche Leaning Toward Drafting MacKinnon With First Pick At NHL Draft

Halifax center Nathan MacKinnon is the favorite to be drafted number one at the NHL Draft.

06/29/2013

Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon, Darnell Nurse and Jonathan Drouin at Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final at the TD Garden. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 2013 NHL Draft Will Have Its Share Of Intrigue And Surprises

Big trades could dominate Sunday’s 2013 NHL Draft at Prudential Center in Newark.

06/29/2013

Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lecavalier Buyout Impacts Chances Of Richards-Rangers Breakup

First, it was the Philadelphia Flyers announcing Briere’s buyout, then the Lightning sending Lecavalier packing. Are the Rangers ready to break up with Brad Richards?

06/27/2013

Brad Richards (credit: Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brad Richards Reduced To Passenger Role On Rangers’ Road To Ruin

Brad Richards has become a helpless passenger on the Rangers’ road to ruin, and he only has himself to blame for his undesirable situation.

05/22/2013

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 06: Michael Grabner #40 (C) of the New York Islanders scores at 14:45 of the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning and is joined by Thomas Hickey #14 (L) and John Tavares #91 (R) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 6, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nabokov Stops 19, Lifts Islanders Over Lightning 4-2

The Islanders remained in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, tied with the New York Rangers, who hold the tiebreaker for seventh. Both teams lead the New Jersey Devils, who are below the postseason cutoff, by three points.

04/06/2013

Martin Brodeur

Devils Blow 2-Goal Lead In Third Period, Lose To Lightning In Shootout

Alex Killorn scored with 15.1 seconds left in the third period and Tampa Bay won 5-4 in a shootout over the New Jersey Devils to give new Lightning coach Jon Cooper a victory in his NHL debut on Friday night.

03/29/2013

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