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Tyler Johnson Signs A Seven-Year Contract In Tampa

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Tyler Johnson a seven-year contract worth $5-million AAV, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Johnson, 26, skated in 66 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, recording 19 goals and 45 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes. He ranked tied for third on the Lightning for goals and fifth for points. Johnson also ranked third on the Bolts for power-play goals with six and was tied for fifth with three game-winning tallies. Johnson's 18:49 average time on ice last season ranked third among all Lightning forwards. He also led the Lightning for face-off wins (583) and face-offs taken (1,122).

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If the cap goes up, Bolts, Hawks will take the boost

The Hockey News's Jared Clinton penned a column discussing the teams that would be most impacted by the projected $2.5 million rise in the salary cap's upper limit for the 2017-18 season:

There’s no more telling situation of how a slight rise in the upper limit can benefit cap-strapped teams more than the Lightning. Tampa Bay’s situation has been one to watch and the salary cap going forward has been of some concern for almost the entire campaign. It was hard for the cap issues not to be front and center when it took until zero hour for the Lightning to ink Nikita Kucherov, the team’s 23-year-old leading scorer, to a three-year contract extension. When the deal was signed, it was the talk of the league that Lightning GM Steve Yzerman managed to get a consistent 30-goal scorer under contract for three years at less than $5 million.

Even with Kucherov signed to a team-friendly deal, though, there was still concern. The Lightning are about to enter into what are sure to be tough contract negotiations with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat, there’s the matter of locking up Jonathan Drouin to a new deal and Yzerman is also going to need to find a way to add a few more pieces — and potentially bolster his defense — by the time 2017-18 rolls around. But a savvy move at the deadline to ship out Valtteri Filppula cleared $5 million. Add in the potential for an extra $2.5 million in spending room, as well, and a once troubling cap situation has somewhat cleared up.

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Lightning lose pair to knee injuries

Pretty scary stuff here. Vladislav Namestnikov got tied up with Zach Parise in the Lightning-Wild game...

And then Tyler Johnson was the victim of a knee-on-knee hit by Nino Niederreiter:

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Video- Chris Kunitz Hit On Tyler Johnson

No penalty and no update on Johnson.

 

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Video- Greg Pateryn Shove On Tyler Johnson

No update on Johnson at this point.

 

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Morning Line- Tyler Johnson

Comment from Tyler Johnson regarding woman who alleged she cheated on her boyfriend with him during segment on Jimmy Kimmel show last night

“I have no idea who she is or why what was said was said. People can talk but (that) doesn’t mean it’s true.’’

-Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning via Erik Erlendsson tweet.

What happened on Kimmel last night?  I did not feel it was right to post earlier this morning until both sides talked about it.

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Friedman on Stamkos

From Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman:

Tampa’s captain is an unrestricted free agent next July 1, barring a contract extension. Last week, while discussing the blood clot that will keep Andrei Vasilevskiy out of the lineup for up to three months, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told The Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson there was nothing to comment on at this time.

The obvious hurdle is the contract negotiation, with Stamkos expected to be in the $10.5M AAV range occupied by Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. It’s difficult to tell where things stand right now because none of the principals are talking, including Yzerman, agent Don Meehan or Stamkos himself. But according to a couple of sources, there are other things at play.

The first is role.

Stamkos prefers to play centre, which creates a top-six logjam with Valtteri Filppula and triplet Tyler Johnson. It sounds like the Lightning would prefer Stamkos to play on the wing to ease that issue. From what I’ve been told, the discussions were professional, but both organization and player remain searching for common ground.

The second is how the Lightning see the future. By the end of the 2016-17 season, they must determine long-term plans for Ben Bishop, Victor Hedman, Johnson, Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat and Stamkos.

Yzerman said in June signing Stamkos was his No. 1 priority this summer. Your third-grade science teacher will remind you that, technically, he’s got two more weeks. Even if it doesn’t happen by then, there’s no reason to believe Yzerman’s desires have changed.

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Martin St. Louis leaving a long legacy

From the New York Post's Brett Cyrgalis:

There is no need to wait until Martin St. Louis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in order to see his legacy. It resides in every undersized athlete in the NHL, following his example of determination in overcoming any physical disadvantages that might exist.

