Fantasy NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Anton Stralman, D3/1/2015 8:05:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recorded two points during Sunday's 4-3 loss against the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Stralman now has five goals, 32 points, 22 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 64 games. Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson also scored for Tampa Bay.
Ben Bishop, G2/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots on goal to record a shutout on Friday night.
Insight: He defeated the blackhawks and looked comfortable all game long. Bishop is now 31-10-3 on the season.
Steven Stamkos, C2/27/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored twice during Friday's victory against Chicago.
Insight: Stamkos had a strong game, with seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating as well. He now has 34 goals and 57 points through 63 games. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Tyler Johnson, C2/22/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay's second line just keeps rolling along this season with Tyler Johnson leading the way with a goal and two assists on Sunday.
Insight: Johnson's linemates Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat also combined for two goals and an assist. Johnson actually assisted each of his linemates' goals. Johnson has 23 goals and 36 assists in 60 games this season.
Ondrej Palat, LW2/21/2015 11:59:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay left winger Ondrej Palat scored twice on Saturday night.
Insight: Palat is an impressive plus-28 on the season, with 14 goals and 46 points through 57 games.
Ryan Callahan, RW2/21/2015 11:58:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist during Saturday's win against the Coyotes.
Insight: Callahan has been fantastic during his first full season in Tampay Bay. He has 18 goals and 43 points on the season, and is a top-65 option in standard leagues.
Anton Stralman, D2/19/2015 9:38:00 AM
Description: Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman posted two points on Wednesday night versus the Ducks.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist. Stralman's combination of 28 points (4G, 24A) with an excellent +22 rating makes him a viable fantasy option. Nine of his points have come on the power play.
Ben Bishop, GHot2/19/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots en route to a 4-1 victory over Anaheim Wednesday night.
Insight: Bishop is putting together a second consecutive highly-effective season. After posting 37 wins in 2013-14, he's 29-10-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .912 save percentage this season. Our only complaint might be the one shutout versus five last season.
Steven Stamkos, C2/15/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos netted his 30th goal of the season during Sunday's victory versus San Jose.
Insight: This is actually the first time he has reached the 30-goal mark since the 2011-12 season, when he accumulated 60 goals. Stamkos also had an assist, three shots, and a plus-one rating on the night. Stamkos has 53 points through 58 games.
Ryan Callahan, RW2/15/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan recorded a goal and an assist on Sunday night.
Insight: The goal was an empty-netter, but counted for his 17th of this season. Callahan now has 41 points through 53 games, and should be active in all lineups.
Steven Stamkos, C2/12/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal during Thursday's loss versus St. Louis.
Insight: Stamkos keeps rolling along, with 29 goals and 51 points through 57 games this season.
Nikita Kucherov, RW2/10/2015 10:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored a goal during Tuesday's overtime loss versus Nashville.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a minus-one rating on the night. Kucherov now has an impressive 21 goals, 48 points, and a plus-28 rating through 56 games this season.
Valtteri Filppula, C2/8/2015 7:53:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula had a goal and two assists on Sunday versus the Ducks.
Insight: Filppula had a goal and an assist in the first period as Tampa Bay jumped out in front of Anaheim, 3-0. Filppula then assisted Ryan Callahan's goal in the third period. Filppula has 11 goals and 26 assists in 55 games this season.
Nikita Kucherov, RW2/7/2015 8:40:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Kings.
Insight: He now has three points over the past two nights, after his goal on Saturday. Kucherov now has 19 goals, 46 points, and a plus-28 rating through 54 games.
Cedric Paquette, C2/3/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored the team's lone goal during Tuesday's overtime loss to the Blues.
Insight: He also had two shots and a plus-one rating on the night. However, Paquette is not much of an option, with 11 goals and 17 points through 42 games.
Andrei Vasilevskiy, G2/1/2015 12:48:00 PM
Description: The Lightning should bring up AHL goalie Andre Vasilevskiy to take the place of just-waived Evgeni Nabokov.
Insight: The 20-year-old Vasilevskiy is 3-1 with a 1.76 GAA and .937 save percentage and a top prospect. He could be worth a flier.
Evgeni Nabokov, G2/1/2015 12:40:00 PM
Description: Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov has been placed on waivers, according to Elliotte Friedman
Insight: The 39-year-old, 14-year veteran had a 3-6-2 record with a 3.14 GAA and a .882 save percentage. he never won a Vezina trophy, but finished in the top-five five times.
Ben Bishop, G1/31/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop continued his strong season on Saturday night.
Insight: He defeated Columbus by stopping 34-of-35 shots on goal. Bishop is now 26-8-2 on the season.
Valtteri Filppula, C1/31/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula scored a goal during Saturday's win against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He now has 10 goals and 34 points through 51 games. Filppula is an unimpressive minus-nine this season, but is worthy of a roster spot in all leagues.
Cedric Paquette, C1/29/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored a hat trick versus the Red Wings on Thursday.
Insight: Paquette scored two goals in the first period and then added a short-handed goal in the second period for the hat trick. He isn't really fantasy relevant, though, as one-third of his goals this season came in this game.
Ben Bishop, G1/29/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed just one goal as Tampa Bay blew out the first place Detroit Red Wings, 5-1.
Insight: The victory actually puts Tampa Bay back in first place of the Atlantic division with 66 points. Bishop made 27 saves to pick up his 25th victory of the season.
Cedric Paquette, C1/27/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored a goal on Tuesday versus the Hurricanes.
Insight: It wasn't a very good night for the regular fantasy stars in Tampa Bay. Paquette was just one of three players with a plus-rating, and he had the highest rating at plus-two. Additionally, only two other skaters had more shots on net than Paquette on Tuesday. He had three shots. His performance, however, probably didn't help many fantasy owners.
