NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Nashville 1

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Two goals from Vincent Lecavalier Friday boosted the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over Nashville.

NHL: Florida 4, Tampa Bay 3 (SO)

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Nathan Horton scored the winning goal in a shootout Tuesday, delivering the Florida Panthers a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Coach Barry Melrose fired by Tampa Bay

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Tampa Bay Lightning Coach Barry Melrose was fired Friday just 16 games into the 2008-09 NHL season.

Tocchet pleads guilty in sports gambling

TRENTON, N.J., May 25 (UPI) -- Rick Tocchet, a longtime NHL player who is on leave as a coach of the league's Phoenix Coyotes, pleaded guilty to involvement in a sports betting ring.

Deal struck in gambling ring aimed at NHL

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- An alleged accomplice in a multimillion-dollar New Jersey betting ring catering to NHL fans plans to testify against a reputed ring leader, reports say.

Gretzky's wife to be subpoenaed

NEWARK, N.J., March 16 (UPI) -- The New Jersey attorney general's office says it will subpoena NHL coach Wayne Gretzky's wife, Janet Jones, to testify about an illegal sports gambling ring.

Charges unlikely for Gretzky's wife

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Charges are unlikely against Wayne Gretzky's wife Janet or others linked to a gambling ring allegedly financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet.

Gretzky's wife says he not sports bettor

PHOENIX, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Janet Jones, named in an investigation of a reputed gambling ring, says she never placed a wager on behalf of her husband, Phoenix Coach Wayne Gretzky.

Wiretaps indicate Gretzky knew of betting

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey wiretaps in the unfolding NHL betting scandal indicate Wayne Gretzky knew of his friend's alleged multimillion-dollar gambling ring.

NHL: Chicago 3, Phoenix 1

PHOENIX, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Black Hawks goaltender Craig Anderson stopped 23 shots to lead Chicago to a 3-1 victory over the home-ice Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday night.

No hockey bets in NHL gambling scandal

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet said hockey was not involved in the alleged gambling ring that New Jersey authorities said is linked to the coach.

Tocchet named in gambling investigation

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Phoenix Coyotes associate coach and former NHL player Rick Tocchet was named Tuesday as being involved in a gambling ring.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Dallas 2

DALLAS, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Shane Doan and Dave Scatchard scored 22 seconds apart in the third period to take the visiting Phoenix Coyotes past the Dallas Stars, 3-2.

NHL: Phoenix 2, San Jose 1

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Mike Comrie scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and Curtis Joseph made 20 saves as Phoenix edged San Jose, 2-1, Thursday night.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Craig Conroy scored a goal and had two assists as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes, 4-1, at Staples Center.
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Rick Tocchet
PHI2001012201 - 22 JANUARY 2001 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA; Flyers Rick Tocchet (92) vies for the puck with Kings Ian Laperriere (22) as Philadelphia hosts the Los Angeles Kings in an evening game at the First Union Center. rw/ja/Jon Adams UPI

Richard Tocchet (born on April 9, 1964 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He is the current head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League.

After being drafted in the 6th round (125th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Tocchet returned to the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for another year of junior hockey. After registering 108 points with Sault Ste. Marie, Tocchet came to the Flyers for the 1984–85 season, scoring 39 points and helping the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. He was mainly known as a fighter in his early career, but soon developed his skills enough to become a respected power forward, team leader and a four time NHL All-Star. He had memorable fights with other power forwards such as Wendel Clark and Cam Neely.

In 1992, Tocchet was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with Kjell Samuelsson, in exchange for Mark Recchi. In 14 playoff games, he scored 19 points, helping the Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions.

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