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Lightning focusing on defense, can’t miss plays

Lightning focusing on defense, can’t miss plays

VANCOUVER—The Lightning wants more. The team wants more from itself defensively, and it comes from looking ahead to where Tampa Bay wants to be in the end."There are some areas we need to tighten up to be where we want to be going forward," ass...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Time in the AHL good for NHL coaches

Time in the AHL good for NHL coaches

VANCOUVER — Philadelphia made a move familiar to the Lightning when it became the sixth NHL team this year to fire its head coach. The Flyers looked to their AHL affiliate for a new coach.That's what then-general manager Steve Yzerman and Tampa...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Lightning’s Mikhail Sergachev is contributing even without a goal

Lightning’s Mikhail Sergachev is contributing even without a goal

VANCOUVER—Mikhail Sergachev has had some rotten luck. The Lightning defenseman is still without a goal on the season and it's not for lack of trying."When you have 12 shot attempts on net and you don't score," he said, "when you get it to the n...
Published: 12/18/18
Lightning-Jets: Andrei Vasilevskiy shows off some puck skills

Lightning-Jets: Andrei Vasilevskiy shows off some puck skills

WINNIPEG—The Lightning may have lost on Sunday, but the team had some variety on the scoresheet. Four players scored the four goals and eight had points. Even goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy got in on the action.It was on the power play. The Jets...
Published: 12/17/18
What does Anton Stralman’s return mean for Erik Cernak?

What does Anton Stralman’s return mean for Erik Cernak?

WINNIPEG—When D Anton Stralman got hurt, the Lightning decided it was time to take a look at Erik Cernak. The 21-year-old had a good training camp, so let's see what he can do.Then Stralman was out longer than expected and Cernak kept playing w...
Published: 12/16/18
Jets end Lightning’s win streak in overtime

Jets end Lightning’s win streak in overtime

WINNIPEG—Back and forth and forth and back. That was the way of the Lightning and Jets on Sunday.First the Lightning led, then a tie, Jets, tie, Lightning, tie, Lightning, tie, Jets. Of course this one needed overtime for Winnipeg to get the 5-...
Published: 12/16/18
Lightning’s Mathieu Joseph placed on IR

Lightning’s Mathieu Joseph placed on IR

WINNIPEG—Mathieu Joseph is going to be out for at least a little bit longer. The Lightning forward tested his undisclosed "lower-body" injury during Sunday's morning skate, but didn't skate long.Joseph was added to the IR on Monday in orde...
Published: 12/16/18
Lightning pregame: Anton Stralman returns to play Winnipeg

Lightning pregame: Anton Stralman returns to play Winnipeg

WINNIPEG—Anton Stralman is back in the lineup for the Lightning in time for Sunday's game against Winnipeg. The Lightning defenseman missed 17 games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.Once he pulled himself away from the TV showing the socce...
Published: 12/16/18
Is this the Lightning’s most complete team yet?

Is this the Lightning’s most complete team yet?

TAMPA—Shootout, overtime, blowouts, low-scoring games, high-scoring games, the Lightning has seen it all. This eight-game win streak doesn't have a formula.There's no "the-Lightning-win-as-long-as-it (fill in the blank)." Tampa Bay doesn't need...
Published: 12/15/18
How Ryan McDonagh could push the Lightning over the top

How Ryan McDonagh could push the Lightning over the top

TAMPA — Every time Ryan McDonagh tried to make powerful and quick first strides, an abdominal injury held him back.Hastily reaching top speed meant pain. Skating became a chore for a defenseman who describes it as his greatest strength. The inj...
Published: 12/15/18