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Where do Lightning hat trick hats go?

Where do Lightning hat trick hats go?

After Lightning forward Tyler Johnson clinched his third career hat trick Tuesday night, tons of hats were tossed on the ice by fans in the stands at Amalie Arena.It's been a long-standing tradition in the NHL to throw the hat you're wearing – ...
Published: 01/10/18
NHL All-Star rosters announced today

NHL All-Star rosters announced today

Want to know which of the game's top players will be coming to Tampa for the Jan. 28 NHL All-Star Game?We'll find out soon, with the league expecting to announce this afternoon the rest of the rosters for each of the divisions – Atlantic, Metro...
Published: 01/10/18
Bold predictions for the NHL All-Star Game lineups

Bold predictions for the NHL All-Star Game lineups

TAMPA — We know Steven Stamkos will captain the Atlantic Division team at the Jan. 28 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, and that Jon Cooper will coach that group.But Wednesday at noon, the rest of the players will be announced.You can bet Lightning w...
Published: 01/09/18
Cooper shuffles lines for tonight vs. Hurricanes

Cooper shuffles lines for tonight vs. Hurricanes

Coach Jon Cooper is shuffling his lines for tonight’s game against the Hurricanes in an effort to reignite F Vladislav Namestnikov (0 goals, 5 assists in his last eight games) and perhaps keep things fresh before they become stale.“You look back at o...
Published: 01/09/18
Dan Girardi feels ‘lucky’ to be okay after taking shot in neck

Dan Girardi feels ‘lucky’ to be okay after taking shot in neck

Lightning veteran defenseman Dan Girardi was his usual smiling self Tuesday morning, joining his teammates in its morning skate.He might actually play tonight against the Hurricanes, a game-time decision.That's a stunning turn of events for anyone th...
Published: 01/09/18
Dan Girardi considered day-to-day

Dan Girardi considered day-to-day

The Lightning got some good news Monday on veteran defenseman Dan Girardi, as he's considered day-to-day after all tests came back negative.It certainly looked like it could have been much worse when Girardi got hit in the back of the neck with a roc...
Published: 01/08/18
Cooper ‘extremely comfortable’ with Andrei Vasilevskiy workload

Cooper ‘extremely comfortable’ with Andrei Vasilevskiy workload

Andrei Vasilevskiy is off to a phenomenal start in his first full season as Lightning No. 1 goaltender.Vasilevskiy, 23, leads the NHL in wins, goals against average, save percentage and shutouts.But since this is Vasilevskiy's first time going throug...
Published: 01/07/18
Lightning’s Jon Cooper to coach Atlantic at All Star Game

Lightning’s Jon Cooper to coach Atlantic at All Star Game

There will likely be several Lightning players at the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa Jan. 27-28.So it's fitting the head coach would go, too.The Times has reported since last week that Jon Cooper would lead the Atlantic Division All Stars and, on Sunday,...
Published: 01/07/18
Victor Hedman feels for Swedish captain that tossed medal

Victor Hedman feels for Swedish captain that tossed medal

Victor Hedman has been in Lias Andersson's shoes before.Twice, actually.Hedman, a Lightning defenseman, lost in two World Junior Championship finals (2008, 2009), his Swedes settling for silver.Andersson, the Swedish captain, was so frustrated Friday...
Published: 01/06/18
The flip side of the Vasilevskiy-Price duel

The flip side of the Vasilevskiy-Price duel

What a game.As a fan of either the Lightning or Canadiens, you had to enjoy the thrilling showdown Thursday at the Bell Centre. The highlight-reel saves brought the crowd to its feet. It also made Lightning fans jump off their couch. Canadiens' Carey...
Published: 01/05/18