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Video- Jack Eichel Hit On Ryan McDonagh

Some people in the hockey world are saying Eichel deserves a suspension.

Yout thoughts?

McDonagh did not return to the game and the Lightning will update his status today.


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Struggles Continue For Cory Schneider

from Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Things snowballed in a four-goal first period and an eventual 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena, starting with an opening goal where Schneider got jumped trying to play a puck behind his own net.

After scrambling to get back to the crease when the Lightning forced a turnover off his own stick, he got there in time only to have the puck bank off his own leg and into net on the first shot he faced all game.

"That's first-year pro stuff. That's not stuff that should be happening to me right now," Schneider said. "It's nobody else' fault but mine, but it happens and you have to regroup and shut the door and be better for your teammates and not let it snowball. Unfortunately right now, it seems like I'm having a hard time preventing that, especially early in the games, and again, that's only going to come from me."

Now 0-5-0 in his five starts since returning from offseason hip surgery, Schneider's first periods have been one of his biggest issues


Game highlights below.

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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Goes To Sami Vatanen

Oops.  Not the night for the Devils.


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Video- The Tampa Bay Lightning Lead 5-1 Over The Philadelphia Flyers

Then in just over six minutes, the Flyers scored four goals in the third period to tie the game at 5.

But the Tampa Bay Lightning won in OT.


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Andrei Vasilevskiy Out 4-6 Weeks With A Broken Foot

via the Tampa Bay Lightning,

The Tampa Bay Lightning learned officially what had been feared for a couple days: Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss a sizable portion of the season. The team announced today Vasilevskiy will be sidelined four to six weeks with a fractured left foot.

The injury occurred during a practice session Wednesday in Pittsburgh prior to the Bolts' 4-3 win Thursday in the Steel City. Vasilevskiy did not play against the Penguins, instead returning to Tampa to be re-evaluated by team medical staff, where the extent of his injury was learned.

At the time of his injury, Vasilevskiy was tied for the NHL lead for wins this season (9). In 13 starts in 2018-19, Vasilevskiy is 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. He's allowed two or less goals in nine of his 13 starts.

A four to six week timeline could see Vasilevskiy return as early as December 13 when the Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs or as late as December 27 when the Philadelphia Flyers come to Tampa.

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Video- Milan Lucic In Action

Lucic received 2 for interference, 2 for roughing and a 10 minute misconduct.


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Yanni Gourde Signs A Six-Year Extension In Tampa

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Yanni Gourde to a six-year contract worth $5.166-million AAV, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Gourde, 26, has skated in 12 games this season with the Lightning, recording four goals and 12 points to go along with seven penalty minutes. The 5-foot-9, 171-pound forward ranks tied for second on the team for points and paces the team for assists with eight. Gourde is also tied for the team lead for both power-play goals (three) and game-winning goals (two).

“We are very pleased to have Yanni as a part of the Lightning organization for the foreseeable future,” BriseBois said. “Yanni personifies our team’s identity with his speed and relentlessness on the ice and his strong character off of it.  He is proof of how far hard work and dedication can take you, and we look forward to him continuing his career in Tampa Bay.”

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Video- A New Candidate For Boomtown

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Video- Victor Hedman Injured Tonight

Lightning announce he will not return.



added 8:55pm, longer video is below.

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The Colorado Avalanche Drop A Tough 1-0 Game To The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Mike Chambers of the Denver Post,

The Avalanche was shutout at home Wednesday night because Tyson Jost was in stride.


Jost was ruled offside because his back foot/skate was hovering over the blue line, not skating over the frozen paint. His entire body didn’t cross the blue line before Nathan MacKinnon pushed the puck into the Tampa Bay’s zone, but the Avs’ ensuing goal by Gabe Landeskog didn’t count because Jost’s skate was above the blue line — and not on it....

The NHL needs to adjust its offside rule. Or get rid of it altogether and worry more about questionable plays that directly factor into goals. A hovering skate should never negate a good goal....

Said Landeskog: “Those calls go both ways. If it was the other way around, I would have wanted the same call. That’s not where the game was won or lost. They scored on their (third-period) power play and we didn’t score on ours. That’s the difference. We had enough chances to score.”


Game highlights below, the play in question starts at the :40 second mark.

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