Ben Bishop, G1/20/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned the victory Tuesday against Vancouver.
Insight: Bishop stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal, and is now a solid 24-7-2 on the season. He is one of the top options in net.
Valtteri Filppula, C1/20/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula posted two points during Tuesday's win against the Canucks.
Insight: He also had two shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. Filppula now has nine goals and 33 points through 48 games this season.
Anton Stralman, D1/17/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman posted two points on Saturday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, but was also minus-one on the night. Stralman should be owned everywhere, as he has 22 points and a plus-13 rating through 47 games.
Ryan Callahan, RW1/17/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal during Saturday's shootout win over the Avalanche.
Insight: Callahan has had a solid season, and now has 15 goals and 34 points, along with a plus-seven rating overall.
Ben Bishop, G1/15/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 22nd game of the season on Thursday.
Insight: Bishop led the Lightning to a, 3-2, victory over the Oilers. Bishop is 22-7-2 this season and came into Thursday's game with a 2.41 GAA and .909 save percentage.
Ondrej Palat, LW1/15/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat, along with the rest of Tampa Bay's second line, lit up the scoreboard again on Thursday.
Insight: Palat scored twice, and linemate Tyler Johnson had assists on both scores. Palat's other linemate, Nikita Kucherov, had an assist on Palat's first goal. Palat has 11 goals and 25 assists with a plus-23 rating in 42 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, C1/13/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored two goals during Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.
Insight: He has now scored three goals over the last two nights. Stamkos also had four shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Steven Stamkos, C1/12/2015 9:38:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal during Monday's loss against the Flyers.
Insight: He also was minus-one on the night. Stamkos is one the top options, as he now has 23 goals and 41 points through 44 games.
Evgeni Nabokov, G1/12/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov looks likely to start Monday's contest versus Philadelphia.
Insight: He was the first goalie off of the ice this morning, putting him in like to start. Nabakov could be a solid daily play.
Ben Bishop, G1/9/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed one goal during Friday's victory against the Sabres.
Insight: He faced 21 shots on goal, and improved his record to 21-6-2.
Steven Stamkos, C1/9/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: He also had five shots and a plus-one rating. Stamkos now has 22 goals and 40 points through 43 games.
Nikita Kucherov, RW1/6/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov assisted both of his team's power-play goals in the second period.
Insight: Tampa Bay fell behind, 2-0, to Montreal on Tuesday, but the Lightning answered with four straight goals in the second period. The Lightning's second power-play line scored both of the man advantage goals. Kucherov has 17 goals and 24 assists with a plus-26 rating in 42 games this season.
Tyler Johnson, C1/6/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored a pair of power-play goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Tampa Bay's second power-play line was really clicking as Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat set up both of Johnson's goals on the man advantage. Johnson has 17 goals and 28 assists with a plus-26 rating in 41 games this season. He is on pace for a 90-point season.
Radko Gudas, D1/6/2015 1:37:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next four months, according to a Tampa Tribune report.
Insight: Gudas had only posted five points this season with 34 PIM, so this likely won't change many fantasy lineups. He did have 22 points and 152 PIM last season and low-end fantasy value.
Tyler Johnson, C1/4/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored two goals during Sunday's win over the Senators.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal, and now has 15 goals, 43 points, and a plus-26 rating though 40 games. It is a clear breakout season for Johnson.
Victor Hedman, D1/2/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman recorded a goal and an assist on Friday against the Penguins.
Insight: Hedman scored in the second period and assisted Alex Killorn's goal in the third period. Both goals brought the Lightning within a score, but they were not able to get the tying goal.
Nikita Kucherov, RW1/1/2015 11:49:00 AM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a massive game on Wednesday night.
Insight: He had two goals, one assist, five shots on goal, and a plus-four rating. Kucherov has been fantastic this season, and now has 17 goals, 37 points, and a plus-25 rating through 39 games.
Ryan Callahan, RW12/29/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal and an assist on Monday against the Senators.
Insight: Callahan also finished the game plus-two. He has 12 goals and 18 assists in 33 games this season.
Ben Bishop, G12/29/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop was stellar again in his second game returning for a lower-body injury.
Insight: Bishop stopped 25-of-26 shots on Saturday and followed that with 21 more saves on 23 shots Monday. Tampa Bay won, 3-2, as Bishop captured his 18th victory of the season.
Alex Killorn, C12/27/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Alex Killorn scored his eighth goal of the season early in the second period on Saturday, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Insight: Killorn scored at the 4:53 mark on passes from Ryan Callahan and Valtteri Filppula. Killorn has seven assists and a plus-five rating to go with his eight goals.
Ben Bishop, G12/27/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his 17th game of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Bishop stopped 25-of-26 shots against the Hurricanes to lead Tampa Bay over Carolina, 2-1. Bishop is 17-6-2 this season.
Ondrej Palat, LW12/23/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had three assists in Tuesday's, 4-3, victory.
Insight: Palat assisted all of Tyler Johnson's goals as Johnson finished with a hat trick. Palat was plus-three on the night as well. Palat has eight goals with 14 assists and a plus-18 rating in 32 games this season.
Tyler Johnson, C12/23/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded his second career hat trick on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnson scored the first two goals of the game, and then a third goal to extend the Tampa Bay lead to, 4-0, over Pittsburgh. The Penguins came storming back, but Tampa Bay held on, 4-3. Johnson has been a pleasant surprise this season with 13 goals and 24 assists and a plus-23 rating in 35 games.
Andrei Vasilevskiy, G12/20/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Andre Vasilevskiy took the loss Saturday against the Islanders.
Insight: After earning his first victory on Tuesday, he was unable to follow it up with another. Vasilevskiy stopped 45-of-47 shots, and will be the backup in Tampa with Ben Bishop sidelined.
