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Struggling Vasilevskiy can use some rest

Struggling Vasilevskiy can use some rest

One night after being named to his first all-star game, Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed five goals.That was not the most he'd allowed in a game during a three-game stretch.Vasilevskiy allowed six in a loss Jan. 6 at Ottawa and four during...
Published: 01/12/18
Fennelly: No all-stars are more deserving than the Lightning’s Fab Four

Fennelly: No all-stars are more deserving than the Lightning’s Fab Four

TAMPA — The host with the most.The NHL All-Star Game is headed our way, and so is the Fab Four."Fab Four, eh," Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said, smiling.You heard me.It has been a Lightning season thus far, so it makes absolute sense that the ...
Published: 01/11/18
Updated: 01/12/18
Victor Hedman hurt vs. Flames; more to be known Friday

Victor Hedman hurt vs. Flames; more to be known Friday

TAMPA — Everything has gone so smoothly for the Lightning this season.It has the league’s best record. It boasts the league’s most All-Stars (four).You thought its biggest obstacle in the second half of the season would be complacency.Then came Thurs...
Published: 01/11/18
Lightning journal: Nikita Kucherov says All-Star recognition is ‘huge’

Lightning journal: Nikita Kucherov says All-Star recognition is ‘huge’

TAMPA — Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov got a taste of the All-Star experience last season in Los Angeles, his first appearance in the game.So when selected for this year’s game in Tampa on Jan. 28, Kucherov was naturally pumped. He entered Thursday’s g...
Published: 01/11/18
Lightning ‘hoping and praying’ Victor Hedman injury not long-term

Lightning ‘hoping and praying’ Victor Hedman injury not long-term

Lightning All-Star defenseman Victor Hedman left Thursday's game seven minutes into the second period with a lower body injury. He didn't return.It didn't look good.Hedman, 27, had to be helped into the Tampa Bay dressing room after his left knee buc...
Published: 01/11/18

Joe Smith’s takeaways from Thursday’s Lightning-Flames game

The Lightning FINALLY got a power play. After setting a franchise record with back-to-back games without a power-play opportunity, Tampa Bay went on the man advantage 1:31 into the second period against the Flames, ending a streak of 142 minutes, 4 s...
Published: 01/11/18
Fennelly: No all-stars are more deserving than the Lightning’s Fab Four

Fennelly: No all-stars are more deserving than the Lightning’s Fab Four

our, eh," Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said, smiling.You heard me.It has been a Lightning season thus far, so it makes absolute sense that the best team in hockey gets to dominate the show, with four selections on the Atlantic Division roster.T...
Published: 01/11/18
Lightning faces Flames in last game before bye week

Lightning faces Flames in last game before bye week

The Lightning plays the visiting Flames tonight in its last game before its five-day bye week.The Lightning (31-9-3) heads into the break tops in the NHL in points (65 heading into tonight's game) and wins (31)."Sure, they're looking forward to the b...
Published: 01/11/18
Nikita Kucherov says another All-Star selection ‘something I’ll never forget’

Nikita Kucherov says another All-Star selection ‘something I’ll never forget’

Nikita Kucherov got a taste of the NHL All-Star experience last season in Los Angeles, his first appearance in the mid-season classic.So when Kucherov, 24, got selected for this year's all-star game in Tampa Jan. 28, he was naturally pumped. Kucherov...
Published: 01/11/18

NHL All-Star Game rosters, schedule

All-Star Game rostersAtlantic Division (number of All-Star appearances)F Aleksander Barkov, FLA (1st)F Jack Eichel, BUF (1st)F Nikita Kucherov, TBL (2nd)F Brad Marchand, BOS (2nd)F Auston Matthews, TOR (2nd)F Steven Stamkos, TBL* (5th)D Mike Green, D...
Published: 01/10/18
Updated: 01/11/18