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Lightning-Devils Preview

After earning their first win on a five-game trip, the Tampa Bay Lightning will try to keep their momentum going as they face the slumping New Jersey Devils. The Lightning, though, have only one victory in their last four matchups and have often come out on the wrong end in recent road games in the series. They'll try to change that while sending New Jersey to its longest skid in...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bolts owner Jeff Vinik calls vision for downtown Tampa a 'game changer'

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik unveiled his $1.07 billion vision for downtown Tampa on Wednesday morning, calling it a "game changer" for the city and the Tampa Bay region. Plans for the area, formed by Vinik's Strategic Property Partners LLC, include a USF college of medicine and heart institute, office space to attract corporate headquarters or regional offices...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goals in 2nd by Stamkos, Johnson lead Lightning past Flyers

  Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored second-period goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Valtteri Filppula added an empty-netter and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists for the Lightning (20-10-3), who won for the second time in six games. Tampa Bay began the night tied with Detroit atop the Atlantic Division....
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning snap two-game skid with win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson scored second-period goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Valtteri Filppula added an empty-netter and Ryan Callahan had a pair of assists for the Lightning (20-10-3), who won for the second time in six games. Tampa Bay began the night tied with Detroit atop the Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop Suffers LBI, Top Prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy Gets The Call

Last night the unthinkable happened, Ben Bishop (5 SV, 1 GA, .800%) left the game late in the first period with what the Bolts say is a lower body injury. They call it an LBI, I call it a heart attack because that’s what I’m having watching Big Ben topple towards a possible stint on the injured list. Word has it he has to be re-evaluated before they can give a timetable for...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 30. Time is a flat circle

You can see why the Lightning are so good. What a fun team to watch. Minus Steven Stamkos who was completely invisible. Evgeni Malkin would get murdered if he didn’t show up for a big game by hockey pundits. You have to say the same for the Lightning golden boy. Yikes. Stamkos was no where to found in this one. The Lightning do have a hell of a team, minus a reliable goaltender...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Ben Bishop ailing, Lightning call up Andrei Vasilevskiy from AHL

The Tampa Bay Lightning promoted goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch on Tuesday. The move comes a day after Ben Bishop sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. Vasilevskiy, 20, has played in 14 games with the Crunch this season, earning an 8-3-3 record with a 2.34...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Hell Happened: Pens beat Lightning in what could be first of many matchups

View image | gettyimages.com Depending on what your personal outlook on the Eastern Conference is the Penguins and Lightning are probably at least two of the best four teams. So don’t be surprised if these two teams meet again. In this game the Lightning came out flying, but the Penguins got elite goaltending from Marc-Andre Fleury, and they were able to get some goals from...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 30: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins

Tampa Bay Lightning (19-9-3) at Pittsburgh Penguins (19-6-4) 7:00 – NBCSN, SN, ROOT Sports CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference square of tonight at CONSOL.  Tampa Bay has fallen into a bit of a slump recently and lost three of their last four while going 3-3-1 so far in December.  The Penguins, on the other hand, are still...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Luck swings back in Lightning's favor before five-game road trip

TAMPA, Fla. -- To most reasonable eyes, the Tampa Bay Lightning were lucky on Thursday to snap a two-game losing skid in regulation. To most reasonable eyes, they were benefactors of kind bounces on a pair of Nikita Kucherov goals. So what? Tampa Bay's 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena resembled more mud wrestling than a work by Monet. Still, few will recall...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 7 P.M. The Tampa Bay Lightning reached the top of the NHL standings with a six-game point streak, then were promptly humbled with regulation home losses to Metropolitan Division foes. They could find their next matchup with an opponent from the opposite side of the Eastern Conference a bit easier as the struggling Carolina Hurricanes...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Lighting It Up In Tampa Bay

#459802738 / gettyimages.com With just over one third of the NHL season behind us, the Tampa Bay Lightning sit atop the Eastern Conference with 39 points. In fact, the Bolts are third in the NHL behind the Pittsburgh Penguins who also have 39 points and the Anaheim Ducks who currently have 41 points. Since Tampa Bay finished third in the East last season, this start shouldn...
Via Beyond The Benches
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning

