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Lightning's Darren Raddysh: Supplies assist in overtime win
Raddysh logged an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Raddysh ended his 10-game point drought with a helper on the game-winning goal. He gave the puck to Brandon Hagel, who used speed through the neutral zone to get an edge and set up Nikita Kucherov with 1:48 left in the extra session. Raddysh saw 21:54 of ice time Saturday, filling the void left behind in the wake of Victor Hedman (undisclosed) leaving the game. Raddysh has eight assists, 39 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating through 29 contests overall. If he sees a bump in ice time, he'll likely handle more defensive assignments.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nick Perbix: Snaps slump with assist
Perbix provided an assist and blocked three shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Perbix ended a seven-game point drought with the helper. The 25-year-old defenseman has occasionally seen top-pairing usage, but he was on the third pairing in a seven-blueliner lineup Saturday, logging a mere 13:56 of ice time. With Victor Hedman (undisclosed) leaving the game, Perbix may get a boost in playing time if his teammate is out Tuesday versus the Canucks. Perbix has six assists, 40 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating over 27 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tanner Jeannot: Nabs helper Saturday
Jeannot posted an assist, three hits and four PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Jeannot helped out on a goal by Anthony Cirelli in the first period. The 26-year-old Jeannot hadn't recorded an assist since Nov. 9, picking up four goals over 14 games in that span. The winger is up to 11 points, 39 shots on net, 52 PIM, 101 hits and a minus-7 rating through 29 contests. He's on track for a better scoring season than his 18-point effort in 2022-23, which adds a little more value to his agitator style.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Brayden Point: Draws assist Saturday
Point notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Point snapped a five-game slump with the helper. The 27-year-old center is still putting together a strong campaign with 12 goals, 19 assists, 80 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 29 appearances. He had 95 points in 82 games a year ago, and his role as the Lightning's top-line center should give him a good chance of at least exceeding the point-per-game mark.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Brandon Hagel: Two assists in overtime win
Hagel notched two assists and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Hagel helped out on both of Nikita Kucherov's tallies in the contest -- one to put the Lightning ahead 2-0 in the first period and the other to win the game in overtime. Hagel endured a recent four-game point drought, but he's since picked up three assists over his last two contests to get back on track. The winger is enjoying top-line usage this season, racking up 10 goals, 16 assists, 68 shots on net, 24 PIM and a plus-1 rating over 29 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nick Paul: Nets equalizer in third period
Paul scored a goal on five shots and added two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Paul stepped up into a top-six role Saturday with Steven Stamkos (illness) out. The 28-year-old Paul delivered the game-tying goal at 7:09 of the third period after the Lightning previously blew a 2-0 lead. The forward had gone nine games without a point entering Saturday, mainly seeing third-line usage in that span. He's up to nine goals, three helpers, 57 shots on net, 21 hits, 19 blocked shots and a minus-16 rating through 29 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Anthony Cirelli: Goal, assist in overtime win
Cirelli scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist, blocked four shots, added two PIM and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Cirelli has four goals and two assists during his four-game point streak. He's also gone plus-4 with 10 blocks in that span, providing both an uptick in offense and his usual steady defensive work. The 26-year-old center is up to 15 points, 51 shots on net, 29 blocks, 20 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 28 contests overall while regularly featuring on the second line.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Nikita Kucherov: Scoring leader across the board
Kucherov scored twice on five shots and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
The pair of goals put Kucherov at the front of the Rocket Richard race with 19, and he's also leading the NHL in assists (28) and points (47). The winger saw an 11-game, 21-point streak snapped Thursday in Nashville, but he responded with his fourth multi-point effort in his last six contests. He's also racked up 137 shots on net, 22 power-play points and a minus-1 rating over 28 appearances in what could end up being a career year for the superstar.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Prevails in overtime
Vasilevskiy allowed three goals on 29 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kraken.
Vasilevskiy let a 2-0 lead slip away, but he was able to steady himself after that. A three-point effort from Nikita Kucherov fueled the offense as Tampa Bay won for the third time in four games. Vasilevskiy has picked up each of those wins, improving to 4-3-0 with a 2.70 GAA and an .899 save percentage over seven starts. The Lightning continue their road trip Tuesday in Vancouver.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Victor Hedman: Can't finish contest
Hedman (undisclosed) didn't play after the second period of Saturday's game versus the Kraken, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Hedman had a relatively modest 13:40 of ice time through two periods and wasn't available in the third or overtime. The 32-year-old had a hit, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in the contest. More should be known about his status ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Canucks. If Hedman can't play, Haydn Fleury should stick in the lineup, especially if Steven Stamkos (illness) is healthy enough to play in that contest.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Officially out
Stamkos (illness) won't play Saturday versus the Kraken, Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site reports.
Stamkos will miss his third game of the season and his first with this particular ailment. The 33-year-old's absence will be covered by the Lightning deploying seven defensemen, with Haydn Fleury drawing into the lineup against his former team. Stamkos' next chance to play is Tuesday in Vancouver.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Doubtful to play Saturday
Stamkos (illness) is considered doubtful to play Saturday against Seattle, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.
The Lightning will see how Stamkos feels later in the day, so a final determination on his availability may not come until closer to puck drop. The 33-year-old forward didn't take part in Saturday's morning skate because he's been battling an illness. Stamkos has 10 goals, 26 points and 78 shots on net over 26 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: First goalie off
Vasilevskiy was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports, indicating he will defend the road goal Saturday against Seattle.
Vasilevskiy has won his past two outings, stopping 49 of 50 shots. He has earned a 3-3-0 record this season with one shutout, a 2.67 GAA and an .899 save percentage through six appearances. The Kraken rank 29th in the league this campaign with 2.59 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Alex Barre-Boulet: Finds scoresheet in loss
Barre-Boulet scored a goal on three shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Predators.
Barre-Boulet scored Tampa's lone goal in the first period Thursday, one-timing a feed from Brandon Hagel to give the Lightning an early 1-0 lead. The goal is Barre-Boulet's first point since Nov. 7 -- the 26-year-old forward had been scoreless in his last nine games while serving as a healthy scratch in five contests. While Barre-Boulet can offer some scoring upside in the Lightning's top-six, it's hard to rely on consistent production at this point. He has five goals and eight points through 21 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Jonas Johansson: Falls to Predators
Johansson allowed four goals on 29 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Predators.
It was a tough night for Johansson, who's now allowed nine goals on 65 shots through three appearances since Andrei Vasilevskiy returned from injury. The 28-year-old Johansson is now 8-6-5 with an .891 save percentage and 3.47 GAA this season. With Vasilevskiy healthy, it's hard to see Johansson earning enough playing time to warrant fantasy consideration.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Jonas Johansson: Facing Predators
Johansson will protect the road goal Thursday versus the Predators, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.
Johansson was on the bench for the last two games, during which Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up a total of one goal. Johansson will make his second start and third appearance since Vasilevskiy's season debut. The Predators have won four of their last six games, but they've scored just 15 goals in that span, so this is a solid matchup for Johansson to try to keep the Lightning's momentum up.... See More ... See Less
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