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Bolts Prospects ready to compete in World Junior Championships

December 25, 2014 - 11:40
Tis the season for hockey. After a great start to the NHL season, the World Junior Championships are upon us. This year’s tournament will feature games in both Toronto and Montréal with the medal round taking place in Toronto. This edition of the...

Lightning reassign Andrei Vasilevskiy to Syracuse

December 24, 2014 - 15:57
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vasilevskiy, 20, has appeared in three ga...

Burns: Three things from a wild win over the Penguins

December 24, 2014 - 15:49
Even a four-goal lead isn’t safe these days for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bolts stormed out to a 4-0 advantage against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday then had to hold on for dear life over the final 90 seconds after the Pens pulled within ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts dominate Penguins for stretches of game

December 23, 2014 - 23:40
For most of the first 50 minutes of this game, the Lightning dominated the Penguins. It’s true that the Bolts had a circumstantial advantage entering this game. The Penguins were without 13 players due to injury or illness and they had played th...

Olga Joanow honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 23, 2014 - 19:13
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Olga Joanow as the 18th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Joanow, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundati...

Pregame Notebook: Bolts hope to take advantage of ailing Penguins squad

December 23, 2014 - 13:40
If ever there was a chance for the Tampa Bay Lightning to break their streak of futility against the Pittsburgh Penguins, tonight’s game at Amalie Arena would be that opportunity. The Penguins come to Tampa Bay ailing and ill. Monday night agains...

Bolts GameDay vs. Penguins

December 23, 2014 - 09:29
PENGUINS at LIGHTNING PUCK DROPS: 7:30 p.m. at Amalie Arena ... Doors open at 6:30 p.m. TV: SUN Sports RADIO: AM 970 WFLA (Listen Live) ONLINE: GameCenter Live (Local Blackouts apply) SOCIAL: #PITvsTBL Tickets Tonight's game i...

Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin adjusts to learning curve

December 23, 2014 - 09:13
You can imagine Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin's reaction when he found out he was going to be scratched Nov. 15 against the New York Islanders. Think of a look of perplexity and surprise, and you'll have an idea. "It's the first ti...

Practice Notebook: Ben Bishop, Jason Garrison close to returning for Bolts

December 22, 2014 - 16:11
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has missed the last three games after suffering a lower-body injury late in the first period against Pittsburgh last Monday. Bishop practiced with the rest of his teammates today as the Lightning held th...

Crunch time: Syracuse extends winning streak to nine-straight games

December 22, 2014 - 12:57
It was another action packed week for the Syracuse Crunch, as they managed to come away with the win in all three of their games. The team improved their current winning streak to an impressive nine games and also improved their overall record to ...

Mishkin's Musings: Players I love to watch

December 22, 2014 - 10:06
Before last week’s game between the Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers, the Flyers honored Peter Forsberg, who recently was voted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame. For most of Forsberg’s career, I was not yet in the NHL. Before becoming the Lightning...

Burns: Three things from a difficult road trip

December 21, 2014 - 10:46
Tampa Bay capped a five-game-in-nine-days road trip with a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday, going 1-3-1 on their journey through the U.S. Northeast. The Lightning were 3:09 away from pulling out of Long Island with a win, but New Y...

Mishkin's extra shift: Bolts fall short on Long Island

December 20, 2014 - 22:29
During the Lightning Radio pregame interview, Associate Coach Rick Bowness stated that the biggest key for the Bolts in this game against the Islanders was going to be puck management. The Islanders are a quick, structured team, one that eagerly ...

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

December 19, 2014 - 23:16
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 - 13:58
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 - 18:44
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 - 15:11
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 - 12:35
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 - 09:23
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 - 14:54
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...