“I’d like to say that I was part of that, of being able to see players not so much for their size, but for the athlete and the hockey player that they are,” St. Louis said Monday at the Rangers practice facility in Westchester, the first time he has taken questions since announcing his retirement July 2.

“For me, I had smaller players I looked up to when I was young,” said the 5-foot-8 St. Louis. “And when I was looking at little guys, it was, ‘They’re there, why can’t I be?’”

St. Louis, 40, played parts of the final two seasons of his 16-year career with the Rangers, coming over in a trade with the Lightning in March 2014. He joined a team with Mats Zuccarello, the diminutive Norwegian winger who finally had someone to look in the eye. During the past Eastern Conference final, the Rangers took on the Lightning, with terrific 5-foot-9 forward Tyler Johnson.

“I know a lot of shorter guys around the league, I get a chance to meet them — yeah, I was probably their idol at one point, and they’re going to be somebody else’s idol at some point,” St. Louis said. “That’s the beauty of the game. The wheel keeps turning. Guys are leaving, guys are coming in, and you try to affect the game and leave your mark as you go through. I think I’ve done that.”

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The Slumping Tyler Johnson

via Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

Perhaps the most intriging bit of intrigue at practice today in Amalie Arena is what's up with Lightning center Tyler Johnson.

The head Triplet was late to practice and was not available to the media afterward because he was getting treatment according to Tampa officials. He hasn't scored in the last five games and Vladislav Namestnikov took some of shifts in practice today. Hmmmm.

"Guys go through the rollercoaster ride.  I don't know anybody that can score at a pace that he was going on," said coach Jon Cooper. "... He's such a huge part of our team.  There's not an ounce of worry about the fact that he's not scoring. We rely on him so much.  I think I made the comment yesterday he's been so good that when he doesn't score, it's almost the alarm goes off.  That's a tribute to how he's risen in this league. But not a worry.  That kid's a winner."

Johnson took a hard hit from Chicago's Brent Seabrook in Game One and endured some physical play from the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference final. There doesn't appear to be any concern he'll miss Game Two Saturday night but it's pretty clear he's not playing at 100 percent either.

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Tyler Johnson’s Night

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

A year ago, Tyler Johnson informed the hockey world of the immensity of his skill set in his rookie season.

This spring he’s telling us about the enormity of his heart.

Monday night’s hat trick at Madison Square Garden to lead his Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals will go down as one of the more memorable nights in these playoffs.

A short-handed goal with his team down two men, a power-play goal and an even-strength goal that was all second effort -- it was breathtaking.

Just another day at the office for Johnson, who padded his playoff lead to 11 goals, and the goals weren't even his most impressive play of the night.

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Below, watch Johnson post-game with Scott Oake...

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Tyler Johnson’ hat trick highlights Lightning win over Rangers

In what can only be described as a strange game, the New York Rangers dropped a 6-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning, knotting the Eastern Conference Final at 1 game apiece, and Tyler Johnson's hat trick--consisting of a short-handed, an even-strength and a power play goal--was "the story" of the game (and it illustrates the Rangers' many defensive gaffes):

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Sometimes an ‘ugly win’ is a beautiful thing

According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens (during the start of a slate of back-to-back games) was...lacking in aesthetic value:

The Tampa Bay Lightning played a mediocre hockey game Wednesday night capped by a brilliant play at the buzzer, leaving the Montreal Canadiens stunned and in disbelief.

Tyler Johnson’s goal with 1.1 seconds to go in the third period was the dagger moment of a series that will end, if not Thursday evening in Game 4, then certainly sometime in the near future.

"Obviously we’re excited about the win, but we’re not very proud of the way we played," Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos said. "They were a desperate hockey team, had more chances than we did today, they knew their backs were against the wall, they played like it, and we didn’t respond that great."

But the Lightning found a way to win in the end, which is what good teams do in championship seasons, because they can’t all be things of beauty.

Continued, and as a Red Wings fan, I certainly empathize with Habs fans who have found out the hard way that the Lighting seem to have copyrighted the "ugly rope-a-dope win."

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Last-second goal gives Lightning a 3-0 lead over the Canadiens

Tyler Johnson with the dagger, snapping a 1-1 tie with EXACTLY 1 second left on the clock:

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Video- Brent Seabrook With A Cross Check On Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson did not return to the game and Jon Cooper only said he was being evaluated.

 

Below, the Tampa broadcast view of the hit...

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