Steven Stamkos, C12/19/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: It was his 19th goal of the season, and he also had four shots on goal. Stamkos now has 36 points through 34 games, as he continues to be one of the best players in the game.
Tyler Johnson, C12/16/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded two points on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnson scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and then assisted Valtteri Filppula's empty-net goal as Tampa Bay beat Philadelphia, 3-1. Johnson has 10 goals, 23 assists and a plus-19 rating in 33 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, C12/16/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 18th goal of the season on Tuesday.
Insight: The goal evened the score at one at the beginning of the second period. Tampa Bay added another goal in the period and an empty-netter to win, 3-1. Along with his 18 goals, Stamkos has 17 assists with a plus-one rating.
Ben Bishop, G12/16/2014 12:02:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury and is unlikely to play Tuesday.
Insight: While the team waits for a timetable for return they have called up Andrei Vasilevskiy to back up Evgeni Nabokov.
Nikita Kucherov, RW12/15/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov recorded two points during Monday's loss to the Penguins.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a plus-one rating. Kucherov now has 12 goals, 28 points, and a plus-17 rating though 32 games. The breakout season is on.
Steven Stamkos, C12/13/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had an assist and was even on Saturday.
Insight: Not a great game for Stamkos but considering his most of his teammates were minus-one, minus-two or even minus-three in the, 4-2, loss, owners will take Stamkos' stats versus the Capitals. He has 17 goals and 16 assists this season.
Evgeni Nabokov, G12/11/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov stopped 29-of-30 shots on goal during Thursday's win versus Carolina.
Insight: He played very well and improved his record to 3-3-1. Nabokov is still the backup behinf Ben Bishop.
Nikita Kucherov, RW12/11/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov scored two huge goals during Thursday's 2-1 victory against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Both goals came in the third period, including the game-winner with 31 seconds left. Kucherov now has 11 goals and 25 points through 30 games. He should be in all lineups.
Steven Stamkos, C12/9/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal but finished minus-three in Tuesday's loss.
Insight: Stamkos has 17 goals and 16 assists in 29 goals, but his plus/minus dropped to plus-two.
Ben Bishop, G12/6/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop took the loss Saturday against Columbus.
Insight: He stopped 17-of-20 shots on goal, but still has a solid record at 16-4-2 on the season.
Ondrej Palat, LW12/6/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Palat now has eight goals and 19 points on the season, along with an impressive plus-15 rating. He is a top-85 option.
Ben Bishop, G12/4/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop recorded his first shutout of the season on Thursday against the Sabres.
Insight: Bishop only faced 13 shots and stopped all of them. He is 16-3-2 this season.
Steven Stamkos, C12/4/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal and added two assists on Thursday against the Sabres.
Insight: Tampa Bay beat Buffalo, 5-0. Stamkos scored his goal towards the beginning of the second period. Then, he picked up the assists about half way through the second and on the power play late in the third period. Stamkos has 16 goals and 16 assists this season.
Ondrej Palat, LW12/2/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the team's lone goal in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Sabres.
Insight: He was also plus-one on the night, and Palat now has 18 points and a plus-15 rating on the season.
Ben Bishop, G12/1/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up another victory on Monday, against the Rangers.
Insight: He made 32 saves on 35 shots on goal. Bishop has been one of the top goalies in fantasy, with a 15-3-2 record on the season.
Tyler Johnson, C12/1/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson recorded three points during Monday's win against the Rangers.
Insight: He had two goals and one assist, along with five shots on goal and an impressive +4 rating on the night. Johnson has been a solid option, with 26 points through 25 games.
Ryan Callahan, RW11/29/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored a goal and an assist on Saturday against the Senators.
Insight: Callahan also finished the game plus-two. He has 11 goals and 10 assists in 19 games played this season.
Ben Bishop, G11/29/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped every shot but one as Tampa Bay beat Ottawa, 4-1, on Saturday.
Insight: Bishop made 26 saves on 27 shots. In his last five starts, he has a .912 save percentage and finished November with eight victories and a .918 save percentage.
Ryan Callahan, RW11/26/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan had a big night against his former team on Wednesday.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with five shots on goal. Callahan now has 19 points in 18 games overall. Steven Stamkos also added a goal and two assists in the team's win over the Rangers.
Ben Bishop, G11/22/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Saturday's victory against the Wild.
Insight: He stopped 30-0f-31 shots on goal and improved his record to 12-3-2 on the season. Bishop now has a 2.30 GAA and .917 save percentage.
Steven Stamkos, C11/22/2014 9:43:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Wild.
Insight: He was also +1 on the night, and now has 24 points through 22 games overall. Stamkos is line for another monster season.
Steven Stamkos, C11/20/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored late in the third period but Tampa Bay still lost to Toronto, 5-2.
Insight: Stamkos led Tampa Bay with five shots on net. He has 13 goals and 10 assists this season.
Ondrej Palat, LW11/18/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored his fifth goal of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: Palat has played very well this season, and now has 15 points and is +11 overall.
Ben Bishop, G11/17/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy victory Monday against the Rangers.
Insight: He faced only 16 shots, and stopped 15 of them. Bishop is now 11-2-2 overall, and should be started every time out.
Steven Stamkos, C11/17/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos recorded three points in Monday's win versus the Rangers.
Insight: Stamkos had one goal and two assists, along with three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating. He is just mowing along, with 12 goals and 22 points, through only 19 games.
Ryan Callahan, RW11/17/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored two goals in Monday's win over the Rangers.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Callahan has played well this season and now has eight goals and 15 points overall.
Brett Connolly, RW11/17/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Brett Connolly is expected back next week from a lower-body injury that has kept him sidelined since Oct. 24.
Insight: Connolly has no fantasy value.
Victor Hedman, D11/17/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is one month into his 4-6 week timetable and all is progressing about as planned.
Insight: Hedman's broken hand had the cast removed and he's been working on his skating conditioning, according to a Tampa Tribune report. He's still about two weeks away which would put him at the six-week mark of the timetable. Hedman had started strong with seven points in the first five games after posting a career-high 55 points last season.
Ben Bishop, G11/15/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 27 shots against the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Bishop made 25 saves to record his 10th victory of the season. He is 10-2-2.
Ryan Callahan, RW11/15/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored another goal and assist against the Islanders.
Insight: Callahan also had a plus-two rating on the night as Tampa Bay won, 5-2. Callahan has six goals and seven assists this season with a plus-six rating and six penalty minutes.
Ben Bishop, G11/13/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played well in Thursday's loss to San Jose.
Insight: He made 37 saves on 39 shots, but it was not enough as Tampa Bay fell 2-1. Bishop still has a great record, at 9-2-2.
Steven Stamkos, C11/13/2014 10:07:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored Tampa Bay's lone goal on Thursday.
Insight: Just another season for Stamkos, who now has 18 points in 17 games.
Tyler Johnson, C11/12/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks after taking a cross-check from Brent Seabrook.
Insight: Johnson did not return. The Tampa Bribune reports he will be evaulated on Wednesday.
Ben Bishop, G11/12/2014 10:18:00 AM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 37-of-39 shots on Tuesday but lost to the Blackhawks, 3-2.
Insight: Bishop's effort helped Tampa Bay pick up a point, but the Chicago won in a shootout, 3-2. Bishop allowed just one goal in the shootout to Patrick Kane, but his team did not score on their three attempts.
Alex Killorn, C11/10/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago due to an upper body injury.
Insight: He was seen skating Friday with a contact jersey. He has four points in eight games this season after 41 last season.
Ryan Callahan, RW11/9/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan continued his strong start to the season.
Insight: He had three points (one goal, two assists) on Saturday, along with four shots on goal and a +2 rating. Callahan now has nine points in nine games, and is +4 on the season.
Tyler Johnson, C11/8/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson scored two goals in Saturday's win over Columbus.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal, and is off to a fine start this season, with 17 total points.
Ben Bishop, G11/6/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop won his eighth game of the season on Thursday.
Insight: Tampa Bay beat Calgary, 5-2. Bishop stopped 29-of-31 shots versus the Flames to improve to 8-1-1 on the season.
Cedric Paquette, C11/6/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Cedric Paquette scored his first-career NHL goal against the Flames.
Insight: Paquette waited 21 years to score his first NHL goal, but his second-career score came just a period after his first. He scored again in the first two minutes of the second peiod. Paquette has two points in five career NHL games.
Ben Bishop, G11/1/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his league-leading seventh win of the season.
Insight: Bishop made 35 saves and allowed three goals against the Capitals on Saturday. He is tied with Carey Price, Ryan Miller, Frederik Andersen, and Marc-Andre Fleury for the most wins in the league this season.
Ryan Callahan, RW11/1/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan scored in his return to the ice on Saturday against the Capitals.
Insight: Callahan last played on Oct. 20 but did not look rusty. He scored the first goal of the game, his fourth of the season, at the 6:06 mark of the first period. Callahan had three shots on goal and a plus-two rating.
Steven Stamkos, C10/30/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had a big game against Philadelphia.
Insight: He had two goals, one assist, a +1 rating, and seven shots on goal. Stamkos is clearly on of the best players in the NHL.
Ben Bishop, G10/30/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop picked up his sixth win of the season.
Insight: He is now 6-1-1 after stopping 24-of-27 shots against the Flyers. Bishop will continue to be a solid option in net.
Nikita Kucherov, RW10/28/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Nikita Kucherov had a hat trick on Tuesday versus the Coyotes.
Insight: Kucherov scored once per period and finished with a plus-two rating on the night. He scored all the game at even strength. Kucherov has four goals this season.
Evgeni Nabokov, G10/25/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov started, but was pulled in the first period, Saturday against Minnesota.
Insight: He let up four goals on only eight shots, before Ben Bishop took over. Bishop was not much better, as he turned away 11 shots on 14 chances. Bishop will remain the starter, moving forward.
Ondrej Palat, LW10/24/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat had a goal and an assist on Friday against the Jets.
Insight: It was Palat's second multi-point game of the season, but first with a goal and an assist. Palat was originally given credit for two goals, but his shot on the power play was tipped into the net by Vladislav Namestnikov. He finished plus-one.
Steven Stamkos, C10/24/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his sixth goal of the season on Friday.
Insight: The score came on a passes from Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula. It was the first goal of the game, and Tampa Bay defeated Winnipeg. 4-2. Stamkos is third in the league in goals.
Jonathan Drouin, LW10/24/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin had his first goal of the season in the Lightning victory over the Jets, 4-2..
Insight: Drouin first had an assist on Steven Stamkos' goal in the first period, and then scored his first goal at the start of the second as Tampa Bay took a 2-0 lead. The Jets scored the next goal before the Lightning added two more goals to make it 4-1 at the end of the second. With Drouin playing with Stamkos, he has tremendous upside.
Radko Gudas, D10/23/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas is hoping to return from his lower-body injury as early as Friday according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Gudas has missed the past four games with the injury.
Ondrej Palat, LW10/22/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat scored the overtime winner Tuesday versus Calgary.
Insight: It was his second goal of the season, and he now has four points overall. Palat is fine fantasy option, as he should push for 60 points. Valtteri Filppula scored Tampa Bay's other goal, his first this season.
Evgeni Nabokov, G10/22/2014 9:55:00 AM
Description: Lightning netminder Evgeni Nabokov earned his first win as a member of the team.
Insight: He defeated Calgary 2-1, while stopping 21-of-22 shots on goal. Nabokov is firmly entrenched as the backup behind Ben Bishop, making him an irrelevant fantasy option.
Victor Hedman, D10/20/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a broken hand, according to Bob McKenzie. He was injured blocking a shot in the game against Vancouver on Saturday.
Insight: Hedman normally is paired with Anton Stralman, but Matthew Carle will likely take that spot. His points production (seven in five games, including five on the power play) will be missed by fantasy owners.
Steven Stamkos, C10/19/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist on Saturday against the Canucks.
Insight: Stamkos set the tone with a goal in the first minute of the game. Vancouver answered, but Stamkos responded right back with his second goal about a minute after the Canucks tied the game at one. Stamkos is second in the league with five goals.
Ben Bishop, G10/18/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop will start in goal on Saturday night against the Canucks.
Insight: No shocker here, as Bishop is 2-0-1 with a 1.61 GAA. Start him with confidence.
Ben Bishop, G10/13/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop earned an easy win Monday against Montreal.
Insight: He had 16 saves on only 17 shots, and was not tested much in Tampa Bay's 7-1 victory. Nevertheless, owners get the win, along with a .941 save percentage on the night.
Victor Hedman, D10/13/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman notched four points in a win over the Canadiens.
Insight: He had one goal and three assists in Monday's blowout, along with +1 rating and four shots on goal. Hedman now has seven points on the young season.
Ryan Callahan, RW10/13/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan posted two points in Monday's victory.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with a +2 rating and four shots on goal. Callahan will continue to be a solid fantasy option moving forward.
Steven Stamkos, C10/13/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Center Steven Stamkos came to life on Monday night.
Insight: After going goalless in the first two games of the season, Stamkos recorded a hat trick before the end of the second period. He also had a +1 rating and a ridiculous 12 shots on goal, in Tampa Bay's route over Montreal.
Ryan Callahan, RW10/11/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Lightning right winger Ryan Callahan is a must-start on Saturday.
Insight: Callahan was skating alongside Steven Stamkos and Ondrej Palat, taking the place of Tyler Johnson on the top line. Johnson was paired with Valteri Filppula and Alex Killorn. If Callahan skates with Stamkos and Palat in the game against the Senators on Saturday, then he must be in the lineup.
Ben Bishop, G10/9/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 19-of-21 shots and had the game-winning assist against the Panthers on opening night.
Insight: Bishop came out of the crease on a Panthers clear and passed the puck up ice to defenseman Victor Hedman. He had a wide open lane because the Panthers were in a line change, and Hedman scored to win the game. Bishop looked great in his first real action since early April. Bishop missed the playoffs with an injury.
Victor Hedman, D10/9/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman scored a game-winning, power-play goal in overtime against the Panthers Thursday.
Insight: The Panthers had just cleared the puck but Lightning goal Ben Bishop came out of the crease and passed the puck up ice while Florida was in a line change. Hedman quickly gained the zone and snapped a shot passed Roberto Luongo to win, 3-2. Hedman also had an assist in the game.
Jonathan Drouin, LW10/7/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury, which won't be in time for the season opener.
Insight: The third overall pick of the 2013 draft is dealing with fracture, which should keep him sidelined for another 1-2 weeks. As of now Drouin is penciled in, as the left wing on Tampa's top line. If he is able to stay there, Drouin holds major sleeper potential.
Ondrej Palat, LW9/27/2014 5:12:00 PM
Description: Lighting winger Ondrej Palat is line to for a 60-point season in 2014-15.
Insight: He had 59 points in his first full NHL season, and at 23-years-old, should continue to improve. Palat should be on all owners' sleeper lists.
Valtteri Filppula, C9/27/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula looks to build off a strong 2013-14 season.
Insight: In his first season in Tampa Bay, Filppula produced 25 goals and 33 assists. He should be able to at least duplicate those numbers, and as a result should be taken starting around the 15th round of your drafts.
Alex Killorn, C9/27/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Lightning center/winger Alex Killorn will start the season on Tampa Bay's second line.
Insight: He is expected to start at left wing this year, and after coming off a 41-point season, will have a chance to improve upon those numbers. However, Killorn holds nothing more, than sleeper potential.
Ryan Callahan, RW9/27/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay right-wing Ryan Callahan will start the season playing next to Steven Stamkos, on the top line.
Insight: His career high in points is 54 (2011-12 season). Callahan will have a chance to top that this season, but is not a recommended pick, until later in drafts.
Steven Stamkos, C9/27/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Center Steven Stamkos debuted Friday night againstthe Stars.
Insight: He managed an assist in a 6-3 win, and seems to completely healthy, after suffering a broken leg last season. Assuming Stamkos stays on the ice, he should be looking at another 50-goal, 90-point season. Stamkos should go later than the third overall pick in drafts.
Jonathan Drouin, LW9/27/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin is expected to make team once he returns from a thumb injury.
Insight: The third overall pick of the 2013 draft is dealing with fracture, which should keep him sidelined for another 2-3 weeks. As of now Drouin is penciled in, as the left wing on Tampa's top line. If he is able to stay there, Drouin holds major sleeper potential.
Ryan Callahan, RW6/25/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Winger Ryan Callahan is staying with the Lightning on a six-year deal worth $34.8 million.
Insight: Callahan had six goals and five assists in 20 games after the Rangers traded him to Tampa Bay for Martin St. Louis. The gritty forward has accumulated 265 points in 470 career games.
Ondrej Palat, LW6/10/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Ondrej Palat and the Lightning have agreed to a new three-year, $10 million deal. SOURCE: St. Petersburg Times
Insight: Palat performed admirably as a rookie, scoring 23 goals and contributing 36 assists in 81 regular season contests. The 23-year-old has a bright future in Tampa Bay.
