Lightning Blank Stars - Vasilevskiy Earns Shutout

Lightning Blank Stars - Vasilevskiy Earns Shutout

January 16th, 2019 DALLAS — Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for his second shutout in a week, Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 on Tuesday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 10-2-1 since his return from injury...
NHL News & Notes: Myers, Hedman, Cave & More

NHL News & Notes: Myers, Hedman, Cave & More

January 15th, 2019 In today's News & Notes, Tyler Myers is returning after missing some time, Victor Hedman will play in Tuesday nights contest, the Edmonton Oilers have claimed Colby Cave off of waivers and Dale Weise has been placed on waivers. Related: NHL News & Notes: Stars & Ducks Trade, NHL Stars...

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January 10th, 2019
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Well, it finally happened folks. After going more than a month without suffering a regulation loss, the Tampa Bay Lightning finally came out of a game without earning a point this week. In the final game of their California road trip, a tired Lightning squad lost to the San Jose Sharks. So the dream of Tampa Bay ending the season on a 50-game point streak is now officially over. While we all knew the streak would eventually come to an end, it still was fun to see just how far the team could stretch out the amazing run they went on. Before the start of December, there were some serious questions about who the top team in the Atlantic Division was, with the Buffalo Sabres surging after their own 10-game win streak and the Toronto Maple Leafs steadily stowing away points, with both a constant threat to the Lightning. After Tampa Bay's streak ended though, there's no doubt who is the top dog in the Atlantic Division, along with the rest of the NHL. Right now, the...
January 7th, 2019
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In today's News & Notes, Carey Price will miss the all-star game, the NHL has announced their three stars of the week, David Schlemko has been placed on waivers and J.T. Miller has returned to practice in a non-contact jersey. Related: NHL News & Notes: Pageau, Benn & More Price to Miss All-Star Game Despite being named to the NHL's 2019 All-Star game, the Montreal Canadiens and their medical group have agreed that the best decision for Price would be to miss the game and rest to prepare for the second half of the season. "We took the time to discuss the situation with Carey and the medical group earlier today, and we all agreed that the best decision for him would be to rest and recuperate during the upcoming All-Star Break. Carey has had a nagging injury for some time, and we want to make sure to have him healthy and rested for the second half of the season. Carey is honored to once again have been named to the NHL All-Star Game, and he is on board with the...
January 6th, 2019
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Evander Kane scored two goals to reach 200 for his career as the San Jose Sharks beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Saturday night, snapping the NHL-leading Lightning's 16-game point streak. Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored 34 seconds apart ...
January 5th, 2019
Tampa Bay Lightning

December has come and gone, with the Tampa Bay Lightning rolling right along. They haven't lost a game in regulation time in over a month, since Nov. 27 versus the Anaheim Ducks. For those into math, that's 16 games with a point. Their record during that span is 15-0-1. Pretty crazy stuff for a sport as unpredictable as hockey, in a league with the parity the NHL has. Many players have stepped up, from the usual names of Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point to depth guys Cedric Paquette, Anthony Cirelli and Alex Killorn. Backup netminder Louis Domingue filled in admirably when starter Andrei Vasilevskiy was sidelined by injury, as did forward Danick Martel when called upon. Even Erik Cernak has performed above expectations, forcing the Lightning to keep him up and rotate healthy scratches on the back end. Injuries to key contributors, such as Victor Hedman, Anton Stralman and Vasilevskiy, haven't been felt in the standings. Others have stepped up in...
January 5th, 2019
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A major focus of former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was to keep a constant flow of young, high-talent players available in the AHL so they could compete for NHL playing time at any point in the year. If a player showed that they were NHL ready, they would earn a coveted roster spot, even if that meant sending a higher-paid veteran to the minor leagues. For example, this allowed inexperienced rookies like Brayden Point and Mikhail Sergachev to muscle their way onto the opening night roster and become a permanent fixture in the line-up before reaching age 20. Throughout 2018, the Lightning had a wave of talented AHL players fighting their way into permanent roles with the team. Unlike most years, which only have one or two players make the jump, the 2018-19 season has prominently featured three rookies in Tampa Bay. This isn't even accounting for Adam Erne, who is experiencing his first full year in the NHL after spending the better part of the last two...
January 4th, 2019
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LOS ANGELES — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists as the Tampa Bay Lightning kept steamrolling along, beating the Los Angeles Kings 6-2 on Thursday night for their seventh straight victory. The NHL-leading Lightning have earned at least one po...