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The key for Jake Dotchin working his way out of coach Jon Cooper's doghouse seems to be consistency.

Dotchin has been a healthy scratch in five of Tampa Bay's last six games. "There's been a few inconsistencies to his game. He knows it," Cooper said. "You just got to round that stuff out." Dotchin is a 23-year-old sophomore, so these kind of issues aren't surprising. In the long run he still has a good chance of firmly establishing himself with the Devils. He has played in 43 games this season, but averaged a modest 16:41 minutes over those contests.
Feb 18 - 9:17 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves on 28 shots in a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

The Russian goaltender has now lost two out of his last three decisions for the Bolts and has allowed nine goals in that span. Vasilevskiy's record falls to 34-12-2 with a 2.34 GAA and a .927 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 10:10 PM

Brayden Point scored his 21st of the season in a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Point extended his points streak to four games Saturday with his goal, in over 22 minutes of ice-time. . The forward has four points in that span. Despite his goal, Point went -3 in the game. Point scored his lone goal in the second period, giving Tampa a 2-1 lead. Point has 21 goals and 50 points in 59 games this season.
Feb 17 - 10:10 PM

Jake Dotchin will be a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Dotchin has three goals and five assists in 43 games this season. He's now been a healthy scratch in five of Tampa's last six games. Slater Koekkoek and Matthew Peca will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 17 - 6:38 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

The Lightning netminder has won three of his last four games. He has a 34-11-2 record with a 2.30 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage this season.
Feb 17 - 6:33 PM

Steven Stamkos tallied two goals in Thursday's 4-1 victory versus Detroit.

Stamkos has enjoyed a monster year with 23 goals and 67 points in 58 matches. He has five markers and four assists in the past eight games.
Feb 16 - 10:40 AM

Alex Killorn potted a goal in Thursday's 4-1 win against Detroit.

Killorn has heated up in February with six goals and five assists in eight games. He has been playing alongside Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point.
Feb 16 - 10:35 AM

Victor Hedman picked up three assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

Hedman earned two of his three helpers on the power play. He has generated two goals and six assists in the past seven outings. Hedman currently has 41 points in 53 matches this campaign.
Feb 16 - 10:29 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside 38 of 39 shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Vasilevskiy stopped all 33 shots he faced at even-strength. The only goal he allowed came while the Red Wings were on the power play. The Bolts netminder has now three of his last four outings. He has a 34-11-2 record with a 2.30 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage this season. He'll continue to be one of the better fantasy players at his position down the stretch.
Feb 15 - 11:33 PM

Nikita Kucherov scored a goal and three assists in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Kucherov did damage in each of the three periods. He helped set up Steven Stamkos' goal in the first period before adding one of his own to make it 2-0 for the Bolts. He then registered assists on Stamkos' second tally of the game and Alex Killorn's third-period goal. Kucherov finished the night with a plus-2 rating, six shots on goal and one hit in 18:06 of ice time. The Russian forward is now riding a five-game point streak (he has 10 points during that stretch). He's up to 31 goals and 76 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 15 - 11:18 PM

Cory Conacher will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Conacher has six goals and three assists in 24 games this season. He's now been scratched in back-to-back games. Slater Koekkoek and Jake Dotchin will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 15 - 7:21 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start in Thursday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The Bolts netminder has a 33-11-2 record with a 2.33 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season.
Feb 15 - 6:22 PM

Yanni Gourde scored his 22nd of the season in a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Gourde is currently riding a seven-game point streak. In his first full NHL season, he already has a 20-goal campaign under his belt as well as 43 points. The Bolts also got goals from Ryan Callahan and Vladislav Namestnikov in the loss.
Feb 13 - 11:49 PM

Louis Domingue made 28 saves on 32 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Domingue's record with the Bolts falls to 2-2-0 after Tuesday night's loss. He has a 3.90 GAA and an .877 save percentage in 12 games with Arizona and Tampa Bay this season.
Feb 13 - 11:49 PM

Cedric Paquette will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Buffalo Sabres.

Paquette has two goals and two assists in 34 games this season with the Lightning. He played more than 11 minutes on Monday night versus the Leafs but will sit in the press box on Tuesday alongside Andrej Sustr and Cory Conacher.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 13 - 7:11 PM


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