Jon Cooper

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with forward Michael Eyssimont (23) and forward Ross Colton (79) during the third period of Game 5 Thursday night in Toronto.

Eyssimont’s Perseverance Rewarded With Masterton Trophy Nomination

Last season, Michael (Mikey) Eyssimont bounced from one National Hockey League (NHL) team to another, trying to find a place he could call home. A one game stint with the Winnipeg Jets two years ago opened the door for him to see more action and playing time in 2022-23. He played 19 games, tallying five […]

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Who Should the Lightning Target at Trade Deadline?

With February nearing its end, NHL teams are focusing on how to improve their chances of making the playoffs entering the stretch run. The Tampa Bay Lightning are no exception, as they need a left-handed, puck-moving defenseman to replace the injured Mikhail Sergachev. Some notable names that have been linked to the Lightning ahead of […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nicholas Paul (20) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with forward Michael Eyssimont (23) and forward Ross Colton (79) during the third period of Game 5 Thursday night in Toronto.

Lightning Need More Production From Bottom Six

With the 2023-24’ NHL regular season three quarters of the way finished, one thing has stuck out in a negative way for the Tampa Bay Lightning. That’s their lack of secondary scoring, specifically from their bottom six forwards. Conor Sheary has been a total bust after signing a three-year, $6 million contract this past summer. […]

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Quick Strikes: Top Line Shines, Defensive Miscues Galore & Offense Goes Cold

Fresh off of a 2-2 road trip that ended with a big shootout win over the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins, the Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to keep momentum going during a four-game home stand. Unfortunately, after a great start, the Lightning uncharacteristically dropped three straight inside the normally friendly confines of Amalie Arena. Two of […]

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Quick Strikes: Cooper Reaches 500 Wins, Unlikely Overtime Heroes & Stamkos Makes Power Play History

Fresh off of a losing road trip to begin 2024, the Tampa Bay Lightning came home on a mission to start a winning streak that would vault them back into playoff contention. It wasn’t easy, but with one game remaining in this current four-game home stand, they have accomplished what they set out to do. […]

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Cooper’s 500 NHL Wins a Long Time Coming

Everywhere Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper goes, success follows. One can see that much in his successful coaching career, beginning at the high school level and working his way up to the toughest league out there, the National Hockey League (NHL). It all started at Lansing Catholic High School in Michigan. In one […]

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Lightning Getting Hit Hard by Injury Bug to Start 2024

With 2023 in the rearview mirror, the Tampa Bay Lightning turned their attention to a three-game road trip against some tough opponents. Making things more difficult is the fact they lost top-four defenseman Mikhail Sergachev to a lower-body injury prior to the NHL’s Christmas break. Joining him on the sideline in recent days were blue-liners […]

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Quick Strikes: Kucherov Named First Star for November, Road Woes Continue & Another Blown Multi Goal Lead

Coming off of a good week, earning points in five straight games, the Tampa Bay Lightning were riding high and in a playoff spot heading into this past week. Unfortunately, four straight regulation losses undid any of the good they had done and left many scratching their heads. The beginning of the week saw back-to-back […]

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ECHL: History Of The Norfolk Admirals

The history of the Norfolk Admirals is one of triumphs, challenges, and unwavering dedication to hockey and its fans.  As an Airman who got stationed out here in the Norfolk area, I was able to get a feel for the area’s culture pretty quickly. The city of Norfolk embodies a unique blend of passion and […]

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Shuffling the Deck: Tampa Bay Lightning Lineup to Look Different as Injuries Mount

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are a war of attrition; teams quite literally grind each other down in the hopes of being the last team standing with the Stanley Cup hoisted high above their heads. Not many teams know this better than the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have played in the last three Stanley Cup Finals […]

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