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Mishkin’s Musings: Goals for the five-game trip

March 27, 2015 - 16:07
On road trips, Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper likes to return home having gained more points than games played. So far this year, the Lightning have done a nice job of reaching that goal. On their early-season five game trip to Western Canada, ...

Burns: 3 Things we learned after getting swept by Nashville

March 27, 2015 - 11:01
The Tampa Bay Lightning had a chance to clinch a playoff spot with seven games left on the regular season schedule Thursday following Boston’s overtime loss in Anaheim, but the LIghtning fell short after falling to Nashville 3-2. Tampa Bay stil...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Pekka Rinne stands tall against Bolts

March 27, 2015 - 06:59
As I wrote in this space following Tuesday’s game, a 4-3 Lightning triumph over the Florida Panthers, sometimes a team plays well enough to win – and doesn’t. That’s what happened to the Lightning in this game against the Nashville Predators. Th...

Anthony Holloway honored as Lightning Community Hero

March 26, 2015 - 18:58
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Anthony Holloway as the 39th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators. Holloway, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning...

Lightning can possibly pack postseason bags as soon as tonight

March 26, 2015 - 12:50
For a while now, it’s been a foregone conclusion the Tampa Bay Lightning will qualify for the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bolts can make it official as early as tonight, though. If the Lightning defeat tonight’s opponent, the Nashville...

Lightning sign Brayden Point to entry-level contract

March 26, 2015 - 07:24
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Brayden Point to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Additionally, Point has signed an AHL amateur try out contract to play t...

EXCLUSIVE: Lightning Astronaut sits down for an interview

March 25, 2015 - 16:10
We sat down with the infamous astronaut from the Bolts game last night to ask him a few questions. Who are some of your idols? Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Buzz Lightyear http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/28/91728-050-C16F54E8.jpg ...

Practice Notebook: End of season goals come into focus for Lightning

March 25, 2015 - 14:18
Hanging from the rafters of Amalie Arena are two Southeast Division championship banners the Tampa Bay Lightning won during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons. The Lightning are closing in on adding a 2014-15 Atlantic Division banner to the mix. ...

Inside the Lightning: The gear to debut on Thursday night

March 25, 2015 - 14:02
On Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 p.m., FOX’s 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. Nashville Predators game. Titled "The...

Burns: 3 Things we learned from a fourth consecutive win

March 25, 2015 - 11:19
The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to pick off Atlantic Division opponents at Amalie Arena this season. The Florida Panthers were the latest victim, falling 4-3 after entering the third period with a 3-2 lead. With 99 points, the Lightning are on...

Bolts Prospect Spotlight: NCAA Edition

March 25, 2015 - 09:17
March is a big month for NCAA hockey and for a few Lightning prospects as well. With the final 16 teams of the NCAA men’s hockey tournament selected earlier this week, here is a look at the future Bolts players to keep an eye on: Brian Hart – H...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Key plays lead Lightning to two points against Cats

March 24, 2015 - 22:35
Heading into this game, the Lightning knew they’d be facing a desperate Florida team. The Panthers were five points behind Ottawa for the second wildcard spot. The Panthers were desperate and played well. They racked up 36 shots on Andrei Vasil...

Nate and Carmen Johnson honored as Lightning Community Heroes

March 24, 2015 - 19:10
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Nate and Carmen Johnson as the 38th Lightning Community Heroes of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers. The Johnson’s, who received a $50,000 donation from th...

Lightning look to extend home win streak against Sunshine State rival Florida

March 24, 2015 - 12:09
With just nine games remaining in the regular season including tonight’s home matchup against the Florida Panthers, the postseason is fast approaching for a Tampa Bay Lightning team that will make its eighth playoff appearance in 22 seasons barrin...

Lightning, Mosaic Company team up in the fight to end hunger with goals for food program

March 23, 2015 - 16:24
TAMPA BAY - For the second year running, The Tampa Bay Lightning and The Mosaic Company have partnered to help feed Tampa Bay’s hungry. During last night’s contest against the Boston Bruins, Mosaic donated a total of $105,000 to Feeding America ...

Ben Bishop named No. 3 NHL Star of the Week

March 23, 2015 - 11:05
NEW YORK – Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris and Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 22. FIRST STAR – ONDREJ PAVELEC, G, WINNIPEG ...

Burns: 3 things we learned from beating Boston (Finally)

March 23, 2015 - 11:00
If you happened to skip Tampa Bay’s matchup with the Boston Bruins on Sunday in favor of March Madness, you didn’t miss much: just a 5-3 Lightning victory over a hated divisional rival, the breaking of a 10-game winless streak against said rival a...

GIF Recap: Bolts take down Bruins 5-3

March 23, 2015 - 10:09

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Steven Stamkos sparks Bolts to victory over Bruins

March 22, 2015 - 20:27
One of the most important segments in this game came in the first six minutes. Boston’s Patrice Bergeron scored on the opening shift. Shortly thereafter, the Bruins went on a power play with a chance to add to their lead. But the Lightning killed...