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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts show good and bad in shootout loss to Devils

December 19, 2014 - 22:16
For the Lightning, this game has some good – and some not-so-good. First, the not-so-good. Beforehand, Jon Cooper stressed the importance of getting the lead against the Devils, who, for the past 20 years, have been one of the most structured de...

Inside the Lightning: Steven Stamkos to debut on Saturday night

December 19, 2014 - 12:58
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2014) –On Saturday, Dec. 20, at 10:00 p.m., Sun Sports, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, will premiere a brand new episode of "Inside the Lightning" upon conclusion of the Lightning vs. New York Island...

Residents urged to submit ideas for Tampa Waterfront development

December 18, 2014 - 17:44
Calling it “a potential game-changer for the city of Tampa and the area,” Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his firm Strategic Property Partners, LLC announced its Vision Plan to develop and connect more than 40 acres of contiguous land for...

Lightning and 10 News team up to surprise family with best seats in house

December 18, 2014 - 14:11
The Lightning and partner 10 News teamed up to bring some holiday joy to the bay area recently. Travis Adelman, Tiffany Blume and 7-year old Ethan were about to watch the game from the terrace level when they were surprised by 10 News meteorolo...

Mishkin's Musings: Stingy defense will be key for the Bolts

December 18, 2014 - 11:35
Following his team’s 5-0 win over Buffalo on December 4, Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper commented on his team’s Goals Allowed Per Game ranking. Thanks to the shutout victory, the GA/G improved to 2.50, which was, at the time, 10th-best in the NH...

Bolts by the Numbers: Kucherov and Johnson lead in points per 60 minutes

December 18, 2014 - 08:23
The following is the third installation of the ‘by the numbers’ series for the Lightning. Keep a lookout on the Lightning website for more data breakdowns as we continue to provide some fun, interactive data visualizations. One of the reasons for...

Lightning Prospect Spotlight: Dominik Masin

December 17, 2014 - 13:54
He is a machine. No, literally. Dominik Masin, pronounced MAH-shihn, is in his first season with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. He has started his North American hockey career with a bang, scoring five goals and thirteen poin...

Crunch time: Syracuse goes 3-0 last week; extends winning streak to six

December 17, 2014 - 13:47
The Syracuse Crunch have been rolling off the W’s in the past few weeks, taking home wins in all three of their games this past week. The Crunch improved their record to 16-7-3, which gives them 35 points for the season. The team remains in fourth...

Burns: Three things we learned from Andrei Vasilevskiy's debut

December 17, 2014 - 12:18
The Tampa Bay Lightning were a desperate hockey team Tuesday night against Philadelphia having lost two straight to begin their road trip and four of their previous five. Sparked by the play, however, of 20-year-old goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts pass test in Philly with flying colors

December 16, 2014 - 22:08
Entering this game, the Lightning had dropped two in a row and four of five. Starting goalie Ben Bishop had sustained an injury in the previous game. The Bolts were playing the second half of a back-to-back against a rested opponent. That oppon...

Pregame Notebook: Game-time decision between Vasilevskiy and Nabokov tonight

December 16, 2014 - 14:19
Andrei Vasilevskiy could make his NHL debut as early as tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning face the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Vasilevskiy was recalled from the Lightning’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse Tuesday morning following...

Ben Bishop listed day-to-day and hopes to return this weekend

December 16, 2014 - 13:21
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop didn’t appear to be in any physical pain as he approached reporters Tuesday afternoon ahead of the Bolts’ game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Bishop said he “tweaked something”...

Lightning recall Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse

December 16, 2014 - 09:02
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vasilevskiy, 20, has appeared in 14 games...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts must overcome rough stretch

December 15, 2014 - 21:45
Usually, when a team is getting ready to face the Pittsburgh Penguins, they’re worrying about how to contend with Pittsburgh’s tremendously skilled lineup. Tonight, however, the Lightning were facing a Pittsburgh club missing some of its top skil...

Ben Bishop leaves game in Pittsburgh with lower-body injury

December 15, 2014 - 19:16
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop made the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins and made four saves on five shots in the first period but did not return to the ice for the second period with a lower-body injury. Backup Evgeni Nabokov replaced Bishop...

Pregame Notebook: Lightning received booster shots as needed for mumps

December 15, 2014 - 13:45
The news of Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby’s positive mumps diagnosis sent shockwaves through the National Hockey League on Sunday. Today, the Penguins announced 23-year-old forward Beau Bennett is showing mumps-like symptoms and is ...

Andrei Vasilevskiy named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

December 15, 2014 - 13:04
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 14, 2014. Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 56 sh...

Lightning affiliates make it rain teddy bears over the weekend

December 15, 2014 - 10:05
The teddy bear toss continues to be one of the most popular events in minor league hockey. Both the Syracuse Crunch and Florida Everblades had their nights this weekend. On Friday night, the Syracuse Crunch collected 2,278 bears when captain Mike...

Burns: Three things we learned from the loss in Washington

December 14, 2014 - 13:19
Tampa Bay made a valiant comeback attempt after falling behind 3-0 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, scoring two goals in less than two minutes late in the third period to quiet a boisterous Verizon Center crowd. In the end though, the...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Failed 5-on-3 power play dooms Lightning vs. Caps

December 13, 2014 - 22:12
My radio partner Phil Esposito has often said that if a team fails to convert on a five-on-three, it is destined to lose the game. (Assuming the five-on-three is of a reasonable length of time). In this contest, the Lightning received a full two...