• Bolts' Palat, Rest of Triplets, Quiet

    News: Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson, who are known as the Bolts' Triplet Line, mustered just two shots combined in Game 1 against Chicago. And their overall production has slowed -- they have just three goals and eight points in the team's last five games. Four of those eight points came in garbage time in a Game 6 blowout at the hands of the Rangers.
    Analysis: They have combined to score half of the Bolts' playoff goals, but just didn't look themselves Wednesday night. Together, they have racked up 55 points in 21 games and Ondrej Palat notched the backbreaking second goal -- set up by Johnson -- in the team's Game 7 domination of the Rangers. Game 2 in each of the team's three series this postseason has been led by dominating efforts by Palat and the rest of the Trips, so Saturday could be a real barnburner.
  • Bolts' Palat Scores Seventh Goal In Game 7 Win

    News: Ondrej Palat scored his seventh goal of the postseason in Friday's Game 7 win over the Rangers.
    Analysis: The Bolts are heading to the Stanley Cup Finals and Ondrej Palat is a big reason why. The 24-year-old scored four times in the Eastern Conference Finals and has racked up 15 points this postseason -- 12th most in the NHL. While he doesn't shoot often, he makes his shots count, scoring an NHL-best four power-play goals and sporting a scary 25.9 shooting percentage. Look for the sniper, along with linemates Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov, to continue their offensive success against whichever team emerges out of the West.
  • Bolts' Palat: Two Goals, One Assist In OT Win

    News: Ondrej Palat scored two goals and added an assist in Wednesday's wild 6-5 OT win over the Rangers. One of the goals came on the power play.
    Analysis: His line, dubbed the Triplet Line, has been on fire this postseason. Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov have pumped home 25 goals in 16 games. #sizzle
  • Bolts' Palat Gets Power Play Marker In Game 1

    News: Ondrej Palat scored the Lightning's only goal in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers. It came on the power play at 6:45 of the third period and knotted the game at ones.
    Analysis: He one-timed a Tyler Johnson cross-ice feed from the right circle and caught Henrik Lundqvist moving. He also came close to putting the Bolts up 2-1 late in the third when he redirected at Nikita Kucherov shot, but Lundqvist got the best of him.
  • Palat Nets Two Points, Bolts Move On

    News: Ondrej Palat assisted on Nikita Kucherov's first-period goal and potted one of his own on the power play in Tuesday's Game 6 clincher against Montreal.
    Analysis: It's been a pretty slow playoffs for Ondrej Palat, but he's been picking up steam lately, having racked up two goals and five points in the final four games of the series against Montreal. He'll look to keep it going in the next round against either the Rangers or the Caps.
  • Palat Lone Bright Spot For Bolts In Game 4

    News: Ondrej Palat factored into both Lightning goals in Thursday's Game 4 loss to Montreal, picking up a power-play goal and a power-play assist.
    Analysis: Faced with a 5-0 deficit, Ondrej Palat did his part in the attempt to get the Lightning on the comeback trail, but his teammates didn't do much. The Czech winger has not impressed in these playoffs, collecting a modest six points with just eight shots on goal in 11 games. He's failed to put a shot on goal in six individual contests, but at least Palat's got three points (and three shots) in the last two games, so maybe he's turned a corner.
  • Bolts' Palat Tallies Assist, Six Hits In Win

    News: Ondrej Palat recorded an assist to go along with six hits in Wednesday's Game 3 2-1 triumph over the Canadiens.
    Analysis: Ondrej Palat was credited with a secondary helper on Tyler Johnson's game-winning goal, which came with just 1.1 seconds remaining in the third period. After a 63-point regular season, Palat has been quiet for most of the postseason with just a goal, three assists, and six shot attempts in the Bolts' 10 games. While he was able to come through in the clutch in Game 3, the overall trend of production doesn't offer a lot of encouragement.
  • Tampa's Palat Gets First Points Of Postseason

    News: Ondrej Palat picked up his first points of the postseason in Thursday's Game 4 win over Detroit. He scored a goal and added an assist, and finished plus-3.
    Analysis: Once again, it was Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson making beautiful music together. Palat's goal forced overtime, and his pass set up Johnson for the winner in the extra frame.
  • Bolts' Palat Tallies Three Assists In Win

    News: Ondrej Palat's three assists in Tampa's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils on Thursday night give him 63 points on the season (74 games).
    Analysis: He continues to pad his career high while also playing some of the best two-way hockey in the league. His line of Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov owned the Devils on Thursday and could be poised for greatness this postseason.
  • Bolts' Palat: Two Assists, 12 Points In Last 10

    News: Ondrej Palat's two assists Monday in a win over the Canadiens give him 59 points on the season, a tally that equals his career mark set last year.
    Analysis: He's clearly grown his offensive game, as those 59 points have come in 12 fewer games. He has 12 point, including 11 assists, in his last 10 games and should be rolled in all formats right now.