Mikhail Sergachev

Tampa Bay Lightning Season in Review

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2023-2024 season ended with a first-round playoff loss to their in-state rivals, the Florida Panthers. While that wasn’t a surprise to many, the fact they nearly got swept was an eye-opener to those who follow this team regularly. It is a dramatic fall for a […]

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Ranking the 2024 NHL Playoff Quarter and Semi-Final Series

It has been over a month since the 2024 NHL Playoffs began. We started with the top sixteen teams in the league and have reached a strong final four. It’s been a rollercoaster of teams battling back and forth, but not all playoff series were created equal, so here are my complete rankings of the […]

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NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers Game 4 Recap | 04/27/2024

With their backs against the wall, the Tampa Bay Lightning showed up in a big way by letting the Florida Panthers know they weren’t going down without a fight. Armed with an emotional boost, as defenseman Mikhail Sergachev returned to the lineup for the first time since suffering a fractured tibia and fibula on February […]

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Matt Dumba defends the ice

Analyzing the Lightning’s Trade Deadline Moves

Heading into the 2024 Trade Deadline, it was crystal clear that the Tampa Bay Lightning needed a veteran presence on the blue line and scoring outside of their top line. Everyone agreed that if they didn’t get that, the chances of clinching a seventh straight postseason berth would be increasingly difficult. Other than taking on […]

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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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Quick Strikes: Sergachev Suffers Serious Injury, Defensive Struggles Return & Vasilevskiy Stands Tall

Coming out of a 10 day break that afforded players time to rest and reset for the stretch run, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked to keep their January momentum going on the road. Unfortunately, the result was a mixed bag, as the team went 2-2 in four road games post All-Star break. The trip started […]

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Rangers’ Wheeler Done for the Season

Blake Wheeler, one of the offseason surprise signings of Chris Drury and the New York Rangers, is out for the remainder of the regular season, the team announced today. Wheeler, whose leg twisted in an awkward way following a clean hit by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jayden Struble, had played in all 54 Ranger games this […]

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Mikhail Sergachev injury at MSG 2024

True Hockey Culture On Display Amidst A Gruesome Scene

“You could hear a pin drop in this place,” said Ed Olczyk on the TNT broadcast. “This place” was Madison Square Garden, an arena known for anything but silence. It was true though, the place was silent. On the ice lay Mikhail Sergachev after an awkward fall on an otherwise ordinary play. From the moment […]

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Nikita Kucherov Celly

Quick Strikes: Call Ups Shine, Kucherov Continues Tearing Up NHL & Milestones Galore

Fresh off of an outstanding week, going a perfect 3-0 to start a four-game home stand, the Tampa Bay Lightning got a mini break before playing every other day up until their bye week and the All-Star break. Straight out of their four-day break after beating the Anaheim Ducks, the Lightning got contributions from nearly […]

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Nikita Kucherov Celly

Quick Strikes: NHL Debuts, Raddysh Breaks Out, Kucherov Named All-Star & Injuries Continue to Mount

Fresh off of a good, not great, end to 2023, the Tampa Bay Lightning embarked on a three-game road trip to begin 2024. They hoped a new year would bring about better luck on the road. Unfortunately, this road trip was a mirror image of most others this season, as the Lightning ended up with […]

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