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Steven Stamkos says "plan" is to sign extension with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 23, 2015 - 15:11
It's no secret that captain Steven Stamkos loves playing in Tampa, and for the Lightning.
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Young Lightning defensemen will be tested in Matt Carle's absence

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 20, 2015 - 12:08
The Lightning knows what it'll miss in veteran defenseman Matt Carle, who is out 6-8 weeks after today's abdominal surgery.
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Matt Carle to undergo surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 19, 2015 - 18:59
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle will be out 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair torn adductor muscles in his lower abdomen.
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Matt Carle to see specialist about injury

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 19, 2015 - 17:35
Lightning veteran defenseman Matt Carle was scheduled to see a specialist Monday regarding the undisclosed injury he suffered Thursday against Edmonton.
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Jarome Iginla on signing with Lightning: "It was close"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 17, 2015 - 12:41
The Lightning was in need of veteran forwards - and some grit - during free agency this past summer.
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Lightning to host first Family Carnival Sunday

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 17, 2015 - 12:28
Lightning center Brian Boyle grew up one of 13 children in his large Irish-Catholic family, so it comes as a surprise he’s never been to a carnival.
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Matt Carle out through All-Star break

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 17, 2015 - 11:38
Lightning defenseman Matt Carle will likely be out through at least the All-Star break due to an undisclosed injury, coach Jon Cooper said today.
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Vladislav Namestnikov sent down, Witkowski called up

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 16, 2015 - 17:59
With center Tyler Johnson back in the lineup, the Lightning reassigned center Vladislav Namestnikov to AHL Syracuse Friday.
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Victor Hedman hopes to return Saturday for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 16, 2015 - 14:02
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman participated in Friday's practice, and is hoping to return to the lineup Saturday night against the Avs.
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Cedric Paquette on Zdeno Chara: 'We had a good battle'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - January 15, 2015 - 11:36
When it comes to Lightning center Cedric Paquette, a 6-foot-1, 198 pounds, and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, 6-9, 258, they're definitely a big mismatch when it comes to size.
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce prospect camp schedule/roster

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Here is your pertinent information for the Lightning prospect camp, that opens Saturday at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon and runs through Wednesday. The roster and schedule are below - yes, Jonathan Drouin will be in attendence - and one new wrinkle this season for fans who are not…

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New Tampa Bay Lightning commercial featuring pitchman (and Tampa resident) Anthony Sullivan

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

This is pretty funny stuff, featuring well known pitchman Anthony Sullivan of OxiClean fame along with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone “pitching’’ a new four-game ticket plan. A well done production

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Five Syracuse players coming to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

While the full allotment of players reporting to the start of Lightning training camp likely will not be known until late Saturday, at least some of them were told Friday night.

Following Friday’s Syracuse Crunch shootout victory against Norfolk, Syracuse general manager Julien BriseBois announced that five players…

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Tampa Bay Lightning to host part-time job fair

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Times Forum will hold a part-time job fair on Thursday, January 10 from 5-9 p.m. on the Promenade Level of the arena.  The fair is being held to fill positions for the upcoming Lightning hockey season as well as other Times Forum…

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The NHL lockout is over, hockey is back

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

After nearly four months, the key to breaking the NHL lockout came in the wee hours of the morning.

Just before 6 a.m. Sunday word began to emerge that following a marathon 16-hour bargaining session in New York a tentative deal between the NHL and NHL Player’s Association has been…

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After NHL talks break off, league issues statement from owner Jeff Vinik, 3 others

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Statement from Jeff Vinik, others are below


Tampa Bay Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik today issued the follow statement today:

    “After working this week with our players toward what we hoped would be a new agreement, owners presented a proposal we believed would benefit those…

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