7:20 AM EDT, Sat October 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Times 16 hours ago
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...
Tampa Bay Times 17 hours ago
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
Tampa Bay Times Oct 18, 2018
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
Tampa Bay Times Oct 18, 2018
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
Tampa Bay Times Oct 18, 2018
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