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Mishkin's Musings: tidbits from the road trip

October 24, 2014 - 08:15
As the Lightning enter the home stretch of this five-game road trip, here are some random observations from the first seven days away from Tampa … Banking Points In my opinion, the Lightning, as a whole, have not played as well in the three ...

Lightning reassign defenseman Luke Witkowski to Syracuse

October 23, 2014 - 14:43
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Luke Witkowski to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Witkowski, 6-foot-2, 213 pounds, was recalled...

Hockey Analytics 101: Understanding advanced stats and how they're measured

October 23, 2014 - 10:27
If you follow hockey in any form, you’ve no doubt heard advanced statistics and analytics since several NHL teams hired analytics teams to assist their hockey operations staff over the summer. Some analytic terms are starting to make their way int...

Crunch Time: Syracuse wins both games over the weekend

October 22, 2014 - 11:57
Off to the races The Syracuse Crunch closed out their opening four-game home stand this past weekend with a pair of victories, defeating the Springfield Falcons 3-2, and the Binghamton Senators 4-2. The wins helped improve the team’s overall re...

Lightning prospect of the week: Jonathan Drouin

October 22, 2014 - 11:43
The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired winger Jonathan Drouin in the first round, third overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Ste-Agathe, Quebec, has been turning heads since his junior days with the Halifax Mooseheads, where he put up an ...

Burns: Three things we learned from the comeback at Calgary

October 22, 2014 - 10:57
The Tampa Bay Lightning were less than three minutes from dropping back-to-back games for the first time this season. Three of their top five goal scorers were sitting out due to injury. Nikita Kucherov was sent to the locker room midway through t...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Fighting back for a win

October 22, 2014 - 00:46
Heading into this game against the Calgary Flames, which was the second half of a back-to-back for Tampa Bay, the Lightning looked to improve upon two areas that hurt them against Edmonton on Monday. First, they knew they needed to cut down cut d...

Lightning Insider: Shorthanded Bolts prepare for test vs. Flames

October 21, 2014 - 16:08
Yesterday’s visit to Edmonton was a tough one for the Lightning, not only on the ice, but also in the training room. All in one day, not only did Tampa Bay announce that Victor Hedman would require surgery to stabilize a fractured finger and will...

Burns: Jonathan Drouin shines in debut while injuries pile up for Bolts

October 21, 2014 - 10:42
Monday night’s game at Edmonton certainly had its share of storylines. Jonathan Drouin finds out a couple hours before puck drop he’ll make his NHL debut. Alex Killorn catches an edge in morning skate and crashes into the boards, causing him to si...

Degrees of separation: Lightning at Flames

October 21, 2014 - 10:36
The Lightning continue its five-game road trip with the second half of back-to-backs tonight against the Calgary Flames. This is the first of two back- to-back scenarios that the Bolts will face over the course of their first road trip. Tonight is...

Lightning recall forward Mike Blunden from Syracuse

October 21, 2014 - 10:29
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mike Blunden from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden, 27, has skated in four games this season w...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Spirited Oilers take out Bolts

October 21, 2014 - 07:21
Even though the Edmonton Oilers struggled as a team last year, finishing 28th overall, they played two very good games against the Lightning. If not for a spectacular performance by Ben Bishop, they might have beaten the Bolts in Tampa. Later in...

Lightning Insider: Banged up Bolts look for win in Edmonton

October 20, 2014 - 15:42
The Lightning and Edmonton Oilers will play the first of two meetings this season tonight at Rexall Place here in Alberta. The teams will meet in Tampa Bay on January 15. Tonight’s game is the only one in the NHL so all eyes will be on the Bolts a...

Degrees of separation: Lightning vs. Oilers

October 20, 2014 - 13:45
The Tampa Bay Lightning continues its five-game road trip tonight as they face an Edmonton Oilers team who has yet to win a game in the 2014-15 season. Last season the Bolts split games with the Oilers, losing 5-3 in Edmonton. Puck drops at 9:30 p...

Victor Hedman to miss 4-6 weeks with fractured finger

October 20, 2014 - 12:00
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman will miss four to six weeks after breaking a finger in the Bolts' 4-2 victory at Vancouver on Saturday. Hedman will have surgery on the injury on Tuesday. Hedman entered Saturday's game leading the Nation...

Steven Stamkos named NHL's third star of the week

October 20, 2014 - 11:02
NEW YORK – Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 19. FIRST STAR – TYLER SEGUIN, C, DALLAS STAR...

Lightning recall Jonathan Drouin and Luke Witkowski from Syracuse

October 19, 2014 - 17:13
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Drouin, who was a...

Burns: Improved defense, Stamkos' scoring highlight road opener despite Hedman injury

October 19, 2014 - 09:39
Tampa Bay got off to a good start on its first road trip of the season, holding off the Vancouver Canucks for a 4-2 victory at Rogers Arena. The Lightning grabbed the opening goal in the game's first minute and never trailed. Steven Stamkos scored...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: How the Bolts struggled, but still win over Canucks

October 19, 2014 - 09:18
Timely offense.  A key power play goal.  Stellar goaltending.  Managing opposition momentum surges.  Five defensemen stepping up after an injury to Victor Hedman.  These were the elements that propelled the Lightning to a 4-2 win in Vancouver on S...

Lightning Insider: Family Affair in Vancouver

October 18, 2014 - 15:05
Greetings from the Pacific Northwest as the Lightning prepare for tonight's match-up with the Vancouver Canucks to kick off this western Canadian road trip. It isn't very often that a team opens up its road schedule so far away from home, but ...