Thursday, April 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning-Blues preview

. Tonight

Lightning at Blues

When/where: 8; Scottrade Center, St. Louis

TV/radio: NBCSN; 970-AM

Key stats: In his only game against his former team, Lightning G Ben Bishop won 4-2 on Nov. 2 at Tampa with 28 saves. … The Blues have a league-best 113 goals at home. … St. Louis has outscored opponents 67-39 in the second period and is 26-0-4 when ahead entering the third. … The Blues are 18-4-2 against the East and 9-1-2 against the Atlantic Division, losing in regulation to only the Lightning. … In four games without C Valtteri Filppula (ankle), Tampa Bay has won just 44.6 percent of faceoffs.

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NHL makes right call in not suspending Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

NHL makes right call in not suspending Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov

The NHL got it right.Nikita Kucherov, the Lightning's top scorer and best player so far in these playoffs, will play Saturday's Game 5 against New Jersey. He's not going to be suspended for his vicious hit on a Devils player in Tampa Bay's Game 4 vic...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Nikita Kucherov scores two goals and delivers some big hits as the Lightning beats the Devils, 3-1, in a physical Game 4 that pushes Tampa Bay to within one win of clinching the series.Meanwhile, the Rays beat the Rangers to as Jake Faria pitche...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lightning holds off Devils and David Puddy

Lightning holds off Devils and David Puddy

NEWARK, N.J. — The Devils pulled out all the stops for Wednesday's Game 4 of their Stanley Cup quarter final series with the Lightning by inviting David Puddy at the Prudential Center.For those who do not know who he is, Puddy was Elaine's...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lightning stands up to Devils, pushes its way to 3-1 series lead

Lightning stands up to Devils, pushes its way to 3-1 series lead

NEWARK, N.J. — Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Taking Care of Business shook the walls of the Lightning locker room not long after it dispatched the Devils in Wednesday's Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.The 3-1 win was sparked by Nikita K...
Published: 04/18/18
Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Lightning-Devils Game 4

Roger Mooney’s takeaways from Lightning-Devils Game 4

I guess the lesson here is never believe a hockey player when he says what happens in a scrum at the end of a playoff game doesn't carry over into the next game. It sure looks like the Lightning and Devils won't be vacationing together this summer.Th...
Published: 04/18/18
Lightning-Devils: How Tampa Bay worked its way to a 3-1 series lead

Lightning-Devils: How Tampa Bay worked its way to a 3-1 series lead

Times columnist Tom Jones gives his thoughts while watching the broadcast of Game 4 of the series between the Lightning and Devils:Hard work beats everythingWe watch the Lightning all season long and marvel at its skill. Nikita Kucherov, Steven ...
Published: 04/18/18
Restraint? Ha. Lightning-Devils mix it up in early going of Game 4

Restraint? Ha. Lightning-Devils mix it up in early going of Game 4

NEWARK, N.J. — Both sides were in agreement Tuesday that the shenanigans during the final minute of Monday's Game 3 would not carry over to Game 4."I think the emotion of a game in a series carries over, (but) what happened at end I don't think...
Published: 04/18/18
Tyler Johnson in Lightning lineup tonight, Ryan Callahan out

Tyler Johnson in Lightning lineup tonight, Ryan Callahan out

UPDATE: NEWARK, N.J. — Tyler Johnson is in the lineup tonight for Game 4 against the Devils, but Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Ryan Callahan is not.Callahan is missing his second game of this best-of-seven game series after suffering wha...
Published: 04/18/18
Live blog: Lightning looks to rebound in Game 4

Live blog: Lightning looks to rebound in Game 4

Follow our live coverage of the opening-round NHL playoff series between the Lightning and New Jersey Devils. Times reporters, editors, sports columnists and photo journalists will chronicle the action on and off the ice through updates, analysis, ph...
Published: 04/18/18
Saturday’s Game 5 start time for Lightning-Devils? 3 p.m.

Saturday’s Game 5 start time for Lightning-Devils? 3 p.m.

Saturday's Game 5 between the Lightning and Devils at Amalie Arena will start at 3 p.m. and be televised locally on NBC.Also, on Saturday, the Blue Jackets at Capitals game will start at 3 p.m., and the Maple Leafs at Bruins game will begin at 8 and ...
Published: 04/18/18