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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat both scored their first NHL goals, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.
Nate Thompson and Teddy Purcell also scored for the Lightning, who stopped a five-game losing streak at home. Tampa Bay is 3-8 in its last 11 games.
Eric Staal scored the only goal for the Hurricanes, who dropped to 3-7 against fellow Southeast Division games.
Tampa Bay, with Mathieu Garon starting in goal each time, has won all three games this season against the Hurricanes. Tampa Bay has beaten three Carolina goalies -- Justin Peters, Cam Ward and Dan Ellis -- in the process.
Carolina claimed Adam Hall off waivers from the Lightning before the game, and the veteran forward made his Hurricanes debut against his former team.
Johnson put the Lightning ahead 1-0 when he beat Peters from the low left circle with 9:06 left in the first. Tampa Bay (12-15-1) is 11-1 when leading after one period.
After Palat scored on a...
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Damian Cristodero, a Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer with whom I am familiar and respect, has initiated speculation on Martin St. Louis' future with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Though he admits there is no indication that either he or the Lightning have taken any steps towards moving him, it's a discussion that likely will happen. The Lightning are not in the playoff picture...
So this is pure speculation and makes sense only Martin St. Louis, with a no-move clause in his contract, determines leaving gives him the best chance to again play for a winner before he retires. Consider these circumstances: When St. Louis in July 2010 signed a four-year, $22.5 million contract extension, he did so with the notion the organization, under new ownership and management...
The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to get some goals on the board in a crucial division win Saturday night over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1. The Bolts were ignited by the play of their rookies. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat set the offensive examples for the game with the goals. “I thought Johnson, Palat and Tyrell gave us momentum from their shift on the ice,” coach Guy...
The Tampa Bay Lightning lose another frustrating game due to being outshot Thursday night against the Islanders, 2-0.
After the game, coach Guy Boucher addressed the lack of shooting:
It’s the scoring chances and they’re the same. We don’t want to shoot when it’s not time. Seventeen chances we passed on and I don’t accept that. That can create rebounds, chaos, and that’s...
The Hurricanes added some depth to their bottom-six today by acquiring forward Adam Hall off waivers. Hall has been in the league for 10 seasons and has spent the last four years with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has a few 10+ goals seasons under his belt, but his best assets are his defensive play and faceoff prowess. He will play his first game for the Hurricanes tonight against...
A 4-1 loss where the losing team manages to create only 11 total scoring chances is pretty bad and that's what happened to the Hurricanes last night against Tampa Bay. It's easy to write off this game as a poor effort by the entire team, but I think that's just a lazy way of analyzing the game. There were several players on the Hurricanes who worked hard and had good...
The Hurricanes have a couple of decisions to make regarding their current defense corps and no, I am not talking about them making a trade. This issue is a little more immediate, as Joni Pitkanen will be returning to the lineup soon and the Hurricanes are going to have to figure out who will sit to make room for him in the lineup. The team started the year with seven defensemen on...
In an interview with Viv Bernstein at the New York Times, Carolina's Eric Staal gives us this update on brother Marc's eye injury...
“He’s doing O.K. It’s just about the swelling and taking time for everything to kind of settle down. Obviously, everybody saw the shot, how hard it was, but he’s continuing to meet with the doctors daily, and they’re giving him...
Game time: 7 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports
The Carolina Hurricanes weren't pleased with their latest game. Visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning could help them feel better.
The Hurricanes will try to earn a third straight road win over their Southeast Division rivals and add to the Lightning's longest home losing streak in four seasons Saturday night.
Carolina (15-10-1) has won six...
After snapping a lengthy home losing streak, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep heading in the right direction with another dominant performance against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
The Flyers, meanwhile, will seek to build off a hard-fought win and avoid a season high-tying fourth consecutive road defeat Monday night.
Tampa Bay (12-15-1) ended its...
In yet another “must win” situation the Flyers will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in hopes of going into a six day break in the schedule on a high note. The Flyers are coming off of a rare shootout win over the Devils on Friday, 0-7 all-time against New Jersey in shootout before Friday’s [...]
In any given season, there are always teams who have each other's number. Last year, the Hurricanes had the Bruins number, sweeping them in a four game series and this year, it seems the Lightning have played their best games of the season against the Hurricanes. After their 4-1 win tonight, the Lightning have won all three of their matchups against Carolina this year and have...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. — TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in the first game of a back-to-back set. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 13-12-2 (28 [...]