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Burns: Three things we learned in the Bolts shootout loss to Ottawa

October 12, 2014 - 11:08
The Tampa Bay Lightning dropped their first game of the season, losing to Ottawa 3-2 in a shootout. The Lightning were unable to make a 1-0 lead and an outstanding performance from goaltender Ben Bishop hold up in the third period as the Senators ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts show positives in 5-on-5 play

October 11, 2014 - 21:24
While the Lightning were pleased to get the overtime win on Thursday against Florida, they wanted to generate more shots (and scoring chances) in five-on-five play. The good news is that they did so in this game. The Lightning finished with 40 sho...

Lightning University's Hockey 101 to air on Fox's SunSports

October 11, 2014 - 17:37
TAMPA – Sun Sports, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, announced today the network will be re-airing “Lightning University’s Hockey 101” program several times in the next few weeks. Hosted by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vi...

McGillicuddy honored as Lightning Community Hero

October 11, 2014 - 17:03
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Graci McGillicuddy as the second Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Ottawa Senators. McGillicuddy, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightni...

Notebook: Lightning look to continue winning ways at Amalie Arena

October 11, 2014 - 12:10
The Tampa Bay Lightning will face their second of three Atlantic Division opponents to start the 2014-15 season when they play the Ottawa Senators tonight at Amalie Arena. Although it’s only game two, winning games against divisional opponents,...

Connections: Ben Bishop faces his former team

October 11, 2014 - 11:01
The Lightning continue their four-game homestand tonight as they face Atlantic division rivals the Ottawa Senators. The Bolts won three-of-five against the Senators last season. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. and you can follow all of the coverage on Sun...

Notebook: Radko Gudas won't face discipline for hit on Scottie Upshall

October 10, 2014 - 14:07
Friday morning, NBC Sports reported that Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas will not face a disciplinary hearing from the NHL following his hit Thursday night against Florida’s Scottie Upshall. Late in the second period of Tampa Bay’s 3...

Bolts GameDay: Senators at Lightning

October 10, 2014 - 11:43

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts secure two points on Opening Night

October 9, 2014 - 22:39
Before looking at this game from the Lightning’s perspective, a tip of the cap to the Florida Panthers and their effort in this game. One would figure that, with the return of Roberto Luongo, Florida’s goaltending would be better this year. It wil...

Colonel Carney Jr. honored as Lightning Community Hero

October 9, 2014 - 18:08
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Colonel John Carney Jr. as the first Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers. Carney Jr., who received a $50,000 donation from the Ligh...

Lightning to take part in 'Girls Play Hockey Weekend'

October 9, 2014 - 13:15
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will take part in the International Ice Hockey Federation’s ‘2014 Girls’ Hockey Weekend’ starting this Saturday with special guest, United States Women’s Ice Hockey player and Olympic Silver-medalist, Anne (pron...

Notebook: Nikita Kucherov, Vladislav Namestnikov eager for Opening Night

October 9, 2014 - 11:48
Nikita Kucherov made his NHL debut last season for the Tampa Bay Lightning and skated in 52 games. The Russian forward appeared in both Lightning playoff games at the Tampa Bay Times Forum (now Amalie Arena) against the Montreal Canadiens. ...

Bolts GameDay: Home Opener

October 9, 2014 - 09:25

Degrees of separation: Lightning vs. Panthers

October 9, 2014 - 08:58
The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the season up at Amalie Arena tonight as it faces the Florida Panthers. Last year the Panthers traveled to Tampa for the Lightning home opener where the Bolts defeated the Cats 7-2. The Bolts also faced the Panthe...

Mishkin's Musings: How the Lightning can build on last year's success

October 9, 2014 - 07:16
In the 2002-03 season, the Lightning won their division and qualified for the playoffs. It was only the second time in franchise history that the club had made the postseason – and the Bolts captured their first-ever playoff series when they ouste...

Change in expectations greet Bolts for 2014-15 opener

October 8, 2014 - 14:34
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop can remember how, prior to the start of last season, nobody was picking the Lightning to make the playoffs. In fact, most prognosticators weren’t even talking about the Lightning. “Last year, people ...

Burns: Previewing the Lightning's Opening Week home stand

October 8, 2014 - 10:53
The Tampa Bay Lightning start the 2014-15 season with four-straight games at home, three of which come against Atlantic Division foes. With the season opener against the Florida Panthers at Amalie Arena one day away, we break down each opponent, r...

Lightning set to kick off 2014-15 season Thursday night at Amalie Arena

October 8, 2014 - 08:55
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will kick off the 2014-15 NHL season on Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. when they take on division and intra-state rival, the Florida Panthers, at Amalie Arena. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to take part...