Player News - Lightning

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 30 shots in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Vasilevskiy allowed a goal to Henrik Zetterberg midway through the second period, but he was perfect the rest of the night. The win puts an end to Vasilevskiy's three-game losing streak. He has an 18-16-6 record with a 2.63 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. The Bolts are now one point behind the Islanders for the final Wild Card spot in the East.
Mar 24 - 10:55 PM

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 2-1 OT win over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Lightning forward simply can't be stopped. He scored three goals in last night's win over the Bruins and he's now recorded four multi-point games in a row. Tonight, Kucherov picked up the primary assist on Ondrej Palat's game-tying goal in the third period before scoring the game-winner at the 3:28 mark of overtime. The Russian sniper has 38 goals and 40 assists in 67 games this season. He continues to be one of the best players in the NHL.
Mar 24 - 10:43 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Koekkoek was recalled on an emergency basis earlier today, but he won't suit up tonight. Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette are all out with injuries.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 24 - 7:35 PM

Jason Garrison (lower body) won't play in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Garrison was injured in Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins. He's considered day-to-day right now.
Mar 24 - 6:36 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will be between the pipes in Friday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Vasilevskiy has dropped each of his last three decisions and he's given up four goals in each of those games. He has a 17-16-6 record with a 2.68 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage.
Mar 24 - 6:32 PM

Slater Koekkoek has been summoned by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Koekkoek's promotion is likely in response to Jason Garrison suffering a lower-body injury on Thursday. This doesn't necessarily mean that Garrison is unavailable, but at the least the Lightning now have an insurance policy.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 24 - 11:10 AM

Jonathan Drouin broke out Thursday with one goal and two assists in a 6-3 victory versus Boston.

He snapped a 13-game goalless drought and celebrated by taking the monkey off his back. Drouin also recorded a pair of assists on power-play goals by Nikita Kucherov.
Mar 24 - 10:06 AM

Ondrej Palat racked up three assists in Thursday's 6-3 win over Boston.

He picked up primary helpers on goals by Brayden Point, Anton Stralman and Nikita Kucherov (empty net) in the contest. Palat has collected nine points, including eight assists, in the last eight games.
Mar 24 - 10:03 AM

Peter Budaj turned aside 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

The Lightning trailed 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2, but they eventually turned the game around by scoring four unanswered goals in the second and third periods. Budaj has now won each of his last two decisions, and he'll enter his next start with a 29-21-3 record. He currently owns a 2.17 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. He isn't worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 10:08 PM

Nikita Kucherov scored a hat trick in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

Two of his three goals were scored on the man-advantage. Kucherov's first tally tied the game at two in the second period, his second marker made it 5-3 for his team and his third extended the Lightning's advantage to 6-3. Kucherov has now strung together three consecutive multi-point efforts (he has seven points during that span). The Russian forward has 37 goals and 39 assists in 66 games. Those are some pretty incredible numbers. He's a must-start in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 10:02 PM

Jason Garrison left Thursday's match against Boston because of a lower-body injury.

The Lightning announced that he won't return to the contest. Garrison logged just 8:08 of ice time before heading back to the locker room.
Mar 23 - 9:31 PM

Greg McKegg won't play in Thursday's match with Boston.

He has no points in seven games thus far with the Lightning. Over 38 games combined with his time with the Panthers, McKegg has posted three goals and six points.
Source: Matt Kalman
Mar 23 - 6:10 PM

Cedric Paquette (lower body) said that he won't play in Friday's match with Detroit either.

Which will make eight straight games sidelined with the injury. He does not appear to be making much progress, unfortunately.
Source: Matt Kalman
Mar 23 - 6:03 PM

Cedric Paquette (lower body) will be scratched against Boston on Thursday.

Paquette will sit out his seventh game out of the lineup, as he continues to heal from his lower body injury.
Mar 23 - 4:05 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't play in Thursday's match with Boston.

Mark it seven games in a row on the sidelines for Johnson, who does not appear to be making progress towards a return.
Mar 23 - 4:03 PM


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