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Jonathan Who? Nikita Kucherov Is Stepping Up

Recently some had speculated that when Ryan Callahan went down with an injury it would be Nikita Kucherov (3 G, 6 SOG, +2) that would step up to the Stamkos line. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Instead he’s found some seriously strong chemistry with line mates Ondrej Palat (1 A, 1 SOG, +2) and Tyler Johnson (4 A, 3 SOG, +2) on what is fast becoming one of the better lines in hockey...
Via Razzball Hockey
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kucherov gets 1st hat trick in Bolts’ 7-3 win over Coyotes

Nikita Kucherov burst onto the NHL scene as a rookie last season, scoring his first career goal on his first ever shot on goal, coming on his very first shift. By the end of the season and into the playoffs, the former second-round pick in 2011 was a healthy scratch, forced to watch games from above. On Tuesday, Kucherov looked up from ice level to see hats rain down to celebrate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nikita Kucherov the latest youngster to electrify the Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Nikita Kucherov's voice drowned in the sounds of celebration. His first career hat trick was a large reason why the Tampa Bay Lightning's dressing room was filled with upbeat music with bass that bounced off the walls, these minutes sweet relief after the sting of a five-goal loss to Minnesota three days earlier. In the moments after his team's sixth victory...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kucherov has hat trick, Lightning beat Coyotes 7-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nikita Kucherov had his first career NHL hat trick, Tyler Johnson had four assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Arizona Coyotes 7-3 on Tuesday night. Kucherov got his third goal from slot off a pass from Johnson at 8:23 of the third that made it 5-2. Brian Boyle had two goals, and Valtteri Filppula and Matt Carle also scored for the Lightning. Johnson extended...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Under Review – The Good, Bad and Ugly of Lightning

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer The Tampa Bay Lightning’s first extended road trip of the NHL season could be titled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The good was coming out of the last 10 days with a 3-2 road record, good for second place in the Atlantic Division and third in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The good was also the exceptional play of last year’s first-round...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Coyotes sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the Arizona Coyotes. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Go Beyond The Benches w/ Brampton Beast’s Tyler Donati

This off-season surely was an improvement for the  the Brampton Beast,ECHL Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate, as they were able to acquire Brampton raised, right winger, Tyler Donati. The 5-foot-10 right winger was the leading scorer and the ECHL MVP in the 2009-10 season. The following season, he suffered a shoulder injury that sidelined him for a season. Several teams world wide...
Via Beyond The Benches
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes at Lightning game preview

Time: Tuesday, Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. TV: Sun Sports The Tampa Bay Lightning aren't planning to allow a poor performance in their most recent contest to spoil an otherwise promising start. Looking to bounce back from a lopsided defeat, the Lightning try to keep the Arizona Coyotes winless on the road Tuesday night. Tampa Bay (5-3-1) had not allowed more than three...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning beat Jets behind Bishop, 3-goal second period

  Jonathan Drouin, Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat scored in the second period, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. Ben Bishop made 40 saves for Tampa Bay, which has won three of four on a five-game road trip that ends at Minnesota on Saturday night. Steven Stamkos scored in the first, and Nikita Kucherov finished with...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Callahan’s Massive Hit On Taylor Hall Breaks Camera On Glass (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan doesn’t know his own strength. Early in the first period of Monday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place, Callahan threw a huge hit on forward Taylor Hall in the Lightning’s defensive zone. The impact of the crushing hit created so much force that the camera behind the goal cut out. Aside from the camera, no...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Victor Hedman To Miss At Least A Month With Broken Finger

The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a strong start, but they’ll have to go at least a month without one of their top defensemen. Victor Hedman will undergo surgery Tuesday and miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his finger while blocking a shot Saturday night, the team announced Monday. The former second overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft had a career year last season, scoring 13 goals...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Killorn out, Drouin in

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn was removed from the lineup not long before the game was supposed to begin on Monday night. As reported by Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Bay Tribune, Killorn took a spill at practice Monday morning. He had some difficulty getting up, and eventually left the ice. In his place, rookie Jonathan Drouin makes his NHL debut.#456427216 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman breaks finger vs. Canucks, will miss 4-6 weeks

Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been the most productive defenseman in the national hockey league since January. So obviously with the news that he will be missing 4 to 6 weeks the Tampa Bay Lightning will have a huge gap to fill on the defense. As a fantasy owner it's always tough dealing with injuries, however, defensemen are always overlooked. For example: you...
Via Hockey Fan Land
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Victor Hedman Out 4-6 Weeks With a Broken Hand

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will be out of the lineup for approximately four to six weeks after suffering a broken hand against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Bob McKenzie from TSN reported that the injury occurred when Hedman successfully blocked a shot by Vancouver. #487314989 / gettyimages.comThis is an unfortunate injury for Victor Hedman as he is tied for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stamkos breaks stick, still gets assist on play

By BTS Team, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning had himself quite the game against the Canucks Saturday night accumulating 2 goals and 1 amazing assist. Although the goals were nice, it’s the assist that he had that really stood out. During the 2nd period, Stamkos took a hard slap shot on goal and shattered his stick into pieces.  Steven then quickly went to the bench and...
Via Beyond The Spread
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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