Monday, August 20, 2018

Lightning beats Leafs in shootout

Lightning beats Leafs in shootout

TAMPA — The Lightning played most of Monday's game without leading scorer RW Nikita Kucherov and the last few minutes of regulation without C Tyler Johnson, and it didn't matter.In the end, the game came down to C Brayden Point, who scored the ...
Updated: 6 months ago
Lightning lands Ryan McDonagh at the deadline

Lightning lands Ryan McDonagh at the deadline

TAMPA – When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman arrived at Amalie Arena for work early Monday morning, he still had no idea what, if anything, he'd be able to accomplish by the 3 p.m. trade deadline.The Hall of Famer had tirelessly tried to bolster his...
Updated: 6 months ago
Nikita Kucherov leaves game with upper-body injury

Nikita Kucherov leaves game with upper-body injury

On a day when the Lightning bolstered its blueline, it had a scare with leading scorer Nikita Kucherov leaving Monday's game with an upper-body injury.Kucherov, who played just six shifts in the first, did not return.But the good news is Kucherov is ...
Updated: 6 months ago
Ryan McDonagh could see Tampa Bay trade coming

Ryan McDonagh could see Tampa Bay trade coming

Veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh has been the Rangers captain, a cornerstone in the franchise for several years.But as the trade deadline loomed, McDonagh, 28, figured he might be on the move, especially after the Rangers sent out a letter to fans sa...
Updated: 6 months ago
Live blog: Lightning acquires Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller at trade deadline

Live blog: Lightning acquires Ryan McDonagh, J.T. Miller at trade deadline

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman addressed two of his team’s biggest needs Monday, acquiring defenseman Ryan McDonagh and forward J.T. Miller from the New York Rangers at the NHL trade deadline.Tampa Bay gave up Vladislav Namestnikov, Br...
Updated: 6 months ago
Added layer to Lightning-Leafs potential playoff preview

Added layer to Lightning-Leafs potential playoff preview

Tonight's Lightning-Leafs matchup at Amalie Arena means something in the standings, pitting the top teams in the Atlantic Division.But in the bigger picture, there's also another layer here. With the teams potentially playing each other in the playof...
Updated: 6 months ago
Lightning deals down to wire at deadline

Lightning deals down to wire at deadline

As much as Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has been known for his middle-of-the-night deals, expect any moves he makes to go right up to the 3 p.m. Monday deadline.And what Yzerman might do ranges from the blockbuster – acquiring Senators superstar ...
Updated: 6 months ago
Antoine Vermette could be a fit for Lightning

Antoine Vermette could be a fit for Lightning

For all the talk about the Lightning searching for a defenseman at today's deadline, there's also another need it wants to fill:A veteran, bottom six center who can win faceoffs.And Tampa Bay could have a match with Ducks center Antoine Vermette, 35,...
Updated: 6 months ago
Any deadline move won’t be cure-all for Lightning

Any deadline move won’t be cure-all for Lightning

The Lightning could very well add another defenseman by Monday's trade deadline, whether it's one of the bigger fish, such as Erik Karlsson and Ryan McDonagh, or a depth piece, such as Mike Green.Either way, one addition won't automatically cure some...
Updated: 6 months ago
Ondrej Palat skating, likely mid-March return

Ondrej Palat skating, likely mid-March return

MONTREAL — It is an encouraging sign for the Lightning that wing Ondrej Palat (right) is back on the ice, even if he is doing just light skating.Palat is arguably the team's best two-way forward, someone who plays in all situations, so Tampa Ba...
Updated: 6 months ago