Tyler Johnson, C5/23/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson has agreed to a three-year, $10 million contract extension. SOURCE: Elliotte Friedman, Hockey Night in Canada
Insight: The 23-year-old is coming off a strong rookie season, delivering 50 points (24 goals, 26 assists) in 82 appearances. Johnson is a bargain at that price.
Ryan Callahan, RW5/15/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay right wing Ryan Callahan is keeping his options open in free agency. SOURCE: St. Petersburg Times
Insight: The Lightning have already approached Callahan about a new contract but he wants to see what other offers are out there before making a decision. Callahan (17 goals, 19 assists in 65 appearances) was traded for Martin St. Louis at this year's trade deadline.
Ondrej Palat, LW4/23/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in Tuesday's season-ending loss to Montreal.
Insight: Tampa Bay was eliminated after just four games. Palat had a tremendous rookie season, generating 23 goals and 36 assists in 81 regular season contests. He'll be a top pick in next year's fantasy draft.
Radko Gudas, D4/22/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas (lower body) will not play in Game 4 against Montreal on Tuesday, according to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune
Insight: Gudas had one point and nine penalty minutes in the first three games. Tampa Bay will try to avoid a sweep Tuesday.
Steven Stamkos, C4/22/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Center Steven Stamkos is probable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Montreal after taking an accidental knee to the head in Game 3.
Insight: Stamkos came back into the game in the third period after the incident. He's a point-a-game superstar with four points in three games in this series and 40 points in 37 games during the regular season.
Sami Salo, D4/22/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) is questionable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Tuesday against Montreal.
Insight: The 39-year-old defenseman missed Sunday's game even after skating in the morning, so he must be close to returning. He posted 17 points in 71 games during the regular season, but was scoreless in the first two games of the series with the Canadiens.
Ben Bishop, G4/21/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop has already been ruled out for Tuesday's Game 4 in Montreal. SOURCE: Montreal Gazette
Insight: The Lightning are facing elimination and will have to do it without Bishop (37-14-7, 2.23 GAA), who injured his elbow on April 8th and hasn't appeared in a game since. Anders Lindback will start in his place.
Steven Stamkos, C4/20/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Steven Stamkos assisted on both Tampa Bay goals Sunday in a Game 3 loss to Montreal.
Insight: Stamkos now has four points in the series. Despite Stamkos' efforts, the Lightning now trail three games to none and will need a miracle to get back in the series.
Ondrej Palat, LW4/18/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against Montreal. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: He left Game 1 with an upper body injury. He was very productive this season with 23 goals and 36 assists. Add in 165 SOG and a +32 rating and you have a fantasy star.
Ondrej Palat, LW4/17/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat is questionable for Friday's game against Montreal. SOURCE: Chris Johnston, Sportsnet
Insight: He left Game 1 with an upper body injury. Tampa Bay is looking to even the series at one game a piece.
Steven Stamkos, C4/16/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos lit the lamp twice in Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Montreal.
Insight: His second goal tied the game at four with a little over six minutes remaining in the third period. Stamkos now has eight goals in 19 career postseason games.
Ben Bishop, G4/15/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: The Lightning won't have starting goalie Ben Bishop Wednesday for Game 1 against the Canadiens. SOURCE: Chris Stevenson, Sun Media
Insight: He suffered an elbow injury about a week ago. Anders Lindback (8-12-2, 2.90 GAA) will be in net for Wednesday's playoff opener.
Valtteri Filppula, C4/15/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Valtteri Filppula expects to play Wednesday when the Lightning open postseason play against Montreal. SOURCE: Lightning.nhl.com
Insight: Filppula missed Tampa Bay's final two regular season games with a lower body injury. He was third on the team in scoring this season with 58 points in 75 games (25 goals, 33 assists).
Ondrej Palat, LW4/15/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay left wing Ondrej Palat will return from his upper body injury Wednesday against Montreal. SOURCE: Lightning.nhl.com
Insight: Palat's absence Sunday in the regular season finale was probably just a precaution. He was second among rookies in scoring this year with 59 points in 81 appearances (23 goals, 36 helpers).
Valtteri Filppula, C4/14/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (lower body) is uncertain to play in Game 1 of the playoffs against the Canadiens, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Filppula (25 G, 33 A) suffered a lower-body injury last Thursday against the Flyers and sat out the regular season finale. He finished with a career-high 25 goals to go with 33 assists (58 points) and 131 SOG in 75 games.
Ondrej Palat, LW4/14/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Lightning rookie winger Ondrej Palat (upper body) missed the regular season finale on Sunday and is questionable for the start of the postseason, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Palat didn't miss a game all season until Sunday. The 23-year-old had 23 goals, 36 assists (59 points) and a +32 rating. In a typical season that production would have won him the Calder Trophy, but Nathan MacKinnon was slightly better.
Teddy Purcell, RW4/13/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay right wing Teddy Purcell (illness) returned to the lineup Sunday after all, according to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Purcell was initially ruled out but he's feeling better. He came into Sunday with 12 goals and 30 assists in 80 games.
Valtteri Filppula, C4/13/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (lower body) missed Sunday's regular season finale.
Insight: Filppula (25 G, 33 A) suffered a lower-body injury Thursday against the Flyers. He's scored just one point in five games this month after producing 16 in March and will finish with a career-high 25 goals, 58 points and 131 SOG in 75 games.
Teddy Purcell, RW4/13/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay right wing Teddy Purcell is still out with the flu. SOURCE: St. Petersburg Times
Insight: The illness will prevent Purcell from playing Sunday against Washington. He'll finish the regular season with 12 goals, 30 assists and a -3 rating in 80 appearances.
Victor Hedman, DHot4/11/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (lower body) never returned to Friday's game.
Insight: Hedman (13 G, 42 A) left early on with the injury. He has been on a tear, producing eight points (one goal, seven assists) in his last five games.
