Player News - Lightning

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Mikhail Sergachev had a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Dallas on Thursday night.

Sergachev has racked up 14 points in 19 games this season, but he hadn't scored a goal since Oct. 24 and he entered Thursday's match without a point in three games.
Nov 17 - 10:38 AM

Nikita Kucherov produced a goal and two assists in Thursday's 6-1 win against Dallas.

Kucherov extended his point streak to five straight games in the process. He has four goals and eight helpers over that span, including three three-point efforts. It's been a outstanding start to the season for Kucherov, who has been dynamite alongside Steven Stamkos. He has 17 goals and 33 points in 19 matches.
Nov 17 - 10:19 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 6-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Vasilevskiy was only beat tonight off a beautiful breakaway goal by Radek Faksa. The Russian netminder has an incredible 14-1-1 record this season with a 2.24 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.
Nov 16 - 10:24 PM

Steven Stamkos picked up another two goals and two assists in a 6-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Stamkos opened the scoring just 47 seconds into the second period. The duo of Kucherov and Stamkos combined on three goals tonight, bringing Stamkos' point total to 35 in 19 games this season. Stamkos and Kucherov will win a lot of people fantasy titles this season if they remain healthy.
Nov 16 - 10:18 PM

Slater Koekkoek will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

He has three goals and one assist in eight games this season. Gabriel Dumont will also watch the game from the press box, while Cedric Paquette will miss the game because of an injury.
Nov 16 - 7:13 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will get the start in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Vasilevskiy still hasn't lost in regulation since Oct. 7. He has an incredible 13-1-1 record with a 2.32 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage this season. He's been the best fantasy goalie in 2017-18.
Nov 16 - 6:29 PM

Tampa Bay leads the league with 20 power-play goals going into Wednesday night's action.

The Lightning have a goal on the man advantage in 15 of 18 games this season. The team ranks second in the league with a 28.6 power-play percentage. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov sit first and second in the NHL in power-play points with 14 and 12, respectively.
Nov 15 - 10:00 AM

Tampa Bay has acquired Louis Domingue from Arizona in exchange for fellow goalie Michael Leighton and forward Tye McGinn.

Domingue hasn't played for Tucson in the AHL since he was demoted at the end of the October. In seven appearances with the Coyotes this season, he posted a 4.33 goals-against average, an .856 save percentage and a 0-6-0 record. Domingue will provide some depth in the crease behind Andrei Vasilevskiy and Peter Budaj.
Nov 14 - 12:13 PM

Nikita Kucherov has been chosen as the second star of the week.

Kucherov continued his red hot star to the 2017-18 campaign with two goals and five assists in three games during the week ending Nov. 12. He leads the league with 16 goals this season and ranks second overall with 30 points through 18 games.
Nov 13 - 6:22 PM

J.T. Brown netted his first goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 2-1 win over Anaheim on Sunday night.

Brown's marker at the 7:18 mark of the third period held up as the game winner. He has contributed four points in 10 games this year.
Nov 13 - 10:24 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 of 29 shots in a 2-1 victory over Anaheim on Sunday night, his third straight win.

Vasilevskiy is simply dominating the league in the first quarter of the season. He is 13-1-1 with a 2.32 goals against average and .932 save percentage. The 23-year-old has not lost in regulation since Oct. 7 and has won three straight games. The Bolts have three straight off-days before welcoming Dallas to town on Thursday night.
Nov 12 - 11:30 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov continued to roll in California with a goal in Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over Anaheim on Sunday night.

Namestnikov had three goals and five points during the Bolts' three-game California trip. The 24-year-old has nine goals and 19 points in 18 games this season.
Nov 12 - 11:25 PM

Andrei Vasilevskiy is expected to get the call in goal on Sunday night against Anaheim.

The Bolts have not played since Thursday and have three full days of rest before their next game. That means Vasilevskiy, who has been outstanding this season, should get the call in net. He is 12-1-1 with a 2.41 goals against average and .928 save percentage so far.
Nov 12 - 6:09 PM

Cedric Paquette (undisclosed) is close to being ready to return to action.

Paquette hasn't played since Oct. 17 because of an undisclosed ailment. He has one assist and six penalty minutes in six outings this year.
Nov 12 - 2:13 PM

Ryan Callahan (lower-body) says he will be ready for Sunday night's matchup against the Anaheim Ducks.

Callahan missed Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings due to the injury. The veteran forward has two points in 16 games this season. His fantasy relevant days are over.
Nov 11 - 6:34 PM

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