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Steve Yzerman focusing on skill rather than need as 2015 NHL Draft approaches

June 25, 2015 - 17:51
The Tampa Bay Lightning will have nine selections when the 2015 NHL Entry Draft commences Friday 7 p.m. at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. All first round picks will be made Friday. Rounds two through seven will be held Saturday starting at 10 a.m. ...

Lightning announce 2015-16 regular season schedule

June 25, 2015 - 09:04
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 82-game regular season schedule for the 2015-16 season today. The Lightning’s season will open on October 8 as the Bolts raise their Eastern Conference Championship banner when they take on the P...

Lightning’s Yzerman Voted General Manager of the Year

June 24, 2015 - 18:40
Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning is the 2014-15 winner of the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Voting for this award was conducted among the 30 Club General Managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the c...

Lightning to host 2015 rookie tournament at Germain Arena in Estero

June 24, 2015 - 13:26
TAMP BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will host a four-team rookie tournament at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida from Saturday, September 12 through Tuesday, September 15, the team announced today. Participating in the six-game tournament will ...

Lightning to open 2015-16 season against Philadelphia Flyers at Amalie Arena

June 24, 2015 - 11:00
The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Philadelphia Flyers on October 8 to open up the 2015-16 season. The full 2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning schedule will be released Thursday at 10 a.m.

Mishkin's Musings: A recap of the Stanley Cup Final

June 23, 2015 - 13:16
Now that we are a week (and a day) removed from Game Six, here are some of my takeaways from the Stanley Cup Final. A Close Series, But …: As it was documented throughout the series, the Final between the Lightning and Blackhawks was one of the...

Lightning partner with Lyon Hockey Club Lions again for 2015-16 season

June 23, 2015 - 10:33
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they will continue their partnership with the Lyon Hockey Club Lions for the 2015-16 season. The highlight of the season-long affiliation includes the Lightning’s top minor league affiliate,...

Mackenzie Blackwood, Daniel Vladar among top goaltenders for 2015 NHL Draft

June 22, 2015 - 18:52
At a time when goaltenders are more athletic and better coached than ever, don't be surprised if a run on top prospects at the position ensues after the early rounds of the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., June 26-27. "If this ye...

Noah Hanifin, Zachary Werenski among top defensemen for 2015 NHL Draft

June 22, 2015 - 18:49
For the first time in 24 years, two college defensemen could be drafted among the top 10 picks of the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft on June 26 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The probable candidates are Noah Hanifin of Boston College and Za...

Mikko Rantanen, Timo Meier among top right wings for 2015 NHL Draft

June 22, 2015 - 18:48
Mikko Rantanen, who plays for TPS in Finland's top professional league, could turn out to be the next star Finnish forward to enter the NHL. The last Finnish-born forward to be selected among the top 10 at an NHL draft was center Aleksander Ba...

Lawson Crouse highlights top left wings available in draft

June 22, 2015 - 18:47
There is no shortage of power forwards available in the 2015 NHL Draft, to be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. At the top of the list is left wing Lawson Crouse of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League. Crouse h...

Dylan Strome, Mitchell Marner top centers after Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel

June 22, 2015 - 18:45
Erie Otters center Connor McDavid and Boston University center Jack Eichel are expected to be the top two picks at the 2015 NHL Draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. Each has been regarded as a generational-type p...

George Gwozdecky to leave Lightning to pursue other opportunities

June 22, 2015 - 15:07
TAMP BAY - Assistant Coach George Gwozdecky is leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning to pursue other opportunities, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Gwozdecky has been with the Lightning on head coach Jon Cooper's staff ...

Lightning announce 2015 preseason schedule

June 22, 2015 - 11:08
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their seven-game 2015 preseason schedule today. The Lightning’s home games at Amalie Arena will be played Tuesday, September 22 against the Nashville Predators, Friday, September 25 against the ...

Lightning clean out lockers, summer officially begins

June 17, 2015 - 16:47
The Tama Bay Lightning spent Wednesday cleaning out their lockers, taking a full-organization picture with the Prince of Wales trophy and speaking with local media one last time. The offseason now officially begins for the Lightning. In a lot of...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts incredible run comes to an end

June 16, 2015 - 10:39
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks for winning the Stanley Cup. With a chance to clinch the Cup at home for the first time since 1938, the ‘Hawks, as they did in Game Five, played very well defensively in front of goaltender Corey Crawford...

Pregame Notebook: Nikita Kucherov probable for Game 6 tonight

June 15, 2015 - 14:26
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov took part in his team’s optional morning skate at Chicago’s United Center ahead of tonight’s must-win Game 6 for the Bolts. Kucherov wore a regular practice jersey and participated fully without appear...

Burns: Three things we learned from backs against the wall

June 14, 2015 - 14:14
Entering Game 5, the Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks was a best-of-three series, each team winning once on home ice and once on the road for a 2-2 split through the first four contests. Now, the Lightn...