How Vinik Is Building the Lightning and the City of Tampa

The Tampa Bay Lightning are ranked No. 1 in the 2016 ESPN Ultimate Standings — a list that includes 122 franchises from across the NHL, NFL, NBA and MLB. The top spot was earned after a No. 3 ranking for the team in the 2015 edition. The honor is national recognition of the rise the organization has taken on and off the ice since Jeff Vinik purchased the Lightning on Feb. 5, 2010...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

Boucher faces old team as Senators host Lightning

OTTAWA -- -- Guy Boucher claims it's just another game. But when Ottawa hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night at Canadian Tire Centre, it will mark the first chance for the Senators coach to strike back against the team that fired him on March 24, 2013. Tampa was 13-17-1 when GM Steve Yzerman replaced Boucher with Jon Cooper. In two plus-seasons behind the Lightning...
Via FOX Sports
16 hours ago

Cooper Looks for Lightning to Continue Momentum Against Avalanche

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-0 to start the season and will look for their fourth win against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The Lightning need the victory to continue the team’s momentum as they prepare to begin a six-game road trip over the course of 11 days starting on Oct. 22 against the Ottawa Senators. Jason Garrison scored the Lightning’s three-on-three overtime...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Cooper Shows Confidence in Point in Lightning’s Win Over Panthers

The Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-0 to start the season for the second time in as many years after a dramatic come from behind 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers in a shootout on Tuesday — a night when the franchise welcomed home former captain Vincent Lecavalier. The win displayed the Lightning’s ability to remain unrattled as a team despite falling behind late in a game. It also...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Lightning tie it late, edge Panthers in 6th round of shootout

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Tuesday night. Point's goal came three rounds after it seemed Tampa Bay had won the shootout 1-0. After Jonathan Drouin scored for the Lightning in the third round, Vincent Trocheck appeared to fan on his initial shot before...
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Video: Ondrej Palat’s Game 3 Goal

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Video: Alex Killorn’s Game 3 Goal

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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ben Bishop Interview 10/17

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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Fantastic Opening Weekend

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of the season. On opening night, the Bolts defeated the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in a rematch of the last season’s playoffs where the Lightning sent the Wings to the golf course. Ben Bishop made 28 saves in his first win of the year and looks like he’s in form to make a run at the Vezina again in what’s likely to be his last year...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos racks up 3 assists, Lightning top Predators

In Tampa, Florida, Steven Stamkos' three-assist performance helped the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Nashville Predators 5-3.Nikita Nesterov, Brayden Point, Jonathan Drouin, Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat scored for the Lightning, while Tampa Bay goaltenders Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy split time in net. Bishop made 14 saves on 16 shots in two periods, and Vasilevskiy stopped...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Vasilevskiy’s goalie mask changes based on temperature

The Tampa Bay Lightning officially have a monopoly on awesome goalie masks. Ben Bishop sported a crazy glow-in-the-dark mask during the 2015-16 season and now Andrei Vasilevskiy has a unique mask of his own which will change its appearance depending on the temperature. Here’s the mask in action: How "cool" is that? Andrei Vasilevskiy's mask will change design based on temperature...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: One missing step remains

Nikita Kucherov is currently playing on the Russian team in the World Cup of Hockey, and he is preparing for a huge semifinals matchup against Canada on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning has another issue to think about with training camp just around the corner. For those who forgot, Tampa Bay has yet to sign Kucherov to an extension. It has not been a serious elephant in the Tampa...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

In Steven Stamkos we trust

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Eastern Conference Final and reached the Stanley Cup Final in the 2014-15 NHL season. It reached almost the same mountaintop again in 2015-16, losing in seven games in the East Final to the eventual champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. This latter playoff run was made almost exclusively without the services of Tampa Bay’s best offensive player: center...
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August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Yzerman makes first offseason misstep with seven-year Alex Killorn deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Sunday that they avoided arbitration with forward Alex Killorn and signed him to an eight-year deal, worth $31.5 million. Get ready! Killer’s back for seven more years as a Bolt ⚡️ : — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July 17, 2016 The signing was the latest transaction general manager...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Friendship with Hedman big reason why Stamkos chose Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos signing an eight-year, $68 million contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning was a bit surprising. Stamkos was the top free agent on the market and several teams were willing to pay top dollar in order to secure his services. The star forward decided to stick with the Lightning, but one of the biggest reasons he chose to stay had nothing to do with money. As...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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