The Lightning can't catch a break. Just as Tampa Bay prepared to open a make-or-break six-game road trip, it found out top defenseman Victor Hedman would miss Monday's game against the Kings. Apparently, Hedman is sick, which is why he came out for warmups and left early.
Lightning wing J.T. Brown will always remember the time five years ago when he met Willie O'Ree. "Pretty incredible experience," Brown said. "The way he's pioneered the game for young African Americans." Lightning wing J.T. Brown will always remember the time five years ago when he met Willie O'Ree.
Joe Smith sets up the Lightning's current make-or-break road trip in our latest Lightning Strikes! podcast. The next six games will go a long way in determining the team's playoff fate. He'll also discuss Ryan Callahan's …
Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday. And it's fair to question when, and if, Callahan, 31, plays again this season. Or, for that matter, if he should. Veteran wing Ryan Callahan is expected to miss four weeks, the Lightning announced Sunday.
The time is now for the Lightning to make a run.
You don't see this very often. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman got into a rare fight in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sabres, tangling with Buffalo's Marcus Foligno at the end of the second period. It was just Hedman's fifth career fight, first since Oct. 8, 2013.
Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke. "I am not making a comeback," St. Louis said, laughing. Marty St. Louis opened Thursday's press conference at Amalie Arena with a joke.
Ben Bishop will be back in net for the Lightning tonight, having missed three weeks with a lower body injury.
The Lightning should get a boost tonight with the return of goalie Ben Bishop, who will start against the Sabres.
Lightning coach Jon Cooper isn't going anywhere. While Tampa Bay, a preseason Stanley Cup favorite, is stunningly out of playoff position at the season's midpoint, don't expect any changes to involve the coaching staff. Lightning coach Jon Cooper isn't going anywhere.