From Hometown Hockey: Following every Sabres game, we’ll be taking a little look at the previous night’s action with a little segment called “good, bad and ugly”. Expect a loooooooot of ugly. Somehow, some way the Sabres continue to win, topping the NHL’s best team in Tampa Bay 2-1 on Tuesday night. The Good I’ll […] The post Good, Bad and Ugly: Sabres vs Tampa Bay...
Via Two Pad Stack
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning

From Hometown Hockey: Who: Tampa Bay Lightning Where: First Niagra Center, Buffalo, NY When: 7:30PM Know thine enemy: The Lightning are actually pretty good. Like “tied for the most points in the NHL” good. They’re led by one of the best offenses in the game and hoooo boy, they are deep. Put it this way: […] The post Super Official Preview: Sabres vs Tampa Bay Lightning appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaky defense gifts third straight loss to Tampa Bay

The New York Rangers played some pretty shaky defense against a very talented Tampa Bay Lightning team, and it cost them dearly. Three straight gaffes cost them three straight goals, and an empty netter sealed the deal as the Lightning swept the season series with the 6-3 win. For some inexplicable reason, people were blaming […] The post Shaky defense gifts third straight loss...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 24: Stop treating Cally like royalty, show you can beat Tampa Bay

It seems like the New York Rangers have only played two teams over the past two weeks: the Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tonight those Lightning are in town, and are 2-0 against the good guys. The second effort was much better than the tire fire that was the first game, and this will […] The post Game 24: Stop treating Cally like royalty, show you can beat Tampa Bay appeared...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ben Bishop headbutts Rick Nash below the belt

The Tampa Bay Lightning weren’t too pleased with Rick Nash after his cross check nearly took off Ondrej Palat’s head. That anger was felt around the rink and was seen when goaltender Ben Bishop froze a puck and then gave Nash a headbutt below the belt. That’s a new one. Can’t say we’ve ever seen a goalie headbutt a guy in the groin, but alas, that’s what makes hockey...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning honor Martin St. Louis with video tribute (Video)

The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Martin St. Louis with a video tribute as he returned to his former home arena for the first time since being traded to the New York Rangers back in March. St. Louis played for the Lightning for over 13 seasons, helping the team win a Stanley Cup in 2004. The video tribute, featuring highlights of St. Louis' career with the Lightning, played on the...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman and Cooper creating the “Lightning way” in Tampa Bay

Quietly head coach Jon Cooper has turned the Tampa Bay Lightning into one of the best defensive teams in the National Hockey League. Remember the old saying the best offense is a good defense, well not in Tampa Bay. For the Lightning the best defense is a good offense and they have been excelling at this style of play through the first 20 games of the NHL season. There has been a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 18: Callahan, Boyle, Stralman return to MSG

Tonight’s game against the Tamp Bay Lightning comes with some added drama. Former captain Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, and Anton Stralman all make their MSG returns after departing the club last season. Cally left in the MSL trade, and Boyle/Stralman joined him via free agency. Cally played most of his first eight years in New […] The post Game 18: Callahan, Boyle, Stralman return...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Palat suffers lower-body injury, questionable for tonight's game

Left-winger Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning sustained a lower-body injury but has said he is ready to play Saturday night's game against the New York Islanders, according to the Tampa Bay Times. #483436469 / gettyimages.com Palat sustained his injury during the third period of Thursday night's game against the San Jose Sharks. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said per the Lightning...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos: Right Leg ‘May Never’ Feel Like It Did Before Injury

It may not seem like Steven Stamkos still thinks about his right leg when he takes the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The superstar center ranks among the NHL leaders with 10 goals and has a great chance to win the third Maurice Richard Trophy of his young career. With that said, it won’t ever be easy for Stamkos to forget about the horrific injury he suffered on Nov. 10, 2013...
Via NESN.com
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lightning Coach Guy Boucher Named Canada’s Coach for Spengler

Hockey Canada has named former Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher as the newest bench boss for the Canadian national team at the Spengler Cup in December. Boucher is currently the head coach of SC Bern of the National A League in Switzerland after a stint with the Lightning from 2010-13. Previously, Boucher was an assistant coach with Canada’s U-18 hockey program in 2006...
Via The Hockey House
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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