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Jeff and Penny Vinik announce second five-season, $10 million pledge for Lightning Community Hero program

April 10, 2016 - 19:21
TAMPA – Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, along with his wife Penny, announced this evening at the Community Heroes Celebration Event at T. Pepin Hospitality Centre that the Vinik Family Foundation, in partnership with the Lightning Foundation...

Bolts and Red Wings meet again in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 10, 2016 - 13:39
The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the playoffs for the third season in a row. Waiting around the corner for them is a familiar foe. Following Boston’s 6-1 loss to Ottawa on Saturday opened the door for the Detroit Red Wings to secure third place in...

Burns: 3 things from the season finale

April 10, 2016 - 10:47
The Tampa Bay Lightning concluded the 2015-16 regular season with a 5-2 loss in Montreal, the Canadiens sweeping the four-game season series from the Lightning. No matter: the Bolts are headed back to the postseason and will begin play at Amalie ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Canadiens 5, Lightning 2

April 9, 2016 - 22:21
Obviously, the biggest storyline from this game was the injury to Tyler Johnson, who was pushed into the end boards by Montreal defenseman Greg Pateryn following a whistle. Hopefully, the injury isn’t serious and Johnson will be able to play next...

Burns: Three things we learned from clinching home ice

April 8, 2016 - 12:21
The Tampa Bay Lightning know their finish in the Atlantic Division standings. Now, they’re just waiting on an opponent. Following a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched second ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Devils 2

April 7, 2016 - 22:42
On Tuesday night, the Lightning, despite losing to the New York Rangers, still clinched a playoff berth because Boston lost in a shootout. On this night, the Lightning secured second place in the Atlantic Division and home ice in the first round ...

Lightning recall forward Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Matt Taormina

April 7, 2016 - 08:09
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Matt Taormina from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Additionally, the Bolt...

Mishkin's Musings: Taking a look at the final days of the regular season

April 6, 2016 - 12:13
Before a team can win the Stanley Cup, it must first qualify for the playoffs. OK, I know, I’m stating the obvious. But getting into the NHL playoffs is not automatic. It takes a sustained high level of play, an avoidance of long slumps and an ...

Burns: Three things we learned from backing into the playoffs

April 6, 2016 - 11:31
The execution didn’t go as the Bolts planned, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will make their third-straight appearance in the postseason. The Lightning surrendered a 2-0 first-period lead and fell to the New York Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday, dropping the...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Rangers 3, Lightning 2

April 5, 2016 - 23:22
The Lightning are in the playoffs. Obviously, more than the game itself between the Lightning and Rangers, that was the most important development from this evening. Carolina’s shootout win over Boston stamped a postseason ticket for the Lightni...

Prospect Spotlight: Johnathan Macleod

April 5, 2016 - 11:54
The Tampa Bay Lightning drafted defenseman Johnathan MacLeod in the second round, 57th overall, at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Dracut, Massachusetts, native is in his sophomore season at Boston University. “He’s a strong kid and is very combat...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Islanders 5, Lightning 2

April 4, 2016 - 21:45
The Lightning’s biggest problem area in this game was rush coverage. The Islanders scored all five of their goals either a) off the rush or b) moments after an initial dangerous rush was thwarted. Their issues in that area, which were extensive ...

Lightning sign forward Mitchell Stephens to three-year, entry-level contract

April 4, 2016 - 19:25
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Mitchell Stephens to a three-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Stephens, 19, skated in 39 games with the Saginaw Spirit of the ...

Lightning teams up with Stantec to award college scholarship to stem-focused students

April 4, 2016 - 15:31
TAMPA BAY - This season, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Stantec have partnered again to help continue the education of three deserving students from the Bay area through the Hillsborough Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program. During l...

Steven Stamkos underwent sucessful vascular surgery; expected to return in 1-3 months

April 4, 2016 - 14:28
TAMPA BAY – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos underwent successful surgery this afternoon to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) which was located near his right collarbone, vice president and gene...

Burns: Three things we learned from the highs and lows of Saturday night

April 3, 2016 - 13:13
What just happened? Probably the question every Lightning fan was asking him or herself a half hour following the final horn of the Bolts game against New Jersey last night. One minute, fans are celebrating a 3-1 win over the Devils, the Bolts d...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 3, Devils 1

April 2, 2016 - 23:06
Boy, was this an important win for the Lightning. It reduced their magic number to clinching a playoff spot to two points. The victory came on the heels of sub-par performances in their previous two games. And they won it with a strong overall e...

Steven Stamkos schedule to undergo vascular surgery; expected to return in 1-3 months

April 2, 2016 - 21:15
TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is scheduled to undergo surgery to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (called Effort Thrombosis) near his right collarbone, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman anno...

Tod Leiweke honored as Lightning Community Hero

April 2, 2016 - 18:00
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Tod Leiweke as the 41st Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the New Jersey Devils. Leiweke, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning ...

Pregame Notebook: Bolts can clinch playoff berth tonight vs. Devils

April 2, 2016 - 12:10
The Tampa Bay Lightning could wrap up a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third-consecutive season as early as tonight when they face the New Jersey Devils in the regular-season home finale at Amalie Arena. The Lightning would clinch if t...