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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...
Updated one month ago
Lightning teammates: No doubt Mikhail Sergachev would stay

Lightning teammates: No doubt Mikhail Sergachev would stay

Mikhail Sergachev said he didn't have any emotions heading into tonight, when the former Canadiens' first-round pick returns to the Bell Centre."Just another game," he said.Well, not exactly. This is Sergachev's 40th game this season, which means Mon...
Updated one month ago
Steven Stamkos says ‘much more special’ being captain at Tampa All Star Game

Steven Stamkos says ‘much more special’ being captain at Tampa All Star Game

For Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, getting selected to any All-Star Game is an honor.But Stamkos, 27, said being chosen as captain for the Atlantic Division team at this month's All Star Game in Tampa means even more."When it's in your home city, ...
Updated one month ago