x

Already member? Login first!

Comments / New

Lightning Round: Jon Cooper hits the 500 win mark

Oct 11, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper watches his players during the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

After spending the last year watching his players rack up career milestones, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper found himself in the spotlight following the team’s 3-2 overtime victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday. It was the 500th win of his career.

Overall, Coach Cooper has a 500-267-72 record in the regular season. Outside of the partial 2012-13 season when he took over for Guy Boucher, Cooper has never had a team finish below the .500 mark (although the Lightning are giving that record a test this year).

Coop required the third-fewest games to hit the mark in NHL history with only Scotty Bowman (825 games) and Bruce Boudreau (837 games) needing fewer. He did it in 839 games, which is the fewest anyone has needed to do it with one franchise.

Congrats to Coach Cooper!

More Hockey News

Lightning win in overtime [Raw Charge]

Brandon Hagel put the team on his back and willed them to victory last night. For once this season, they didn’t let two points slip away.

Is Trevor Zegras on the trading block [Daily FaceOff]

After moving Jamie Drysdale, could his best buddy on the Ducks be the next one out the door? It would be an odd move for Anaheim, who built one of the best collections of young talent in one organization.

The underutilization and misuse of Nico Hischier [All About the Jersey]

A nice look at the usage of one of the young forwards the Lightning will be facing on Thursday.

Sportsnet’s 25 NHL trade candidates to watch [Sportsnet]

No Lightning players on this list (yet). Is there anyone on it that you’d like to see the Bolts make a push for?

NHL releases update for 2024 All-Star Fan Vote [NHL.com]

Unfortunately, there are no members of the Lightning on this list either. Are we going to vote another Bolt into the All-Star game or not?

If you enjoyed this article please consider supporting RawCharge by subscribing here, or purchasing our merchandise here.

Support RawCharge by using our Affiliate Link when Shopping Hockey Apparel !

Talking Points