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First Batch Of Olympians Return To Practice

February 24, 2014 - 16:35
Following their first practice back with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Czech Republic teammates Radko Gudas and Ondrej Palat had nothing but glowing reviews of their time in Sochi, Russia. "It was awesome being on the same team with players like [Ja...

Cooper: Kostka A “No-Brainer” For The Lightning

February 24, 2014 - 16:24
With a Tampa Bay Lightning team that needed an upgrade on defense heading into the 2013-14 campaign, the Bolts have made strides on their blue line thus far. After meshing solid veteran blueliners – Eric Brewer, Matt Carle and Sami Salo – with ...

Lightning Claim Defenseman Mike Kostka Off Waivers

February 23, 2014 - 14:19
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Kostka, 28, has skated in nine games with the Blackhawks this se...

Lightning Practices To Reach “Whole New Level” Monday

February 23, 2014 - 12:57
After spending three days in Orlando with a mini team orientation, the Tampa Bay Lightning were pleased with the results at the close of camp. 'We accomplished what we wanted to accomplish," associate coach Rick Bowness said. "We got our condit...

Price leads Canada to Olympic gold

February 23, 2014 - 12:39
SOCHI -- Victory. Vindication. Another gold medal. Canada got it all Sunday at Bolshoy Ice Dome in a 3-0 victory against Sweden in the gold-medal game of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. For all the scrutinizing of the roster and the analyzing and d...

Yzerman won't return as Canada's GM

February 23, 2014 - 12:22
Steve Yzerman said Sunday that he will not return as the executive director for Canada's Olympic team in 2018. He made the announcement following Canada's 3-0 victory against Sweden in the gold-medal game of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Yzerman, 48...

Carle, Filppula and Johnson All Make An Appearance On Ice Friday

February 21, 2014 - 16:20
While Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper's update on Matt Carle, Valtteri Filppula and Tyler Johnson included none of them being ready to practice in Orlando with the team, they all managed to put on skates and take to the ice Friday. Al...

Slater Koekkoek is Lightning Prospect of the Week

February 20, 2014 - 16:14
Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Windsor Spitfires captain and defenseman, Slater Koekkoek, is currently riding a three-game point streak and sits tied for third on the team in points. Koekkoek's most recent performances have come in the month...

Lightning Open Up Mini Camp In Orlando Ready To Work

February 20, 2014 - 15:48
It has become obvious in Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper's short tenure that he is a player's coach. One way he has helped that attitude transpire is through mini team getaways like this one, Thursday through Saturday in Orlando. "Dis...

Jones, Shootout Challenge Finalists to Compete at Tampa Bay Times Forum

February 20, 2014 - 13:49
More than 60 players from the ages of 9-60 traveled from as far as Kissimmee and Daytona to the Brandon Ice Sports Forum to compete in the newly reintroduced Tampa Bay Lightning Shootout Challenge. In the all-day event contestants separated int...

Lightning Host Hockey Day In Tampa Bay

February 20, 2014 - 13:33
The Tampa Bay Lightning proudly hosted Hockey Day in Tampa Bay on Sunday, February 9 in a day that was filled with great hockey events involving members of the local ice hockey community. The day started off as a showcase for local hockey talen...

Bolts Report Back To Tampa Bay; Update On Team’s Health

February 20, 2014 - 10:19
The past 10 days off was much needed for a number of Tampa Bay Lightning players. Ben Bishop, who was fighting through a wrist ailment, played the final game before Olympic break, but had been in and out of the lineup several times leading up t...

Tassone, Shootout Challenge finalists to compete at the Tampa Bay Times Forum

February 13, 2014 - 10:46
More than 60 players from the ages of 9-60 traveled from as far as Kissimmee and Daytona to the Brandon Ice Sports Forum to compete in the newly reintroduced Tampa Bay Lightning Shootout Challenge. In the all-day event contestants separated in...

Teammates Gudas, Palat hope to shine in Sochi

February 10, 2014 - 22:11
Despite being almost the same age and hailing from the same country, Radko Gudas and Ondrej Palat do not have much in common. "Just beer," they both said, laughing. Despite their differences, they've become very close friends since first me...

Lightning Olympians A Blend Of Experienced And New Talent

February 10, 2014 - 21:49
On the official roster deadline day for Olympic teams on January 7, 2014, a total of seven different players from the Tampa Bay Lightning organization were named to their respective country's team for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The list included...

Lightning Launch Season Ticket Renewal, Postseason Ticket Campaign

February 10, 2014 - 12:34
TAMPA BAY - As the National Hockey League pauses to allow its players to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, the Tampa Bay Lightning is offering its fans the chance to renew season tickets for the 2014-15 regular season and reserve their sea...

Lightning Announce Blue Line Club and Thunder 2.0 for 2014-15 Season

February 10, 2014 - 12:22
TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning will debut a new, special seating club for the 2014-15 season called the “Blue Line Club,” the organization announced today as part of its season ticket renewal campaign. This new club and its amenities will be ...

Prospect performer of the week: Ikonen leads the way with highlight reel goal

February 10, 2014 - 08:57
Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Kingston Frontenacs forward Henri Ikonen impressed over the weekend with a shorthanded penalty shot goal that helped earn a 4-2 win over the Sarnia Sting. Ikonen, who plays in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) is ...

Lightning Reassigned Namestnikov and Gudlevskis to Syracuse

February 9, 2014 - 15:21
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov and goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namest...

Kennedy's Honored as 27th Lightning Community Heroes

February 8, 2014 - 20:19
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Liz and David Kennedy as the 27th Lightning Community Heroes of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. The Kennedy’s, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Fou...