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Tampa Bay Lightning finally win, beating Anaheim 3-2 in shootout

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They won? Finally? The Tampa Bay Lightning finally put up a winning scoreboard Saturday night, beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in a shootout. The Lightning had lost six of its previous seven games (two in overtime), including two straight at home in which it managed only 21 shots per game in losses to Boston and Ottawa. This time, the Lightning outshot Anaheim by 21 shots (37-16). The Bolts scored three goals in the shootout. Brayden Point started the scoring, Nikita…

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Lightning wins despite injury to goaltender Ben Bishop

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Midway through the third period, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop seemed to have things in hand. He had stopped 24 shots by the San Jose Sharks, and he held a 4-2 lead, and he was well on his way to being one of the stars of the game. And then it happened. Bishop was raked across the face by the stick of Tomas Hertl, the blade getting inside his mask and injuring him. The severity was not annouced, but Bishop…

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Lightning beats Anaheim despite two nullified goals

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Half of their goals didn’t count, but the Tampa Bay Lightning started its West Coast road trip off with a victory Wednesday night. The Lightning won 2-1 despite having two second-period goals nullified. The first was on a high-stick by forward Nikita Kucherov, and the second was on goaltender interference by Ryan Callahan. Still, the Lightning scored two that counted, one by Jonathan Drouin and one by Jonathan Marchessault. For Drouin, who also had an assist, it was his first…

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Lightning scores a season high 5 goals in win over Ducks

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Evidently, the light over the Tampa Bay Lightning net works, after all. The Lightning scored five goals – finally – to wallop the Anaheim Ducks, 5-0, on Saturday night at the Amalie Arena. It was a rare outburst of scoring by a Lightning team that has lost the scoring touch it demonstrated a year ago. In fact, in the Lightning’s last four losses, it had only five goals total. This was different, however. After a scoreless first period, the Lightning…

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Lightning adds former Ducks’ assistant Brad Lauer to coaching staff

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The Tampa Bay Lightning has added an assistant coach who might fit right in. After all, in his last assignment, coach Brad Lauer lost to the Chicago Blackhawks, too. Lauer spent the last four seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, including last season when he was associate head coach. He was in charge of the Ducks’ power play, which was 28th in the league. However, the Ducks were 51-24-7 and had 109 points, most in the Western Conference. Anaheim lost to…

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Landscaper gets jail time for killing ducks with lawnmower

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A Florida landscaper who ran over a family of ducks with his riding lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail. A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jason Scott Falbo II last week after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty charges. Authorities say Falbo mowed down the ducks May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died, while their mother and two ducklings survived. The family says the…

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