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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...
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2017
Victor Hedman on the power-play against the Penguins

Victor Hedman on the power-play against the Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman says the Bolts are making a concerted effort to apply more pressure on the power play and you are seeing some results early on in the season.
FOX Sports Oct 6, 2017
Lightning players excited and ready for opening night

Lightning players excited and ready for opening night

Tampa Bay Lightning players Victor Hedman, Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos talk about what makes opening night special.
FOX Sports Oct 5, 2017
Lightning's Jake Dotchin excited for start of season

Lightning's Jake Dotchin excited for start of season

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin discusses making the roster and joining Victor Hedman in the top defensive pairing.
FOX Sports Oct 5, 2017
Victor Hedman looking for Lightning to have strong start to season

Victor Hedman looking for Lightning to have strong start to season

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman says he hopes the Bolts can get off to a strong start to the 2017-18 season.
Raw Charge Oct 4, 2017
Quick Strikes: It’s time for Victor Hedman to win the Norris

Quick Strikes: It’s time for Victor Hedman to win the Norris

Tampa Bay Lightning’s roster is set, season predictions are in, time to drop the puck. The Bolts Hockey season officially begins today, meaning if you haven’t read @GeoFitz4’s season preview for the Tampa Bay Lightning (or any team for that matter), you’re doing something wrong. “Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov both have elite-level hockey IQ and think the game the same way. They’ve already shown off their chemistry in the pre-season and it’s a good bet that that will continue to grow into the regular season and could produce the Lightning’s first 90 point season since...
Raw Charge Oct 3, 2017
Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning are called the team to beat in the Atlantic Division

Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning are called the team to beat in the Atlantic Division

Sergachev stays and the Conachers are on the move. The Bolts In the NHL.com’s season preview, the Tampa Bay Lightning return as the Atlantic division favourites on the backs of Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, and Victor Hedman. “The Lightning finished one point behind the Maple Leafs for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference.” [NHL dot com] It appears that the 9th overall pick in the 2016 draft will be staying in the NHL this season, or at least for now. “Mikhail Sergachev opened last season with Montreal but was sent back to Windsor after playing just...
Raw Charge Oct 1, 2017
Quick Strikes: Nikita Kucherov scores the OT winner as Tampa Bay beats Nashville 3-2

Quick Strikes: Nikita Kucherov scores the OT winner as Tampa Bay beats Nashville 3-2

Alex Killorn scores two, that Laine kid has some talent, and the Oleg Sosunov hype train. The Bolts Before we get to Nikita Kucherov’s heroics, Alex Killorn put home two powerplay goals to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 1-0, and later, a 2-1 lead. Miikka Salomaki scored on a penalty shot he drew against Victor Hedman, and Colton Sissons buried one with a few minutes left in regulation, sending the game to OT. “In overtime, Kucherov quickly took over, forcing a turnover and redirecting Anton Stralman's feed into the back of the net 1:02 into the extra frame. Stralman picked up his first...
Raw Charge Sep 25, 2017
Who wears a letter for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2017-18?

Who wears a letter for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2017-18?

We know the Captain, but who wears the As? The Tampa Bay Lightning had a variety of players that served as Alternate Captains throughout the season. With Captain Steven Stamkos going down with injury after 17 games and Ryan Callahan missing large chunks until finally going on the shelf, there was room for head coach Jon Cooper to give the A to multiple players across the team. Ondrej Palat, Callahan, Anton Stralman, Victor Hedman, Braydon Coburn, Brian Boyle, Valterri Filppula, and Alex Killorn all wore an A on their jersey at least once in 2016-17. Those that are still with the team give...
Raw Charge Sep 25, 2017
Quick Strikes: Jake Dotchin violated an “unspecified team rule”

Quick Strikes: Jake Dotchin violated an “unspecified team rule”

The Tampa Bay Lightning are not playing Dotchin in the preseason because of an unspecified rule violation. The Bolts Last night, Alex Volkov scored twice as Tampa Bay Lightning fell to Florida Panthers, 4-2. "Victor Hedman, the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning defense core, and a band of merry prospects were not quite up to the task of beating the predominantly NHL roster that the Florida Panthers sent to Amalie Arena. The Lightning lost to the Florida Panthers 4-2 in the fourth game of the preseason." [Raw Charge] So this is intriguing: Jake Dotchin has violated a team rule, which is the...
Raw Charge Sep 24, 2017
Alex Volkov scores twice as Tampa Bay Lightning fall to Florida Panthers, 4-2

Alex Volkov scores twice as Tampa Bay Lightning fall to Florida Panthers, 4-2

The Russian second-rounder put on his best Nikita Kucherov mask, but it was not enough to beat the veteran Cats. Victor Hedman, the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning defense core, and a band of merry prospects were not quite up to the task of beating the predominantly NHL roster that the Florida Panthers sent to Amalie Arena. The Lightning lost to the Florida Panthers 4-2 in the fourth game of the preseason. The Lines: #TBLightning pregame defensive pairingsHedman-GirardiCoburn-SergachevKoekkoek-Thomas— Lightning Insider (@Erik_Erlendsson) September 24, 2017 First Period The pace at...
Raw Charge Sep 24, 2017
Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Coach Cooper finds the rule changes an interesting challenge

Quick Strikes: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Coach Cooper finds the rule changes an interesting challenge

Also, Victor Hedman does the honorary coin toss for the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. The other day I listened to the latest Puck Soup podcast (the episode entitled The Dumbest Person Alive), in which Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo discussed the recent rule changes. They came to the conclusion that the League was simply trying to make the games higher scoring by giving more 5-on-4 chances. But yesterday, the league dialed the calling of penalties waaaaay back, leading to confusion among the fans and players alike. Preseason adjustment already by officials on slashing and face-off...
Raw Charge Sep 22, 2017
Lightning cruise to a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators

Lightning cruise to a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman, and Nikita Kucherov make a statement in their preseason debuts In a game where 10 NHL regulars suited up for the Tampa Bay Lightning, the results were about as expected given that the other team fielded mostly prospects. The Lightning defeated the Nashville Predators 3-1 in a game that was never really in question. Thirty-three seconds in, Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos quickly showed that their chemistry was still at an elite level. The Russian pivot cycled the puck along the right boards before backhanding a pass to Steven Stamkos...

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