Lightning: Tampa Makes History with 50th Win

With their 5-1 win over the fraught Ottawa Senators on Saturday, the Tampa Bay Lightning reached their 50th win this season and made a little history in the process. The Lightning earned win number 50 just their 66th game of the season, tying the Detroit Red Wings of 1995-1996 as the fastest NHL teams toContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Makes History with 50th Win”

Lightning: Tampa Impresses on West Coast Swing

The Tampa Bay Lightning are as sure and elemental as the pre-Christmas wind storm that annihilated power for tens of thousands on the West Coast. They took to the coast with similar meticulousness, exacting three wins on a four-game swing and walking away with seven points. The road swing gave many an opportunity to takeContinue reading “Lightning: Tampa Impresses on West Coast Swing”

Lightning: Kucherov Signs for 8 Years

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth $76 million, the team announced Tuesday. The deal pays out $9.5 million annually and kicks in for the 2019-2020 NHL season. The 25-year-old from Moscow is currently in the final year of a three-year deal worth $14.3 million. He signedContinue reading “Lightning: Kucherov Signs for 8 Years”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Devils Prepare for Tampa Bay’s Lightning Offence

The first round of the playoffs is here, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are up against the New Jersey Devils. If you’re a fan of the horned ones, that’s probably not good news. Let’s be honest: few people saw New Jersey as a post-season team when the season got underway. These Devils were supposed toContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Devils Prepare for Tampa Bay’s Lightning Offence”

2017-2018 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning went 8-1-1 for their last 10 games last season, but it wasn’t enough to make the post-season. There were reasons for the shortfall, like the injury to Steven Stamkos that kept him out of action after just 17 games. Ryan Callahan was out of action as well. He was limited toContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning”