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.
NHL's best go to battle when Blues host Bolts on Tuesday
Tampa Bay looks to sweep the season series against the Western Conference's top team
The Tampa Bay Lightning got high marks on Saturday when they defeated Western Conference powerhouse Winnipeg 4-3 in overtime, completing their first sweep of a home stand of four or more games since the 2015-16 season.
Now comes an even bigger test for the Bolts.
On Tuesday, Tampa Bay travels to St. Louis to take on the Blues in the first game of a four-game road trip. The Blues are tied atop the NHL standings with Tampa Bay, both teams owning 21 wins and 44 points.
Tuesday's matchup showcases the top team in the Eastern Conference versus the best in the West.
Lightning prospect roundup: Lipanov and Paquette send teddy bears flying
In addition to both scoring goals that triggered famous Teddy Bear Tosses, the pair of forwards combined to record five points for their respective clubs
With an emphasis on drafting and developing, the Tampa Bay Lightning have created one of the strongest pipelines in the National Hockey League over the last few years. Each week, TampaBayLightning.com will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the United States Hockey League (USHL), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.
Lightning beat writer Bryan Burns recaps the Bolts 4-3 win in overtime vs Winnipeg
Recap: WPG 3, TBL 4 - F/OT
Point buries game-winner in Bolts' 4-3 win
Nikita Kucherov tied the game in the 3rd, and Brayden Point's game-winner in overtime lifted the Lightning to a 4-3 win against the Jets
For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have swept a home stand of four or more games.
The Winnipeg Jets were the Bolts' latest victim. On Saturday at AMALIE Arena, the Lightning rallied from deficits of 1-0 and 3-2 to defeat the Jets 4-3 in overtime, Brayden Point netting the game-winner 36 seconds into the extra session.
The Lightning have won four in a row for the third time this season and are one more win from tying their season-long win streak of five set November 11-16.
Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recaps the Bolts 4-3 win over the Jets
Earlier in the week, the Lightning and Winnipeg Jets were tied for the league lead with 38 points. Since then, the Lightning had won two games while the Jets had dropped two. So heading into this contest, the Lightning knew they were going be facing a terrific team that was eager to snap a rare losing streak.
Madeline Saft honored as Lighting Community Hero of Tomorrow
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Madeline Saft as the 16th Lightning Community Hero this season
TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Madeline Saft as the 16th Lightning Community Hero this season during the first period of tonight's game versus the Winnipeg Jets. Saft, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate half the money to Clothes to Kids, while the other half will go towards a scholarship for her own education.