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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
52-24-6 110
47-20-15 109
46-26-10 102
45-29-8 98
41-32-9 91
39-37-6 84
37-41-4 78
30-36-16 76

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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 63 76 18 24:48 76

Top Victor Hedman News

  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Back at practice Friday

    Hedman (illness) returned to practice Friday, per Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida.

    Hedman had another terrific regular season, scoring 13 goals and adding 63 assists. The Lightning's top blueliner had one assist in each of Tampa Bay's three games versus Florida, the team's first-round playoff opponent, this season.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Sitting due to illness

    Hedman (illness) won't play Wednesday versus the Maple Leafs, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    There's no point in playing through it for Hedman, as the Lightning are locked into the first wild-card spot. Hedman will end the regular season with 13 goals, 76 points, 168 shots on net and 102 blocked shots over 78 appearances.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Three helpers in loss

    Hedman picked up three assists, two on the power play, in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Penguins.

    The 33-year-old blueliner is having an impressive finish to the season. Over the last 12 games, Hedman has racked up three goals and 14 points. The recent surge has carried him up to 75 points on the season -- the second-highest total of his career after the 85 he compiled in 2021-22.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Notches helper in return

    Hedman picked up an assist, fired five shots on goal and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Bruins.

    Hedman missed Sunday's game versus the Ducks due to a lower-body injury, but he was back to his usual self Wednesday. He led the Lightning with 25:49 of ice time and earned his 10th point in nine March appearances with a helper on Nikita Kucherov's empty-net goal. Hedman is up to 70 points (12 goals, 58 assists), 147 shots on net, 93 blocked shots, 62 PIM and a plus-17 rating through 69 contests overall.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Poised to return Wednesday

    Hedman (lower body) is slated to play in Wednesday's matchup with Boston, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.

    Hedman looks set to return to action after missing just one game due to his lower-body issue. While the blueliner has scored just two goals in his last 10 outings, with both tallies coming in the same game, he did rack up eight helpers over that stretch for a point-per-game pace. With Hedman back in action, he should reclaim his spot at the point with the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Won't play Sunday

    Hedman (lower body) is considered day-to-day and will not be available Sunday against Anaheim, Erik Erlendsson of reports.

    The day-to-day designation is good news, but Hedman will be absent for at least one game. The veteran blueliner has been productive as usual on the offensive end this year, racking up 12 goals and 69 points through 68 contests. His next chance to play will be Wednesday against the Bruins.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Slings helper

    Hedman notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.

    Hedman has two goals and seven assists over his last seven outings. The defenseman helped out on a Steven Stamkos goal in the final minute of the third period Saturday, which forced overtime. Hedman is up to 69 points, 142 shots on net, 93 blocked shots, 62 PIM and a plus-15 rating through 68 appearances on the year.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Garners assist Thursday

    Hedman logged an assist, four blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.

    Hedman saw a four-game point streak end Tuesday in Vegas. He's been strong lately with 14 points over his last 11 outings, a span that includes four multi-point efforts. The 33-year-old defenseman is up to 68 points, 140 shots on net, 93 blocked shots, 51 hits, 62 PIM and a plus-15 rating through 67 appearances. Hedman looked to be in decline last year, but he's rebounded excellently this year, giving him a chance to reach the 80-point mark for the second time in his career.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Three-game, six-point streak

    Hedman put up two assists Thursday in a 6-3 win over the Rangers.

    Hedman is on a three-game, six-point scoring streak that includes four assists. And he has 10 shots and four PIM in the same span. Hedman sits third overall in scoring from the blue line with 66 points (12 goals, 54 assists) in 64 games. This season has been a sweet rebound for the big defender, who saw his output drop last season to only 49 points.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Big three points carry win

    Hedman had two goals and an assist in a 7-0 win over Philadelphia on Saturday.

    Hedman opened the scoring 1:49 into the first period from the high slot, and he then made it 6-0 at 7:33 of the third. With five points in his last four games, Hedman (64 points) has moved into a tie with Noah Dobson for third in defenseman scoring across the NHL. There's also an outside chance that he will hit the 80-point mark for the second time in the last three seasons.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Two-point effort Sunday

    Hedman delivered a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Devils.

    The blueliner also added six blocked shots, two shots on net, one hit and a plus-4 rating to his ledger. Hedman has produced back-to-back multi-point performances. Over the last 16 games, he's racked up three goals and 19 points with 36 shots on net, 25 blocked shots, 16 hits, 16 PIM and a plus-11 rating.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Three helpers against Isles

    Hedman picked up three assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

    The veteran blueliner had a hand in the Lightning's last three tallies of the afternoon, including the eventual game-winner by Brayden Point with the man advantage in the second period. It was Hedman's first multi-point performance since Jan. 27, and while he's currently riding a 12-game goal drought, he's collected 12 assists over that stretch.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Registers power-play helper

    Hedman notched a power-play assist in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Hedman has racked up 12 points over his last nine outings. The 33-year-old's spot on the top pairing and first power-play unit are as secure as ever, with Mikhail Sergachev (leg) out for the rest of the regular season. Hedman's at 51 points in 50 appearances this season, already better than his 49-point campaign a year ago. The defenseman has added 102 shots on net, 58 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Hits 700 NHL points

    Hedman picked up three assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Devils.

    His first helper was his 700th point. Only 29 defenders have achieved 700 career points in the NHL. Hedman heads into the All-Star break on a four-game, six-point scoring streak (one goal, five assists). He also has 50 points in 48 games, which is third on the team behind Nikita Kucherov (85) and Brayden Point (54). So much for all the speculation that Hedman's career was in decline after he posted just 49 points last season.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Four-point outburst leads way

    Hedman scored a goal and added three assists in a 7-4 win over Minnesota on Thursday.

    It was Hedman's seventh career four-point game, tied with Roman Josi (Nashville) for second among active defensemen. Erik Karlsson (Pittsburgh) has 10 to lead active defenders. Hedman's goal came on a one-timer from the point in the first period to knot the game at 1-1. He's put up eight goals and 44 points this season in just 43 games. That puts him on an 80-plus point pace like he delivered in 2021-22. The 33-year-old has effectively rebounded from a 49-point season in 2022-23.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Adds two more helpers

    Hedman notched a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.

    Both of Hedman's helpers came on the power play -- he set up Steven Stamkos in the opening period and Nikita Kucherov late in the third. The 33-year-old Hedman now has four assists in his last two games and 11 helpers in his previous eight contests. The four-time All-Star is up to 38 points (five goals, 33 assists) through 37 games this season.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Three-game, five-point streak

    Hedman had a three-assist night Thursday in a 5-4 win over the Golden Knights.

    Hedman is on a three-game, five-assist streak, and suddenly, he's at 32 points in 32 games. That's good enough for a tie with Evan Bouchard of the Oilers for fourth overall in NHL scoring from the blue line. Anyone still worried about a decline in the great Swede can park that thought. This is classic Hedman form.

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  • Lightning's Victor Hedman: Grabs helper in return

    Hedman logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.

    Hedman missed the previous two games with an upper-body injury. He led all Lightning skaters with 24:41 of ice time in his return, so he should be considered virtually 100 percent going forward. The 32-year-old defenseman has 28 points (12 on the power play), 58 shots on net, 33 blocked shots and a minus-7 rating over 30 appearances this season as the Lightning's top blueliner.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 241 lbs
Birthplace: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden
Age: 33
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left