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Steven Stamkos evolving into all-around star

December 10, 2014 - 12:19
As difficult as he has been to defend, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos used to be easy to find on the ice. "He used to post up at that left-wing dot and every goalie in the League knew it was coming and they couldn't stop it," NHL ...

Mishkin's Musings: Learning the language of a sport

December 10, 2014 - 11:50
Mishkin’s Musings: Learning The “Language” Of A Sport As I made my way up to the press box before last night’s game between the Lightning and Washington Capitals, I heard Dave Andreychuk delivering one of his “Hockey 201” seminars to fans seate...

Crunch Time: Wrapping up the week for the Lightning's AHL affiliate

December 10, 2014 - 11:48
Cruisin’ along The Syracuse Crunch are coming off a very successful weekend that saw them go 2-0-0 in their back-to-back games against the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Rochester Americans. The Crunch are now 4-1-0 at home in their past five games, ...

College route to NHL becoming more popular for players including Brian Boyle

December 10, 2014 - 09:43
Try telling Brian Boyle that as an NHL athlete he is an exception for having gone to college, and he’ll be quick to point out that is simply not the case. “No, no. Sustr, Garrison, Carle, Killorn, Brown, Me, Bishop. In New York we had a lot too. ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Playing from behind spells trouble for Bolts

December 9, 2014 - 22:31
The Caps used a terrific first period to set the tone and build a lead, then relied on goalie Braden Holtby when the Lightning made a push. The result was a second straight regulation loss for the Bolts. Just like on Saturday against Columbus,...

Steven Stamkos scores 250th career NHL goal

December 9, 2014 - 20:05
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scored his 250th goal of his career on Tuesday night when Ryan Callahan passed the puck to Stamkos in the slot and he fired a snapshot past Capitals goalie Braden Holtby. Stamkos becomes the 10th youngest playe...

Ann Comeau honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 9, 2014 - 13:53
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Ann Comeau as the 16th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals. Comeau, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundatio...

Pregame Notebook: Stamkos nears milestone; J.T. Brown back in lineup

December 9, 2014 - 12:38
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos needs only one more goal to reach No. 250 for his National Hockey League career. If Stamkos were to reach the milestone tonight at Amalie Arena against the Washington Capitals, he would be the 10th younge...

Bolts GameDay vs. Capitals

December 9, 2014 - 08:28

Practice Notebook: Bouncing back becoming second nature for Bolts

December 8, 2014 - 16:10
With 18 wins through 28 games, the Tampa Bay Lightning have become accustomed to winning during the 2014-15 season. So, when the Lightning lose, especially to one of the teams at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings like Saturday’s 3-1 ...

Burns: Three things from the head-scratching loss to Columbus

December 7, 2014 - 10:47
Tampa Bay outshot Columbus 34-20 on Saturday night at Amalie Arena. The Lightning had better scoring opportunities than the Blue Jackets throughout. The scoreboard told a different story, however, the 3-1 final in favor of Columbus a perplexing ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning struggle against hard-working Blue Jackets team

December 6, 2014 - 22:07
Under head coach Todd Richards, the Columbus Blue Jackets have the identity of an extremely hard-working team. No matter the score, they play hard – and are hard to play against. They were a playoff team last year and many people around the leag...

Sara Robinson honored as Lightning Community Hero

December 6, 2014 - 18:34
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Sara Robinson as the 15th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Robinson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Fo...

Pregame Notebook: Lightning look for sixth straight win at Amalie Arena

December 6, 2014 - 12:35
For the third game in a row, the Tampa Bay Lightning will play a team at the bottom of the divisional standings when they host Columbus tonight at Amalie Arena. Four days ago, the Lightning were upended 2-1 in a shootout in Buffalo. Two days lat...

Bolts GameDay vs. Blue Jackets

December 6, 2014 - 10:17

Practice Notebook: Bolts discuss rowdy third, Drouin and winning at home

December 5, 2014 - 14:05
In addition to showing how well the Lightning can perform when playing their best, Thursday’s game against Buffalo also sent a message to the rest of the NHL. The Bolts are not a group to be trifled with. Three separate incidents occurred betwe...

Lightning and Marine Corps Reserve team up for Toys for Tots drive

December 5, 2014 - 13:41
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning is partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserve twice this month at Amalie Arena to host drives for the Toys for Tots program on Ford Thunder Alley prior to Bolts home games on December 6 vs. Columbus ...

Burns: Three things we learned from the Buffalo Beatdown

December 5, 2014 - 09:59
Hope you didn’t miss the rematch between Tampa Bay and Buffalo. Thursday’s game at Amalie Arena featured five Bolts goals, three brawls and Ben Bishop’s first shutout of the season. In case you didn’t catch the action, here’s all you need to kno...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts put on a puck possession clinic vs. Sabres

December 4, 2014 - 22:46
On Tuesday in Buffalo, the Sabres competed extremely hard and defended well against the Lightning. They blocked 22 shots and yielded just one goal to the Bolts, the highest scoring team in the NHL. The Lightning didn’t generate a lot of chances ...