Found November 26, 2013 on Around The Rink:
Yesterday we told you about how the Tampa Bay Lightning had called up Nikita Kucherov, one of their top prospects, in an effort to jump-start their offense. And, lo and behold, Kucherov scored a goal in his first NHL game, on his first shift, on his first shot, to give the Lightning a 1-0 lead over the Rangers (Tampa Bay would go on to win 5-0. Consider the scoring drought over). Of course, the moment was somewhat lessened by the Tampa Bay broadcaster Rick Peckahm calling him “Dmitri” Kucherov. What, Peckham- all Russians look the same to you? (Just kidding)

Lightning rookie Nikita Kucherov scores first NHL goal on first shot

Every young new player would love to play like Mario Lemieux. Very few successfully emulate him. It was no Monday night for Nikita Kucherov, who scored his first NHL goal tonight on his first shot in his first game: Someone grab that man the puck! The Bolts went on to defeat the New York Rangers 5-0, getting two goals from Martin St. Louis in his 1000th game.

Steven Stamkos won’t rush injury rehab.

Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos spoke to the media at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Monday, doing so without crutches, without a cast and without a walking boot. He barely even had a limp. According to, Stamkos was speaking publicly for the first time since breaking his right tibia less than two weeks ago and he surprisingly looked great. “The thing that shocked...

Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos is walking again only two weeks after breaking his leg

Professional athletes really do heal fast. Only two weeks after suffering a broken tibia, Tampa Bay Lightning superstar and Team Canada sure-bet Steven Stamkos is already up and walking around without the assistance of crutches or a boot. He met…Read more →The post Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos is walking again only two weeks after breaking his leg appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Claude Julien Felt It Was Important to Visit Steven Stamkos in Hospital, Show His Support

It could not have been easy for Steven Stamkos to lay in a hospital bed in a relatively unknown city wondering if his season was going to be over. But the Tampa Bay Lightning forward’s stay in a Boston hospital was made a little bit easier by a surprise visitor. Stamkos, who is making remarkable progress in his rehab from a broken tibia, revealed Monday that Bruins coach Claude...

Hedman scores 2 goals, Lightning top Flyers 4-2

Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night, spoiling Vincent Lecavalier's homecoming. Lecavalier, who played 14 years for the Lightning after being selected first overall in the 1998 draft, faced his old team for the first time and scored a power-play goal late in the third period. The former...

Martin St. Louis falls down during goal celebration

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis was playing in his 1,000 career game and he made it a good one.  St. Louis finished with 2 goals and 1 assists, complete with this hysterical celly.  Might want to make sure you keep your balance when you celebrate there Marty. []

Video- Tampa Bay Lightning Honor Martin St. Louis For 1000 NHL Games

Taking part in the celebration were Dave Andreychuk, Brad Richards, Don Koharski, Steve Yzerman, Steven Stamkos and Jeff Vinik.

St. Louis scores twice, Lightning beat Rangers 5-0

Martin St. Louis had two goals and an assist after being honored before the game, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stopped a four-game losing streak by beating the New York Rangers 5-0 on Monday night. St. Louis received a silver stick and other gifts during a ceremony for playing in his 1,000th NHL game last Tuesday at Los Angeles. He was the 286th to reach the milestone. Ben Bishop...

Stamkos bouncing back strong

In the dark days following the gruesome injury that just about snapped his right tibia in two, Lightning star Steven Stamkos felt it all. Pain. Frustration. Helplessness. Anger. But one emotion pretty much summed it up. "Miserable," Stamkos said. It was pure agony just to go to the restroom, or get a drink from the kitchen. Just sitting up took all his might. "...

Martin St. Louis wipes out during goal celebration (GIF)

See Tampa Bay Lightning’s Martin St. Louis score a goal Monday against the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist. See Martin St. Louis celebrate said goal with a large fist pump. See Martin St. Louis look like a buffoon wiping out during said celebration. Nobody likes a show off, Martin. via Eye on Hockey Here’s the whole video: [Eye on Hockey]

Martin St. Louis wipes out during goal celebration

Martin St. Louis was honored prior to Monday’s game for playing in his 1000th career NHL game last week. via SB Nation During the actual game the Tampa Bay Lighting right wing scored his ninth goal of the season and promptly hit the ice.
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