6:38 PM EST, Sun December 09, 2018
7 hours ago
Lightning's Ondrej Palat scores his first goal of the season ... and the second

Lightning's Ondrej Palat scores his first goal of the season ... and the second

TAMPA-Tyler Johnson quietly joined the group of reporters talking to Ondrej Palat, patiently waiting for his chance to get a question in."Hey, how's it feel to get a goal as a dad," he asked Palat, whose first child was born a couple of weeks ago."It's pretty good,"
9 hours ago
Lightning-Avalanche: How did Tampa Bay shut down the NHL's top line

Lightning-Avalanche: How did Tampa Bay shut down the NHL's top line

Another couple of superstars left Amalie Arena having been stifled by Brayden Point and the Lightning on Saturday. This time, it was Colorado's Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon : the league's leading scorers.A month ago, Yanni Gourde, Brayden Point and Tyler Johnson kept
20 hours ago
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning to a win over Colorado

Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning to a win over Colorado

TAMPA-Four of the league's top six scorers shared the same sheet of ice Saturday night. But none of them were the star of the Lightning's win over Colorado.Avalanche forwards Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon came into the game one and two in scoring. Nikita Kucherov was No.
Dec 8, 2018
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy returns to the ice

Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy returns to the ice

TAMPA-Andrei Vasilevskiy was on the ice for Saturday's morning skate, his first practice since fracturing his foot three weeks ago.It's a welcome sign of progress for the Lightning and its fans, but it is only the first step. Coach Jon Cooper said on Thursday that Vasilevskiy
Dec 7, 2018
For Lightning's Mathieu Joseph, life in the fast lane finds another gear

For Lightning's Mathieu Joseph, life in the fast lane finds another gear

TAMPA - Here comes another one.It never ends.The Lightning is loaded - front-loaded, in fact. The names just keep on coming, feeding the team with the most points in the NHL.That brings us to 21-year-old rookie winger Mathieu Joseph, who has arrived so
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Rays rumblings

Winter meetings preview: Rays rumblings

Delmon Young, yes, that Delmon Young, now 33, last weekend won a home run derby over big-league stars Ronald Acuna Jr., Willson Contreras and Eugenio Suarez put on by the Venezuelan league, where Young is hitting .302 with 13 homers, 35 RBI and a .908 OPS in 44
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: The rest of the story ...

Winter meetings preview: The rest of the story ...

Get ready for plenty of gambling analogies, jackpot references and various plays off the ad slogan "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" as the winter meetings return to Sin City for the first time since 2008. But the more accurate headline may be Harper's Bazaar, as the grand stage
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Hall call for Lou Piniella?

Winter meetings preview: Hall call for Lou Piniella?

The biggest Tampa Bay-related news of the meetings could come early, with Tampa born, raised and still there Lou Piniella a top candidate to be voted in the Hall of Fame by a committee election on Sunday, announced at 8 p.m.Piniella, 75, will be considered for his success as a
Dec 7, 2018
Lightning-Bruins: Rewinding Tampa Bay's win

Lightning-Bruins: Rewinding Tampa Bay's win

It looked like David Pastrnak had Louis Domingue beat. The Bruins winger went forehand-backhand-forehand and just as Domingue committed his body weight to the far post, Pastrnak switched to the backhand at the near post.Domingue stretched his leg out, even with his momentum
Dec 7, 2018
Rays considering ex-Astro Charlie Morton among starting pitching options

Rays considering ex-Astro Charlie Morton among starting pitching options

Among several options the Rays have explored to sign or trade for a starting pitcher, they've expressed interest and had initial conversations
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Five pitchers for Rays to consider

Winter meetings preview: Five pitchers for Rays to consider

The Rays have plenty of guys who could be good starters, such as Jalen Beeks, Yonny Chirinos and Ryan Yarbrough. And a few due back during the season from injury, such as Brent Honeywell, Jose De Leon and Anthony Banda. So in trading for or signing one now, the idea is get a sure thing,
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Five hitters for Rays to consider

Winter meetings preview: Five hitters for Rays to consider

With 1B Paul Goldschmidt traded to St. Louis, Marlins C J.T. Realmuto may be the best overall righthanded hitter available, but the trade cost and fit don't work for the Rays. Seattle OF Mitch Haniger also is likely too pricey. Some names on the "others" list may prove to be more
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: Rays offseason thus far

Winter meetings preview: Rays offseason thus far

A look at key moves the Rays have made already:AcquiredOF Guillermo Heredia (trade from Mariners)C Mike Zunino (trade from Mariners)TradedRHP Chih-Wei Hu (to Indians)OF Mallex Smith (to
Dec 7, 2018
Winter meetings preview: How the Rays can get what they really, really want

Winter meetings preview: How the Rays can get what they really, really want

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays have made it abundantly clear what they are planning to do this offseason, adding pieces (plural), -impactful and even reasonably expensive, to the youthful core of their 90-win team enough to reach the playoffs next season.The challenge now,
Dec 6, 2018
Depth lifts Lightning to 3-2 victory over Boston Bruins

Depth lifts Lightning to 3-2 victory over Boston Bruins

TAMPA - It's easy to point to the elite talent on the Lightning's roster when looking for a reason as to why the Lightning is once again among the NHL's best teams again this year.Tampa Bay has one of the NHL's point leaders in Nikita Kucherov. It has one of the league's top