Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 1 hour 6 min ago
For the first 18 games, defenseman Mark Barberio was mostly a spectator, a healthy scratch in all but three.
After the Syracuse Crunch became part of the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the American Hockey League in 2010, Crunch owner Howard Dolgon asked the question. "What can do we do next," he said.
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov may not be a household name yet, but his name earned him a mention on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.
Lightning defensemana Victor Hedman took the next step in his recovery from a fractured finger on Thursday, participating in the team's morning skate for the first time.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Wednesday as center Cedric Paquette is considered just day-to-day with a lower body injury.
When veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov signed with the Lightning this offseason, he told coach Jon Cooper, "I don't want you to feel obligated to play me against my former teams."
There's no secret one of the main storylines for tonight's game, with the Madison Square Garden marquee having a photo of Marty St. Louis with the title, "Talk of the Town."
When Mike Modano gets inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, he will have one extra-proud friend in the Lightning locker room.
Being a rookie in the NHL can be a roller-coaster.
Wing Ondrej Palat took part in Saturday's optional morning skate, saying while he got "banged-up" Thursday against San Jose, he expects to play tonight against the Islanders at Amalie Arena. "I'm ready to go," he said.
The Lightning is getting healthy, with coach Jon Cooper saying Tyler Johnson (upper body) and Alex Killorn (upper body) are both "probable" for tonight's game against the Sharks.
The Lightning got some encouraging news on the injury front Wednesday, as center Tyler Johnson is considered day-to-day, general manager Steve Yzerman said.
It's been a whirlwind few months for former Lightning star center Brad Richards.
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.