Thursday, November 23, 2017

Tampa Bay Lightning

Cedric Paquette nears return, hoping bad luck behind him

Lightning center Cedric Paquette said he's thought about it a lot lately.Just when will luck finally be on his side, the 24-year-old having missed a combined 65 games the past three seasons due to injuries. Paquette, sidelined since mid-October, will...
Published: 11/08/17
As Four Nations Cup opens, Team USA wants Canada

As Four Nations Cup opens, Team USA wants Canada

WESLEY CHAPEL — Two words can sum up the attitude of USA’s women’s hockey team as it prepares for the upcoming Winter Olympics: Unfinished business."No question," team captain Meghan Duggan said. "That’s the big storyline in between (Olympic) games. ...
Updated one month ago
Lightning rookie Mikhail Sergachev getting rave reviews

Lightning rookie Mikhail Sergachev getting rave reviews

SAN JOSE, Calif. —While rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev darted in all alone on Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Saturday, Nikita Kucherov — in the opposite circle — made sure to keep his stick on the ice.Kucherov, 24, like many elite score...
Updated one month ago
Yanni Gourde, Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat form Lightning line to fear

Yanni Gourde, Brayden Point and Ondrej Palat form Lightning line to fear

TAMPA — They are not the top line on the team. No, not when you have Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov, who send pucks past goalies this season at a dizzying rate, and Vladislav Namestnikov, who is more than a third wheel on the Lightning’s scoring ...
Updated one month ago
Women’s hockey takes center ice this week in Tampa Bay

Women’s hockey takes center ice this week in Tampa Bay

WESLEY CHAPEL — The marquee matchup, of course, is the United States vs. Canada. And if everything shakes out, it’s a matchup fans will see twice this week. Canada and the United States have meet in the finals of nearly every major women’s hockey int...
Updated one month ago

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Saturday’s Lightning-Blue Jackets game

Talk about fast starts. Saturday’s game wasn’t four minutes old when three goals were scored: the Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones, then the Lightning’s Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov. Amalie Arena announcer Paul Porter didn’t even have to time to announc...
Published: 11/04/17
Updated: 11/11/17
Steven Stamkos-Nikita Kucherov reminiscent of NHL’s great duos

Steven Stamkos-Nikita Kucherov reminiscent of NHL’s great duos

TAMPA — The scene plays out often at the end of a Lightning practice.With most of the team at one end of the ice doing drills, captain Steven Stamkos and linemate Nikita Kucherov are at the opposite end. Just the two of them. They take turns setting ...
Updated one month ago
Lightning tops Blue Jackets in shootout

Lightning tops Blue Jackets in shootout

TAMPA — The star power was out Saturday at Amalie Arena.First, it was the members of the Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship team, which was honored before the game against the Blue Jackets as part of the team’s 25th anniversary celebration.The...
Updated one month ago

Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup team: We put it together at the right time

TAMPA — The end result was the Stanley Cup championship, clinched with a 2-1 win against the Flames in Game 7 of the final.But that series, those four rounds of playoffs, that season is only part of the story."We might have peaked at the right time,"...
Updated one month ago
Lightning journal: Many journeys led to 2004 Cup

Lightning journal: Many journeys led to 2004 Cup

TAMPA — At one point Saturday morning, Ruslan Fedotenko, Brad Lukowich, Andre Roy and Cory Sarich — four members of the Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup championship team — stood inside Amalie Arena during the Tampa Bay’s morning skate and found their ey...
Updated one month ago
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