Tampa Bay Lightning 2016 Draft

2 33 F Mitchell Stephens 5.11 187 Saginaw (OHL)
2 44 D Matthew Spencer 6.02 203 Peterborough (OHL)
3 64 F Dennis Yan 6.01 187 Shawinigan (QMJHL)
3 72 F Anthony Cirelli 6.00 165 Oshawa (OHL)
4 118 F Jonne Tammela 5.11 185 KalPa (FIN)
4 120 F Mathieu Joseph 6.00 168 Saint John (QMJHL)
5 150 D Ryan Zuhlsdorf 6.00 194 Sioux City (USHL)
6 153 G Kris Oldham 6.03 205 Omaha (USHL)
6 180 F Bokondji Imama 6.01 214 Saint John (QMJHL)

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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 6, Red Wings 2

March 23, 2016 - 06:56
One of the most critical moments in this game occurred late in the second period. The Lightning led the Red Wings, but the lead was only a one-goal advantage. That’s because the Wings had rallied from a 3-0 deficit to score back-to-back goals in...

Lightning sign defenseman Ben Thomas to three-year, entry-level contract

March 22, 2016 - 20:25
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Ben Thomas to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Thomas, 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, began the 2015-16 season with the Calg...

Alice Buzzetto honored as Lightning Community Hero

March 22, 2016 - 18:22
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Alice Buzzetto as the 36th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Detroit Red Wings. Buzzetto, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightn...

First place on the line when Bolts battle Red Wings tonight at Amalie Arena

March 22, 2016 - 12:55
Despite losing five of their previous seven games, the Tampa Bay Lightning can move into first place in the Atlantic Division with a win tonight at Amalie Arena over the Detroit Red Wings. The Lightning are currently two points back of division-l...

Burns: Three things we learned from a win in the desert

March 20, 2016 - 10:07
The Tampa Bay Lightning’s contest in Arizona against the Coyotes was not necessarily a must-win, what with the Bolts still firmly in third place in the Atlantic Division and not in any immediate danger of falling out of the playoff chase. But to ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 2, Coyotes 0

March 20, 2016 - 09:39
As was the case heading into last Sunday’s game at Columbus, the Lightning really needed this one. The scenarios were similar. The Lightning entered both games having lost their previous two contests. Teams directly behind the Lightning in the ...

Burns: Three things we learned from a loss in Dallas

March 18, 2016 - 11:44
The Tampa Bay Lightning desperately needed a win on Thursday to stem the tide of losing that has crept into their game of late. The Lightning traveled to Dallas having lost four of their last five games. Getting a win against Dallas wasn’t going ...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Stars 4, Lightning 3

March 18, 2016 - 07:37
Both of these teams were coming off disappointing losses in their previous game, so one would expect they would be hungry to bounce back. But in this game, the Dallas Stars were simply hungrier than the Lightning. That much was evident in the th...

Brenden Morrow announces retirement after 15 seasons

March 17, 2016 - 13:21
The Dallas Stars and Brenden Morrow announced today the forward's retirement from the National Hockey League after 15 seasons. Morrow signed a ceremonial one-day agreement with Dallas on Thursday and retired as a member of the Stars. Morrow, 37...

Crunch Report: Syracuse continues push for the playoffs

March 17, 2016 - 08:30
LAST WEEK Fri., March 11 - Crunch vs. Bridgeport - W, 5-2 Sat., March 12 - Crunch vs. Rochester - L, 7-4 Sun., March 13 - Crunch at Springfield - L, 4-2 THIS WEEK Fri., March 18 - Crunch at Binghamton - 7:05 p.m. Sat., March 19 - Crunch ...

Mishkin's Musings: Three thoughts on the stretch run

March 16, 2016 - 12:32
1. In my most recent column, I wrote how the Lightning were playing their best hockey of the year. They were in the midst of a franchise record-setting nine-game winning streak. All facets of their game were in synch. Fast forward a couple of we...

Burns: Three things we learned from defeat in Toronto

March 16, 2016 - 10:36
The Tampa Bay Lightning have certainly picked an inopportune time to begin playing inconsistently again. Through the first half of the season, the Lightning struggled to string together wins and hovered around the middle of the pack in the Easter...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 1

March 16, 2016 - 07:25
It’s true that the Lightning lost this game in the third period. With the score tied at one, Ben Smith netted the eventual game-winner with just under 11 minutes left in the third. But it’s also true that the Lightning’s third period was, by far...

Burns: Three things we learned from shutting out Columbus

March 14, 2016 - 11:03
The Tampa Bay Lightning have become road warriors of late. In their last multi-game road trip, the Bolts won all four games, the first time in franchise history Tampa Bay swept a road trip of at least four games. On Sunday in Columbus, the Light...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Blue Jackets 0

March 13, 2016 - 20:25
This was an important and gutsy win for the Lightning. Important because it ended their 0-2-1 skid, propelled them back into a second place tie in the division with the Florida Panthers and allowed them to maintain a lead on the hungry teams behi...

Lightning recall forward Mike Blunden from Syracuse

March 12, 2016 - 19:26
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Mike Blunden from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Blunden, 29, has played in nine games with the Lig...

Burns: Three things we learned from a third straight loss

March 12, 2016 - 14:01
If the Philadelphia Flyers make the playoffs, I’m not so sure the Tampa Bay Lightning want to see them in a First Round matchup. For the second time in five days, the determined Flyers dominated the Lightning and kept their faint playoffs hopes i...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Flyers 3, Lightning 1

March 12, 2016 - 07:45
The Lightning have now gone 0-2-1 in their last three games. In two of those – the regulation losses to the Philadelphia Flyers – the Lightning have not played well. Granted, this performance wasn’t nearly as bad as Monday’s defeat, a game in wh...

Brian Anderson honored as Lightning Community Hero

March 11, 2016 - 20:01
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Brian Anderson as the 35th Lightning Community Hero of the 2015-16 season during the first period of tonight’s game versus the Philadelphia Flyers. Anderson, who received a $50,000 donation from the Ligh...