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Mishkin's Musings: Five thoughts during an off-day in Arizona

February 20, 2015 - 06:36
Greetings from the desert, where the Lightning are prepping for Saturday’s contest against Arizona. Five random thoughts … 1. Western Conference Test As has been mentioned before, Lightning players targeted February as a challenging and telli...

Lightning set to host 14th annual Bolt run on March 14

February 19, 2015 - 13:57
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning and the Lightning Foundation will hold the 14th annual Bolt Run presented by vitaminwater™, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and United Way Suncoast on Saturday, March 14 with...

Burns: Three things from the first 60 games of the Bolts season

February 19, 2015 - 13:38
Tampa Bay’s commanding 4-1 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks capped the first 60 games of 2014-15 for the Lightning. And with over two-thirds of the regular season now in the record books, the Bolts are in a great position –...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts dominate play against Ducks

February 19, 2015 - 07:48
When these teams met on February 8 at Amalie Arena, the Lightning jumped all over the Ducks and built a 3-0 first period lead. In this game, the Bolts dominated the second period, outshooting the Ducks, 20-5, and netting four goals. The Lightn...

Pregame Notebook: Bolts look for sweep of Ducks

February 18, 2015 - 16:33
Ten days ago in Tampa, the Lightning scored three goals in the first period and opened up a 5-1 lead before eventually defeating Anaheim 5-3. The Bolts will go for the regular-season sweep of the Ducks tonight at the Honda Center. Anaheim, which ...

Bolts Prospect Spotlight: Brian Hart

February 18, 2015 - 15:31
Brian Hart has heart. He is currently in his third season with the Harvard Crimson in the NCAA and has already broken his previous career high for points. Hart is one goal shy of tying his record of six in one season, something he has accomplished...

Crunch Time: Injuries force Syracuse to regain footing

February 18, 2015 - 14:59
Tough times will force Crunch to dig deep The Syracuse Crunch have had a rough ride over the past 12 days. Not only has the team lost key cogs due to injuries to scoring leader Jonathan Marchessault along with veterans Mike Blunden and Philippe P...

Lightning announces new partnership with Valspar

February 17, 2015 - 16:09
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will be teaming up with the Valspar Corporation and the Valspar Championship, an official PGA TOUR tournament, for a unique series of community-driven programs within the region. “The Lightning are very excit...

Burns: Three things from back-to-back games in the Golden State

February 17, 2015 - 13:01
The results have been mixed for the Tampa Bay Lightning at the start of a five-game, 10-day road trip -- the Bolts’ longest of the season -- through the Western Conference. The Lightning dominated San Jose on Sunday in a place where they rarely w...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts come up short against defending champions

February 17, 2015 - 07:50
This was going to be a tough challenge for the Lightning. They were playing the second game of a back-to-back against the defending Stanley Cup Champs, who have rediscovered their solid, structured, physical game in the past week after an uneven ...

Pregame Notebook: Matt Carle joins Bolts for pregame drills in Los Angeles

February 16, 2015 - 16:05
For the first time since undergoing surgery January 20 to repair torn adductor muscles in his lower abdomen, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle participated in light drills during the Bolts’ morning skate at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on M...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Ben Bishop steps up in San Jose

February 15, 2015 - 22:41
In Thursday’s loss to St. Louis, the Lightning played one of their leakiest defensive games of the year. They began this five-game trip against a similar team to the “heavy” Blues – the Sharks have big, strong forwards who can effectively control...

#HockeyDayinTampaBay on Social Media

February 15, 2015 - 20:22

Bolts look for breakthrough in San Jose

February 15, 2015 - 14:52
The weather in San Jose – balmy temps hovering around 80, clear blue skies and comfortable evenings – has been welcoming to the Tampa Bay Lightning during the team’s three-day stay in the Bay Area metropolis. The Bolts reception at the SAP Center...

Cedric Paquette possible for Sunday

February 14, 2015 - 16:19
Cedric Paquette sat the last two games with an upper-body injury, but the Tampa Bay Lightning center practiced for the first time Saturday during a training session at Sharks Ice in San Jose. Paquette didn’t wear a red, no-contact jersey and skat...

John Tortorella returns to Lightning bench for Hockey Day in Tampa Bay

February 13, 2015 - 10:07
Sometime in September during Lightning training camp, John Tortorella, Jay Feaster and Nigel Kirwan had dinner together at Feaster’s house. A few months earlier, Feaster, the former GM who engineered the Lightning’s 2003-04 Stanley Cup championsh...

Lightning reassign Vladislav Namestnikov to Syracuse

February 13, 2015 - 09:21
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 6-foot, 182 pounds, has app...

Mishkin's Musings: Bolts struggle against tough St. Louis team

February 12, 2015 - 22:34
Extra Shift: Blues 6 Lightning 3 In the contest between these teams nine days ago in St. Louis, the Lightning, despite losing in overtime, played one of their best games of the year. Versus a big, heavy, physical team, the Lightning were able ...