Anthony Cirelli Scores First Career Hat Trick, Lightning Beat Jets 7-1

WINNIPEG — Anthony Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Nikita Kucherov added a pair of goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning routed the Winnipeg Jets 7-1 on Friday. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 30 saves to record his 10th straight victory, matching the longest win streak of his NHL career. He had 10 consecutive wins […]

Devils Fire GM, End Lightning’s 10-Game Winning Streak

NEWARK, N.J. — Louis Domingue stopped 26 shots against his former team and the New Jersey Devils beat Tampa Bay 3-1 on Sunday night, ending the Lightning’s franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak. Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Miles Wood scored for the disappointing Devils, who fired general manager Ray Shero less than two hours before […]

Lightning Need to Find Hedman a Consistent Partner

As the Tampa Bay Lightning approached the 2018 NHL trade deadline, it was clear that the franchise needed to add top-flight defensemen to round out their core. While many speculated that they would be going after a permanent partner for Victor Hedman on the top-pairing, then general manager Steve Yzerman decided to trade for Ryan […]

Stamkos, Vasilevskiy Lead Lightning to 2-1 Win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn scored to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots for Tampa Bay. Evgenii Dadonov had the goal for the Panthers. Sergei Bobrovsky made a season-high 46 saves in his third straight start. Stamkos gave the Lightning […]

Kucherov Scores, Lightning Top Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

STOCKHOLM — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. The sold-out games at Ericsson Globe are part of the NHL Global Series. Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde […]

Johnson Lifts Lightning past Devils 7-6

NEWARK, N.J. — Tyler Johnson scored 1:16 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-6 on Wednesday night, avoiding their first three-game losing streak since late March 2018. Ondrej Palat scored twice for the banged-up Lightning, who surrendered a tying goal to Kyle Palmieri in the waning seconds. […]

Hedman Scores Late Power-Play Goal, Lightning Top Penguins

TAMPA, Fla. — Victor Hedman scored a power-play goal with 56.8 seconds remaining to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jason Behnken) The defenceman scored from just inside the blue line off Steven Stamkos’ pass from the […]

Hurricanes Host the Lightning Following Overtime Victory

By The Canadian Press October 6th, 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning (1-1-0, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (2-0-0, third in the Metropolitan Division) Raleigh, North Carolina; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE Carolina hosts Tampa Bay after the Hurricanes knocked off Washington 3-2 in overtime. Carolina finished 46-29-7 overall a season ago while […]