Victor Hedman, DHot4/11/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman suffered a lower body injury early in Friday's game and is questionable to return, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Hedman (13 G, 42 A) has been on a tear, producing eight points (one goal, seven assists) in his last five games.
Teddy Purcell, RW4/11/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Lightning winger Teddy Purcell will not play Friday due to the flu.
Insight: Purcell has 42 points (12 goals, 30 assists) and 156 SOG in 80 games. He had better production the last three seasons.
Valtteri Filppula, C4/11/2014 7:26:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (lower body) will miss Friday's game, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Filppula (25 G, 33 A) suffered a lower-body injury Thursday against the Flyers. He's scored just one point in five games this month after producing 16 in March.
Sami Salo, D4/11/2014 5:15:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) will not play Friday, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 39-year-old defenseman will miss his second straight game but could be back Sunday for the regular season finale. He has four goals, 13 assists and 80 SOG in 70 games this season.
Tyler Johnson, C4/10/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson had a goal and an assist Thursday against the Flyers to reach 50 points this season.
Insight: Johnson, teammate Ondrej Palat (58 points) and Nathan MacKinnon (62 points) are the only rookies who have hit the 40-point mark, and all three have 50 or more.
Ben Bishop, G4/10/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (upper body) will not play again in the regular season, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Bishop is in the running for the Vezina Trophy after going 37-14-7 with a 2.23 GAA and a .924 SV% this season, but he sustained an upper-body injury Tuesday. Anders Lindback will start until Bishop is ready to return.
Sami Salo, D4/10/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Flyers, according to nhl.com.
Insight: The 39-year-old defenseman has four goals, 13 assists and 80 SOG in 70 games this season.
Anders Lindback, G4/9/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay netminder Anders Lindback saved all 25 shots he faced Tuesday in a win against Toronto.
Insight: Lindback wasn't credited with the shutout because Ben Bishop started the game. If Bishop's upper-body injury is still an issue on Thursday, Lindback (6-12-2, 3.11 GAA) would make his 17th start of the season against the Flyers.
Ondrej Palat, LWHot4/8/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Lightning rookie winger Ondrej Palat scored two goals Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Palat has generated six points during a four-game scoring streak and 57 points in 79 games this season. If not for Nathan MacKinnon, Palat would be a run-away Calder Trophy winner.
Victor Hedman, DHot4/8/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman had a goal and two assists Tuesday against Toronto.
Insight: Hedman has produced six points over his last four games and 16 in his last 20. The 23-year-old former second overall pick has broken out with 13 goals and 53 points in his fifth professional season.
Ben Bishop, G4/8/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is done for the night after injuring his left arm Tuesday against the Maple Leafs. SOURCE: Erik Erlendsson, Tampa Tribune
Insight: Bishop made three saves before exiting with 14 minutes left in the first period. Anders Lindback (5-12-2, 3.26 GAA) will spend the rest of tonight's game between the pipes.
Alex Killorn, C4/1/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Alex Killorn scored his 17th goal of the season Tuesday against the Canadiens.
Insight: Killorn has 40 points, 59 PIM, 162 SOG and a +9 rating in 76 games this season.
Tyler Johnson, C4/1/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored a goal Tuesday against Montreal.
Insight: Johnson had zero points in his last three games of March. He's third among rookies with 48 points this season.
Valtteri Filppula, CHot3/30/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula extended his points streak to 12 games with a goal Sunday against the Red Wings.
Insight: The streak has Filppula up to 57 points in 70 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, CHot3/30/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos scored the game-winner Saturday at Buffalo.
Insight: He finished the contest with two goals and an assist. Stamkos has been on fire since his return from a broken leg, scoring nine goals over his last nine appearances.
Ryan Callahan, RW3/27/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan had two goals Thursday against the Islanders.
Insight: Callahan has generated eight points (four goals) in 11 games with the Lightning, a better pace than the 25 points in 45 games he had with the Rangers.
Steven Stamkos, CHot3/22/2014 7:37:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos had two points -- 1 G, 1 A -- Saturday against the Penguins.
Insight: Stamkos has scored six goals and added three assists in his last six games after going scoreless in his first three games back from his broken leg.
Valtteri Filppula, CHot3/22/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula's goal Saturday against the Penguins extended his points streak to eight games.
Insight: Filppula has amassed 12 points during the streak and 53 points (24 goals, 29 assists) in 66 games during the 2013-14 season, his first with Tampa Bay after seven seasons with the Red Wings.
Teddy Purcell, RW3/20/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Teddy Purcell sparked the Lightning with two goals Thursday in a win over Ottawa.
Insight: Victor Hedman and Tyler Johnson assisted on both goals. The seven shots Purcell attempted were his most since November 21st against San Jose. The victory stretches Tampa Bay's winning streak to five games.
Steven Stamkos, C3/19/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos needed a little less than two periods to record his seventh career hat trick Wednesday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: That gives Stamkos five goals since his return from a fractured tibia. After losing three straight following the departure of Martin St. Louis (traded to the Rangers), Tampa Bay has now won four in a row.
Steven Stamkos, C3/17/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist Monday against the Canucks.
Insight: Stamkos has yet to have a point in back-to-back games in six games since returning from a broken leg, but he has notched two points in two of the last three contests.
Ondrej Palat, LWHot3/17/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Lightning rookie winger Ondrej Palat ran his scoring streak to five games on Monday with a goal and an assist against the Canucks.
Insight: Palat has delivered four goals and nine points during the streak. The 22-year-old former seventh-round pick ranks second among rookies with 46 points, four ahead of teammate Tyler Johnson.
Valtteri Filppula, CHot3/17/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: After handing out six assists over his previous three games, Lightning center Valtteri Filppula did some scoring of his own Monday, picking up one of Tampa Bay's four goals in a win over the Canucks.
