Player News - Lightning

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Nikita Kucherov stretched his point streak to eight straight games on Thursday night.

Kucherov had two assists in a 4-3 win against Ottawa. He has five goals and nine helpers during his scoring spree. Kucherov also achieved the 80-point mark for a second consecutive season.
Feb 23 - 10:58 AM

Yanni Gourde picked up two assists in Thursday's 4-3 win over Ottawa.

Gourde has registered four helpers during a three-game point streak and he has amassed 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in the last 15 contests. He ranks third among all rookies with 47 points in 61 matches.
Feb 23 - 10:52 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 win over Ottawa.

Namestnikov has 20 goals in a season for the first time at the NHL level. He has also reached career-highs in 2017-18 with 24 assists and 44 points in 61 contests.
Feb 23 - 10:44 AM

Louis Domingue stopped 33 of the 36 shots he faced on Thursday night as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3.

Domingue made several big saves along the way in this game, saving the Lightning from succumbing to a Senators comeback. Domingue improves to 3-8-0 on the season, split between Tampa Bay and Arizona, with a 3.82 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage. He earns his first victory since defeating the Nashville Predators on January 23rd.
Feb 22 - 10:33 PM

Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal with a second left in the second period as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night.

Point has now scored in three straight games and has points in each of his last six games. His goal with a second left in the second period put the Lightning up 4-1. The Senators scored two goals in the third period to keep the game close but couldn't complete the comeback. Point now has 24 goals and 53 points in 61 games so far this season.
Feb 22 - 10:28 PM

Andrej Sustr is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

He has two goals and three assists in 35 games this season. It's the second time in five games that he'll watch from the press box. Cory Conacher is also expected to serve as a healthy scratch on Thursday night.
Feb 22 - 7:17 PM

Louis Domingue will get the start in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Domingue last played on Feb. 13 when he lost a 5-3 decision to the Buffalo Sabres. The Bolts backup netminder has a 2-2-0 record with a 3.90 goals-against-average and a .877 save percentage this season.
Feb 22 - 6:26 PM

Ryan Callahan has felt more confident lately.

Callahan has collected one goal and four assists in the last six games. "It's not necessarily getting points. It's just getting feels for the puck helps your confidence tremendously," he said. "That confidence is back to where I can make plays with the puck and make those plays that maybe earlier in the year weren't happening for me." Still, he only has 13 points in 50 contests this campaign, so he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Feb 22 - 10:49 AM

Matthew Peca will report to AHL Syracuse.

Peca's demotion makes room for Gabriel Dumont, who the Lightning claimed off waivers. Peca has two goals and five points in 10 games with Tampa Bay this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 21 - 2:25 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed Gabriel Dumont off waivers from Ottawa.

Dumont started the season with Tampa Bay, but the Lightning put him on waivers on Nov. 21 and he was claimed by Ottawa, so this is a return to his former team. He has a goal and an assist in 30 games this season.
Feb 21 - 12:16 PM

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Kucherov was on a breakaway against Braden Holtby when he faked like he was going to deke, but he just let the puck slide through the Capitals netminder's legs. The goal gave the Lightning a 4-2 lead in the third frame. Kucherov is now riding a seven-game point streak. He's up to 32 goals and 78 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 21 - 8:39 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 of 37 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

The Lightning built up a 3-0 lead in the first period and they never looked back. Things got interesting in the third period when Alex Ovechkin cut the lead to 3-2, but the Bolts managed to hang on. Vasilevskiy has now won two of three and four of his last six. He owns a 35-12-2 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season. The Lightning netminder will continue to be a strong number one goalie in all fantasy formats.
Feb 20 - 11:13 PM

Brayden Point scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Both goals came in the opening 20 minutes of the game. His first tally made it 1-0 for the Bolts, while his second of the game extended Tampa's lead to 3-0. Point finished the game with three shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot in 18:50 of ice time. The 21-year-old is now riding a five-game point streak (he has six points during that stretch). He's up to 23 goals and 52 points in 60 games this season. Chris Kunitz and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning on Tuesday night.
Feb 20 - 11:01 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals.

This will be the sixth time in seven games that the Lightning will make him a healthy scratch. He has four goals and four assists in 30 games this season. Matthew Peca and Cory Conacher will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 20 - 6:34 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will be in the crease against Washington on Tuesday night.

Vasilevskiy has lost two of his last three starts and he surrendered four goals against in each of those defeats. He has a 1-1-0 record against the Capitals this year with a 2.49 goals-against average and .921 save percentage. Vasilevskiy has gone 34-12-2 this year with a 2.34 GAA and .927 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 3:10 PM


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