LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Elliott will try to extend hot streak against Lightning

While it's unclear how long he'll remain in Tampa Bay, Steven Stamkos can get the Lightning's home win streak into record territory before it's time to make that crucial decision.After playing the hero in the latest game, Stamkos will try to help Tampa Bay tie its all-time mark with a 10th consecutive home victory Sunday night against the St. Louis Blues.With the chances of re-signing...
Via Fox Sports
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Johnson scores OT goal, Lightning beat Predators 4-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos scored the tying goal late in the third period, Tyler Johnson won it 1:04 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Friday night for their ninth straight home win. J.T. Brown and Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop made 27 saves to give him a victory over all 30 NHL teams. Nashville got goals...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Lightning Preview

Consecutive road losses by a total of six goals might have humbled Tampa Bay, but that seems easily correctable with it returning to a home winning streak that's nearing the level of its franchise record from last season. The Lightning begin a four-game homestand Friday night against the Nashville Predators, who conversely should be eager to try to continue an impressive road winning...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos Waiting Until Deadline Doesn’t Bode Well For Bolts

“The trade deadline is coming up in a couple weeks, I’m sure everyone will have some answers in a couple weeks when that comes,” Stamkos said Thursday. “We’ve kept everything to ourselves and I know it (stinks) for you guys (media), I totally understand. But I think you can appreciate the way we’ve conducted doing business and whatever happens in the next couple weeks...
Via Lightning Shout
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Breaking: Garrison Out 3-5 Weeks – Koekkoek Called Up

Jason Garrison will miss 3-5 weeks because of a lower body injury Defensman Jason Garrison will miss three to five weeks with a lower body injury. GM Steve Yzerman called up defenseman Slater Koekkoek from Syracuse. Yzerman’s next move will most likely be targeting a defenseman prior to the trade deadline. He has Jonathan Drouin to dangle out as bait. For the time being, Matt...
Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: To keep Stamkos or not to keep, that is the question

The first leg of Tampa Bay Lightning Captain Steven Stamkos’ career has been nothing short of explosive. This season being his eighth, Stamkos has posted 297 goals and 538 points in 544 games on his way to not one but two Rocket Richard trophies for most goals in the NHL (2010, 51 goals; 2012, 60 goals). And he’s just 26 years old. All signs point to Stamkos staying in Tampa...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: St. Louis Blues no longer interested in Jonathan Drouin

Back at the beginning of January, Jonathan Drouin requested a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Since then, he’s been suspended by his club and he’s been connected to a variety of teams in the ol’ rumor mill. One of the teams believed to be the closest to making an actual offer for the for 20-year-old forward were the St. Louis Blues. Apparently the Blues are no longer interested...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

January To Remember Propels Bolts To Playoff Position

As of today, the Tampa Bay Lightning own a record of 29-18-4 and are second in the Atlantic Division. They are tied with Boston for fourth in the Eastern Conference and hold the tiebreaker over the Bruins. This is a far cry from the poor start the Bolts suffered through. Tampa Bay Lightning January JANUARY LIGHTNING TEAM STATISTICS PLAYER GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI PPG PPA SHG SHA...
Via Lightning Shout
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: January in review

The Tampa Bay Lightning played 11 games in the month of January, going 9-2 with a goal differential of +9. Ben Bishop recorded five wins and one shutout, with Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the other four wins and another shutout. With another win coming in the first days of February, the Bolts’ own a comfortable 28-18-4 record for the 2016 season. They are tied for second in the Atlantic...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Palat, Stralman lead Lightning surge against Penguins

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win.Tampa Bay, 10-1 overall since Jan. 8, also got a goal from Alex Killorn. Nikita Kucherov had two assists to give him a point in 21 of his last 25 games (17...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Jonathan Drouin problem

After posting back to back 100+ point seasons playing alongside 1st overall pick Nathan Mackinnon for the Halifax Mooseheads, Jonathan Drouin was taken 3rd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Drouin was expected to adapt to the speed of the NHL with ease. He posted 32 points in 70 games in his rookie season. Now? Now, Drouin is playing for the Lightning’s...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning suspend Jonathan Drouin for failing to report

The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended forward Jonathan Drouin indefinitely without pay for failing to show up for Wednesday night’s game with Syracuse in the American Hockey League. Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay after failing to report for tonight’s Syracuse Crunch game vs. Toronto. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 21, 2016 Drouin...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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