Steven Stamkos


With the Capitals (15-5-1, 31 points) set to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning (11-9-3, 25 points) tonight at Verizon Center (4:30 pregame, CSN), here’s a look at our AAA Keys to the Game:  


To get you ready for the 2015-16 season, we will be previewing all 30 NHL in 30 days, division by division. Check the bottom of the page for a schedule of each preview.


CHICAGO (AP) -- Showing off their grit and determination, the Chicago Blackhawks finally put away the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final.


The top negotiators for the NHL and its players association have returned to the bargaining table after a 3 -hour break on Tuesday in New York.


For the next three weeks will take a team-by-team look at the three divisions in the Eastern Conference.