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The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Brett Connolly and Tyler Johnson to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday. Connolly, 20, has skated in five games with the Lightning this season, tallying one goal on 10 shots. He scored his lone goal of the season while on the power play last night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward has also appeared in 67 games with the Crunch, registering 27 goals and 57 points to go along with a plus-15 rating and 51 penalty minutes. Connolly ranks second on Syracuse for goals and points and is third for assists with 30. The Campbell River, British Columbia native was originally drafted by the Lightning in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Johnson, 22, has played in 14 games with the Lightning this season, collecting three goals and six points to go along with a plus-3 rating and four penalty minutes. The 5-foot-9, 182-pound forward made his NHL debut on March 14 against the New York Islanders and recorded his first career NHL goal and assist on March 16 versus Carolina. Johnson ranks second among all NHL rookies in faceoff percentage at 59.5% (minimum 50 taken). The Spokane, Washington native has also appeared in 59 games with the Crunch, posting 32 goals and 58 points with a plus-28 rating. He ranks first on Syracuse in goals and points and has a team-high 11 power play goals. The post Lightning reassign Johnson and Connolly to Syracuse appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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Here is a great example of why the majority of National Hockey League players wear protective visors.Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson had to leave the game against Washington on Saturday after receiving a puck to the face, courtesy of Capitals defenseman Mike Green.Green was setting up for a shot during a power play opportunity and proceeded to fire the puck towards to net...
Tampa Bay's Nate Thompson was hit in the face by a Mike Green slap shot, completely shattering his visor and drawing blood.
Tweet We are coming closer and closer to the days in the NHL where wearing a visor is mandated. Too many players are being hit with pucks in the face and are being relatively seriously injured. However, Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson proved that even a visor isn’t 100 percent effective when he was [...]
The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward JT Wyman from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Additionally, the Lightning reassigned defenseman Mark Barberio to Syracuse.
Wyman, 6-foot-2, 209 pounds, has played in 73 games for the Crunch this season, recording 12 goals and 35 points with a plus-11...
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson went down to block a slap shot from Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned. The Capitals were on the power play and the slap shot hit Nate Thompson in the side of the head and actually shattered his visor. Thompson was cut on the play pretty badly and you can actually see Capitals forward...
In his first game back since getting re-injured on March 26th, and only his 2nd game since March 17th, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had one of the best hits of the year. Letang drilled Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn who went flying right into Martin St. Louis after he had just passed St. Louis the puck. Letang’s momentum then carried him into the two...
Thanks to SB Nation for the quick video.
Thursday night’s game did not provide any kind of hope for the Lightning’s playoff chances. Frustrations flared and tempers mounted in their 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh. The Bolts defense was offensive once again. They allowed 41 shots on goal and had strings of bad penalties in their defensive zone. And four of the six Pittsburgh goals were on a power play. The offense wasn’t...
Fights are almost pointless anymore. But sometimes they still have some luster.
Case and point Douglas Murray vs B.J Crombeen. Crombeen started trolling, and Murray was like " let's dance."
Couldn't help but get excited when they showed it was Murray. The fight wasn't great, but Murray got few good licks in, also probably hurt his hand:
Nate Thompson took a nasty slap-shot to the visor courtesy of Mike Green during the Capitals and Lightning match-up Friday night, and I can only imagine what would have happened if he had elected to go with no visor.
Below is all that remains of the visor.
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