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Red-hot Lightning leading NHL in more than wins

Nikita Kucherov, top left, celebrates with teammate Steven Stamkos (91) after scoring against Florida Panthers goalie James Reimer. [AP photo]The Lightning (15-2-2) enters tonight’s game against the visiting Islanders (10-6-2) leading the leagu...
Published: 11/18/17
Lightning vs. Stars vs. Bishop vs. No. 1 PP in NHL

Lightning vs. Stars vs. Bishop vs. No. 1 PP in NHL

Stars’ G Ben Bishop returns to Amalie Arena tonight for the first time since his last home game as a Lightning, which came before last season’s trade deadline.The teacher vs. the pupil (Lightning G Andrei Vasilevskiy) is one story line.He...
Published: 11/16/17
Lightning hold ‘Military Appreciation Night’ tonight

Lightning hold ‘Military Appreciation Night’ tonight

The Lightning will wear special camouflaged jerseys during pregame warmups tonight as part of "Military Appreciation Night."The jerseys include a nametag of an honorary service man or woman who will be present during the warmups, either on the team b...
Published: 11/16/17
Lightning’s speed key against Anaheim

Lightning’s speed key against Anaheim

The Lightning has rolled through the typically-tough West Coast trip, beating the Sharks and Kings by a combined score of 10-3.Those are two stingy defensive teams, and Tampa Bay dominated them."I don't ever remember us coming out here and playing th...
Published: 11/12/17

Mikhail Sergachev sticking for good? Lightning tells rookie to get apartment

More and more, it appears Mikhail Sergachev is sticking with the Lightning for good. And the 19-year-old rookie defenseman got another vote of confidence recently, the team telling him it was okay to look for an apartment in Tampa. Sergachev is movin...
Updated one month ago
Cooper: Rookie Sergachev is staying with Lightning

Cooper: Rookie Sergachev is staying with Lightning

If there were any remaining doubt, Lightning coach Jon Cooper made it clear Tuesday morning before Tampa Bay's game at Carolina: Rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev, making a strong first impression at age 19, is staying with the Lightning moving for...
Updated one month ago
Lightning Strikes! podcast: Breaking down the Bolts' record start

Lightning Strikes! podcast: Breaking down the Bolts' record start

In this episode of our Lightning Strikes! podcast, we break down the Lightning's record 7-1-1 start. Why are Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos clicking so well? Why Mikhail Sergachev is likely here for good, not going back to juniors. On the unsun...
Updated one month ago
J.T. Brown said first protest already sparked action plan

J.T. Brown said first protest already sparked action plan

Lightning wing J.T. Brown said part of the reason he will no longer raise his fist during the national anthem is because his first silent protest has already sparked an action plan. The protest got him connected with the Tampa Police Department, an...
Updated one month ago

Lightning's Steve Yzerman: Nikita Kucherov 'wants to be great'

If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman. Kucherov, 24, joined Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Keith Tkachuk as the only players in the last 30 years to score a goal in each...
Updated one month ago
Deception key to Nikita Kucherov's hot start

Deception key to Nikita Kucherov's hot start

The slick, sling-shot type wrist shot Nikita Kucherov used for his first goal Monday night may have stunned many at Little Caesar's Arena. But Kucherov, 24, has practiced it countless times. There were his 5-to-6 day a week individual workouts this s...
Updated one month ago