Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Joe Smith’s takeaways from Thursday’s Lightning-Red Wings game

Nikita Kucherov tied the Lightningís franchise record for longest season-opening points streak, matching Marty St. Louisí 11 games (2009-10). With 12 goals in his first 11 games, Kucherov is well on pace for his first 50-goal season. Sixty isnít a huge stretch.e_SClBMikhail Sergachev has a little nasty streak to him. Coach Jon Cooper noted Sergachev isnít afraid to put himself "in the hornetís nest," and the 19-year-old rookie showed that after starting a scrap with Red Wings F Anthony Mantha with a cross check in the second period.e_SClBWhat has impressed the most about Andrei Vasilevskiy is his penchant for timely saves. His save percentage and goals against arenít as low as he would like, but Vasilevskiy has come up big at the key moments in the Lightningís hot start. Mark of a true No. 1.

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An Aretha Franklin tribute from the Lightning anthem singer

An Aretha Franklin tribute from the Lightning anthem singer

The Tampa woman who sings the national anthem before Lightning games at Amalie Arena has joined the chorus.Retired Air Force technical sergeant Sonya Bryson-Kirksey took to Twitter on Thursday morning following the news of Aretha Franklin's death at ...
Published: 08/16/18
Lightning enters three-year deal with ECHLís Orlando Solar Bears

Lightning enters three-year deal with ECHLís Orlando Solar Bears

The Lightning has entered into a three-year agreement to make the Orlando Solar Bears its primary ECHL affiliate starting this season, the teams announced today in a joint news release.The ECHL is considered the top "AA" hockey league in North Americ...
Published: 08/13/18
Lightning to be featured 12 times on NBC or NBCSN this season

Lightning to be featured 12 times on NBC or NBCSN this season

The Lightning's Feb. 2 game against the New York Rangers is among 13 NHL games league-wide that will be featured on NBC this season. The Sunday night game at Madison Square Garden will be the "NHL Game of the Week".In all, 12 Lightning...
Published: 08/13/18
Lightning single-game tickets on sale next week

Lightning single-game tickets on sale next week

TAMPA — The Lightning's single-game tickets for all preseason and regular-season games go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 and can be purchased online here.Special single-game pre-sales will begin with full and premium season-ticket holder...
Updated one month ago
Lightning will compete in NHL Prospect Showcase in Estero

Lightning will compete in NHL Prospect Showcase in Estero

The Lightning announced Tuesday that it will have a team competing in the NHL Prospects Showcase, set for Sept. 8-11 at Germain Arena in Estero, near Fort Myers.Tampa Bay will go up against prospects from the Washington Capitals and Nashville Predato...
Updated one month ago