Teddy Purcell RW EDM 6 Months

Despite his two goals Thursday against the Senators, Teddy Purcell has not had a particularly good season.

He has scored only 12 goals despite having a tremendous wrist shot. Part of the problem is that Purcell doesn't shoot enough. He is averaging under two shots per game and needs to be more unselfish around the net. "He [Purcell] has such a great shot," linemate Valtteri Filppula said. "It's just that "sometimes," goalie Ben Bishop said, "you have to pound it into his head to use it." Teddy, listen to your teammates. Crank it up more often!

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 6 Months

Teddy Purcell recorded a pair of goals for the Lightning in Thursday's 5-4 defeat of Ottawa.

Purcell, known mostly for his playmaking skills, broke a 19-game goal slump with his markers in this game, his 11th and 12th of the season. Ryan Callahan, Valtteri Filppula and Eric Brewer also scored goals for Tampa Bay in the win.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 7 Months

Teddy Purcell notched a power-play assist in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Nashville on Thursday night.

He has two helpers in his last two games after going pointless in his previous seven contests. Purcell has 34 points in 59 matches this campaign.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 8 Months

Teddy Purcell has a goal and two assists in his last two games.

He has amassed two goals and 11 helpers in his past 12 contests to give him 32 points in 50 matches this season.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 8 Months

Teddy Purcell notched a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's 6-3 win against Philadelphia

It was his first goal in his last 10 games. Purcell has been contributing assists over that span, but goals have been rare for him since he passes up opportunities frequently. He has 28 points in 45 matches. Valterri Filppula and Alex Killorn also had a goal and a helper in Saturday's win over the Flyers, while Matt Carle and B.J. Crombeen had two helpers apiece. Ryan Malone finished the contest with two goals.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 8 Months

Teddy Purcell contributed two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over Winnipeg.

He has picked up at least one helper in each of his last five games to give him a total of 18 on the year. Purcell has 26 points in 43 matches.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 9 Months

Teddy Purcell hasn't produced much offense since Oct. 17.

He has contributed just three goals and eight points in his last 23 games. Purcell recorded two of those goals and three of the points on Nov. 25 against the Rangers. He opened the 2013-14 campaign with four goals and four assists in his first six outings. "I just think he's in a situation right now where he's not seeing the puck much and then when he does get it, I think he's trying to do a little too much," coach Jon Cooper said. His ice time has dropped a bit in the past two games, but we wouldn't rush to drop him just yet.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 10 Months

Teddy Purcell amassed two goals and one assist to help Tampa Bay post a 5-0 victory against the Rangers on Monday.

He had gone seven straight games without getting a goal heading into Monday night's action and he had just two assists over that span. Purcell has 15 points in 24 matches.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 11 Months

Teddy Purcell produced his fourth goal in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

He stretched his current point streak to five games by posting a goal and an assist versus the Kings. Over that span, Purcell has generated four markers and four helpers. He has been playing with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.

Teddy Purcell RW EDM 12 Months

Teddy Purcell will start Tuesday night's game on a line with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat.

Coach Jon Cooper thinks that Purcell will help his linemates improve their puck-possession game. Purcell skated with Valtteri Filppula and Alex Killorn in the first two contests. He has one goal this season, which came on the power play. Purcell didn't mesh well with Filppula because they both prefer to pass rather than shoot. Tom Pyatt will play with Filppula and Killorn in Purcell's place.