Latest Victor Hedman News

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta, left, makes a save on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Keller, Garland each score 2, power Coyotes past Lightning

Feb. 22, 2020 11:59 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes had good reason to be lacking energy Saturday night, playing their fourth game in six days and their league-high 65th game of the season against one of the NHL's hottest teams. They responded with their highest scoring game of the campaign. Clayton Keller and...

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, right, celebrates with left wing Max Pacioretty after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Vegas stops Tampa Bay's 11-game streak with 5-3 win

Feb. 21, 2020 2:20 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hours before making his Vegas debut, Alec Martinez sat on the team bench, gazing onto a clean sheet of ice while collecting his thoughts inside an empty T-Mobile Arena, a place he called the loudest venue in the NHL. The crowd of 18,376 roared when he was announced in the starting lineup....

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, right, of Russia, scores the winning goal past Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Elvis Merzlikins, of Latvia, during an overtime period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Kucherov's OT goal lifts Lightning over Blue Jackets 2-1

Feb. 10, 2020 11:48 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The extra incentive to win was evident in the amped-up intensity, extra pushing and shoving, and scattered punches exchanged between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets. In the end, a major gaffe by Columbus' Zach Werenski led to the overtime goal that gave the Lightning...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save on a shot attempt by Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stamkos, Kucherov, Vasilevskiy lift Lightning over Pens

Feb. 6, 2020 11:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record for consecutive games without a regulation loss. ...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, center, of Russia, deflects a shot in front of Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie, front left, and Lightning center Tyler Johnson, left, and defenseman Jan Rutta, right, of the Czech Republic, during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Lighting goalie Vasilevskiy gets 150th NHL win against Ducks

Feb. 1, 2020 1:32 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist for his fifth straight multi-point game, goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy picked up his 150th career NHL win and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Friday night. Vasilevskiy — who has 13 straight wins in regulation...

Los Angeles Kings left wing Alex Iafallo wears a sticker on his helmet honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi before an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Los Angeles. All the Kings players wore the stickers on their helmets. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Stamkos, Lightning beat Kings 4-2 in somber Staples Center

Jan. 30, 2020 2:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings all came to work wearing Kobe Bryant's jersey. Two stalls in their dressing room held a uniform and a nameplate for the former Lakers superstar. When the puck dropped on the first sporting event at Staples Center since Bryant's death, the Tampa Bay Lightning proudly...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) moves the puck in front of Florida Panthers center Noel Acciari (55) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

3-on-3 overtime in NHL has evolved over past 5 seasons

Jan. 24, 2020 5:27 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Victor Hedman fondly recalls the NHL's first 3-on-3 overtime because it was madness. “It was probably a minute and a half of just breakaways,” the Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman said. “Jason Garrison scored the goal — beat the D-man (and scored)...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his winning goal with left wing Ondrej Palat (18) as Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) watches during third-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Johnson helps Lightning beat Senators 5-3 for 6th straight

Jan. 4, 2020 11:49 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — After giving up the go-ahead goal in the closing seconds of the second period, the Tampa Bay Lightning were fired up during the second intermission. They used that anger to fuel a strong third period to keep their winning streak going. Tyler Johnson scored with 1:30 left in...

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Point scored deciding goal, Lightning beat Red Wings 2-1

Dec. 29, 2019 11:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brayden Point delivered the highlight of a game lacking in action. Point scored a power-play goal in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Ondrej Palat also scored for Tampa...

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the Montreal Canadiens with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Lightning overcome sluggish start, beat Canadiens 5-4

Dec. 28, 2019 11:30 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Through 12 minutes, Tampa Bay trailed by two goals and hadn't even put a shot on net. Then the Lightning got the puck moving, and after that, Montreal couldn't keep up. Victor Hedman matched the franchise record for assists by a defenseman with four, Alex Killorn scored twice and Tampa...