Nikita Kucherov

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 Trade Ross Colton to Avalanche

In an offseason that has been fairly quiet until recently, the Tampa Bay Lightning made their first move around noon on Wednesday, June 28. First reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Twitter, the Lightning have traded forward Ross Colton to the Colorado Avalanche for a 2023 second round draft pick (37th overall). A restricted free […]

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Stanley Cup on display on ice

NHL: A Hater’s Guide to the Stanley Cup Final

If you’re finding it difficult to get behind the Panthers or Golden Knights, here are a few reasons to cheer against them. If you’re a Florida Panthers or Vegas Golden Knights fan, you have every reason to tune in when the Stanley Cup Final begins on June 3. You’re one of the lucky ones whose team made it. […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning 2022-2023 Season Review

Heading into the 2022-23 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning had high expectations after falling just short of capturing their third consecutive Stanley Cup. While they struggled late in the regular season and even during the playoffs, there were definitely things to celebrate. Going forward into another difficult offseason, it’s important to remember the good times […]

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Lightning Need More From Their Stars

While the Tampa Bay Lightning avoided elimination in Game 5, they didn’t get any scoring out of their star players. Going forward, that can’t continue happening if they plan to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs. The top line of Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, and Nikita Kucherov has a combined four goals in five games. They […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Playoff Preview

Another year, another first round matchup between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. If the two teams didn’t have any animosity built up already, they should by now, considering they just met in a playoff preview of sorts at Amalie Arena one week ago. In saying that, neither team was at full strength, […]

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoff Eastern Conference Round One Preview with our expert picks

It is that time of year again. The one all hockey fans wait for. It’s Stanley Cup playoff time! Let’s take a look at the matchups schedules and our staff picks for the first round. (1A) Boston Bruins 65-12-5, 135 points vs. (WC2) Florida Panthers 42-32-8, 92 points Here is the Schedule Mon., April 17: Panthers […]

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Steven Stamkos on the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Stamkos Injured Early in Lightning Win Over Blackhawks

Saturday night was a mixed bag for fans at Amalie Arena in Tampa. They saw their captain, Steven Stamkos, go down during a late first-period power play. Nothing looked amiss until he stood up and took one stride toward the bench. That’s when he grabbed the back of his left leg, slowly skated to the […]

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Lightning Dominated in Loss to Hurricanes; Is this Rock Bottom?

After a game that saw coach Jon Cooper bench his top line for the entire third period 24 hours ago, a better effort was expected Sunday in Raleigh. Instead, the Tampa Bay Lightning laid another egg in a 6-0 shutout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. That leads some to question if this is rock bottom […]

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Cooper Sends Message to Lightning by Benching Top Players in Third Period Against Sabres

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been struggling to win games, with the biggest issue being their inability to play up to team standards. Nothing screams this more than their current four-game losing streak while being outscored 21 to 11. Everything reached a boiling point after a second period which saw the Lightning give up three […]

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San Jose gets Namestnikov from Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose Sharks are in on the action as the two teams swapped players, the Sharks sent Michael Eyssimont to the Bolts in exchange for Vladislav Namestnikov to make this trade seem a little bit fairer, and Tampa did retain 50% of Namestnikov’s salary. Tampa Bay acquired Eyssimont, who doesn’t […]

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