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Translation from Mikhail Sergachev shares his emotions after the Stanley Cup win

Ten minutes of magnificence from Alex Volkov, happy Nikita Kucherov, and other details of the victory

Coach Jon Cooper discusses the power play for Round 2, Game 1 of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs

A reporter asked the coach about the power play and the possibility of switching some roles.

Nikita Kucherov, unheralded superstar part 4: Quebec, Syracuse, Tampa

The beginning of Nikita Kucherov’s path in North America.

Nikita Kucherov, unheralded superstar part 3: All about the work ethic (and a bit of luck)

A wild Steve Yzerman appears.

Nikita Kucherov, unheralded superstar part 2: Financial adversity, Silver Sharks and White Bears

Nikita Kucherov’s character took root in childhood, and here’s why.

Nikita Kucherov, unheralded superstar part 1: The car, the parting, and the (very) beginning

Starting a series about Nikita Kucherov’s long and difficult story.

Translation from Sport24: Alex Volkov discusses the NHL Draft and his first steps in hockey

The second part of the interview

Translation from Sport24: Alex Volkov opens up about his NHL debut and friendship with Nikita Kucherov

Part 1 of a 2 part interview

Translation from Nikita Kucherov talks about upcoming World Championship

And expresses himself about the end of playoffs.

Translation from Ondrej Palat discusses early elimination in the Playoffs

Palat is one of the many stars headed to the World Championships.

Transcript: Martin St. Louis’ Hall of Fame Acceptance Speech

Transcribed for accessibility, St. Louis thanks all of those that helped him throughout his career.

Translation from Championat: Mikhail Sergachev discusses his first full season in the NHL

How does Sergachev feel about losing the ECF? What does he think of Brad Marchand’s licking? This translation has it all.

Get to know Gabriel Fortier from his draft combine interview

Or at least get to know how much he enjoys competing against his big brother Maxime?

Andrei Vasilevskiy: “As you might have noticed, the Lightning won the Stanley Cup with a Russian goalie”

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender discusses the beginning of his path in hockey, transition to the NHL, and the All-Star Game in Tampa.

Translation: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov discusses the NHL’s All-Star Game

"We came here to have some fun and bring joy to the fans."

Translation: Sergachev on his role on the ice, “Everyone loves scoring, but I’m a defender first and foremost”

Mikhail Sergachev discusses the importance of Russians in the team’s success, being compared to other great players, and his priorities as a defender.

Transcript: Domingue on his rough start this season, “Honestly, I almost quit hockey”

Transcribed for accessibility. Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Louis Domingue talks about his tumultous season, almost quitting hockey, and finding a place in the Bolts organization.

Translation: Andrej Sustr discusses his future with the Tampa Bay Lightning

"Opportunities were given to other players, and I either play or wait for my chance."

Translation: Ondrej Palat discusses the off-season and fellow Czech Andrej Sustr

...And the joy of playing with an old friend.

Translation: Libor Hajek discusses the Syracuse Crunch, the NHL, and the IIHF World Junior Championship

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Translation: Nikita Kucherov speaks to about chemistry with Stamkos and playing without greed

"I’d even say that Steven reminds me of a Russian."

Translation: Mikhail Sergachev discusses becoming an NHL player and Tampa’s “Russian mafia”

Mikhail Sergachev talked to writer Daria Tuboltseva about scoring on Sergei Bobrovsky, dealing with nerves, and his reason for getting a law degree.

Translation: Nikita Kucherov tells “If I tell you [my strategy] now, I have to invent something new”

"The main thing is to hit the net."

Translation: Nikita Kucherov tells Sport-express, “I don’t want to miss playoffs any time in my career”

"I don’t want to watch other teams fight for the Stanley Cup."

Transcript: Lecavalier says Tampa is “a legit hockey town”

Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavelier talks about his jersey retirement, his relationship with Martin St. Louis, and why he loves the city of Tampa.

Transcript: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has high expectations this season

Transcribed for accessibility. Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman discusses training camp and expectations for the upcoming season.

Translation: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Alexey Lipanov talks about the draft and Dominik Hasek in old man’s socks

"[Yzerman] is collecting Russians again."

Translation: Ondrej Palat, “If Drouin wasn’t traded, it might have been me or Johnson”

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat discusses his new contract, the core of the team, and his thoughts on Steve Yzerman’s decision to trade Jonathan Drouin.

Mikhail Sergachev: “I was upset by the trade at first, but my parents supported me”

“I’ve graduated from college, now I’m planning to get higher education. I’m going to apply to the Faculty of Law.”

Transcript: Dan Girardi on his role with the Lightning, “I think [Yzerman] has me in the top four”

Transcribed for accessibility: Dan Girardi talks about joining the Tampa Bay Lightning, leaving the New York Rangers, his health, and his future on the Bolts blue line.

Translation: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Alexey Lipanov in his draft day interview

“I know that it’s warm in Tampa and that there is ocean!”

Transcript: Al Murray discusses Tampa Bay Lightning’s picks in the 2017 NHL entry draft

Transcribed for accessibility. Tampa Bay Lightning Director of Amateur Scouting Al Murray discusses the 2017 NHL entry draft, Sergachev’s abilities, and the collective effort of the scouting staff.