The Lightning currently trail the Colorado Avalanche in the best-of-seven set 2-1 after dropping the first two games of the series before fighting back with a 6-2 home rout on Monday. Both Kucherov and Paul suffered injuries in Game 3. "I anticipate our lineup to be the same as it...
Nick Paul injury details: Lightning forward leaves with injury, returns, scores, leaves again in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final
The Lightning, already down Brayden Point, are in a state of limbo as they finish Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Forward Nick Paul left in the first period after falling awkwardly from a shove by Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson. He appeared to be in significant pain on the...
DENVER — Nick Paul’s first-period goal Wednesday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final punctuated what has been a smooth transition to Tampa Bay. He attributes his quick adaptation to the same ingredient that has powered many elements of the Lightning’s continued success: a team approach.
Paul scored a goal and blocked three shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 1. Paul tallied at 12:26 of the first period to get the Lightning on the board after a slow start. The goal snapped a playoff-long four-game point drought for the 27-year-old forward. He's up to eight points, 36 shots on net, 40 hits, 21 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 18 outings overall. He led Lightning forwards with 18:42 of ice time, so Paul should be considered a key part of their game plan as they look to even the series in Saturday's Game 2.
Paul scored a goal and blocked six shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. Paul found some space in front of the net and cut the Rangers' lead to 3-2 late in the third period, though the Lightning would ultimately come up short in Game 2. The 27-year-old center has moved into Tampa Bay's top six while Brayden Point (leg) remains sidelined and has responded with three goals and four assists in the postseason. Paul has also added some postseason physicality to the Lightning lineup with 32 hits and 17 blocked shots.
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nick Paul has made several impact plays and scored some big goals in his short time in a Tampa Bay uniform. When Paul scores, it’s also a win for youth mental health. “Yeah, it affects everyone,” Paul said. Raising awareness...
Nick Paul is making a difference off the ice with his "Points By Paul" program that he launched while a member of the Ottawa Senators.
The 2021-22 season ended in heartbreak for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Unfortunately, it is the sixth season in a row the team has exited the playoffs early. The first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning could have gone to either team. That is how close that series was. the Toronto Maple Leafs took the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions to a seventh game to decide the series. That should be viewed as an accomplishment even though they lost.
Tampa Bay could have let the chance at a third straight Stanley Cup slip away. The Lightning were scoreless in the first period of Game 7 against Toronto on Saturday trying to close out their first-round playoff series when forward Brayden Point went hard into the boards in the Maple Leafs' zone and his right leg buckled under.
The Leafs finally got on the board t 13:25 in the second period. Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner helped set up Morgan Rielly, who sniped a goal glove-side, tying the game 1-1. With 3:28 left in the second period, Paul gathered a loose puck just inside the Maple Leafs' zone,...
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 the second period, and the Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 7 on Saturday night to win their first-round playoff series.
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Doesn’t matter what sport, who the players are but a Game 7 is significant. The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Toronto Maple Leafs played a Game 7 Saturday night. There would be no tomorrow for one of these teams. That’s what happens in the final game of a series. One team goes on and one team goes home. The team moving on had Nick Paul on their roster.
TORONTO — Before Game 5 of the Lightning’s first-round series against Toronto, forward Nick Paul was one of the only players on the ice for the team’s optional morning skate. Inside a quiet, empty Scotiabank Arena, Paul worked with assistant coach Jeff Halpern on his play in...
Paul scored two goals in Saturday's 2-1 series-clinching Game 7 win over Toronto in their Eastern Conference First Round series. He was a one-man wrecking ball. Paul's first goal was a backhand off a rebound near the end of the first period. His second came on a hard drive down the right side followed by a move inside through T.J. Brodie's feet. Paul kicked the puck to his own stick and went low blocker on Jack Campbell. The versatile forward moved up the lineup after Brayden Point's lower-body injury and ended up as the Lightning's busiest forward, with 22:03 of ice time. Point's injury looks serious, so Paul could continue to play extended minutes in Game 1 against Florida in the next round.
Paul potted two goals -- one shorthanded -- in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Panthers. Paul singlehandedly turned a 3-3 game into a 5-3 Lightning lead with consecutive goals in the second period. The first came on a Panthers power play and the second ultimately turned into the game-winner. Paul has 16 goals this season, including five in 18 games since joining the Lightning at the trade deadline.
TAMPA — Lightning forward Nick Paul didn’t pass coach Jon Cooper’s initial eye test when it came to the 6-foot-3, 224-pounder’s skating abilities. But all Cooper needed was a closer look to have a change of heart and mix up his lines once again, putting Paul on the top line with two of the league’s most dynamic players in Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point.
Paul notched three assists in Friday's 5-2 win over Chicago. The Lightning's third line was the difference in this one, accounting for all three tallies after the two teams headed into the first intermission tied 2-2. Paul hadn't found the scoresheet in four straight games coming into Friday, while the multi-point effort was his first since Feb. 7, when he was still a Senator.