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Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Pelted by pucks in win
Vasilevskiy made 38 saves in a 7-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.
He sure faced a lot of rubber given the score. In fact, Vasilevskiy faced just as many pucks as the Sharks' twinetenders -- he was just a whole lot better. And it was a great bounce back from the five goals he allowed Thursday. Vasilevskiy really is the NHL's king of the crease. Use accordingly.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Victor Hedman: Points keep piling up
Hedman scored and added two assists in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Sharks. He also finished plus-3.
The two helpers came on the power play. Hedman has points in five-straight games and 27 in 25 games. His offensive pace is at a career high, but his plus-minus just broke even Saturday. That's a far cry from Hedman's plus-24 last season or plus-32 the year before. We're sure that category will pick up soon. Enjoy the output regardless.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Brayden Point: Off last season's pace
Point was held without a point in Tampa's 7-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.
He can't score all the time and besides, there were lots of Bolts playing inspired hockey Saturday. Point has 21 points in 25 games. His pace is nowhere near last season's, but he's still a strong fantasy contributor.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Alex Killorn: Four-point outburst in win
Killorn scored a goal and added three assists in Saturday's 7-1 victory over the Sharks.
Two of the helpers came on the power play. Killorn is on a three-game goal streak and has 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 25 games this season. Eight of those points have come on the power play. Killorn needs to be on your active roster.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Tyler Johnson: Four points in last four games
Johnson scored twice in 10:09 of ice time Saturday in a 7-1 win over San Jose.
His ice time had been hovering in the 14-15 minute range over the last while, so this was a big drop. Still, Johnson is quietly putting up points -- he has three goals and one assist in his last four games. Maybe his game is on the rise again.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Carter Verhaeghe: Gets first NHL goal
Verhaeghe scored a goal and added two assists in Saturday's 7-1 win over San Jose.
It was Verhaeghe's first NHL goal. He broke in on the left wing and just wired a wrister shelf over Aaron Dell's glove-side shoulder. His production isn't enough to make him fantasy worthy, but it sure was a memorable night for Verhaeghe.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Plays shark killer
Stamkos had two goals and an assist in Saturday's 7-1 drubbing of the Sharks.
Both goals came with the man advantage; the first one was Stamkos' 150th NHL power-play goal. The goals snapped a six-game goal drought for the pivot, a span that saw him tally just two points. Despite that quiet patch, Stamkos has 25 points in 24 games. Saturday's outburst is a great sign for him and the team. The Bolts really needed a game like this.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Getting Saturday's start
Vasilevskiy is expected to start Saturday's game against the Sharks, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The Sharks are winless in their past two games after winning 11 of their previous 13. Owners who drafted Vasilevskiy have endured a pedestrian start that's featured a 10-8-1 record, 3.01 GAA and .903 save percentage, but they should continue to ride him in this matchup and beyond, as he's capable of much more than he's shown thus far.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Cory Conacher: Sent to AHL affiliate
Tampa Bay reassigned Conacher to AHL Syracuse on Friday.
Alex Killorn (lower body) returned to action Thursday against Minnesota, so the Lightning are no longer in need of Conacher's services on the wing. The 29-year-old will continue to be one of the first players Tampa Bay turns to when dealing with injuries up front, but he won't have any fantasy value in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Erik Cernak: Rare offensive outburst
Cernak scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Wild.
Cernak hasn't produced like we thought he would following a strong 2018-19, but he has been solid in limited ice time. Still, there's no fantasy value here, at least right now.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Alex Killorn: On career pace
Killorn (lower body) scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Wild.
Get Killorn back in your lineup. He now has 19 points, including seven goals, in 24 games. That's a career pace if he can keep it up.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Not his best night
Vasilevskiy made 16 saves in a 5-4 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.
Vasilevskiy's .762 save percentage on the night hangs like an anchor in daily formats. There was one sliver of light in the performance -- he picked up an assist, which in some formats counts as a forward helper. But that's small consolation to his owners, for whom patience is likely growing thin. Vasilevskiy has struggled to find his Vezina form this season and the Bolts are struggling. Don't give up yet -- he's better than this.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Alex Killorn: Ready to roll Thursday
Killorn (lower body) will draw into Thursday's game against the Wild, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
After missing the previous two contests, Killorn will receive a look alongside Cory Conacher and Mathieu Joseph on the Lightning's bottom line. The veteran winger has been producing at a career-high pace in the early going, notching 17 points through the first 23 contests.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Alex Killorn: Iffy against Wild
Killorn (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with Minnesota.
Fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on Killorn's status ahead of Thursday's tilt, as he's been a consistent producer when healthy this season, notching six goals and 17 points in 23 games. If Killorn's unable to go, Cory Conacher will draw into the lineup against the Wild.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Facing Wild
Vasilevskiy will patrol the crease during Thursday's home matchup with Minnesota, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Vasilevskiy played well in his last start Tuesday against the Predators, turning aside 30 of 32 shots en route to an impressive 3-2 road victory. The 25-year-old Russian will attempt to pick up his 11th win of the season in a home matchup with a hot Minnesota team that's won four straight games.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Cory Conacher: Back with big club
The Lightning recalled Conacher from AHL Syracuse on Thursday.
Conacher's promotion suggests Alex Killorn (lower body) may not be available for Thursday's matchup with Minnesota. The 29-year-old winger has picked up one helper while averaging 11:04 of ice time in three appearances with the big club this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Lightning's Cory Conacher: Shifts to minors
The Lightning assigned Conacher to AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.
Conacher was brought to the big club since Alex Killorn (lower body) was unable to play, but it appears Killorn may be ready for Thursday's matchup against the Wild. As a result, Conacher will return to minors and look to add to the 19 points he's accrued through 18 contests.... See More ... See Less
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