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Lightning face Hurricanes in battle of trade-deadline sellers

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning and Carolina Hurricanes have difficult paths to stay in contention for a wild card, made tougher still by moves ahead of the trade deadline. Tampa Bay traded away its top goalie, Ben Bishop, and a key forward, Brian Boyle, with the potential for more moves before Wednesday's 3 p.m. EST deadline. Carolina also finds itself short-handed, having...
Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Kucherov Keeps Cruising

There comes a point in the season where teams are desperate for their superstars to carry them towards the playoffs. That time is now and it's happening in Tampa Bay. Nikita Kucherov has been spectacular all season but he had his best game Monday night scoring a hat trick on seven shots and adding an assist in the 5-1 win over the Senators. Look how remarkably similar all three...
Via Razzball Hockey
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Lightning Done Dealing?

The Tampa Bay Lightning seem to be in the trickiest positions of all NHL teams with the looming NHL trade deadline set for 3 pm on Mar. 1 and the upcoming Expansion Draft for Las Vegas set for this late spring. The team has a number of restricted free agents (RFAs) and unrestricted free agents (UFAs) needing new deals at the end of this season and in order to lock up these players...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Nikita Kucherov scores natural hat trick with three identical goals

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times in the exact same fashion, well, that's more shame than even Cersei Lannister can handle. Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov scored a natural hat trick -- three consecutive goals in a game without anyone else on either team scoring -- during the second period of Monday's game against the Senators...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kucherov's hat trick launches Lightning past Senators

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Nikita Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Kucherov had the second hat trick of his career and added an assist in the third period. Jonathan Drouin assisted all three of his goals and Victor Hedman assisted on two...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kucherov's hat trick helps Lightning turn back Senators 5-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nikita Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Kucherov had the second hat trick of his career and added an assist in the third period. Jonathan Drouin assisted all three of his goals and Victor Hedman assisted on two...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recent deals have already provided a trade deadline preview

Each year the trade deadline in the NHL comes and goes, there aren’t a lot of changes and people are left scratching their heads. Are these general managers so risk averse that they don’t want to make major trades?A few trades involving Patrick Eaves, Tomas Jurco, Martin Hanzal and Ben Bishop have taken place already, but they don’t inspire much drama.Let’s diagnose what...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Are the Lightning a Playoff Team?

As the NHL trade deadline looms, albeit quietly, the Tampa Bay Lightning are attempting to dig themselves out of a rather large hole. Make no mistake, the unenviable position the team found themselves in at the beginning of February was largely self-inflicted. By the beginning of the month, they found themselves in the cellar in the Eastern Conference. Not in the last playoff spot...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Tampa Bay Lightning trade star goaltender Ben Bishop to the LA Kings in surprise deal

The NHL trade deadline has been pretty dull the past few seasons with many deals being finalized well before the actual deadline. This may once again be the case as the Tampa Bay Lighting have traded Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in an interesting deal occurring a few days before the March 1st deadline. It wasn’t particularly surprising that Bishop was traded, but it was...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big decisions ahead for Tampa Bay Lightning at trade deadline

For a team expected to be atop the Atlantic division, this season has been a disappointing one for the Tampa Bay Lightning. With his team outside the playoffs looking in, the General Manager of the Lightning Steve Yzerman needs to take a good look at his team and decide what moves need to be made so his team is back in the hunt next season. The most prevalent issue for Yzerman to...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

98-year-old WWII veteran sings national anthem duet at Tampa Bay Lighting game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having a pretty average start to the 2016-17 season, sitting on 35 points and in fourth place in the Atlantic Division today. None of that matters much though, as the Lightning gave us one of the better feel-good moments of 2016 on Tuesday night. The organization honored World War II veteran Robert McClintock, who flew the P-51 Mustang as a 17-year-old...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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