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Victor Hedman has six points in his last three games.

Hedman added an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory on Sunday. He's up to 10 goals and 48 points in 55 contests. He already has one more point than he recorded in 2015-16.
Feb 20 - 9:52 AM

Brayden Point found the back of the net in a 3-2 overtime victory against Colorado on Sunday.

Point is on a four-game point streak. He has eight goals and 22 points in 44 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 20 - 9:50 AM

Brian Boyle is on a three-game point streak.

Boyle recorded an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against Colorado on Sunday. He has 13 goals and 22 points in 52 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 20 - 9:49 AM

Ben Bishop made 27 saves on 29 shots to help the Lightning earn a victory over Colorado on Sunday night.

Bishop almost let the game spin away, allowing two late goals before Jonathan Drouin bailed the Bolts out with his overtime winner. Bishop has now won four straight games, improving to 15-12-3 with a 2.80 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 11:51 PM

Jonathan Drouin scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 win over Colorado on Sunday night.

He scored on an incredible individual effort. Drouin also had three shots and two penalty minutes in the affair. He now has 17 goals and 36 points in 50 games this season, not too shabby for the 21-year-old.
Feb 19 - 11:44 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Ben Bishop will be back in net against the Avalanche on Sunday.

Bishop has been sensational over his last three starts. All wins, allowing just three goals on 77 combined shots from Anaheim, Los Angeles and Winnipeg.
Feb 19 - 5:47 PM

If Brian Boyle has his druthers, he'll stick around Tampa Bay to cap off some "unfinished business."

"I want to stay here," Boyle said. "We’ve been on a mission for a few years now and haven’t accomplished it yet. We want to do it here." As you may recall the veteran pivot signed with Tampa Bay in the summer of 2014 after a successful run with the Rangers, and was part of both team's Stanley Cup-losing squads. Always remarkably healthy, the 32-year-old continues to flourish in his secondary role. He's already cracked the 20-point plateau for the third straight season with the Lightning, a feat accomplished just twice in six seasons on Broadway. "If teams want you, it means you’re doing something right," Boyle noted.
Source: Joe Smith
Feb 19 - 3:05 PM

Cory Conacher has been reassigned to Syracuse of the AHL.

He was not needed in Saturday night's game as Jonathan Drouin had sufficiently recovered from the flu and was able to suit up. We're sure we will see Conacher again the next time a Tampa Bay player is injured or under the weather.
Feb 19 - 10:47 AM

Jonathan Drouin was in fact in the Tampa lineup Saturday against Dallas and will play Sunday agianst the Avalanche.

He seems to have recovered from the flu. Make sure Drouin is active.
Feb 19 - 10:45 AM

Ben Bishop will probable get the start against the Avalanche Sunday against Colorado.

Andrei Vasilevskiy started and lost to the Stars 4-3 Saturday night, so it's likely Bishop's turn to protect the Bolts' cage Sunday against the Avs. Bishop has been hot of late winning three games in a row. We would start him against the success-challenged Avs. Stay tuned for confirmation.
Feb 19 - 10:37 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up four goals on 28 shots Saturday as the Lightning lost 4-3 to the Stars.

Vasilevskiy lands at 11-13-4 for the season and he has been falling hard in recent games with a 1-8-2 record in his last 11 games; he also played 18:17 minutes in a loss to Arizona January 21. It will take a while before confidence is restored in this netminder.
Feb 19 - 12:20 AM

Victor Hedman scored twice and earned an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars Saturday night.

Hedman had a piece of each Lightning goal of the night, scoring two goals and assisting on the third. Hedman now stands with 10 goals and 37 assists for the season. He scored the opening goal of the game 3:07 into the first, and then assisted teammate Tyler Johnson on his power-play goal later in the period. Johnson returned the favor and set up Hedman’s second goal of the game, also while the team was on a power-play. Hedman had two points in Tampa Bay’s last game before the bye-week to give him a mini-streak.
Feb 18 - 11:22 PM

Tyler Johnson is expected to center the Bolts' top line against the Stars on Saturday.

He's expected to be flanked by Vladislav Namestnikov and Nikita Kucherov after missing two games with a lower body injury. Through 54 games this season Johnson has posted 16 goals and 33 points.
Feb 18 - 5:44 PM

Due to the flu, Jonathan Drouin will be a game-time decision against the Stars on Saturday night.

He didn't participate in the morning skate, so it seems unlikely that he'll play. Especially with Cory Conacher already up. We'll keep you posted.
Feb 18 - 4:07 PM

Tyler Johnson skated with the team on Saturday.

Which is a strong indicator that he'll be available to play tonight against Dallas. We'll keep you posted.
Feb 18 - 3:58 PM


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