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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-7-5 83
31-13-8 70
32-15-1 65
26-20-4 56
24-22-6 54
24-23-3 51
21-19-8 50
20-27-4 44

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 10 26 9 16:31 23

Top Nick Paul News

  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Face-off mastery

    Paul won 13 of 17 face-offs Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Kings.

    He has one goal and one assist in his last nine games, but Paul delivers in other ways. His ability at the dot is valuable, especially late in the game in the defensive zone. But his fantasy value is limited to specialty formats.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Two points against Columbus

    Paul scored a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

    It was the first multi-point effort from the 27-year-old in over a month, as Paul had only three goals and four points over his prior 15 games. As long as he keeps a spot on Tampa Bay's second power-play unit he'll have some fantasy appeal, but his third-line role at even strength makes him a risky lineup option in shallower formats. On the season, Paul has 15 goals and 24 points in 39 games, and he needs two more goals for a new career high.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Snaps five-game scoring drought

    Paul provided a goal in a 4-1 win against the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

    Paul's marker came at 18:54 on an empty net. The 27-year-old has 14 goals and 22 points in 36 contests this season. He had been held off the scoresheet in his previous five games.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: On pace for career mark in goals

    Paul has four goals and one assist in his last 10 games.

    Paul already has 13 goals in 32 games this season and is just three from tying his career high (16) set last year. He's on pace to double that mark and remains a solid fantasy option in goal-heavy formats.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Game continues to warm up

    Paul scored twice, including the game winner, in a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Thursday.

    He scored on a one-timer off a pass from Corey Perry on a first period power play, but it was Paul's second (that came in the second) that is etched in history. Steven Stamkos picked up a secondary assist on that goal to become the first member of the Tampa Bay Lightning to score 1,000 points. Paul has seven points, including five goals, in his last five games and 18 points (11 goals, seven helpers) in his last 18.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Gets two points in win

    Paul scored an empty-net goal and earned an assist during Friday's 5-2 victory over the visiting Blues.

    Paul, who has five goals in six games, appears to be finding his way as a second-line center, collecting nine tallies in 20 outings. The 2013 fourth-round draft pick notched a career-high 16 goals in 80 combined games with the Senators and Lightning last season. In six previous seasons, he tallied 18 times. Paul, who earned a first-period assist Friday, clinched the Lightning's fifth win in six games with an empty-netter with 3:48 remaining.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Opens, caps Monday's scoring

    Paul scored two goals during Monday's 5-3 loss to the visiting Bruins.

    Paul, who leads the Lightning with a plus-11 rating, scored the first and final goals Monday. It just seemed like a matter of time before the slow-starting Bruins surrendered the game-opening tally, Paul's first in 13 appearances. When the 27-year-old left winger converted his seventh tally, the Lightning held a 10-2 shot advantage. Paul's third-period tally came during a man-advantage situation and marked his fourth goal in five games. He added three shots and four hits in the home defeat.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Poised to play Saturday

    Paul (undisclosed) is expected to play Saturday against Buffalo, Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Paul is on the ice for the pregame warmups and appears to be good to go after leaving last Thursday's contest against Carolina. He was initially considered to be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with the Sabres. Paul has two goals and three assists over a four-game point streak.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Game-time decision Saturday

    Paul (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision against Buffalo on Saturday, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Paul skated Saturday morning but coach Jon Cooper said after practice that the winger would be a game-time decision for the evening's contest. He was injured in the third period Thursday against the Hurricanes. Paul has three goals and seven points in 11 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Leaves game Thursday

    Paul (undisclosed) left Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes in the third period, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    There was no update on Paul's status after the game. It's unclear how the 27-year-old was injured. He scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in 10:05 of ice time prior to the injury. If Paul can't play Saturday versus the Sabres, the Lightning may need to recall a forward from AHL Syracuse.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Collects two more points

    Paul scored an empty-net goal on three shots, dished an assist, went plus-2, blocked three shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

    Paul set up Mikhail Sergachev on the Lightning's first goal before tallying an empty-netter in the final seconds of the game. The 27-year-old Paul got a promotion to the second line for this contest, and his 19:29 of ice time was his second-highest total in eight games. He started slow, but he's collected all four of his points in his last three outings. The forward has added 18 shots on net, 11 blocked shots, 10 hits and a plus-3 rating.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: First points of season

    Paul scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

    Paul's goal struck a dagger into the heart of the Isles at the end of the second period, scoring with 0.1 seconds on the clock. Nikita Soshnikov turned the puck over at the Isles' blue line and Ross Colton fired the puck to Paul, who wired a quick wrist shot low blocker side on Ilya Sorokin from the right circle. Paul's goal put the Bolts up 4-2 and they never looked back. These were Paul's first points of the season.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Coming off best season of career

    Paul is centering the Lightning's third line in training camp.

    The team experimented early with Paul in a top-six role, but moved him between Russ Colton and Cole Koepke, and the trio are poised to be the Bolts' shutdown trio. Paul is coming off the best season of his NHL career (16 goals, 32 points in 81 games with the Sens and Bolts). And he was especially impressive in Tampa with 14 points in 21 games. Paul won't see power play time but could be a decent even-strength performer for managers in deep formats.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Signs seven-year extension

    Paul signed a seven-year, $22.05 million contract extension with the Lightning on Friday.

    Paul spent most of the 2021-22 campaign with the Senators, picking up 11 goals and 18 points through 59 contests before joining Tampa Bay at the tradeline, after which he racked up 14 points through 21 regular-season games before adding five goals and nine points through 23 postseason appearances. The 27-year-old winger should continue to provide respectable offensive numbers while skating in a middle-six role with the Lightning for the foreseeable future.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Toughs it out in Game 3

    Paul scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3.

    Paul was in and out of the locker room a couple of times during the contest, but he finished with 13:43 of ice time across 23 shifts. The 27-year-old's tally at 1:26 of the second period stood as the game-winner, giving the Lightning their first win of the Stanley Cup Finals. In 20 playoff outings, Paul has five goals, four assists, 40 shots on net, 49 hits and a plus-4 rating. He's scored in two of the last three contests.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Deposits goal in Game 1

    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.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Scores in Game 2 loss

    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.

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  • Lightning's Nick Paul: Monster game in win

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON
Age: 27
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left