5:37 PM EDT, Fri October 19, 2018
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A road trip worth taking for the Lightning

A road trip worth taking for the Lightning

TAMPA - The Lightning opened the season with a five-game homestand. That was the easy part.Now for the hard part. Tampa Bay hits the road for the first time this regular season. And what a long road it is.Nine days. Five games. More that 5,000 miles.And at least one sweater."It's going to be okay to put on a sweater for once,'' Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. "It has been so hot here.''RELATED: What the Lightning's homestand accomplishedThe trip begins with a tough back-to-back in Minnesota and then Chicago. And it ends with a back-to-back against Vegas and Arizona. In the middle, a...
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Diana C. Nearhos: Being the Lightning beat writer is a dream job

Diana C. Nearhos: Being the Lightning beat writer is a dream job

TAMPA - I distinctly remember the moment I fell in love with hockey.I was 10 years old at my first game between Boston College and Boston University. It's an intense rivalry BC's Conte Forum was crazy when the game was close in the third period.My sister and I were too
11 hours ago
Price helps Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

Price helps Red Sox finish off Astros in 5 games, head to World Series

HOUSTON - What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He's taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series.Former Rays starter David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday night in Game 5
17 hours ago
Lightning cap off five-game homestand with 3-1 win over Detroit

Lightning cap off five-game homestand with 3-1 win over Detroit

TAMPA - The Lightning was a broken record in training camp, repeating how it needed to start the season strong. Last season's 15-2-2 start was the best in franchise history and launched it toward a playoff run. The Lightning wanted to do that again.With a five-game home stand
18 hours ago
Lightning journal: Rolling four lines is key to early-season wins

Lightning journal: Rolling four lines is key to early-season wins

TAMPA - The fourth line can often be a nice way of saying "players who aren't used much." But not on the Lightning. When coach Jon Cooper says he rolls four lines, he means it.Tampa Bay has the depth for it, and Cooper believes that was the real edge in Tuesday's win over the
18 hours ago
Diana C. Nearhos' takeaways from Thursday's Lightning-Red Wings game

Diana C. Nearhos' takeaways from Thursday's Lightning-Red Wings game

Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the season in the second period. Entering the game, he wasn't alone among the league's top players to be goal-less. Last season's league MVP, the Devils' Taylor Hall, didn't get his first until Thursday night. And Sidney Crosby is
Oct 17, 2018
Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

Ryan Callahan ahead of schedule on return to Lightning

TAMPA - Ryan Callahan is ahead of schedule. The forward had a target date of Nov. 1, on the early side, to return from shoulder surgery, but the Lightning is making moves that imply he may see the ice sooner.That date could be Thursday night's game against Detroit.
Oct 16, 2018
Tyler Johnson hat trick sends Lightning past Hurricanes

Tyler Johnson hat trick sends Lightning past Hurricanes

TAMPA - Fans who attended Tuesday's Lightning-Hurricanes game heard more than their fair share of Chuck Berry's song Johnny B. Goode.Center Tyler Johnson's goal song, with its signature line Go go, go Johnny go, blared over the loudspeakers not once, not twice, but
Oct 16, 2018
Rays' Rocco Baldelli reportedly a finalist for Toronto job

Rays' Rocco Baldelli reportedly a finalist for Toronto job

Rays coach Rocco Baldelli is one of five finalists for the Blue Jays manager's job, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reported.Three other finalists were said to be Astros bench coach Joe
Oct 16, 2018
Intermission updates: Lightning 1, Hurricanes 1

Intermission updates: Lightning 1, Hurricanes 1

First periodThe Hurricanes struck first, but the Lightning responded quickly and Carolina and Tampa are tied 1-1 at the end of the first period.Micheal Ferland put the Canes on the board with a little stick work to beat Louis Domingue, playing his first game
Oct 16, 2018
Rays sending 4 trucks of supplies to hurricane-ravaged area

Rays sending 4 trucks of supplies to hurricane-ravaged area

The Rays will send four trucks of donated water, food and supplies to Bay County on Wednesday morning to help those affected by Hurricane Michael.About 20 staffers are making what will be a 36-hour trip to the Florida Panhandle as they deliver and distribute the items that were
Oct 16, 2018
Lightning's Louis Domingue demonstrates the value of a backup goalie

Lightning's Louis Domingue demonstrates the value of a backup goalie

TAMPA - Lightning backup goalie Louis Domingue was scheduled for his first start of the season tonight against Carolina. You could even say it's a rare start. As the backup to Andrei Vasilevskiy, Domingue might play less than any Lightning player. But don't think for a second that
Oct 16, 2018
Rays make first 2019 signing, add LHP Ryan Sherriff

Rays make first 2019 signing, add LHP Ryan Sherriff

The Rays made their first move of the off-season, signing LHP Ryan Sherriff to a minor-league deal.Sherriff, 28, is recovering from June Tommy John elbow surgery so at best would be a late-season addition to the big-league roster.He has pitched parts of two seasons with the
Oct 15, 2018
Rays' Rocco Baldelli interviews with Rangers

Rays' Rocco Baldelli interviews with Rangers

Interest in Rays coach Rocco Baldelli as a manager continues to grow, as he interviewed for another opening on Monday, this time with the Texas Rangers.Baldelli, 37, has also interviewed with the Reds, and reportedly with the Twins. The Angels and Blue Jays are also known to have
Oct 15, 2018
Lightning's owes its penalty-kill success to the art of blocking shots

Lightning's owes its penalty-kill success to the art of blocking shots

BRANDON - Defenseman Anton Stralman single-handedly preserved the tie when he stepped in front of the shot.Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had stopped the previous handful of pucks that Columbus fired at him during its first power play, but he was not in position to make one