Thursday, November 01, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

What we’ve learned so far this season about the Lightning

What we’ve learned so far this season about the Lightning

The Lightning has played 10 games. Five at home. Five on the road.So now is the perfect time to look back and look ahead. Here's what we've learned so far about this Lightning team.It's good. Really good.Throw out the 7-1 loss at Arizona, which was a...
Published: 10/28/18
Lightning recalls forward Danick Martel from AHL Syracuse

Lightning recalls forward Danick Martel from AHL Syracuse

As the Lightning returns to Tampa after a five-game road trip, so too will forward Danick Martel.Martel will rejoin the Lightning after a four-game conditioning assignment with AHL Syracuse, the Lightning announced Sunday.Martel tallied an assist dur...
Published: 10/28/18
Lightning gets stomped by Coyotes

Lightning gets stomped by Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. – You could see this one coming a mile away.Last game of a nine-day, five-game road trip in three time zones. The second half of a back-to-back. The third game in four nights in three different cities. And missing one of its bes...
Published: 10/28/18
Lightning journal: Victor Hedman out at least a week; Ondrej Palat day-to-day

Lightning journal: Victor Hedman out at least a week; Ondrej Palat day-to-day

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Through the first eight games of the season, a good part of the Lightning's success was because it had stayed relatively healthy. But that run of good luck ended in a big way in the ninth game when the injury bug bit two key p...
Published: 10/27/18
Victor Hedman, Ondrej Palat sidelined for Lightning

Victor Hedman, Ondrej Palat sidelined for Lightning

The Lightning's 3-2 victory in Las Vegas came with a couple of big casualties.Victor Hedman, among the NHL's top defensmen, will be out at least a week with an upper body injury. The Norris Trophy winner was injured Friday when he crashed into the bo...
Published: 10/27/18
Victor Hedman hurt in Lightning win

Victor Hedman hurt in Lightning win

LAS VEGAS — The feel-good start to the Lightning season took a definite dark and scary turn Friday in Las Vegas.Victor Hedman is injured.Those four words are about the worst four words the Lightning can hear. Hedman, the defending Norris Trophy...
Published: 10/26/18
Lightning journal: When it comes to pregame pageantry, Vegas is the new Montreal

Lightning journal: When it comes to pregame pageantry, Vegas is the new Montreal

LAS VEGAS — When you think of hockey and cool atmosphere, you think Montreal. You think Toronto. You think Detroit, aka "HockeyTown.''And, of course, Las Vegas.Wait, what?The Golden Knights are in just their second season, but already Vegas has...
Published: 10/26/18
Tom Jones’ takeaways from Friday’s Lightning-Golden Knights game

Tom Jones’ takeaways from Friday’s Lightning-Golden Knights game

1. Can we get rid of replays for offside calls … please? For the second Tampa Bay game in the row, a goal was reviewed for offside. The Lightning benefited both times. Still, these challenges waste time, and even when the player is ever so slig...
Published: 10/26/18
Lightning can win any which way you want

Lightning can win any which way you want

LAS VEGAS — This is just the kind of hot start the Lightning was looking for.Eight games in and the Lightning has six victories and an overtime loss. That's good stuff. The kind of good stuff that lays the groundwork for making the playoffs.Wha...
Published: 10/25/18
Michael Jordan joins Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s esports ownership group

Michael Jordan joins Lightning owner Jeff Vinik’s esports ownership group

Jeff Vinik has a new investment partner with a big name. Michael Jordan bought into aXiomatic, the esports ownership group Vinik co-chairs.Vinik, who owns the Lightning and has embarked on numerous real estate projects in downtown Tampa, joined aXiom...
Published: 10/25/18
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