Lightning center Brayden Point (21) scores a goal against the Predators during the first period at Amalie Arena on Thursday.
Brayden Point scores twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, on an emotional night at Amalie Arena.
He doesn’t play due to injury, but McDonagh receives a warm reception at Amalie Arena as a member of the Predators.
Tuesday’s Loss to Detroit reminds Tampa Bay that it will have to work for every win inside the division.
Despite 30 shots in the third period, Tampa Bay’s late rally comes up short against Detroit and former Lightning assistant Derek Lalonde.


  1. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) scores a goal against the Predators during the first period at Amalie Arena on Thursday.
  2. Former Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh, shown on the Amalie Arena video board, acknowledges the crowd as he returns to Tampa, this time as a member of the Nashville Predators.
  3. The Red Wings' 4-2 victory over the Lightning Tuesday at Amalie Arena allowed Detroit to jump ahead of Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division standings based on the first tiebreaker, which is regulation wins.
  4. Lightning defensemen Zach Bogosian (24) and Mikhail Sergachev (98) defend against Detroit forward Forward Jonatan Berggren (52) during the second period Tuesday night in Tampa.
  5. Detroit Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde spent the past four seasons behind the Lightning bench, part of two Stanley Cup championship staffs and three that went to the Cup Final.
  6. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) had two assists, three shots on goal and a hit in 12:51 Saturday against the Maple Leafs in his first game back following offseason shoulder surgery.
  7. Maple Leafs defenseman Justin Holl (3) puts pressure on Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17), who eventually scores the winner in overtime Saturday night in Tampa.
  8. Lightning center Anthony Cirelli is back in the lineup for the first time since the Stanley Cup final.
  9. The Lightning's Pat Maroon is used to trash talk from opponents, but when a broadcaster goes too far, he takes a stand.
  10. Lightning center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare played in his 608th career NHL game Thursday in Philadelphia, most of any player born in France.
  11. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos celebrates his 1,000th career point after assisting on a goal by Nick Paul during the second period of Thursday's victory over the Flyers in Philadelphia.
  12. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos picked up his 1,000th career point during the second period of Thursday's game against the Flyers in Philadelphia.
  13. Lightning left wing Pat Maroon (14) checks Boston Bruins defenseman Connor Clifton (75) during a game last month at Amalie Arena.
  14. Lightning center Steven Stamkos celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period of a game against the Sabres on Monday. The captain is one point from reaching 1,000 for his career.
  15. Lightning left wing Pat Maroon heads onto the ice for warmups before a game against the Boston Bruins earlier this month at Amalie Arena.
  16. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) drops to the ice after giving up a goal to Bruins left wing Taylor Hall during the third period Tuesday night in Boston.
  17. Lightning forwards Steven Stamkos and Nick Paul (20) celebrate aStamkos' winning goal in overtime Monday against the Sabres in Buffalo, New York.
  18. Lightning goaltender Brian Elliott blocks a shot from Sabres right wing JJ Peterka during the third period of a Nov. 5 game in Tampa.
  19. From his knees, forward Nick Paul (20) makes a play during the first period of the Lightning's 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues Friday at Amalie Arena.
  20. Lightning and Blues players fight in the first period Friday night at Amalie Arena.
  21. Lightning center Alex Barre-Boulet, left, is back with the NHL team after a successful stint in Syracuse.
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