Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 18 hours 22 min ago
Before this season, The Hockey News predicted the Lightning and Blackhawks would meet in the Stanley Cup Final.
Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov will make his first start in two weeks tonight when the Lightning faces the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Lightning associate coach Rick Bowness admitted he held his breath Thursday night, when defenseman Anton Stralman missed the second half of the second period due to an undisclosed injury.
Commissioner Gary Bettman made his annual visit to Tampa on Thursday, leaving impressed with the organization, from the fans to the renovations to Amalie Arena, and especially owner Jeff Vinik.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman says everything has been going in the right direction in his recovery from a fractured finger on his right hand.