Insight: Filppula has a five-game points streak going. The 29-year-old is up to 49 points in 63 games, and next goal will tie a career high in that category.
Ben Bishop, G3/15/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Ben Bishop wasn't letting anything get past him Saturday in a win against New Jersey.
Insight: The Lightning netminder stopped all 23 shots that came his way. He now has five shutouts, second-most behind Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask. Bishop should be in action again Monday versus Vancouver.
Valtteri Filppula, CHot3/13/2014 10:10:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula was in a giving mood Thursday, handing out three assists.
Insight: Filppula has come up with five points in his last three games and 46 points in 61 games this season. A broken ankle prevented the 29-year-old from challenging his career high of 66 points, set in 2011-12, but he already has the second highest points total of his career.
Ondrej Palat, LWHot3/13/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Lightning rookie winger Ondrej Palat has contributed six points (three goals) in his last three games.
Insight: Palat is in a spirited competition with teammate Tyler Johnson for second place in scoring among rookies (Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon leads the field with 51). Palat has 43 points to Johnson's 42.
Tyler Johnson, CHot3/13/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson has notched a point in five straight games.
Insight: He's scored four goals in that span and picked up his 21st goal of the season Thursday. Johnson ranks third among rookies with 42 points, one behind teammate Ondrej Palat.
Steven Stamkos, C3/13/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos had his first two points since he returned from his injury Thursday against the Panthers with one goal and one assist.
Insight: Stamkos went without a point in his first three games after missing nearly four months with a broken leg, but he still has 25 points (15 goals) in 21 games this season.
Ryan Callahan, RW3/13/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Ryan Callahan scored his first goal with the Lightning on Thursday.
Insight: Callahan has generated three points and 14 SOG in four games with Tampa Bay after posting 25 and 109 in 45 games with the Rangers.
Sami Salo, D3/13/2014 6:53:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (ankle) will play Thursday against Florida, according to the Lighting on Twitter.
Insight: The 39-year-old has just two goals and 12 points in 56 games this season. You can do better.
Radko Gudas, D3/13/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas (leg) will return to action Thursday after missing the last four games, according to the Lightning on Twitter.
Insight: Gudas' fantasy value is in the 122 penalty minutes he's amassed and not so much in the 16 points (2 goals) and 89 SOG.
Sami Salo, D3/13/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Sami Salo (ankle) is questionable for Thursday's game against Florida with a left leg injury.
Insight: The 39-year-old has just two goals and 12 points in 56 games this season. You can do better.
Radko Gudas, D3/13/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas has missed the past four games and is questionable for Thursday's game with Florida due to a left leg injury.
Insight: Gudas' fantasy value is in the 122 penalty minutes he's amassed and not so much in the 16 points (2 goals) and 89 SOG.
Ondrej Palat, LW3/10/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Ondrej Palat was involved in all three Tampa Bay goals Monday in a loss to Phoenix.
Insight: Palat (17 goals, 25 assists) scored two goals of his own and assisted on another. The six shots Palat fired on net were more than he had in his previous three games combined (four). The Lightning have now lost four straight.
Steven Stamkos, C3/8/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos came out of Thursday's game without incident and should be ready to go Saturday.
Insight: Stamkos missed 45 games with a broken tibia. Stamkos is one of the top players in the NHL and will be able to produce with anyone, but it certainly doesn't help that he won't have St. Louis as a linemate. He played on a line with Teddy Purcell and Alex Killorn for most of Thursday.
Radko Gudas, D3/8/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas is not expected to play Saturday due to a left leg injury.
Insight: Gudas left Sunday's game in the second period. He tried to skate before the third period but was unable to do so. His fantasy value is in the 122 penalty minutes he's amassed and not so much in the 16 points (2 goals) and 89 SOG.
Ryan Callahan, RW3/6/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is hoping to ink Ryan Callahan to a long-term extension. SOURCE: Tampa Tribune
Insight: That's what it's going to take to keep him in Tampa Bay. Callahan, who was acquired yesterday in a trade with the Rangers, is set to make his Lightning debut Thursday against Buffalo.
Radko Gudas, D3/6/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas is not expected to play Thursday due to a left leg injury.
Insight: Gudas left Sunday's game in the second period. He tried to skate before the third period but was unable to do so. His fantasy value is in the 122 penalty minutes he's amassed and not so much in the 16 points (2 goals) and 89 SOG.
Steven Stamkos, C3/5/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center Steven Stamkos met with doctors Wednesday and was given medical clearance to return to action Thursday against the Sabres. SOURCE: Stamkos' official Twitter
Insight: Stamkos missed 45 games with a broken tibia. He'll return to a changed landscape in Tampa Bay, as the Lightning traded longtime forward Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan on Wednesday. Stamkos is one of the top players in the NHL and will be able to produce with anyone, but it certainly doesn't help that he won't have St. Louis as a linemate.
Ryan Callahan, RW3/5/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: The Rangers dealt captain Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lighting in a package for Martin St. Louis on Wednesday.
Insight: Callahan will be a free agent after the season. He has 11 goals, 25 points and 109 SOG in 45 games, and his fantasy value could improve if he plays alongside Steven Stamkos.
Tyler Johnson, C3/4/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Tyler Johnson scored his 18th goal of the season Tuesday at St. Louis.
Insight: Johnson has registered three points in his last eight games after coming up with 14 in January. His 38 points in 62 games rank second among rookies.
Valtteri Filppula, C3/4/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Valtteri Filppula (ankle) will play Tuesday, according to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Filppula suffered a fractured ankle on Feb. 6. The 29-year-old had at least nine points in each of the first four months this season and 41 points in 56 games before his injury.
Radko Gudas, D3/3/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas is not expected to play Tuesday, according to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: Gudas left Sunday's game with a lower-body injury. He tried to skate before the third period but was unable to do so and walked gingerly as he left the ice.