July 4, 2013
Age: 33 Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 204 pounds NHL experience: 14 seasons, all with the Tampa Bay Lightning Drafted: No. 1 overall by the Lightning in 1998. Won: Stanley Cup, 2004; Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (top goal scorer), 2006-07. All with Tampa Bay Year G A Pts. 1998-99 13 15 28 1999-00 25 42 67 2000-01 23 28 51 2001-02 20 17 37 2002-03 33 45 78 2003-04 32 34 66 2005-06 35 40 75 2006-07 52 56 108 2007-08 40 52 92 2008-09 29 38 67 2009-10 24 46 70 2010-11 25 29 54 2011-12 22 27 49 2012-13 10 22 32 Totals 383 491 874
April 30, 2004 |
Brad Richards finished what Vincent Lecavalier started and the Tampa Bay Lightning swept its way to the conference finals for the first time. Richards scored his second straight game-winning goal in the second period and the Lightning beat the host Montreal Canadiens, 3-1, last night. Tampa Bay will play the winner of the Flyers-Toronto series in the conference finals. The Lightning never had advanced past the second round in its first 11 seasons. Fredrik Modin scored into an empty net with 55.3 seconds remaining for the Lightning, who have won seven straight playoff games since losing Game 2 to the Islanders in the first round.
August 17, 2005 |
The Tampa Bay Lightning signed center Vincent Lecavalier to a 4-year deal yesterday, securing one of its two front-line stars and keeping a key piece of its Stanley Cup championship team. The Lightning still is attempting to sign NHL MVP and scoring champion Martin St. Louis, but the signing of Lecavalier to a multiyear deal is good news for the defending champs, who could have lost the 25-year-old star next offseason if he became an unrestricted free agent. He reportedly will earn $27.5 million.
June 25, 2008 |
When the Tampa Bay Lightning called, Barry Melrose was eager to listen. Out of coaching for 13 years, he missed the passion and competition of the NHL. Countless hours of watching games as a television analyst intensified his desire to return to the bench, and it didn't hurt that he'd be able to work with talent like Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and No. 1 draft choice Steve Stamkos. "They approached me. I couldn't wait to say yes," Melrose said yesterday after the Lightning's new owners introduced the ex-Los Angeles Kings coach.
February 13, 2004 |
Martin Havlat's second goal of the game 1:23 into overtime lifted the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory last night over the visiting Boston Bruins. Havlat, who put Ottawa on top 2-0 in the second period, beat Felix Potvin for the winner, his 19th goal this season. The Senators have two consecutive wins after a season-high three-game losing streak. Boston defenseman Jiri Slegr scored with 40.4 seconds remaining in regulation and the Bruins salvaged a point despite having a season-high six-game winning streak snapped.
April 5, 2011
Rangers rally past Bruins Brandon Dubinsky and Michael Sauer scored 51 seconds apart late in the third period, and the New York Rangers turned a likely home loss into a stirring victory over the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Monday night. The Rangers, who trailed 3-0 in the second period, seemed beaten by the Bruins when the game suddenly turned on the two quick scores. No damage to Lecavalier's eye NHL.com reports that a doctor's examination of Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier showed he didn't suffer any structural damage to his right eye when he was hit in the face by a stick in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
April 26, 2004 |
Nikolai Khabibulin and the Tampa Bay Lightning are making it look easy against the Montreal Canadiens. Khabibulin stopped 26 shots to improve to 6-1 in the playoffs and Vincent Lecavalier scored two goals for the second straight game as the top-seeded Lightning beat visiting Montreal yesterday, 3-1, in the Eastern Conference semifinals. It Tampa's fifth straight win, giving the Lightning a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is tomorrow night in Montreal. When Tampa's Cory Sarich flicked a puck into the neutral zone in the closing seconds of the second period, he was primarliy hoping to keep it away from any Montreal players.
December 20, 2006 |
On the verge of giving away a big lead in what would have been a fifth consecutive loss, Tampa Bay Lightning coach John Tortorella called a timeout and gathered his players for a pep talk. The gist of his message? "We're playing well," center Tim Taylor recounted. "Control yourselves. " Tortorella then sent his club back onto the ice to finish off a victory. Vincent Lecavalier scored his 200th career goal and assisted on Martin St. Louis' 21st and 22nd of the season, helping the visiting Lightning build a big lead it nearly gave away before beating the Washington Capitals, 5-4, last night.
August 25, 2005 |
NHL MVP Martin St. Louis signed a 6-year contract yesterday to remain with the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The 30-year-old right wing had 38 goals and 56 assists for 94 points during the 2003-04 season to win the Hart Trophy as MVP, Art Ross Trophy (scoring leader) and Lester B. Pearson Award (MVP as chosen by the players) while leading the Lightning to its first league title. Last week, the Lightning signed forward Vincent Lecavalier to a 4-year, $27.5 million contract.
April 19, 2003 |
The smallest guy on the ice came up big again for Tampa Bay. Martin St. Louis, listed generously at 5-9, 181 pounds, had a goal and an assist last night as the Lightning beat visiting Washington, 2-1, to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. "He has the heart of a 6-foot-6 guy. You know what the players think of a guy like that," teammate Brad Lukowich said after Tampa Bay's third straight victory in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference matchup. "He's invaluable.