Two-Time Stanley Cup Champion Curtis McElhinney Retires

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Former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Curtis McElhinney has retired from professional hockey. McElhinney won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Lightning in the past two seasons serving as Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s backup. Curtis McElhinney retired from the NHL after 13 seasons. The 38-year-old goalie won the Stanley Cup each of the past two seasons with the Lightning […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE




Marc-Andre Fleury wins the Vezina Trophy

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On June 29th, all 31 NHL General Managers named Marc-Andre Fleury as the Vezina Trophy winner, awarded annually to the goaltender best at his position. This is the first Vezina Trophy for the veteran Fleury. Congratulations to first-time winner of the prestigious Vezina Trophy, Marc-Andre Fleury! #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/Fw7N2Gvkea — NHL (@NHL) June 29, 2021 Fleury […] READ MORE





Ryan Pulock Late Game Heroics Even Series For Islanders

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders took to the ice in Nassau Coliseum with the Lightning holding a 2-1  series lead. Looking to take a commanding lead, the Islanders had other plans. With a first period that hinted towards something to come, the second period of domination, and Ryan Pulock making the save […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Stifle New York Islanders To Take Game 3

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Brayden Point’s game-winner alongside a stout defensive effort led the Tampa Bay Lightning to a Game 3 win against the New York Islanders, 2-1. Tampa now leads the series two games to one.  Point Scores Game-Winner as Tampa Bay Lightning Take Game 3 Over New York Islanders Bolts Silence the Crowd *Chills* pic.twitter.com/viPw6pNiKI — New […] READ MORE