Eduardo A. Encina, Tampa Bay Times

Eduardo A. Encina

Tampa Bay Times

Tampa, FL, United States

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Past articles by Eduardo:

Lightning Hall of Fame: Phil Esposito’s dedication to a dream gave Tampa Bay hockey

The team’s founding father will be honored this weekend as part of the franchise’s inaugural Hall of Fame class. → Read More

Lightning end four-game homestand with loss to Jets

Tampa Bay plays a determined 60-minute game, but it isn’t enough in a one-goal loss to Winnipeg. → Read More

Steven Stamkos injured in Lightning’s win over Blackhawks

After the captain leaves with an apparent left leg injury, Brayden Point scores twice to lead Tampa Bay to its second victory in three games. → Read More

Lightning’s Steven Stamkos leaves Blackhawks game with apparent leg injury

The Tampa Bay captain departs late in the first period flexing his left leg in pain and does not return. → Read More

Mikey Eyssimont hopes to find a home with the Lightning

After being constantly on the go, the 26-year-old is looking for stability in Tampa Bay. → Read More

Flyers’ Tony DeAngelo ejected after spearing Lightning’s Corey Perry

The Philadelphia defenseman came out of nowhere with a low blow on the Lightning forward. → Read More

Lightning snap losing streak with home win against Flyers

Tampa Bay rebounds from an early deficit to continue its success at Amalie Arena. → Read More

5 defining moments in Lightning’s 10-game skid

A lot has gone wrong for Tampa Bay over the past three weeks. Here’s a look at how a championship-caliber team seemingly has lost its way. → Read More

Lightning’s slide continues against Hurricanes

Tampa Bay’s winless streak reaches five games after it loses both ends of a road back-to-back by a combined eight goals. → Read More

Lightning recall defenseman Darren Raddysh

After a strong season in Syracuse, the 27-year-old is called up for blue-line depth. → Read More

Lightning acquire Tanner Jeannot from Predators

Tampa Bay sends defenseman Cal Foote, its 2025 first-round selection and four other draft picks to Nashville for the physical forward. → Read More

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut down Red Wings

The goaltender shoulders the load as the Bolts beat the Wings for the first time this season. → Read More

Lightning’s Erik Cernak suspended two games for elbowing Sabres’ Kyle Okposo

Tampa Bay’s top right-shot defenseman will miss games Saturday in Detroit and Sunday in Pittsburgh. → Read More

Selection to Lightning Hall of Fame’s inaugural class ‘very, very special’ for Phil Esposito

The franchise founder says seeing the team prosper and create history by establishing a Hall of Fame is like seeing ‘”his baby” grow up. → Read More

Phil Esposito’s advice aids growth of Lightning’s third line

Nick Paul, Ross Colton and Pat Maroon want to be difficult to play against while also contributing on offense. The Hall of Famer and franchise founder has a thought. → Read More

After sluggish start, Lightning rout Ducks at home

Tampa Bay scores four goals in a dominant second period to extend its home dominance. → Read More

3 things we learned from the Lightning’s four-game road trip

There was good and bad from the Lightning’s final trip out west. → Read More

Would Lightning players favor extending overtime to limit shootouts?

Tampa Bay’s past two games have been decided in shootouts. Is there a better way to award the extra point? → Read More

Phil Esposito selected for first Lightning Hall of Fame class

The franchise founder will be honored during Alumni Weekend March 16-18, along with automatic inductees Marty St. Louis and Vinny Lecavalier. → Read More

3 things we learned from Lightning’s latest triumph against Avalanche

Tampa Bay gave up a goal 50 seconds in, but rallied for a shootout triumph. → Read More