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2020-21 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning Ready for a Back-to-Back Run

No Nikita Kucherov? For the Lightning, hopefully that means no problem for one of the deepest lineups in the league.

Winning consecutive Stanley Cups have become a rarity in the NHL since the start of the salary cap. Now, throw in the loss of Nikita Kucherov for the regular season and it becomes even tougher. Can the Lightning still pull things off?



Can the Rangers Weather the Hurricanes?

The star-caliber players at the top of the Rangers lineup will need to be firing on all cylinders in this series in order to compensate for some lackluster depth in areas. And Igor Shesterkin needs to be the King he was in the regular season, too, to beat Carolina.

2022 IIHF World Championship

Men's World Championship Roundup: Quarterfinal Race Heats Up After Electric Friday

Finland, Germany, Latvia and Slovakia were all victorious on a Friday that helped set the stage for a crazy final few days of round-robin play at the World Championship.


Bluelines: The Battle of the Sunshine State

Stan Fischler looks at the Florida/Tampa Bay battle, Evgeni Malkin's future, television ratings in the United States, the Carolina Hurricanes' arena, Seattle's state of coaching, how to be a Zamboni driver and more.