Tampa Bay Lightning

Nikita Kucherov may be best example of Lightning’s motivation to win three straight

BRANDON — Nikita Kucherov retreats to a far corner of the ice at TGH Ice Plex and spreads about two-dozen pucks on the ice, like a painter splattering black paint on a blank canvas. This is where the artistry begins. When Kucherov is satisfied with each puck’s placement, he places one on the blade of…

Tampa Bay Lightning

Cameron MacDonald making strong impression at Lightning prospect camp

BRANDON — For the past 10 years, Cameron MacDonald has cheered on the Lightning from afar. The Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, native had a friend who’s father worked for the organization, and the fandom stuck. He attended a game in Toronto and later traveled to Amalie Arena to watch the Lightning play the Ducks. MacDonald…