Lightning vs. Avalanche: Projected lines, injuries and storylines
Tampa Bay will try to defeat the Avalanche for the second time in 10 days
After wins over St. Louis and Arizona, the Lightning are in Colorado beginning the second half of their four-game road trip out west. The Bolts and Avalanche met at AMALIE Arena last Thursday, wiith the Lightning winning 5-2. The Avalanche have played well since last week's matchup, winning three of four.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps Tampa Bay's 4-1 win over Arizona
The Lightning did a good job of not letting Arizona's position in the standings affect the way they competed in this game. Entering the contest, there was a 27-point difference between the clubs (that gap is now 29 points). But the Lightning brought their work boots to this game - and that high compete-level allowed them to dictate play for most of the night.
Burns: 3 Things we learned from the Lightning overwhelming the Coyotes
Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 4-1 win in Arizona
Recap: TBL 4, ARI 1
Lightning beat Coyotes for sixth consecutive win
The Lightning jumped out to a three-goal lead and cruised to their sixth straight win, a 4-1 road victory against the Coyotes
The Tampa Bay Lightning are reaching uncharted territory as they continue to pile up wins in 2017-18.
Following a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Thursday, the Lightning are off to their best start in franchise history with 48 points through 31 games, seven more than the previous record of 41 points through 31 games set during the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final season.
Power Play Podcast: A chat with the voice of the Lightning
Matt Sammon speaks with the Lightning's longtime PA announcer, Paul Porter
Host Matt Sammon gets the back story on the booming voice of the Lightning and Orlando Magic, Paul Porter. They discuss 25 years of Lightning hockey, how Paul got his start in Cleveland, and some of the craziest things Paul has witnessed from his spot between the penalty boxes.
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.