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What to watch for: Key games and stretches for the Lightning in 2014-15

June 22, 2014 - 14:10
With the 2014-15 NHL schedule officially released Sunday, Lightning beat reporterMissy Zielinski takes a look at some key stretches and games for the Lightning during the 2014-15 campaign. October 9, Bolts home/season opener:The Lightning did ...

Roman Hamrlik reflects on a life with the Lightning and in the NHL

June 21, 2014 - 17:36
With the NHL Entry Draft slated for June 27-28 in Philadelphia, Lightning beat reporter Missy Zielinski looks back at the Bolts’ first-ever draft pick Roman Hamrlik. Hamrlik was selected first overall by the Lightning in the 1992 draft and appeare...

Lightning to host Panthers in season opener

June 21, 2014 - 13:44
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they will open their 2014-15 home schedule against the Florida Panthers on October 9 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at 7:30 p.m. The Bolts defeated the Panthers, 7-2, in their home opener l...

Alex Killorn re-signs with Bolts, reflects on sophomore campaign

June 19, 2014 - 14:59
The Tampa Bay Lightning continued to solidify their young core as forward Alex Killorn, 24, signed a two-year contract extension Thursday. Killorn was set to be a restricted free agent on July 1. “We were both excited and willing to get a deal...

Lightning re-sign Alex Killorn

June 19, 2014 - 08:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have resigned forward Alex Killorn to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Killorn, 24, played in all 82 games for the Lightning last season, collecting 17 g...

Lightning Bloggers Roundtable: Exploring the untouchables

June 17, 2014 - 12:47
Each week, Lightning bloggers from across the web will meet at TampaBayLightning.com to discuss a hot topic around the team. The Blogger Roundtable is published with the intent to provide engaging content for Lightning fans. We strive to be th...

Q&A with director of player development Stacy Roest

June 12, 2014 - 13:28
With Tampa Bay Lightning’s annual development camp taking place July 2-6, Lightning beat reporter Missy Zielinski sat down with the Bolts director of player development, Stacy Roest, to learn what the expectations for the 2014 Development Camp are...

Jonathan Drouin, Andrei Vasilevskiy to attend 2014 Lightning development camp

June 12, 2014 - 08:07
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced the schedule and roster for the team’s annual Development Camp, to be held from July 2-6 at the Brandon Ice Sports Forum. The roster currently consists of a total of 26 players, 15 forwards, seven defe...

12 signs you're a die-hard Lightning fan

June 11, 2014 - 12:57
1. You've got your #LightningStrikes pick nailed down by lunch 2. When Stamkos skates into the left circle, you don't even need to watch because you know exactly what happens 3. You know why JT Brown's Twitter name is JT Brownov 3. Your Ligh...

Grading the Lightning rookies

June 10, 2014 - 13:30
Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of offense, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. In our final week of grading, she ...

Success might have been surprising for Palat but not re-signing

June 9, 2014 - 14:28
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat was nervous when his agent called him recently. Palat, who surprised everyone scoring 23 goals and adding 36 assists in his rookie season, got the biggest surprise when his agent delivered the news. ...

Five interesting stats showing how Ondrej Palat surprised us all

June 9, 2014 - 13:22
From 208th overall pick in the NHL draft to Calder Trophy finalist, Ondrej Palat has made a name for himself in the NHL in just his first season. Here are five stats that show how the rookie surprised us all.  He knows how to put up a 'Palat' o...

Lightning re-sign Calder finalist Ondrej Palat

June 9, 2014 - 08:25
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have resigned forward Ondrej Palat to a three-year contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Palat, 23, skated in 81 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 season, colle...

Ten years later: A look back at winning the Stanley Cup with the captain

June 7, 2014 - 15:05
Saturday, June 7 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s one and only Stanley Cup Championship back in the 2003-04 season. From talking to the Bolts’ captain, Dave Andreychuk, who was first to hoist one of the oldest trophies i...

What exactly is a restricted free agent?

June 5, 2014 - 10:59
As the draft and free agency creep up for the Tampa Bay Lightning and the rest of the NHL, it’s time to tackle some of hockey’s trickiest topics. Today we uncover what exactly it means to be a Restricted Free Agent. RESTRICTED FREE AGENT GROUPS...

Grading the Lightning special teams

June 4, 2014 - 08:18
Each week Bolts beat reporter Missy Zielinski is grading the Tampa Bay Lightning in the categories of offense, defense, goaltending, special teams and rookies based on their performance during the 2013-14 season. For Week 4 she is handing Lightnin...

Tampa Bay Times Forum ranked 4th best NHL arena by StadiumJourney.com

June 3, 2014 - 11:24
The Tampa Bay Times Forum was ranked the fourth best arena overall in the National Hockey League by stadiumjourney.com last week. The site measures overall fan experience of attending a game and it includes factors such as food and beverage, o...

Al Murray: Quality of 2014 NHL Draft is the wingers

June 3, 2014 - 08:35
TORONTO -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of two teams, along with the Anaheim Ducks, currently holding two first-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft. That's a pretty nice place to be, according to Lightning director of amateur scouting Al Murray. ...