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Michael Stuart: Hedman Notches Three Assists as Lightning Squeak by Senators in a Shootout

A three assist performance from defenseman Victor Hedman was ultimately enough to snap the Tampa Bay Lightning’s five game winless streak on home ice. The Lightning took to the ice at the Forum on Thursday night and managed to squeak out a 4-3 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators. The ‘W’ moves Tampa’s record to 30-16-5. HockeyBuzz’s Senators blogger...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Victor Hedman Leaves Game

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman left Saturday afternoon's game against the San Jose Sharks in the third period and did not return, as reported by Lightning beat writer Missy Zielinski. Hedman was helped off the ice after blocking a shot with his right ankle. He did not put any weight on the injured foot as he left the game. Hedman finished the game with 16:44 TOI...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Stuart: Your Reaction to the St. Louis/Hedman Olympic Snubs

Marty St. Louis and Victor Hedman have been left off Team Canada and Team Sweden respectively. The latter omission comes as more of a shock than the former, but both come with a certain sense of disappointment for Tampa Bay Lightning fans. Reaction has been pouring in… If Jon Cooper can turn Olympic snubs into motivation, Lightning in great shape. Bishop, St. Louis and...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightning defenseman scores on bank-shot goal

A rising trend in the NHL has been for defenseman to shoot wide on purpose to create a rebound with the puck in front of the net.  This is exactly what Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was trying to do when the puck ended up going into the Carolina Hurricanes net.  This is definitely the first time that I’ve ever seen something like this and I know Hedman never imagined...
Via Diehardsport
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman scores bank shot goal off back boards (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman opened the scoring in Friday night's 3-0 win over Carolina with an unusual bank shot off the back board which slipped behind Hurricanes goaltender Justin Peters and ricocheted into the net. Would love to see Hedman make that shot again. We bet he couldn't do it with a hundred more tries. Video via NHL. H/T Puck Daddy...
Via Holdout Sports
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman On His Way to “Elite Defenseman” Status

Victor Hedman has been one of the best defenseman so far in the 2013 NHL season. Image Credit: Associated Press Two years ago, after his entry-level contract was set to expire, the Tampa Bay Lightning rewarded, no, gave Victor Hedman a five-year, $20M contract extension. At the time, Hedman hadn’t done much to deserve such money, but the Lightning had faith in the man they’d...
Via Around The Rink
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten NHL defensemen just hitting their prime

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman would like to forget last season. He missed significant time with a concussion and things turned ugly in Tampa Bay’s end of the ice, largely due to shaky goaltending.Hedman, 22, regressed from plus-3 in his second NHL season to minus-9 last season in 81 games. The Lightning acquired Anders Lindback during the summer to settle the goaltending situation...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning D Hedman returns from concussion

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is back after missing 13 games because of a concussion. Hedman was in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Washington. He was hurt on Dec. 27 against Philadelphia by what Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman called a clean check. Also rejoining the Lightning on Tuesday were forwards Ryan Shannon (knee), J.T. Wyman (hand...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning D Hedman to return vs. Capitals

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will return to the ice for Tuesday's game against the Southeast Division rival Washington Capitals. Hedman, who has been sidelined with a concussion since Dec. 27, has missed the team's last 13 contests. The second overall pick of the 2009 draft, Hedman has collected two goals and four assists in 32 games for the Lightning this...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning's Hedman out with concussion

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has a concussion and will be sidelined indefinitely. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced the injury during the first intermission of Saturday's game between Tampa Bay and Carolina. Hedman was hurt in Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia by what Yzerman called a clean check. The defenseman has averaged almost...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss
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