June 8, 2004
TAMPA, Fla. - Who's laughing now? The Tampa Bay Lightning, the laughingstock of the NHL up until three years ago, a team four years removed from back-to-back 19-win seasons, a team the Florida Panthers used to torment for kicks, will have its name engraved on the Stanley Cup. With a nail-biting 2-1 victory last night over the Calgary Flames in Game 7, the Lightning, the Eastern Conference's best team throughout the regular season, became the first 1990s...
November 6, 1996
Opponent: Tampa Bay LightningWhere: The Ice Palace, Tampa.Time: 7:30TV/Radio: None/WTEM (570 AM)Outlook: The Capitals (5-7) will get their first look at new defenseman Curtis Leschyshyn (6 feet 1, 205 pounds). Obtained from Colorado with wing Chris Simon in a trade for Keith Jones on Saturday, Leschyshyn joined the team for the trip south. The Caps reached contract agreement with Simon yesterday, but he won't be in uniform until Saturday against the New York Rangers. Tampa comes in tonight off a 5-3 victory in which former Cap Dino Ciccarelli scored his 561st goal to move into 10th place all-time on NHL goal-scoring list.
November 13, 1995
BaseballFree agency: Cleveland Indians P Orel Hershiser, New York Mets OF Joe Orsulak and San Diego Padres 2B Jody Reed were the last players to file.Chicago White Sox: Agreed to terms with C Ron Karkovice on a two-year contract.HockeyChicago Blackhawks: Recalled C Kip Miller and RW Mike Prokopec from IHL Indianapolis.New York Islanders: Sent F Kirk Muller home.Tampa Bay Lightning: Recalled D Drew Bannister and G J. C. Bergeron from IHL Atlanta.SoccerSt. Louis Ambush (NPSL): Signed Joel Shanker.
August 18, 1995
BaseballOrioles -- Signed P Alvie Shepherd.Arizona Diamondbacks -- Signed a two-year affiliation agreement with Lethbridge of Pioneer League.Chicago Cubs -- Agreed to terms with P Jeffrey Yoder.Cincinnati Reds -- Signed OF-1B Stephen Larkin.Kansas City Royals -- Obtained P Rick Huisman from Houston Astros as the player to be named in the Pat Borders trade of Aug. 12. Recalled P Dilson Torres from Triple-A Omaha. Optioned P Billy Brewer to Single-A Springfield.Tampa Bay Devil Rays -- Named Dan Jennings director of scouting.
October 6, 1993
Reading Time: Two Minutes.The Washington Capitals, who open their compact 84-game, six-month season tonight in Winnipeg, are talking a tough game, off-season acquisitions supposedly making them a more aggressive club."
June 20, 1993
Auto racingRudd Performance Motorsports -- New team created by driver Ricky Rudd, 36, announced that it will compete on the Winston Cup circuit next year.BaseballChicago Cubs -- Placed P Mike Harkey on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled former Orioles IF Tommy Shields from Triple-A Iowa.Cincinnati Reds -- Placed P John Roper on the 15-day DL. Recalled P Scott Service from Triple-A Indianapolis.Colorado Rockies -- Recalled C Eric Wedge, then placed him on the 15-day DL.Kansas City Royals -- Signed 3B Gary Gaetti.