Lightning GM BriseBois Not Overreacting to Playoff Loss

Lightning GM BriseBois Not Overreacting to Playoff Loss

April 19th, 2019 TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Thursday he is not going to overreact to the Lightning's historically quick post-season exit and he still has confidence in coach Jon Cooper. After tying the NHL record for wins during the r...
NHL Rumors: Cooper, Canucks, Penguins, More

NHL Rumors: Cooper, Canucks, Penguins, More

April 18th, 2019 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Vancouver Canucks and their blue line, the Tampa Bay Lightning are not going to abandon their coach, and the Pittsburgh Penguins will keep their coach but may move some key names. What Will the Canucks Do on Their Blue Line? Ben Kuzma...

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April 15th, 2019
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their stunning post-season mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL's best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstr...
April 13th, 2019
Suspensions

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety (DoPS) announced on Saturday that Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov has been suspended for one game for boarding Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Markus Nutivaara during Game 2 of their first-round series in Tampa on Friday night. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1117112624582483969 The incident in question occurred at 15:34 of the third period when Kucherov hit Nutivaara who had fallen and was in a vulnerable position on his knees along the boards. Kucherov was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding on the play. Loss of Kucherov A Pending Storm for Lightning Kucherov - who led the NHL in points this season with 41 goals and 128 points - didn’t miss a single game through the regular season with the Lightning. That said, he was no stranger to the penalty box either during his 82-game season with 62 penalty minutes to go along with his incredible offensive numbers. With the Lightning...
April 13th, 2019
Tampa Bay Lightning

Playoff hockey is weird, and that's exactly why we all love it so much. There's nothing else like it in sports, since the difference between the best team in the league and the last one to squeak into a playoff spot is, typically, nominal. Any combination of a hot goaltender, solid defensive play and consistent offensive output can carry a middling team deep into the postseason, sometimes even to the Stanley Cup. Nowhere is this more evident than what is currently happening between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 1. Heading into their series, the Lightning were the overwhelming favorites after posting a historic 62-win season. After winning 62 games in the regular season en route to their first Presidents' Trophy in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Lightning were clear Stanley Cup favorites heading into the postseason. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) But when actual playoff hockey started, the Blue Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 series lead. First and...