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The Cannon Oct 19, 2017
Game Preview: Light it Up

Game Preview: Light it Up

Two of the hottest teams in the league meet up The Columbus Blue Jackets are red-hot! The Union Blue have won 4 straight, including both legs of the recent road trip. Their 5-1-0 record is tied for the best start in franchise history (with 2009-10). Now they return for a 4 game homestand as leaders of the Metro Division. Their opponent tonight is an equally hot team in the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts fell just short of the playoffs last season, despite the absence of captain and star Steven Stamkos (only 17 games played). Stamkos is back and the Lightning were a popular preseason pick....
Raw Charge Oct 19, 2017
Steven Stamkos isn’t scoring goals but the ‘Stamkov’ line is

Steven Stamkos isn’t scoring goals but the ‘Stamkov’ line is

The goals will come for Stamkos, but for now, he’s finding ways to impact the game. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s first line consists of Vladislav Namestnikov, Steven Stamkos, and Nikita Kucherov, and they’ve been together since the beginning of the season. Head coach Jon Cooper has stacked his two best forwards on the same line and given them the perfect complimentary player to accent their skills. We know that Stamkos is an elite shooter. He’s arguably the second best goal scorer of his generation behind Alex Ovechkin. But in the past couple of years, he’s had trouble gelling with...
FOX Sports Oct 18, 2017
Stamkos back, quietly helping Lightning to strong start

Stamkos back, quietly helping Lightning to strong start

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos isn't making any brash predictions about how long it might take to regain the form that's made him one of the most prolific goal scorers in the NHL over the past decade.
Raw Charge Oct 17, 2017
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils: A Battle for Eastern Supremacy

Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils: A Battle for Eastern Supremacy

A couple of first-place teams match up on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils: GAME #7 Time: 7:30 pm Eastern Time Location: Prudential Center Broadcast/Streaming: NBC Sports (woo-hoo national exposure!) Opponent SBNation Site: All About the Jersey Preview: A month ago, if you told us that the Lightning would be 5-1 two weeks into the season we might have slightly raised an eyebrow. It’s not that surprising a record, but there were enough variables heading into the season that a fast start was not assured. Would Steven Stamkos return to form after his knee injury? Would...
FOX Sports Oct 16, 2017
Jon Cooper reacts to the win over the Red Wings

Jon Cooper reacts to the win over the Red Wings

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper reacts to the win over the Detroit Red Wings.
FOX Sports Oct 15, 2017
Lightning try to extend win streak to 4 as road trip begins

Lightning try to extend win streak to 4 as road trip begins

The Tampa Bay Lightning begin a three-game road trip Monday night when they take on the Detroit Red Wings.
Raw Charge Oct 14, 2017
Vasilevskiy stands tall as Lightning defeat Blues 2-1

Vasilevskiy stands tall as Lightning defeat Blues 2-1

As impressive as Nikita Kucherov was this evening, it was Andrei Vasilevskiy who stole the show. It was almost a full 60 minutes of effort—it was more like 45 minutes—this evening as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1. The catalyst for the victory was a better defensive effort and the play of goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who had to make a variety of saves to keep the Blues off the board until late in the third period. Aside from the Lightning netminder being a brick wall, the Steven Stamkos-Nikita Kucherov-Vladislav Namestnikov line was a constant threat this...
FOX Sports Oct 14, 2017
Steven Stamkos: You have to find different ways to win in this league

Steven Stamkos: You have to find different ways to win in this league

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos chats with Paul Kennedy about the low-scoring victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Raw Charge Oct 13, 2017
Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos returns, Slater Koekkoek breaks out in Tampa Bay Lightning win

Quick Strikes: Steven Stamkos returns, Slater Koekkoek breaks out in Tampa Bay Lightning win

Anything you can do, I can do better - Slater Koekkoek (probably) The Bolts Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since coming back from injury and it tied a Lightning record in the process. “[It] not just any power play goal, but a franchise-record-tying one: power play goal 112, to tie Vinny Lecavalier’s record.” [Raw Charge] This Lightning power play is insane. It's just Stamkos, Kucherov and Hedman teeing off on one-timers while the Penguins turtle for dear life— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) October 13, 2017 Slater Koekkoek has been needing...
Raw Charge Oct 12, 2017
Lightning go Koekkoek on the defending champs, defeat Penguins 5-4

Lightning go Koekkoek on the defending champs, defeat Penguins 5-4

Slater Koekkoek comes out of ice-time hell to become the hero Tampa needed The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in a game that was part thrilling and part aggravating. Taking on a Penguins team that was on the backside of a back-to-back, and that started their back-up goalie who’d had two days of rest, should’ve been easier for the Lightning to handle. Putting the defensive issues aside for a moment, Tampa Bay came out firing in this game. From an offensive standpoint you couldn’t ask for much more. Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, and Victor Hedman all scored...
Raw Charge Oct 12, 2017
Stamkos ties franchise record for most powerplay goals in Lightning history

Stamkos ties franchise record for most powerplay goals in Lightning history

And scores his first goal since his injury last November. For Tampa Bay Lightning fans, this Steven Stamkos goal has been a long time coming, and it was a classic. Stamkos has not played a game for the Lightning since November 15, 2016 against the Detroit Red Wings, due to a meniscus tear that ended his season early and led to a Masterton nomination. In the second period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Bolts found themselves on the powerplay. After chasing the puck behind Antti Niemi in the Pittsburgh Penguins net, Vladislav Namestnikov sent the puck along the boards to...
FOX Sports Oct 9, 2017
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that the team that deserved to win did

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that the team that deserved to win did

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that the team that deserved to win did tonight.
Raw Charge Oct 9, 2017
Quick Strikes: Alex Ovechkin faces Nikita Kucherov in tonight’s Lightning vs. Capitals match

Quick Strikes: Alex Ovechkin faces Nikita Kucherov in tonight’s Lightning vs. Capitals match

Also there’s a bit of JT Brown news. The Bolts Joe Smith wrote Tampa Bay Lightning fans a scary Halloween headline — As Lightning starts with defensive struggles, enter Alex Ovechkin. "We'll have to play great defensively," captain Steven Stamkos said. "Obviously 'Ovi' is one of the best goal scorers ever, and he's hot right now." [Tampa Bay Times] Our Sled team took 3rd at the Mighty Penguins Invitational this weekend! Way to battle back Bolts & thanks for hosting @penguins! pic.twitter.com/ynjXuGR0Hz— LightningMadeHockey (@LightningMade) October 8, 2017 And here’s some...
Gary Shelton Sports Oct 7, 2017

Stamkos returns in Lighting’s opening victory

Saturday, 2 a.m. The puck was coming, just the way it used to it when the world was young, back when Steven Stamkos was somebody. The pass from Alex Killorn was headed his way on the power play, and Stamkos coiled his body, the way he always has. If the puck was in his wheelhouse, […]
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Lightning hoping Steven Stamkos' return can spark trip to postseason

Lightning hoping Steven Stamkos' return can spark trip to postseason

Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos hopes to lead team back into the playoffs after missing most of last season.

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