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Bolts look for breakthrough in San Jose

February 15, 2015 - 15:52
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 - 17:19
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 - 11:07
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 - 10:21
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 - 23:34
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 ...

Rechi Butler named Lightning Community Hero

February 12, 2015 - 19:26
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Rechi Butler as the 29th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Butler, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundatio...

Bolts look for revenge tonight against Blues

February 12, 2015 - 13:16
February figured to be a telling month for the Tampa Bay Lightning with 12 games against Western Conference opponents and eight of the 12 on the road. So far, the Lightning have responded well to the challenge. Through the first five, the Bolts ...

Bolts Game Day vs. Blues

February 12, 2015 - 09:56

Evgeni Nabokov announces NHL retirement

February 11, 2015 - 17:22
Evgeni Nabokov ended his long, storied National Hockey League career in the same place it started: San Jose. Nabokov, 39, announced his retirement today from the NHL during an emotional press conference at the SAP Center. The Kamenogorsk, Kazakhs...

Lightning recall forward Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse

February 11, 2015 - 17:19
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 6-foot, 182 pounds, has app...

Bolts Prospect Spotlight: Ben Thomas

February 11, 2015 - 15:47
Ben Thomas is on a roll. The young blue liner for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League has six points in his past seven games. Thomas currently sits second on the team for points by a defenseman with 23. Of the five goals that he’s pott...

Crunch Time: Syracuse remains in first place in the Eastern Conference

February 11, 2015 - 15:28
Syracuse had another jam-packed week of hockey that saw the team gain four of a possible six points through three games. The Crunch kicked off their week at home with a 3-2 win against the Hartford Wolf Pack before dropping back-to-back games in o...

Burns: Three things from a point in the Music City

February 11, 2015 - 12:07
A spirited third-period Tampa Bay rally fell just short in Nashville, the Bolts grabbing a point after coming from two goals down to tie the Predators in regulation but losing with 34 seconds left in overtime. The Lightning return to Amalie Aren...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts continue to bank road points during tough February stretch

February 11, 2015 - 07:47
This was a contest between two of the leading point teams in the NHL and it lived up to billing. This game featured terrific goaltending, was hard-fought and closely contested. Players on both teams did well to finish their checks and take away ...

Mishkin's Musings: Water flowing nicely through Lightning pipeline

February 10, 2015 - 09:34
Back in 2010, during his very first press conference as General Manager, Steve Yzerman spoke about the path necessary for the Lightning to join the NHL’s elite. It was going to be a draft-and-develop strategy (one that has worked so well for his ...

Evgeni Nabokov traded to San Jose Sharks

February 9, 2015 - 13:02
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to the San Jose Sharks today in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Nabokov , 39, played in 11 games with the...

Burns: 3 Things from back-to-backs against Southern California

February 9, 2015 - 12:07
Tampa Bay continues to pace the Eastern Conference after back-to-back tests against the West at Amalie Arena over the weekend. The Lightning saw a 10-game home victory streak stopped by the Los Angeles Kings -- winners of two of the last three St...