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Tampa Bay Times

Roger Mooney's takeaways from the Lightning's first-round series

In the postseason, teams want to bank days off so they are as fresh as can be for the next round. That's why it was so important for the Lightning to close out Jersey in five. The fewer the games, the less wear and tear on the body, less chance of injuries, fewer plane rides,


Devils’ Sami Vatanen out for Game 5 vs. Lightning

New Jersey Devils defenceman Sami Vatanen will miss Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury.

Tampa Bay Times

Devils top D Vatanen out today vs. Lightning

TAMPA : Devils top defenseman Sami Vatanen will not play today because of an upper body injury suffered during the first period of Game 4, coach John Hynes announced this afternoon.Mirco Mueller will replace Vatanen in the lineup.Game 5 begins at 3 p.m. on

Tampa Bay Times

Sami Vatanen a big loss for Devils if he doesn't play in Game 5

BRANDON : Devils top defenseman Sami Vatanen-had not traveled to Tampa as of Friday afternoon, according to coach John Hynes, and his availability for Game 5 Saturday against the Lightning is in doubt.Hynes, however, did not rule out Vatanen because of the upper-body injury

Tampa Bay Times

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Nikita Kucherov drives Lightning past Devils

Nikita Kucherov scores two goals and delivers some big hits as the Lightning beats the Devils, 3-1, in a physical Game 4 that pushes Tampa Bay to within one win of-clinching the series.Meanwhile, the Rays beat the Rangers to as Jake Faria pitches well and Alex Colome overcomes some

Last Word on Hockey

New Jersey Devils Sami Vatanen Questionable for Game 5

If the New Jersey Devils are going defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of their first-round series, and avoid elimination, they may have to do so without one of their best defensemen. Sami Vatanen suffered an upper-body injury in last night's Game 4 loss to the Lightning, and may not travel with the team for Saturday afternoon's game in Tampa. #NJDevils - Sami Vatanen has an upper body injury. Unclear yet on whether he will travel with the team to Tampa for Game 5. — Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) April 19, 2018 New Jersey Devils Defenseman Sami Vatanen Suffers Upper-Body...


Devils defenceman Sami Vatanen is day to day with injury

New Jersey top defenceman Sami Vatanen is being listed as day to day with an upper-body injury as the Devils prepare for a must-win Game 5 of their first-round series with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay Times

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Penalties cost Lightning in Game 3

The Lightning took a lead early in the third period, but penalties ultimately cost it in a Game 3 loss to the Devils, Rick Stroud says in today's podcast.Plus, the Rays break out the lumber in beating the Rangers 8-4. Blake Snell pitches into the seventh inning, allowing only one run and

Last Word on Hockey

New Jersey Devils Make Line-Up Changes Ahead of Game 3

The New Jersey Devils announced this morning that Cory Schneider, who came into relief will get the start in net in Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Lightning over Keith Kinkaid. They also announced forward Marcus Johansson will also be in the lineup after being a healthy scratch in the first two games. Schneider Replaces Kinkaid Between the Pipes Cory Schneider, who missed over a month with a groin injury, will be making his first start since April 7th, when he let in five goals on 26 shots versus the Washington Capitals. He will also be looking for his first win in 2018. So far this season,...

Tampa Bay Times

Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi question marks for Lightning after leaving with injuries

TAMPA - Saturday's resounding 5-3 playoff win for the Lightning may have come with some potential losses as well, as Tampa Bay played the final period without two injured players in RW Ryan Callahan and D Dan Girardi.Lightning coach Jon Cooper had no update on the injury status of


Lightning’s Ryan Callahan leaves Game 2 vs. Devils with injury

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan was forced out of Saturday’s Game 2 against the New Jersey Devils after suffering an upper-body injury.

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning coach Jon Cooper wants more shots from Steven Stamkos

TAMPA --C Steven Stamkos returned to the lineup Thursday, which was his goal when he left the April 1 game against the Predators with a lower-body injury.Stamkos, who finished the final three games of the regular season inactive, also finished the regular

Puck Prose

NHL Playoffs 2018: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Devils preview and prediction

The upstart New Jersey Devils take on the Atlantic Division champion Tampa Bay Lightning in the first-round of the NHL Playoffs 2018  Last season, neither the Tampa Bay Lightning nor the New Jersey Devils make the postseason. Though this was for different reasons. The former suffered numerous injuries, most notably one to Steven Stamkos. Meanwhile, […] NHL Playoffs 2018: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Devils preview and prediction - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Tampa Bay Times

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bobby 'The Chief' Taylor on Lightning-Devils

Fox Sports' Bobby "The Chief" Taylor joins Rick Stroud to discuss the Lightning's playoff series against the New Jersey Devils. They-discuss Andrei Vasilevskiy, Steven Stamkos, the-penalty kill and more.Plus, the Rays blow a one-run lead in the eighth in dropping- the

Tampa Bay Times

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Tom Jones breaks down Lightning-Devils

The Lightning starts the NHL playoffs Thursday, and we have the Times' Debbie Downer, Tom Jones, to break- down the series for you.Also, the Rays are now streaking, having won two in a row in Chicago. But, once again, it didn't come without ninth-inning drama from Alex

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning-Devils: Jon Cooper plans to play Steven Stamkos in Game 1

BRANDON-- Steven Stamkos practiced at full-speed Wednesday, flying up and down the ice during 2-on-1 drills during the Lightning's lengthy practice. The lower body injury that kept him out of the final three regular season games appears to no longer be an issue.

