Lightning's Depth Is Causing Headaches

Lightning's Depth Is Causing Headaches

December 15th, 2018 Things are going well for the Tampa Bay Lightning right now. Despite a number of high profile players suffering injuries, including Andrei Vasilevskiy, Victor Hedman, Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman, the team is still finding ways to win with whoever is on the ice. This is due to the...
NHL News & Notes: Russell, Turris & More

NHL News & Notes: Russell, Turris & More

December 13th, 2018 In today's News & Notes, Kris Russell has been placed on the injured reserve and the Edmonton Oilers have also activated a forward, Kyle Turris has been activated off of the injured reserve and is expected to return to NHL action and Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to start in goal for the first...

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December 7th, 2018
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All-Star. Those two words embody everything that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point has done in a little over two NHL seasons. An unheralded third round draft pick in 2014, not many projected him to leap from juniors to big league stardom in one years time. Last season, Point wasn't one of the Lightning's best players from October through December so it wasn't a surprise he got left off of the initial roster. An injury to defenseman Victor Hedman mere weeks before the 2018 game in Tampa Bay, however, opened up a spot that was filled by the young star. This year, there should be no debate. Point has undoubtedly been the Lightning's most valuable player. An argument can be made that he's also one of the league's best, evidenced by the fact he's recently snuck into the Rocket Richard and Selke Trophy conversations. Despite this recognition, there are some who have left him out in the cold when it comes to predicting the 2019 All-Star teams. I realize that...
December 7th, 2018
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TAMPA, Fla. — Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. After Joseph scored at 2:40, Cirelli put home a short-han...
December 6th, 2018
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For years, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was thought of as purely a goal scorer. He had the ability to snipe the puck from almost anywhere and he scored more often than he missed. From 2008 until 2013, he nearly single-handedly won games for the team. He earned himself two Rocket Richard trophies, one of which came on the heels of a remarkable 60-goal season. Playoffs and championships were what Stamkos wanted most, though. During his first five NHL seasons, he endured a lot of losing and adversity on the ice. He only tasted playoff hockey once, as the Lightning fell short in the 2011 Eastern Conference Final. Once Jon Cooper was hired to replace Guy Boucher as head coach in March of 2013, Stamkos began his slow evolution towards becoming a more well-rounded player. He shot the puck more when given the opportunity, but also became more aware of his surroundings on the ice. That led to his best career start, with 22 points in 16...
December 4th, 2018
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DETROIT — Nikita Kucherov and defenceman Victor Hedman scored in a shootout to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 6-5 comeback victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. The Lightning, who have won seven of eight, erased a 5-3 deficit in the thir...