Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mikhail Sergachev earning trust – and more minutes with Lightning

Mikhail Sergachev earning trust – and more minutes with Lightning

Coyotes center Clayton Keller is very familiar with fellow rookie Mikhail Sergachev, the Lightning defenseman.They both were picked in the top-10 of the 2016 NHL Draft, Keller at No. 7 and Sergachev No. 9 to Montreal. They faced each other in three w...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Lightning face Blues in showdown between NHL’s top two teams

Lightning face Blues in showdown between NHL’s top two teams

The Lightning's west coast trip will start with a bang tonight in St. Louis.Tonight's game will pit the top two teams in the NHL, with Tampa Bay (21-6-2) atop the Eastern Conference, the Blues (21-8-2) the No. 1 team in the West.Fittingly, an NBCSN-a...
Published: 12/12/17
Another test tonight for Lightning

Another test tonight for Lightning

Big one tonight at Amalie Arena as the Lightning finish off its four-game homestand against the visiting Jets, who at one point earlier this week were tied with the Lightning (20-6-2, 42 points) for the NHL lead in points.Since then, the Jets (17-8-4...
Published: 12/09/17
Peter Budaj gets rare start against Avalanche

Peter Budaj gets rare start against Avalanche

Peter Budaj has been a backup goaltender for more than a decade.He's used to it, comfortable with the role and how it works.But with Lightning No. 1 Andrei Vasilevskiy getting a lion's share of the starts, Budaj can sometimes go a couple weeks betwee...
Published: 12/07/17
Lightning fan surprises Steven Stamkos with portrait

Lightning fan surprises Steven Stamkos with portrait

Lightning fan Dario Cruz spent every weekend the past 4-6 months creating a nearly life-sized portrait of captain Steven Stamkos."He's been my hero," Cruz said.And it was Cruz's dream for the 4-by-5 canvas to hang on the living room wall of the Light...
Published: 12/05/17
Cooper agrees with Tortorella on line shuffling: ‘If it works, it works’

Cooper agrees with Tortorella on line shuffling: ‘If it works, it works’

When former Lightning coach John Tortorella brought some needed levity to talk of line combinations a few weeks ago, it sparked some attention around the league."It's all bull—-," Tortorella told media in Columbus, where he's the coach. "I get ...
Published: 12/05/17
Lightning out in Seminole Heights to support community

Lightning out in Seminole Heights to support community

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has enjoyed his few trips to the Seminole Heights neighborhood, which is just a couple miles from downtown Tampa."Lot of cool coffee shops, some old vintage stuff," Hedman said. "Definitely a place that's on the ris...
Published: 12/04/17
Stamkos: Lightning has to play with ‘fire’ and an ‘edge’

Stamkos: Lightning has to play with ‘fire’ and an ‘edge’

The Lightning (17-6-2) begin a four-game homestand tonight against the visiting Sharks (14-8-2), hoping to shake the funk that has seen it lose four of its last six games, including three of four on the recent road trip.“We got to get back to b...
Published: 12/02/17
Lightning bitten by the injury bug

Lightning bitten by the injury bug

Four players did not skate for the Lightning at Friday's practice, and coach Jon Cooper indicated afterwards that call-ups from AHL Syracuse will be needed to flush out the roster for Saturday's game against visiting San Jose.The Lightning did j...
Published: 12/01/17

Cedric Paquette suspended one game

Lightning center Cedric Paquette has been suspended one game for boarding Boston defenseman Torey Krug Wednesday.With Paquette out, the Lightning could decide to call up a forward from AHL Syracuse (like Cory Conacher), or decide to go 11 forwards, s...
Published: 11/30/17