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Lightning Recall Defenseman Luke Witkowski

General manager Steve Yzerman announced today that the Lightning have recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch. Witkowski made his season debut with the Bolts in last Thursday’s 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.  Through two games with the parent club he has recorded four penalty minutes. Luke has played in 13 games for the Syracuse Crunch this season....
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning reassign Mike Blunden, Mike Angelidis, Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

Luke Witkowski played in two games for the Lightning after being recalled Nov. 19. Kim Klement USA TODAY SportsTAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Mike Blunden and Mike Angelidis, as well as defenseman Luke Witkowski, to the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.Blunden, 28, was recalled to Tampa Bay...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop gets shutout win on birthday

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Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos: 'The hard work is paying off'

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Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio: Coach Cooper Pregame vs. Ducks 11/21

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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula bangs home short-handed goal as Lightning stop streaking Rangers

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) defends the ball during the second period against the New York Rangers. Kim Klement USA TODAY SportsTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Valtteri Filppula scored a short-handed goal to snap a tie late in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the New York Rangers' nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory Thursday night.In their first meeting...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher released from Swiss contract, NHL return in the cards?

Former Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher may be one step closer to returning to the NHL. Boucher was released outright by the Swiss club SC Bern following the club falling out of playoff contention. SC Bern had only posted eight wins in 22 games this season and Boucher announced a week ago he wasn’t going to return following the completion of this season. SC Bern just...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Questions At Tampa Bay’s 20 Game Mark

The old adage says that an NHL team has usually established their identity by the time they’ve reached the quarter mark of the season. Tonight the Lightning play their 20th game on the road against the Florida Panthers. It’s been a rocky start to their campaign. There’s a lot of questions about the current state of the team and the not so distant future.  Our writers sat down...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Tampa Bay Lightning In Trouble?

After suffering a heartbreaking, six-game defeat to the Blackhawks in last season's Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa Bay Lightning were supposed to rebound stronger than ever. The consensus among experts--as well as SQ--was that Tampa Bay would cruise to the division crown in the weak Atlantic and battle their way to a second straight Stanley Cup appearance.Almost a quarter of...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning recall Mike Blunden, Jonathan Marchessault from Syracuse

TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault from the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 28, has skated in 12 games with the Crunch this season, posting three goals and five points to go along with 10 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound forward ranks tied...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning recall Nikita Nesterov from Syracuse

Nikita Nesterov played in six games for the Lightning this season. Kim Klement USA TODAY SportsTAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.Nesterov, 5-foot-11, 191 pounds, was assigned to Syracuse on Friday, November 6 and skated in two games with the...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning reassign Nesterov, McGinn to Syracuse

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Nikita Nesterov and forward Tye McGinn to the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday. Nesterov, 5-foot-11, 191 pounds, has played in six games with the Lightning this season, averaging 15:21 in ice time per game. He has played in 33 career NHL games, all with the Lightning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Get Out To Early Lead Vs. Bruins On Nikita Kucherov’s Goal (Video)

A point of emphasis for the Tampa Bay Lightning heading into their matchup with the Boston Bruins on Saturday was getting out to an early lead. It’s something the Lightning have struggled to do for most of the season, but that wasn’t the case Saturday. Nikita Kucherov gave Tampa Bay an early 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at the 7:51 mark. Hear NESN’s Billy Jaffe and Dale...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL's new 3-on-3 OT format is getting mixed reviews

A couple weeks into the hockey season, players and coaches—heck, fans watching the games—are still getting accustomed to the new three-on-three overtime format that the NHL has implemented.Some have liked it so far. Others are less than impressed.The latter refers to members the Winnipeg Jets, who were reportedly open with their dislike for the new format after suffering a 4...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Killorn and haunted houses do not mix

Now that the Halloween season is in full swing, ghouls and goblins are afoot. Those types of creatures aren’t up Tampa Bay Lightning player Alex Killorn’s alley. Take a look at him in the video below. He is accompanied by defenseman Jason Garrison who seems to be taking this haunted house tour much better than the perpetually scared Killorn. I don’t think there is anything...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Claudie Julien calls out Lightning goalie for flopping

BOSTON — Claude Julien had some strong words for goalie Ben Bishop on Monday, insinuating that the Bruins’ three goaltender interference penalties in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning were the result of embellishment on Bishop’s part. “If we’re gonna do something about it — this has been talked about for a long time, not just from me but from so many coaches and people...
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Steven Stamkos Among NHL’s Best Heading Into Free Agency (Video)

There’s no doubt Steven Stamkos is one of the best players in the NHL right now. The Tampa Bay Lightning center was one point shy of 500 career points heading into Monday’s matinee against the Boston Bruins, and he’s certainly proved his worth during his previous seven seasons with the reigning Eastern Conference champions. “This guy has got an unbelievable release, great...
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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