Matthew Carle D TB 10 Months

Matt Carle stretched his assist streak to seven games on Monday with a power-play helper on Alex Killorn's 12th goal of the year.

Carle has racked up nine assists during his scoring spree to give him 23 points in 46 games. He hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 24, but he does have a plus-15 rating and 95 blocked shots.

Matthew Carle D TB 10 Months

Matt Carle set a franchise record on Saturday versus Philadelphia with a plus-6 rating.

He also extended his assist streak to six games by contributing two helpers in Tampa Bay's 6-3 victory. Carle has one goal, 22 points and a plus-16 rating in 45 games this season.

Matthew Carle D TB 10 Months

Matt Carle has registered at least one assist in five consecutive games.

Carle is quietly putting together a nice season with 20 points in 44 games and a plus 10 plus/minus rating. Needless to say, if Carle is available on your waiver wire and you are in need of a blueliner, pick him up.

Matthew Carle D TB 11 Months

Defenseman Matt Carle notched two assists in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton Sunday night.

Carle assisted on goals by Victor Hedman, his eighth of the season, and Nikita Kucherov (sixth). Valtteri Filppula (16th) also scored a goal for the Lightning.

Matthew Carle D TB 11 Months

Matt Carle has a team-leading 75 blocked shots in 36 games this season.

Carle got off to a rough start this season, but he's found his groove and was particularly helpful when Victor Hedman was recently sidelined with a lower-body injury. He has 13 points in 36 games this season and we wouldn't be surprised if he improves upon that pace a little bit in the second half of 2013-14.

Matthew Carle D TB Jul 22 '79

Matt Carle earned two assists in Thursday's thumping of the Florida Panthers.

Carle has three assists, nine shots and a plus-3 rating in four games this year. Sami Salo and Alex Killorn also recorded two helpers apiece in Thursday's 7-2 victory.

Matthew Carle D TB Jul 16 '79

Matt Carle played on the first power play Thursday with the injury to Sami Salo.

Salo usually gets first power play time with four forwards so the first unit of Martin St. Louis, Steve Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone were not used to playing alongside Carle. Carle will see second power play time once Salo returns so look for a 35-40 point season from the veteran Carle.

Matthew Carle D TB Jan 17 '79

Matt Carle registered an assist on Sunday.

That extended Carle's point streak to a career-high five contests. That helped him bury a particularly cold patch from late February to late March. He has four goals and 18 points in 38 games this season and should be able to maintain that pace for the remainder of the campaign.

Matthew Carle D TB Jan 16 '79

Matt Carle had a two-point night in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.

Carle, who had a goal and a helper, now has points in four straight games. The goal was his fourth, and he now has 17 points. Richard Panik had the other goal, his second of the year. Vincent Lecavalier , Steven Stamkos and Benoit Pouliot had assists.

Matthew Carle D TB Jan 01 '79

The Lightning want to use Ottawa's resiliency in the face of numerous injuries as an inspiration for themselves.

The Lightning have lost 54 man games due to injury and are 12th in the East, as compared to the Senators who have lost key players and are fifth. "Ottawa is probably one of the better teams in dealing with that type of adversity so I think we could try to take a page out of their book,'' Lightning defenseman Matt Carle said. "You never use injuries as an excuse, they are part of the game and it's just how you react to having guys out of the lineup.''