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning's run to top of the East rose from last season's ashes

TAMPA : There were injuries. Lots of them.And losses. Too many to make the playoffs.And trades. Ben Bishop, Brian Boyle and Valtteri Filppula moved at the deadline to create cap space and playing time for the next wave of Lightning.It was a crash-and-burn kind of


Stamkos' status among injuries to watch in playoffs

Seen Steven Stamkos? Is he healthy?The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Tampa Bay Lightning sure hope so after Stamkos missed four of the last seven regular-season games with a nagging lower-body injury. After a torn meniscus in his right knee cost Stamkos several months and likely Tampa Bay a playoff spot last season, his status bears watching more than any other injured player going into the Stanley Cup playoffs.Stamkos was a full participant in practice Monday and said its the hope to be ready for Game 1 Thursday when the Lightning host the New Jersey Devils.Definitely a step in the right...


Lightning's Stamkos eyes return for 1st round of playoffs

TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos is back on the ice, eager to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning into the NHL playoffs.The five-time All-Star missed the last three games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. He returned to practice this week and hopes to be ready Thursday for the start of a first-round series against the New Jersey Devils.It was obviously tough, said Stamkos, who watched the Lightning go 2-0-1 down the stretch to hold off the Boston Bruins for the Atlantic Division title and No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.You want to be in those games. But the more important games are...

CBC News

Tampa's Steve Stamkos one of key injury questions on eve of playoffs

The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping Steve Stamkos can play in Game 1 of their series against New Jersey after he missed four of the last seven regular-season games with a nagging lower-body injury.


Bruins notebook: Rick Nash hopes to return from concussion in Sunday’s finale vs. Panthers

Rick Nash confirmed yesterday that he missed the last 11 games due to a concussion.Nash experienced a blow to the head in the Bruins win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 17 at the Garden. He is hoping to be back for tonight’s regular-season finale against the visiting Florida Panthers.“I exposed myself a bit and I feel like I put myself in a bad area and just took a shoulder or forearm to the head,” Nash said after the Bruins pregame skate for last night’s 5-2 win over Ottawa.“It was typical concussion stuff, headache. I’m hopeful for (tonight).”Nash became a fixture on the...

The Hockey Writers

Should Lightning Be Concerned About Stamkos’ Future?

With Steven Stamkos suffering a lower-body injury that will likely keep him sidelined until the end of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be forced to face meaningful games at the end of the year without their captain. With a playoff spot already secured, it is important for Stamkos to be in full form if […] The post Should Lightning Be Concerned About Stamkos’ Future? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos Out With Lower-Body Injury

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that captain Steven Stamkos is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury. He will miss tonight's game with the Boston Bruins, and some are speculating that he may not return before the playoffs. Injury update: #TBLightning captain Steven Stamkos is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury. — x - Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) April 2, 2018 Steven Stamkos Injured The injury occurred during Easter Sunday's clash against the Nashville Predators, which resulted in a 4-1 loss. The Canadian forward seemed to get tangled in Tampa's own crease,...


Bruins’ McAvoy returns from injury ahead of key matchup with Lightning

The Boston Bruins have the opportunity to put a stranglehold on the Atlantic Division if they can beat the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday.

Tampa Bay Times

Lightning's Steven Stamkos officially out tonight vs. Bruins

As expected, C Steven Stamkos will not play tonight in the Lightning's showdown against the Bruins at Amalie Arena.Coach Jon Cooper said after the morning skate that the team has-not made a decision yet on whether the lower body injury Stamkos suffered Sunday in the loss to Nashville

Canes Country

Storm Advisory: 4/3/18

Sedins set to retire and the injury bug hits. Reading Assignments: Sedins to retire with same class they showed in 17 seasons with the Canucks [NHL] There will never be another two players like the Sedins [Sportsnet] Tampa Bay Lightning cautious with Steven Stamkos down the stretch [ESPN] Ryan Suter will miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle. [Star Tribune] For Atlanta veterans Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler, patience finally pays off [Athletic$] Leafs’ Dermott dodges major injury [TSN]

The Republican

Boston Bruins injuries: Charlie McAvoy to return Tuesday vs. Lightning; Rick Nash resumes skating

For the first time in a month, the Boston Bruins are set to roll out their top pairing on the blue line. Speaking after morning skate Tuesday, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy confirmed that defenseman Charlie McAvoy will return to...

Toronto Sun

Dermott not out long term, as Leafs mix and match lineup vs. Sabres

No matter which team faces the Maple Leafs in the first round, their lineup is going to be a bit harder for the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning to scout in remaining games. A foot injury to Travis Dermott scattered Toronto’s defensive pairs ahead of Monday night’s match against the Buffalo Sabres, while Mike […]

NHL and injuries, how do the best teams deal with it?

Steve Dangle discusses the current injury bug that has hit teams like the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche.Avalanche.

Lightning coach Cooper talks Hedman injury, Stamkos and Kucherov's success

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper joined Tim and Sid to talk about the team's reaction to Victor Hedman's injury, Steven Stamkos overcoming tough injury past and Nikita Kucherov's impressive work ethic.

Victor Hedman helped to the locker room with lower-body injury

Tampa Bay Lightning defencemen Victor Hedman would be slow to leave the ice after taking a hit along the boards.