To call himself an Olympian, Steven Stamkos will have to be one of the best Canadian players in the NHL into his 13th season. In 2022, when he’s 13 seasons into his NHL career, if he’s not still among the select-few Canadians at the very height of the profession, it’s unlikely that he will earn […]
Tampa Bay Lightning studs Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have rewarded fantasy owners this season. Ditto Noah Hanifin on the Metropolitan when Zach Werenski makes much more sense. In the west, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson are all more deserving than Eric Staal, James Neal and Rickard Rakell.
The Tampa Bay Lightning lost Victor Hedman to a lower body injury on Thursday night and it did not look great when he left the ice. The injury will force Hedman to miss the All-Star game in Tampa Bay later this month. It is possible he could be replaced by one of his teammates, Mikhail […]
The Calgary Flames got off to a mediocre start this season, but thanks to their red-hot play (sorry!) recently, they’ve managed to climb back into the Western Conference playoff picture. Last night’s 5-1 win over the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning was Calgary’s fifth consecutive victory. What is even more impressive is that they beat the […]
The NHL announced their All-Star teams for all four divisions today and the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the way with four players including Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy. The Atlantic Division will have
Of all the things that were going right for the Tampa Bay Lightning to begin 2017-18, Tyler Johnson wasn’t exactly lighting the NHL on fire. Perhaps that deal will still come back to haunt the Lightning (maybe when it comes to giving Nikita Kucherov his future, well-deserved raise), but it turns out that Tuesday’s hat […]
If things remain the same in the second half of the 2017-18 NHL season—which is asking a lot, we know—we could be considering a Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vegas Golden Knights. How would the NHL respond to such a matchup?
Players of the Night: Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning: He may not get the same recognition as guys with the last name of Stamkos or Kucherov, but Johnson has 16 goals on the season now after a hat-trick in a 5-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes
Max Pacioretty broke a long goal drought to help the Montreal Canadiens end a five-game losing streak. Paul Byron scored in a shootout and Montreal beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Thursday night. Pacioretty scored in regulation for Montreal in its first victory since Dec. 22.
As the NHL’s season heads into its second half the Vegas Golden Knights remain the league’s most improbable success story. Through their first 39 games they have already won more games than Minnesota, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Atlanta and San Jose all won in their debut seasons, and they are just one win away from matching […]
Carey Price’s incredible save versus the Lightning could be the season’s best so far. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images) Carey Price faced 45 shots and dealt with another three attempts during the shootout in Thursday’s epic goalie dual
The NHL announced the captains for the 2018 All-Star Game on Wednesday and also revealed the jerseys that will be worn by the four teams later this month in Tampa. The three-on-three tournament will see teams captained by Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (Metropolitan), Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Atlantic), P.K. Subban […]