Stamkos maintains lead through two weeks of 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote
Stamkos and Kucherov remain first and second in the race for Atlantic Division captain
NEW YORK (Dec. 13, 2017) - Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban and Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid remain atop the leaderboard after two weeks of voting in the 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™. The four top vote-getters by division - regardless of position - will be named All-Stars and captains for the 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game in Tampa on Sunday, Jan. 28 (3:30 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).
The ballot page at NHL.com/vote includes a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, which will be updated every Wednesday. See below for the top vote-getters by division through two weeks.
Lightning vs. Coyotes: Projected lines, injuries and storylines
Tampa Bay's road trip continues with a matchup against the Coyotes
The Lightning's swing through the Western Conference continues as they take on the Coyotes in Arizona. The four-game trip started off well for the Bolts with a 3-0 shutout of the Blues on Tuesday. Arizona is returning home after a winless four-game trip.
Burns: 3 things we learned from shutting out the Blues
Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 3-0 win in St. Louis
Tampa Bay's game in St. Louis, billed as the best in the East versus the best in the West, lost a bit of its luster when Blues' second-leading scorer Jaden Schwartz and top defenseman Alex Pietrangelo were placed on injured reserve prior to the game.
Still, the Lightning hadn't won in St. Louis since the 2009-10 season, going 0-4-1 since. And the Bolts and the Blues were the top teams in the NHL entering Tuesday's matchup.
The Lightning took care of business, leaning on Andrei Vasilevskiy, rapidly emerging as perhaps the best goalie in the NHL, for a 3-0 victory to establish supremacy atop the League standings.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 3-0 win in St. Louis
This was a closely-contested battle between the two top point teams in the NHL. It came down to a handful of key plays that swung the Lightning's way.
Both clubs brought a high compete-level to the game. To an extent, that led to a tight checking matchup. But neither team was flawless in its defensive performance. Both clubs had plenty of scoring chances - it happened to be one of those games in which the scoring chances didn't yield many goals. Goalies Andrei Vasilevskiy and Jake Allen had something to do with that, of course. But there were other opportunities that didn't even yield a shot on goal.
Lightning at Blues: Projected lines, injuries and storylines
The Bolts begin a four-game road trip Tuesday in St. Louis
The Bolts are in St. Louis taking on the top team in the Western Conferece to begin a four-game trip. Both teams come in red-hot and riding four-game winning streaks. Tampa Bay won the first meeting of the season 2-1 at AMALIE Arena back in October.