When this season began, a late January matchup between the Lightning and Panthers was expected to be a battle for the top spot in the Atlantic Division title.
The Lightning may be getting two regulars back tonight. Defenseman Jason Garrison (illness) skated today for the first time since Thursday and felt good, with coach Jon Cooper calling him a game-time decision against the Blackhawks. The Lightning may be getting two regulars back tonight.
First, it was defenseman Victor Hedman who missed three games with an illness.
With the Lightning struggling to score, trailing by goal Thursday, wing Nikita Kucherov came in on a 2-on-1 with defenseman Luke Witkowski.
The Lightning could get a big boost Saturday against the Coyotes with top defenseman Victor Hedman nearing a return.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman's illness will force him to miss his third straight game tonight against the Sharks.
With the NHL trade deadline just over a month away, it can be silly season when it comes to speculation.
At every press box, people take notice of what team's scouts are at what game. When it's a GM that attends, it can raise even more eyebrows.
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.