Lightning: Kucherov Suspended One Game

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov has been suspended one game for boarding Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Markus Nutivaara. The incident took place Friday in Game Two of Tampa’s playoff series against the Blue Jackets. The Lightning lost the game by a final score of 5-1, allowing Columbus to take a 2-0 series lead. AndContinue reading “Lightning: Kucherov Suspended One Game”

Lightning: Tampa Frustrates Home Crowd with Another Dismal Playoff Showing

There have been some stunning storylines in the first round of the playoffs this year and at the top of many lists has to be the Columbus Blue Jackets’ dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blue Jackets put themselves ahead two games to none after Friday’s contest. Columbus stunned Tampa’s home crowd into silence,Continue reading “Lightning: Tampa Frustrates Home Crowd with Another Dismal Playoff Showing”

Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Understatement: the Columbus Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning are arguably one of the most flawless teams in the NHL and the Blue Jackets are kind of in a holding pattern, with plenty of off-ice questions dogging them throughout the year. Columbus waited until virtuallyContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Columbus Blue Jackets”

Lightning: Tampa Ties Season Wins Record with Victory over Boston

Thanks to their 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning tied an NHL record with 62 wins during the regular season. This ties the Lightning with the 1995-1996 edition of the Detroit Red Wings. That roster featured the likes of Sergei Fedorov, Steve Yzerman and Vyacheslav Kozlov, along with PaulContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Ties Season Wins Record with Victory over Boston”

Lightning: Of Course, Tampa Bay Clinches Playoff Berth

To the surprise of no one, the Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season. Tampa got into the dance thanks to the efforts of the Anaheim Ducks, who mopped the floor with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night by a final score of 8-2. The Lightning have 106Continue reading “Lightning: Of Course, Tampa Bay Clinches Playoff Berth”