Friday, November 17, 2017

Lightning find another goal scorer

Lightning find another goal scorer

Weston Hermann found himself alone on front of the goal, and Steven Stamkos did what he’s been doing lately when he spots a teammate in front of the net: he passed the puck.And Hermann shot and scored.“It was unbelievable,” Hermann,...
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Lightning looks to continue fast start tonight against Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks (4-4-1) make their only trip to Tampa tonight and will be facing a red-hot Lightning team (9-1-1) that enters the game with the most points (19) in the NHL.“The bottom line is we don’t play them that often but they’...
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Kucherov, Stamkos lead Lightning past Red Wings (w/ video)

Kucherov, Stamkos lead Lightning past Red Wings (w/ video)

TAMPA — For as much as captain Steven Stamkos jokes he’s a playmaker now, let’s not forget one thing:The superstar still has one heck of a shot.The Red Wings knew this, of course, yet there was Stamkos in Thursday night’s 3-2 win, wide open in his tr...
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Lightning journal: Alex Killorn gives puck-possession clinic

Lightning journal: Alex Killorn gives puck-possession clinic

TAMPA — The puck hopped over the stick of Red Wings C Henrik Zetterberg. That was the key. "Once I see that puck bounce over his stick, I get on my horse because it gives you an energy boost," Lightning LW Alex Killorn said.Killorn caught up to the p...
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Joe Smith’s takeaways from Thursday’s Lightning-Red Wings game

Nikita Kucherov tied the Lightning’s franchise record for longest season-opening points streak, matching Marty St. Louis’ 11 games (2009-10). With 12 goals in his first 11 games, Kucherov is well on pace for his first 50-goal season. Sixty isn’t a hu...
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Lightning’s Dan Girardi, the human shot-stoppper

Lightning’s Dan Girardi, the human shot-stoppper

TAMPA — He’s 33, and there are days when he feels older. He plays in the fastest game going, and he isn’t very fast. That doesn’t stop Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi. Twelve seasons into his NHL career, he still puts his body on the line each game,...
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Lightning defense steps up in win over Hurricanes (w/video)

Lightning defense steps up in win over Hurricanes (w/video)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Having the top two scorers in the NHL has put much of the spotlight on the Lightning’s offensive prowess, but Tuesday’s 5-1 win over the Hurricanes showed how far Tampa Bay’s defense has come.The Lightning (8-1-1) has its most points ...
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Lightning journal: Jon Cooper confirms rookie Mikhail Sergachev is staying

Lightning journal: Jon Cooper confirms rookie Mikhail Sergachev is staying

RALEIGH, N.C.— Lightning rookie D Mikhail Sergachev has earned the right to stick around for a while.If there were any lingering doubt, coach Jon Cooper made it clear Tuesday before Tampa Bay’s game at Carolina: The 19-year-old isn’t going anywhere, ...
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Greg Auman’s takeaways from Tuesday’s Lightning-Hurricanes game

You can see Mikhail Sergachev’s confidence growing with each shift. The 19-year-old rookie, scoreless in his first seven games, now has four goals in his past three, including the second goal in Tuesday’s win. He just missed another on a high shot th...
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Lightning Strikes! podcast: Why Sergachev is here for good

Lightning Strikes! podcast: Why Sergachev is here for good

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 unsung s...
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