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Mishkin's Musings: First half awards and looking at the second half

January 5, 2015 - 12:19
The Lightning have reached the halfway point of the season. It’s been a terrific first half – the team has 54 points and is tied for first place in the Atlantic Division. Here are my first half awards, as well as goals for the second half. Be...

Burns: Three things after overwhelming Ottawa

January 5, 2015 - 10:32
Tampa Bay played one of its most complete games of the 2014-15 season in a come-from-behind, 4-2 victory in Ottawa on Sunday. The game had all the hallmarks of a great Lightning victory: the triplets line did most of the heavy lifting as usual, ...

Mishkin's extra shift: Bolts rebound with stellar performance vs. Sens

January 4, 2015 - 21:16
What a performance by the Lightning in this game. The Bolts were coming off a disappointing loss Friday in Pittsburgh, but rebounded with a complete outing against the Sens. OK, the first shift wasn’t great. The Lightning turned the puck over...

Three things from the Bolts letdown in Pittsburgh

January 3, 2015 - 10:53
Tampa Bay was flying high as it entered Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center for the final meeting of the 2014-15 regular season against the Penguins. The Lightning had won four consecutive games and thoroughly dominated the Sabres in Buffalo two ni...

Mishkin's extra shift: Bolts fall into hole they can't crawl out of against Pens

January 2, 2015 - 22:14
In the first two meetings between the teams this year, which were played in the past two and half weeks, the Lightning carried play in the first period. In the first game, Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was sensational in the opening 20, hol...

Lightning reassign Andrei Vasilevskiy to Syracuse

January 1, 2015 - 17:09
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 four ga...

Burns: Three things we learned from 2014 finale

January 1, 2015 - 10:44
The Tampa Bay Lightning closed out a highly-successful 2014 calendar year with a victory in Buffalo, the fourth in a row for the Bolts. The win gives Tampa Bay 52 points heading into 2015, the most in the Eastern Conference and tied with Chicag...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts take care of business to end 2014

December 31, 2014 - 20:47
For most of the first two periods, this game resembled the first meeting between the clubs, played on December 2 in Buffalo. On that night, the Sabres defended well in their own zone and limited Lightning shots and scoring chances. The Lightning...

Lightning recall defenseman Nikita Nesterov

December 31, 2014 - 13:41
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Nesterov, 5-foot-11, 199 pounds, has played...

Mishkin's Musings: Six things to watch for on the Bolts four-game road trip

December 30, 2014 - 22:44
Some food for thought as the Lightning begin a four-game road trip … Maintain Their Mojo: The Lightning just wrapped up a three-game homestand in which they beat Pittsburgh, Carolina and Toronto. In all three of those contests, the Lightning d...

Bolts Family Carnival FAQ

December 30, 2014 - 13:05
Q: When is the Bolts Family Carnival? A: The Bolts Family Carnival is scheduled for Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1 pm- 5 pm at Amalie Arena (401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602) Q: How much are admission tickets? A: Premium Pass-admission f...

Lightning prospects prepare to battle at World Junior Championships

December 30, 2014 - 12:42
It has been quite the week at the World Junior Championships. There have been tons of fast-paced, high-scoring hockey for fans of all countries to watch, and it does not show signs of slowing down any time soon. Following Monday’s games, here...

Burns: Three things we learned from the rally at Amalie Arena

December 30, 2014 - 10:48
The Tampa Bay Lightning completed a three-game homestand with an unblemished 3-0-0 record following Monday night’s come-from-behind victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Having lost four of its previous five and six of eight, Tampa Bay needed to...

Lightning recall goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy from Syracuse

December 30, 2014 - 09:16
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Vasilevskiy, 20, has appeared in three g...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning dictate game on way to satisfying victory

December 29, 2014 - 23:09
The Toronto Maple Leafs lead the NHL in offense for a reason. Their roster is filled with highly-skilled players who are very creative in the offensive zone. The Leafs, however, often spend much of a game without the puck and are usually outshot...

Tom Pepin honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 29, 2014 - 19:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tom Pepin as the 20th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Pepin, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation ...

Notebook: Top two scoring teams in Leafs and Bolts meet tonight

December 29, 2014 - 11:49
The two highest scoring teams in the National Hockey League will meet tonight when the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Amalie Arena. Toronto leads the league in total goals (120) and average goals a game (3.33). Tampa Bay, a...

Bolts GameDay vs. Maple Leafs

December 28, 2014 - 23:00

Burns: Three things we learned in Ben Bishop's return

December 28, 2014 - 10:00
Tampa Bay won its second game in a row, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 Saturday at Amalie Arena behind a 25-save performance from goaltender Ben Bishop, who was back in the lineup for the first time since December 15. The Bolts seem to ha...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning play a crisp game after holiday break

December 27, 2014 - 22:13
Similar to their game against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, the Lightning dominated play for most of this contest. And one shouldn’t be fooled by the closeness of the final score (also like the outcome versus the Pens). Sometimes teams show rust afte...