Jan Rutta of Tampa Bay Lightning Out Weeks

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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that defenceman Jan Rutta is sidelined for weeks with a lower-body injury. Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper said he’s out weeks, but it’s not season-ending. Per Coop, Jan Rutta’s lower-body injury will keep him out a few weeks but it is not season-ending. #PITvsTBL — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) […] READ MORE


Predictions for the 2018-19 Jack Adams Award

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As the 2018-19 season comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the top coaches in the running for the Jack Adams Award. The Awards ceremony is held in Las Vegas and is set to take place after the Stanley Cup settles into its home for the next year. Here are some […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Jon Cooper to Mulit-Year Extension

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension. Team vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal earlier on Tuesday. The coach’s deal was to expire at the end of the season. No terms of the deal have been announced. ? COOOOOOOOP! […] READ MORE


2018-19 Mid-Season NHL Awards

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The NHL season is now halfway done, and we can look back on a large enough sample size to evaluate the players league-wide and see who’s the most deserving of each award at this point in the season. It’s time to look at the mid-season NHL awards. Mid-Season NHL Awards Hart Trophy Let’s get the […] READ MORE



Victor Hedman Likely Out Saturday for Tampa Bay Lightning

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Victor Hedman is likely sidelined for Saturday night’s game with the Arizona Coyotes a with a head and neck injury. Fellow Tampa Bay player Ondrej Palat is uncertain after blocking a shot in Friday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Cooper indicated Hedman likely out Saturday vs Coyotes. Good news for […] READ MORE



Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Victor Hedman Out 3-6 weeks

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The NHL leading Tampa Bay Lighting lost more than the game against the Calgary Flames on January 11th. All-Star Defenseman Victor Hedman suffered a hit along the boards by the Flames wing Garnet Hathaway. The hit, which occurred early in the second period, had  Hathaway colliding knee to knee with Hedman. Hedman’s knee buckled and […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-2018, where LastWordOnHockey.com gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the starts of this hockey season and offers are insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around till the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in […] READ MORE