Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Panthers 2-0 in Game 4 for sweep
Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory that sends the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years.
Patrick Marleau poised to pass Gordie Howe as NHL’s all-time games leader
Patrick Marleau has played at least one game against 37 percent of players who have played in the NHL’s 104-year history (3,009 of 8,100). Now Marleau is poised to become the league’s all-time games played leader. NHL’s all-time games played leaders1. Patrick Marleau 1,7673. Brent Burns 1,157Lonest active games played streaks1.mlive.com
NHL offseason moves influenced by coronavirus' impact on cap
Zdeno Chara is no longer in Boston after the Bruins captain signed with Washington. And the Sabres made an even bigger splash in free agency by landing 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall in October. Hall, for example, signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Buffalo by realizing the free-agent market was going to be tight. Oilers general manager Ken Holland chalked it up to the new economic realities facing the NHL. “It’s salary-cap related, which is related to the pandemic, which has given us a hard, flat cap for the foreseeable future,” Holland said.