Tampa Bay Lightning
Evgeni Nabokov, in the twilight of a successful 14-year career — been there, saved that — has come to Tampa to back up Ben Bishop and maybe lead the NHL in keeping it loose, writes columnist Martin Fennelly.
The Lightning dropped their second game in a row at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, losing to the Washington Capitals 5 to 3. Thursday night they’re looking for a win on home-ice against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Nikita Kucherov left little doubt as he broke a third-period stalemate for his first of two goals on the night to help lead the Lightning to a 2-1 victory against the Hurricanes.
TAMPA — The Lightning will not loan top prospect LW Jonathan Drouin to Team Canada for the World Junior Championships.
After 21 years in the broadcast booth, Bobby “The Chief’’ Taylor will step aside from the color commentator role with the Lightning after this season, though he will remain as a studio analyst.
TAMPA — If the temperament inside the Lightning locker room after consecutive home losses were a tea kettle, the spout would be emanating some steam.
The Lightning fail to bounce back as the Capitals keep the pressure on.
TAMPA — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos became one of the youngest players in NHL history to reach the 250-goal plateau, hitting the milestone early in the second period Tuesday against Washington with his 17th goal of the season....
TAMPA — The Lightning locker room these days looks like the first day of classes at medical school.
Failing to secure victories against last-place teams last week can be viewed only as a disappointment for the Lightning.