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Stamkos has Lightning nearing spot in Stanley Cup Finals

...Fla. - Steven Stamkos knows what it's like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup Finals and wind up not playing on the NHL's biggest stage.It happened to the Tampa Bay Lightning four years ago, and the three-time All-Star is determined to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-25/stamkos-has-lightning-near
'Offensive defensemen' carry Ducks against Blackhawks

...during Anaheim's fast start in Game 5.Vatanen also had an assist on Patrick Maroon's goal in the third. Anaheim leads the NHL with 42 points from defensemen in 14 playoff games, compared to 31 for Chicago in 15 games, according to STATS."It's been...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-26/offensive-defensemen-arre-
Goalies have been a key part of Ducks, Blackhawks' series

CHICAGO - The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each...With his 6-3 frame, athleticism and a nasty streak, Perry is one of the NHL's most dangerous players around the goal. The winger is among the league...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-22/goalies-have-been-key-part
Attention now on struggles of Lightning goalie Ben Bishop

...Bay's Ben Bishop.If it sounds fickle, that's the way it's been for the goaltenders in this series between two of the NHL's top-scoring teams.Game 1 was about tight checking. Game 2 was a Lightning blowout. Game 3 was a shootout and the last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-23/attention-now-struggles-li
Final four in NHL tough on home ice

...Bay Lightning set a franchise record with an NHL-best 32 home wins this season.Welcome to the NHL's final four, where one road win could go...The home team is 42-27 in this year's NHL playoffs for a winning percentage of .609 that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-14/final-four-nhl-tough-home-
Southern franchises find success in hockey

...matchup against the New York Rangers in the NHL's Eastern Conference Finals is another...Tampa Bay.Nashville will play host to the NHL All-Star Game in January.One of the...they're having success recruiting here."NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said late last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-15/southern-franchises-find-s
Western Conference final features mighty Ducks, scrappy Blackhawks

CHICAGO - No team in the NHL is on a bigger roll than the Anaheim Ducks, and none is more tested...be the deepest and most physical team in the conference, if not the NHL, but they haven't won a Stanley Cup since 2007 ? the last time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-11/western-conference-final-f
Last-second goal gives Lightning win over Canadiens, 3-0 lead in series

...remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and a 3-0 lead in their NHL playoff series.Johnson scored his eighth goal of the postseason off a pass from Victor Hedman in a stunning finish for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-06/last-second-goal-gives-lig
Ducks take series opener from Blackhawks

...imposing Danish goalie."I think everyone in the locker room knows we can beat this team," said Andersen, who's in his second NHL season. "It's a good feeling that we showed it in Game 1. They're going to come harder. We'll have to play better in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-05-17/ducks-take-series-opener-b
NHL roundup: Rangers oust Penguins on goal in overtime

...Wiercioch, Erik Karlsson, Erik Condra and Mike Hoffman scored for Ottawa. The Senators are trying to become the fifth team in NHL history to win a series after trailing 3-0.Tom Gilbert had the lone goal for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2015-04-24/nhl-roundup-rangers-oust-p