Lightning Set for Major Test With Tough Upcoming Schedule
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1w ago
The NHL All-Star Game is in the rearview mirror and the Tampa Bay Lightning return to the ice. Picking up where they left off before the 10-day break is the only objective in mind. Keep the tear going. They’ve won eight of their last nine, their best stretch yet this ..read more
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Hedman’s Veteran Leadership Improving Young Lightning Blue Line
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1w ago
Returning from the All-Star Break, the Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to continue their strong play, which has resulted in them winning eight of their last nine games. Not only are the Lightning benefitting from Nikita Kucherov’s stellar play, but they have also benefited from the re-emergence of Brayden Point ..read more
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Lightning’s Sergachev Has Leg Surgery, Out Indefinitely
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1w ago
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev underwent surgery in New York to stabilize tibia and fibula fractures in his left leg, the club announced Thursday. He has no timetable for recovery at the moment and will soon return to Tampa to begin his rehab. Playing for the first time since ..read more
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Will Steven Stamkos Get His Shot at the Olympics?
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1w ago
NHL players will return to the Winter Olympics, beginning with the 2026 Games in Milan, Italy. They are also confirmed to participate in the 2030 Winter Olympics as well. If anyone is excited, it should be Lightning captain Steven Stamkos. The Olympics have evaded him his whole career, but perhaps ..read more
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Tampa Bay Lightning’s Most Important Players for Playoff Push
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1w ago
Welcome back to the Lightning Round! Here, we pit writer against writer to debate the latest on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Harrison Smajovits and Nick Haydon drop the proverbial gloves to settle the latest topic. Make sure to let us know in the comments who you agree with or even present your own case.  This week’s question: Which Lightning player is the most crucial to a playoff push?  Now that the All-Star Break is over, it’s all about that push. Having that guy be that “it factor” can make or break a team’s chances at the Stanley Cup. We now ..read more
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Kucherov’s 4-Point Night Keeps Him in the Thick of Award Races
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3w ago
The Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night to pick up a 6-3 win. This game capped off a much-needed winning road trip, and Nikita Kucherov made the difference yet again. He picked up his fifth career hat trick and his fourth four-point game of the ..read more
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Revisiting Lightning’s Past Gasparilla Performances
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3w ago
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a big deal in Tampa, so it should be no surprise that it has slowly worked its way into the Tampa Bay Lightning’s calendar over the years. What started with a few graphics during games and some social media posts has spawned a much-more-complete theme ..read more
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Lightning Cruise Into All-Star Break With Strong Stretch
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3w ago
The Tampa Bay Lightning head into the All-Star break on a high note, beating the New Jersey Devils once again at Amalie Arena by a score of 6-3. They’re starting to look more like the team we’ve gotten used to seeing over the last decade. Regardless of where they would be in the standings if their opponents didn’t have games in hand, it’s undeniable the Lightning have done their part to be in playoff contention. On Jan. 7, when they were 41 games into the season, the mathematical halfway mark, the Lightning were 19-17-5 and outside of a playoff spot ..read more
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Lightning Having Long-Term Success Without Strong Farm System
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3w ago
The Hockey Writers’ Logan Horn recently released updated rankings for the NHL’s best farm systems. Coming as no surprise, the Tampa Bay Lightning were ranked 30th of 32 NHL teams. Horn is not alone in his rankings, as just about every outlet that does this kind of rankings has the Lightning ranked toward the bottom. It is not surprising that the Lightning have been trading draft picks to continue making deep runs in the playoffs, resulting in four Stanley Cup Final appearances and two Cup titles within the last ten years. While the Lightning have built a solid core of ..read more
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Brayden Point Regains Form to Help Lightning Win 8 of 9
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3w ago
The Tampa Bay Lightning have found some of their championship mojo heading into the All-Star Break. Winners of eight of the last nine games, the team snagged third place in the Atlantic Division and bumped the Toronto Maple Leafs into the first wild card position. Of course, Nikita Kucherov’s scorching scoring pace has driven the team’s success. But Brayden Point’s reemergence as a dominant player has provided the team with a crucial piece of consistent offense it had been missing. It is not surprising then to see the Lightning playing some of their best hockey this season as Point reestablish ..read more
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