12:15 PM EDT, Thu May 05, 2016

Blues’ defense stifles Dallas, St. Louis takes series lead

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists, Troy Brouwer had a goal and assist and Brian Elliott was strong when he needed to be for the Blues in their first lopsided win of the postseason. Steen capped the period with a power-play goal, matching his postseason career high for goals in a game. Sceviour tapped in his own rebound for the Stars’ lone goal at 4:44 of the first. Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. On the winning goal, the Lightning were on an odd-man rush and...
Newsday May 2, 2016

Lightning's imposing Hedman is hard to miss on the ice

For Victor Hedman, the Lightning's elite defenseman, it's all about control:
Nucks Misconduct May 1, 2016

2016 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS OPEN THREAD- May 1/16

The Lightning and Penguins both found ways to battle back, while St Louis and Nashville try to do the same tonight. LAST NIGHT'S GAMES: - Tyler Johnson scored twice, and Jonathan Drouin scored the eventual winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning cruised to a 4-1 win and tied their series with the New York Islanders at one game a piece. Victor Hedman also scored for the Bolts, while Nikolay Kulemin scored for the Isles. The Islanders had an opportunity early in the game with 2 power plays, but were unable to capitalize, and it came back to haunt them in the end. Game 3 goes Tuesday in Brooklyn. -...
Raw Charge Apr 27, 2016

WATCH: Nikita Kucherov narrows Islanders lead to 4-2

Forward Nikita Kucherov brought the Tampa Bay Lightning within two goals at 7:41 of the third period. Defenseman Matt Carle made a beautiful cross-ice pass to Kucherov, who put a fairly easy shot past a red-hot Thomas Greiss. The secondary assist went to Victor Hedman. The goal was important in giving the Bolts some much-needed momentum on a night in which not much has gone their way.
Raw Charge Apr 27, 2016

Quick Strikes for Wednesday, April 27

Vote Heddy, the latest suspension, media day wrap ups, previewing the NHL Draft Lottery & Awards, and more in Wednesday's reads. Victor Hedman is a candidate for EA Sports' NHL '17 video game cover. Vote early and vote often. [NHL.com] After being selected consecutively at the 2009 NHL Draft, Hedman and Isles captain John Tavares meet again. [Newsday] It might be time for Bruce Boudreau to reunite Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf tonight. [Anaheim Calling] There's something about former Lightning members and New York Post Rangers beat writer Larry Brooks. [NY Daily News] Speaking of the...
Newsday Apr 26, 2016

Isles' John Tavares, Lightning's Victor Hedman linked by draft and now playoffs

They were together often during the run-up to the 2009 NHL Draft, a couple of 18-year-olds being wheeled around Montreal as part of the NHL's marquee amateur event. One had been in the Canadian hockey spotlight since he'd barely become a teenager, the other was a bit of an unknown from Sweden.
Raw Charge Apr 26, 2016

Anton's Abscence: The impact of missing Anton Stralman on the Lightning defense

Since Anton Stralman's injury on March 25, Matt Carle has filled in on the Lightning's top defensive pairing with Victor Hedman. The numbers since that time tell an interesting story. Anton Stralman is widely considered one of the best defensemen in the NHL.  His contract is often cited as one of the smartest free agent signings by any team in the past several years.  He and Victor Hedman combine to form an elite defensive pairing that is fundamental to the Lightning's success over the past two seasons.  When Stralman suffered a broken fibula on March 25th, the Lightning lost an...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 21, 2016

Victor Hedman thriving in big-time minutes

Defenseman Victor Hedman said before this series he wants to play more minutes. And the Lightning have granted him his wish, Hedman logging 30:02 in Game 4, just the third time in his career he's played over 30 minutes. Defenseman Victor Hedman said before this series he wants to play more minutes.
New York Post Apr 15, 2016

Islanders backup goalie comes up big in first playoff start

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Islanders had the edge in experience at nearly every position except the one that matters most. Turns out, that didn’t matter at all. Goalie Thomas Greiss was a rock in his first career playoff start, making 42 saves to help the Islanders to a 5-4 win in Game 1 of their...
Winging It In Motown Apr 13, 2016

Red Wings vs. Lightning - Tampa Bay's Powerplay vs. Detroit's Penalty Kill

The stage is set for the 2016 playoffs and the Detroit Red Wings are going to meet a familiar foe, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unlike last season's team, this year's version of the Lightning is bruised, battered, and ripe for the taking. Will the Red Wings be able to take advantage of a team missing Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman along with an injured Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, and Victor Hedman? I took a look at how the Red Wings systems matchup against the Lightning's systems. This is part three of a four-part series preview that will go as follows: Detroit's Offense vs....
Winging It In Motown Apr 11, 2016

Red Wings vs. Lightning - Tampa Bay's Breakouts vs. Detroit's Forecheck

The stage is set for the 2016 playoffs and the Detroit Red Wings are going to meet a familiar foe, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unlike last season's team, this year's version of the Lightning is bruised, battered, and ripe for the taking. Will the Red Wings be able to take advantage of a team missing Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman along with an injured Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, and Victor Hedman? I took a look at how the Red Wings systems matchup against the Lightning's systems. This is part two of a four-part series preview that will go as follows: Detroit's Offense vs. Tampa's...
Winging It In Motown Apr 10, 2016

Red Wings vs. Lightning - Detroit's Breakouts vs. Tampa Bay's Forecheck

The stage is set for the 2016 playoffs and the Detroit Red Wings are going to meet a familiar foe, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Unlike last season's team, this year's version of the Lightning is bruised, battered, and ripe for the taking. Will the Red Wings be able to take advantage of a team missing Steven Stamkos and Anton Stralman along with an injured Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov, and Victor Hedman? I took a look at how the Red Wings systems matchup against the Lightning's systems. This is part one of a four-part series preview that will go as follows: Detroit's Offense vs. Tampa's...
Tampa Bay Times Apr 9, 2016

Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman out tonight against Canadiens

Add wing Nikita Kucherov to the list of the Lightning's walking wounded.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 7, 2016

Hedman could return Saturday, Callahan out until playoffs

It was good news for the Lightning to see top defenseman Victor Hedman back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate. "Very encouraging," coach Jon Cooper said. It was good news for the Lightning to see top defenseman Victor Hedman back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate.
Tampa Bay Times Apr 5, 2016

Victor Hedman, Ryan Callahan out against Rangers

The injury hits keep on coming for the already shorthanded Lightning.

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