Tag Archive | "Tampa Bay Lightning"

Brayden Point records fastest hat trick in 27 years

Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Brayden Point did something incredible for the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday evening against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The speedy 22-year-old forward scored a natural hat trick in a span of 1:31 at PPG Paints Arena. It was also his first career NHL hat trick. Point scored his first goal with 2.7 seconds remaining in the first…

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Victor Hedman scores coast-to-coast goal in return to lineup

Saturday, November 10, 2018

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Victor Hedman is back in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup after missing seven games with an upper-body injury. The Swedish rearguard returned Saturday evening against the Ottawa Senators and made an immediate impact. Hedman went end-to-end during the second period for one of the nicest goals you’ll see by a defenseman all season. With Ottawa…

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Victor Hedman injured vs. Golden Knights

Friday, October 26, 2018

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The Tampa Bay Lightning picked up two important points against the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday evening, but it wasn’t all good. Elite Tampa blueliner Victor Hedman suffered an apparent injury on a collision with forward Ryan Reaves and was forced to leave the game. The incident occurred early during the second period and Hedman…

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2018-19 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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One year after inexplicably missing the playoffs, the 2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning set franchise records in Wins (54) and Points (113).  Since Jon Cooper took over for Guy Boucher in March of 2013, only four teams (Capitals, Blues, Penguins and Ducks) have won more games than the Lightning (243-144-40). Former GM Steve Yzerman stepped down…

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Yzerman is stepping down as the Lightning’s General Manager

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Steve Yzerman is reportedly stepping down as the General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is expected to remain with the team as an advisor, per The Athletic’s Joe Smith. With just one year remaining on his contract, the Lightning were reportedly in talks to extend Yzerman this summer. What prompted this change of…

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Lightning Trade Budaj to Kings for Andreoff

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded goaltender Peter Budaj to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Andy Andreoff.  Budaj was with the Lightning since late-February 2017, but only appeared in a combined 15 games (11 starts) over two seasons in Tampa Bay. Budaj was initially acquired from the Kings in exchange for Ben Bishop and…

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Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/23/18

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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In Game 6, the Washington Capitals once again outshot the Tampa Bay Lightning by a wide margin but were actually able to walk away with the win thanks to a strong performance from Braden Holtby.  The Capitals have finally slowed the Lightning’s power-play down, holding them to 0-for-3 in the last two games.  Heading into…

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Projected NHL Lineups & Game Notes 05/19/18

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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The road team has swept the first four games of this Eastern Conference Finals, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will be looking to reverse that trend tonight.  Andrei Vasilevskiy struggled in Games 1 and 2 in the friendly confines of Amalie Arena, but absolutely stood on his head in D.C. Hopefully for the the Lightning’s…

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Power Play continues to carry the Lightning in Playoffs

Friday, May 18, 2018

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On Thursday night the Tampa Bay Lightning were once again badly outshot by the Capitals but escaped Washington with a win.  Andrei Vasilevskiy was outstanding for the second straight game and has now stopped 72 of the last 76 shots (.947 SV%) that he has faced. That is a significant upgrade from the 10 goals…

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Nicklas Backstrom will be a game-time decision for Game 4

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Backstrom has not played since Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, but it looks like the Swedish-born centre could be back in the Washington Capitals lineup for Game 4.  Backstrom, who is third on the Capitals in assists (10) and fourth in points (13) in the postseason, skated again this morning and left the…

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