Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mikhail Sergachev ‘unbelievable’ shot on display

Mikhail Sergachev ‘unbelievable’ shot on display

Lightning center Tyler Johnson said his pass on Tuesday's first-period power play was definitely a hard one.But Johnson had faith rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, 19, could handle it while sliding to the top of the left circle."He has of the best...
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Jon Cooper: Early-season adversity a good thing

Jon Cooper: Early-season adversity a good thing

Lightning coach Jon Cooper can't predict exactly how tonight's game in Buffalo is going to work out.But after a day off Sunday, and Monday's spirited practice, Cooper is encouraged with how his team is handling its first slump of the season. Tampa Ba...
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Jake Dotchin won’t play on Lightning trip

Jake Dotchin won’t play on Lightning trip

Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin will continue to be sidelined until at least Saturday's game against the Sharks.Dotchin has missed the past three games with an undisclosed injury, and while he's eligible to come off injured reserve Tuesday against ...
Updated one month ago
Chris Kunitz gets Cup ring in return to Pittsburgh

Chris Kunitz gets Cup ring in return to Pittsburgh

While Chris Kunitz faced his former Penguins teammates twice in the first month of the season, he said he'd be more emotional when he actually returned to Pittsburgh, where he spent nine years and won three Stanley Cups.And Saturday's reunion was ext...
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Tyler Johnson not stressing slow start

Tyler Johnson not stressing slow start

Lightning center Tyler Johnson had the chance for a game-breaking goal Friday night against the Capitals.With the game tied midway through the second, Johnson, 27, broke free on a shorthanded breakaway. His trademark speed was there, but with a defen...
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Lightning recalls Cory Conacher from Syracuse

Lightning recalls Cory Conacher from Syracuse

The Lightning recalled forward Cory Conacher from AHL Syracuse on Friday for tonight's game against the Capitals.GM Steve Yzerman said that with a couple players dealing with minor injuries, Conacher's callup provides some depth so that the team coul...
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Stamkos: Teams adjusting to hot top line

Stamkos: Teams adjusting to hot top line

Nobody thought the Lightning's hot top line was going to keep up its historic pace all season.Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov have a combined 90 points through the first 21 games, which is just over four points per game."The...
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‘Good chance’ Cedric Paquette back for Lightning

For Cedric Paquette, the wait may finally be over.Paquette said there's a good chance he returns to the Lightning lineup tonight against the Blackhawks at Amalie Arena (7:30 p.m., NBCSN). Paquette had missed the last 13 games with an undisclosed inju...
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Red-hot Lightning leading NHL in more than wins

Nikita Kucherov, top left, celebrates with teammate Steven Stamkos (91) after scoring against Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer. [AP photo]The Lightning (15-2-2) enters tonight’s game against the visiting Islanders (10-6-2) leading the leagu...
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Lightning vs. Stars vs. Bishop vs. No. 1 PP in NHL

Lightning vs. Stars vs. Bishop vs. No. 1 PP in NHL

Stars’ G Ben Bishop returns to Amalie Arena tonight for the first time since his last home game as a Lightning, which came before last season’s trade deadline.The teacher vs. the pupil (Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy) is one story line.He...
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