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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...

Burns: Three things from the Bolts win against the Hurricanes

December 12, 2014 - 10:13
Sometimes the puck bounces in your favor; other times, you’re not so lucky. The Tampa Bay Lightning were on the right side of the coin Thursday against Carolina, scoring two fortuitous goals in a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes. The Lightning go...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Puck-luck helps propel Bolts to win vs. Hurricanes

December 11, 2014 - 23:02
While bad puck-luck certainly wasn’t the only reason why the Lightning had lost their previous two games, it was a factor. Opposition shots were deflecting off sticks and into the Lightning net. Lightning clearing attempts were hitting the glass...

Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin won't be loaned to Canada for World Juniors

December 11, 2014 - 19:20
Prior to Tampa Bay’s home game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena, Lightning vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced the team will not release forward Jonathan Drouin to play for Team Canada at the World Junior Cham...

Dan Campbell honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 11, 2014 - 18:59
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Dan Campbell as the 17th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Campbell, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Found...

Ondrej Palat misses game vs. Carolina; day-to-day with lower-body injury

December 11, 2014 - 18:24
Tampa Bay forward Ondrej Palat, notably absent from Lightning pregame warmups before the team’s meeting with the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena on Thursday, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury the team announced just before puck drop again...

Palm tree t-shirts now available at Tampa Bay Sports

December 11, 2014 - 14:50
Radko Gudas is really excited. T-shirts designed after the fake third jersey that the Bolts pranked the players with are now available to purchase at the Tampa Bay Sports store at Amalie Arena. The men's version goes for $35 and the women's v-...

Pregame Notebook: Evgeni Nabokov to get start versus Hurricanes

December 11, 2014 - 13:58
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Evgeni Nabokov will make his seventh start of the season tonight when the Bolts host the Carolina Hurricanes to cap a four-game homestand at Amalie Arena. Five of Nabokov’s six previous appearances have come in the ...

Lightning launch new mobile app for fans

December 11, 2014 - 11:15
TAMPA BAY –The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today the launch of their new free mobile app for smart phones. The new app, titled Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club, is available now for fans to download on their mobile iPhone and Android devices. ...

Bolts GameDay vs. Hurricanes

December 11, 2014 - 09:03

Burns: Three things we learned from back-to-back losses at home

December 10, 2014 - 14:36
What was once a dominant home-ice advantage through the first third of the season has suddenly shown some cracks for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts dropped their second game in a row at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, falling to the Washington Capit...

Lightning Prospect Spotlight: Nikita Nesterov

December 10, 2014 - 13:25
As the season rolls on for the Syracuse Crunch, sophomore defenseman Nikita Nesterov just gets better and better. Each month he has been able to increase his point totals from the previous month, and Nesterov does not show signs of stopping. He op...

Steven Stamkos evolving into all-around star

December 10, 2014 - 12:19
As difficult as he has been to defend, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos used to be easy to find on the ice. "He used to post up at that left-wing dot and every goalie in the League knew it was coming and they couldn't stop it," NHL ...

Mishkin's Musings: Learning the language of a sport

December 10, 2014 - 11:50
Mishkin’s Musings: Learning The “Language” Of A Sport As I made my way up to the press box before last night’s game between the Lightning and Washington Capitals, I heard Dave Andreychuk delivering one of his “Hockey 201” seminars to fans seate...

Crunch Time: Wrapping up the week for the Lightning's AHL affiliate

December 10, 2014 - 11:48
Cruisin’ along The Syracuse Crunch are coming off a very successful weekend that saw them go 2-0-0 in their back-to-back games against the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Rochester Americans. The Crunch are now 4-1-0 at home in their past five games, ...

College route to NHL becoming more popular for players including Brian Boyle

December 10, 2014 - 09:43
Try telling Brian Boyle that as an NHL athlete he is an exception for having gone to college, and he’ll be quick to point out that is simply not the case. “No, no. Sustr, Garrison, Carle, Killorn, Brown, Me, Bishop. In New York we had a lot too. ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Playing from behind spells trouble for Bolts

December 9, 2014 - 22:31
The Caps used a terrific first period to set the tone and build a lead, then relied on goalie Braden Holtby when the Lightning made a push. The result was a second straight regulation loss for the Bolts. Just like on Saturday against Columbus,...

Steven Stamkos scores 250th career NHL goal

December 9, 2014 - 20:05
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored his 250th goal of his career on Tuesday night when Ryan Callahan passed the puck to Stamkos in the slot and he fired a snapshot past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. Stamkos becomes the 10th youngest playe...

Ann Comeau honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 9, 2014 - 13:53
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ann Comeau as the 16th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals. Comeau, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundatio...