Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning re-signs Cedric Paquette to 1-year, $1 million deal

TAMPA — The Lightning's push to retain its players for 2018-19 continued Thursday, with center Cedric Paquette re-signing on a one-year, $1 million deal.

Paquette, 24, had five goals and four assists in 2017-18, his fourth full NHL season. He's often on the line tasked with shutting down an opponent's most dangerous one, an unsung role helping the defensive effort.

Paquette was a restricted free agent, and general manager Steve Yzerman has made it a priority to keep together the group that reached the Eastern Conference final last season for a third time in four years.

Yzerman also has re-signed defenseman Ryan McDonagh and center J.T. Miller to long-term extensions, signed backup goalie Louis Domingue to a two-year deal and given defenseman Slater Koekkoek a one-year extension.

Wing Adam Erne is the only unsigned restricted free agent remaining.

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Lightning can’t find enough comeback magic against Predators

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“We can’t spot them two goals and expect to win.”
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Dads trips have brought Lightning’s Braydon Coburn closer to his father

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Hockey takes players away from their families, but the annual dads trip gives them a chance to spend time together.
Published: 11/19/18
Lightning pre-game: Get to know the Nashville Predators

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The Lightning will finish their four-game road trip with a visit to Nashville on Monday
Published: 11/19/18
Lightning journal: 20 games in, who is this team?

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The Lightning has consistently been at the top of the league, but that doesn't mean there aren't questions.
Published: 11/18/18
Louis Domingue gets a workout in Lightning’s 6-5 overtime win

Louis Domingue gets a workout in Lightning’s 6-5 overtime win

PHILADELPHIA — The Lightning asked a lot of Louis Domingue on Saturday, allowing a season-high 45 shots.For most of the game against the Flyers, the goalie stood up to them, but Philadelphia applied pressure in the second half of the third peri...
Published: 11/17/18
Gritty amuses even a mascot skeptic

Gritty amuses even a mascot skeptic

There's a reason people love Gritty, as he showed in the Lightning's game against the Flyers
Published: 11/17/18
Lightning’s Adam Erne has first career three-point game against Flyers

Lightning’s Adam Erne has first career three-point game against Flyers

Adam Erne had a goal and two assists to cap a crazy week
Published: 11/17/18
Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy out four to six weeks with broken foot

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy out four to six weeks with broken foot

Andrei Vasilevskiy fractured his left foot in practice on Wednesday.
Published: 11/16/18
More superlatives for the Lightning’s Brayden Point

More superlatives for the Lightning’s Brayden Point

Brayden Point scored his first NHL hat trick on Thursday, and he did it in 91 seconds. Here's where it ranked in a few categories:• Sixth-fastest in NHL history (Bill Mosienko, Chicago, 21 seconds)• Second-fastest in the expansion era (De...
Published: 11/16/18