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Tampa Bay moves back into second place by beating Pittsburgh

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The Tampa Bay Lightning moved back into second place in the Atlantic Division Saturday, taking a routine victory from the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Lightning won 4-2 despite being outshot 39-20. So which goal impressed you the most? Was it the one by Steven Stamkos, who become the third man in Lightning history to score 300 goals? Or was it Matt Carle, who scored the 13th goal of his career in 701 games? Stamkos scored the Bolts’ second goal to join…

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Lightning’s offense clicking again in big win over Pittsburgh

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Anton Stralman scored twice. Ondrej Palat scored twice. Tyler Johnson? Well, he almost scored twice. The Tampa Bay Lightning won its 10th game in its last 11 Friday night, burying the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 at Amalie Arena. It was the eighth game in a row the Bolts have won at home, and it left the team in second place in the Atlantic Division, five points behind the Panthers. One of the nicest parts of the streak for the Lightning has…

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Lightning wins 4th straight behind Vladislav Namestnikov’s hat trick

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Wait until they hear about this one back home. That should happen sometime this morning when Vladislav Namestnikov skypes his father, former NHL player Evgeny Namestnikov, to tell him about a night when his scoring totals climbed from six goals to nine. Namestnikov, 23, scored the first hat trick of his career in the Lightning’s 5-4 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Friday night. He also scored the winner in a three-on-three overtime that withstood a challenge by the Penguins…

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