Latest Nick Paul News

Lightning retain Nick Paul with 7-year, $22 million contract

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have accomplished one of their top offseason priorities, retaining forward Nick Paul with a seven-year contract worth just over $22 million. General manager Julien BriseBois announced deal Friday, three days after saying the club was...

Lightning confident they're set up for continued success

Jun. 28, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Final, two championships and a strong — though ultimately unsuccessful — bid for a third. Any way you list the accomplishments, it’s been quite a run for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who feel they are nowhere close to...

Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades

Jun. 27, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a copycat league known for following the Stanley Cup champions, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog paused when asked what other teams could do to emulate their success. With a grin, Landeskog replied: “Find a Cale Makar somewhere.” ...

Defending champion Lightning's bid for 3-peat falls short

Jun. 27, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning didn’t relinquish their grip on the Stanley Cup without a fight. Andrei Vasilevskiy rejected shot after shot, keeping the two-time defending champions’ quest for a threepeat alive. In the end, another superb performance by the star...

Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent

Jun. 25, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If this is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s certainly making it count. Soon he could be counting in the tens of millions of dollars on a new contract. A pending free agent with a knack for scoring big goals to...

Lightning-Avalanche Stanley Cup Final chess match underway

Jun. 17, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jon Cooper told his Tampa Bay Lightning players in the locker room following their Game 1 loss they need to be a lot better to take out the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Final. After a day of rest, they got to work figuring out just how to do that. ...

Stamkos, Kucherov lead Lightning past Panthers 5-1 in Game 3

May. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy is a not-so-secret key ingredient in the Tampa Bay Lightning's recipe for success in the playoffs. The reigning Conn Smythe Trophy recipient won his fifth straight postseason game Sunday, stopping 34 of 35 shots to help the two-time defending...

Rangers-Canes, Battle of Alberta up next in NHL playoffs

May. 16, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

A few minutes after his New York Rangers moved on to the second round of the NHL playoffs by beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, Gerard Gallant had not mentally moved on to what’s next. “I don’t even know who we play,” Gallant said with a chuckle. It’s the...

Paul scores 2, Lightning hold off Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7

May. 15, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Nick Paul came through with the best playoff performance of his career when the Tampa Bay Lightning needed it most and the two-time defending champions are moving on again. Paul scored twice, including an incredible individual effort on the tiebreaking goal late in...