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Bruins Present Good End-Of-The-Season Test For Bolts

TBL.com Feed - March 8, 2014 - 14:40
Different. That is what the Tampa Bay Lightning organization can now be called in the post-Martin St. Louis era. It can also be seen as addition by subtraction and a perfect opportunity for the Lightning to display its new identity that enco...

What to Watch For: Lightning vs. Bruins

TBL.com Feed - March 8, 2014 - 14:23
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to claim their first victory in their six-game homestand as they face off against the Boston Bruins tonight. Tonight's matchup will be the fourth and final time the Bolts will see the Bruins in the regular season,...

Stamkos’ Captaincy Comes At Perfect Time

TBL.com Feed - March 8, 2014 - 10:28
Nothing may have felt perfect at the time, but one thing was just right Thursday evening. The Tampa Bay Lightning skated onto the ice before puck drop and one player was noticeably absent - not the obvious No. 26, but No. 91. Then from the t...

Prospect Slater Koekkoek done for year with shoulder injury

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 7, 2014 - 17:39
Lightning defenseman prospect Slater Koekkoek is done for the season due to a right shoulder injury, general manager Steve Yzerman confirmed. Koekkoek, the 10th pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, had his left shoulder surgically-repaired the last two seasons. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday, Yzerman said.
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Cooper feels team is headed in the right direction

TBL.com Feed - March 7, 2014 - 16:48
Friday provided a chance for the Tampa Bay Lightning to turn the page on what has been a mix of a tough road trip and change to focus on the last leg of its 2013-14 schedule. Though the Lightning lost its first contest with the additions of Ste...

Stamkos calls Bruins game "a true character test"

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 7, 2014 - 13:51
For the Lightning, there were many things to like about Thursday's game, despite the 3-1 loss to the Sabres.
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Lightning Host 'Sunday with Stanley' Event on March 16

TBL.com Feed - March 7, 2014 - 12:51
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will welcome all fans to the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday, March 16 with a completely free event, beginning at 11 a.m., as part of the Bolts' 10th Anniversary Stanley Cup celebration. "Sunday with Stanley" wi...

Lightning Name Steven Stamkos the 10th Captain in Franchise History

TBL.com Feed - March 6, 2014 - 19:45
The Tampa Bay Lightning have named Steven Stamkos the 10th captain in franchise history today, the team unveiled prior to their game versus the Buffalo Sabres. “Steven Stamkos was destined to be the leader of our team,” head coach Jon Cooper sa...

Stamkos the new Lightning captain

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 6, 2014 - 19:39
The Lightning started a new era Thursday night with a new captain.
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What To Watch For: Bolts vs. Sabres

TBL.com Feed - March 6, 2014 - 16:05
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to claim the first victory of their six-game homestand tonight as they take on the Atlantic Division rival, the Buffalo Sabres. The last time Tampa faced Buffalo, the Sabres were defeated 3-2. Puck drops at 7:30 p...

With distractions behind, Lightning poised for playoff push

TBL.com Feed - March 6, 2014 - 15:59
For many, the last 24 hours have been anger, unanswered questions and confusion, but for the Tampa Bay Lightning it has been a sigh of relief. "Marty is gone, the trade deadline's over, this is our group," Steven Stamkos said. The departure ...

Marty St. Louis says trade to the Rangers part of "tough and weird" day

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 6, 2014 - 15:21
So, there was Marty St. Louis on Wednesday sitting on the bench at Madison Square Garden in a Rangers jersey. Even he was struck by how "weird" that was.
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View photos of Jeff Vinik's Boston mansion

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 6, 2014 - 14:14
The Times' Drew Harwell told you back in October that Lightning owner Jeff Vinik listed his Boston mansion for a whopping $17 million.
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Larry Timmer Honored as 28th Lightning Community Hero

TBL.com Feed - March 6, 2014 - 13:41
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Larry Timmer as the 28th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Timmer, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Light...

Callahan knows he is not a replacement for St. Louis

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 6, 2014 - 12:26
The main aspect of the first conversation Lightning coach Jon Cooper had with newly acquired right wing Ryan Callahan basically came down to this:
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Deadline Day Brings New Era For Lightning Organization

TBL.com Feed - March 5, 2014 - 21:31
It seems ironic that on a day that so many Tampa Bay Lightning fans had been waiting for, the return of Steven Stamkos, other news took precedence - captain Martin St. Louis was no longer going to be donning a Bolts jersey. Last Wednesday St. L...

Marty St. Louis' letter to Lightning fans

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - March 5, 2014 - 19:51
Former Lightning captain Marty St. Louis, traded to the Rangers Wednesday, addressed his departure from Tampa Bay in the following letter to fans and media:
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Bolts acquire Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Dalton Smith from Columbus

TBL.com Feed - March 5, 2014 - 18:13
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forwards Jonathan Audy-Marchessault (OH-dee-mahr-SHUH-soh) and Dalton Smith from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Dana Tyrell and defenseman Matt Taormina today, vice president and...

Prospect of the Week: Brian Hart

TBL.com Feed - March 5, 2014 - 17:49
Tampa Bay Lightning prospect and Harvard Crimson forward Brian Hart collected four points (three goals, one assist) through eight games played. Coming off the four-game point streak last month, Hart already has one helper in the first game of Marc...

Letter from Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik

TBL.com Feed - March 5, 2014 - 16:54
As you are probably aware, on Wednesday we traded Martin St. Louis to the New York Rangers for Ryan Callahan (the Rangers captain), a 2015 first round draft choice and a conditional 2014 second round draft choice. While we have honored Marty's req...
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