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Lightning hire Benoit Groulx to become head coach of Syracuse Crunch

TBL.com Feed - May 10, 2016 - 14:59
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired Benoit Groulx to become the head coach of its American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, Crunch General Manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Groulx, 48, was the head coach and gen...

Victor Hedman rises to occasion as stakes grow

TBL.com Feed - May 10, 2016 - 10:02
If last season’s Stanley Cup run was the moment the rest of the National Hockey League learned how tremendously gifted Victor Hedman is, this year’s playoff performance by Hedman is a slap-you-in-the-face reminder he’s one of the most talented def...

Eastern Conference Final playoff tickets go on sale May 12

TBL.com Feed - May 9, 2016 - 14:31
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will place single-game tickets for home games during the Eastern Conference Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. The Lightning defeated the New York Islan...

Burns: Three things we learned from a return trip to the Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - May 9, 2016 - 12:56
The reigning Eastern Conference champions will get the chance to defend their title. The Tampa Bay Lightning took care of business at home on Sunday, shutting out the New York Islanders 4-0 with an opportunity to clinch the Second Round series in...

Victor Hedman proves to be a force for Lightning at both ends of the ice

TBL.com Feed - May 9, 2016 - 08:26
TAMPA -- For the Tampa Bay Lightning to go deep in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, they were going to need their best players to take on an even bigger role with center Steven Stamkos and defenseman Anton Stralman each out because of injury. Enter Vi...

Five reasons the Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final

TBL.com Feed - May 9, 2016 - 08:20
The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the second consecutive year with a 4-0 win against the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the second round at Amalie Arena on Sunday. It is Tampa Bay's third time in the conferen...

Depleted Lightning keep winning despite injuries

TBL.com Feed - May 9, 2016 - 08:15
Anton Stralman was injured on March 25 when the Tampa Bay Lightning played the New York Islanders. He battled in front of the net and his left leg bent awkwardly beneath him as he fell to the ice. Diagnosis: fractured fibula. Timeline: indefinite....

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 4, Islanders 0

TBL.com Feed - May 8, 2016 - 22:00
In their Game Five series-clinching 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Round One, the Lightning were vastly outplayed. They needed Ben Bishop to steal the game – and he did, making 34 saves. By contrast, the Lightning’s 4-0 series-clinching G...

Jim and Celia Ferman honored as Lightning Community Heroes

TBL.com Feed - May 8, 2016 - 14:30
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jim and Celia Ferman as the 47th Lightning Community Heroes of the 2015-16 season during the first period of today’s game versus the New York Islanders. The Ferman’s, who received a $50,000 donation fro...

Five Keys for Game 5 of Lightning-Islanders

TBL.com Feed - May 8, 2016 - 08:54
The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Second Round on Sunday at Amalie Arena (3 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports). The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 3-1. Here are 5 Keys for Game 5: 1. EARN MO...

Jon Cooper said Anton Stralman's injury is 'baffling'

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 7, 2016 - 14:23
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said his team's mantra during the playoffs has been to stay alive so its injured regulars won't have already played their last game.
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Burns: Three things from another overtime win in Brooklyn

TBL.com Feed - May 7, 2016 - 13:17
Maybe the Lightning should try to get every playoff game into overtime. The Bolts are darn near unstoppable in the extra sessions. Tampa Bay won its second-straight overtime game in Brooklyn on Friday, Jason Garrison’s one-time blast from just...

Mishkin's Extra Shift: Lightning 2, Islanders 1 - OT

TBL.com Feed - May 7, 2016 - 00:01
There were some differences between this Lightning overtime victory and their Game Three OT triumph. Nine goals were scored on Tuesday. Only three were tallied tonight. The teams combined for 80 shots on goal on Tuesday. Only 52 shots were put...

Matt Carle could return tonight for Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 6, 2016 - 11:46
The Lightning could be getting a key piece back on its blueline heading into tonight's Game 4 against the Islanders.
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Matt Carle and Erik Condra possible for Game 4 tonight against Islanders

TBL.com Feed - May 6, 2016 - 10:36
The Tampa Bay Lightning will look to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Second Round series against the New York Islanders tonight in Game 4 at the Barclays Center. And there’s a chance they’ll have a bit more help to accomplish that feat. E...

Vlad Namestnikov earns unsung hero honors from Game 3

TBL.com Feed - May 5, 2016 - 16:41
A lot of attention in Game 3 of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Second Round playoff series against the New York Islanders was given to a second-period collision between the Isles’ Thomas Hickey and the Bolts’ Jonathan Drouin – a hit that gashed Drouin’...

Matt Carle, Erik Condra could play in Game 4

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 5, 2016 - 15:18
Both defenseman Matt Carle and wing Erik Condra participated fully in Thursday's practice at the Prudential Center, and there's a chance both could return to the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Islanders.
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Tampa Bay Lightning 19-year-old goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy draws comparison to Russian Royalty

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

Saw this story on the IIHF web site after Andrei Vasilevskiy made his senior team debut for Russia in a 6-1 victory against the United States, and there was quite the comparison made between Vasilevski and former Russian goaltender Vladislav Tretiak, the Hall of Fame goalie regarded as one of…

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Tampa Bay Lightning announce training camp roster, partial schedule

Bolts Report (Erlendsson) - May 29, 2014 - 01:25

LIGHTNING TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP SEPT. 11 AT TAMPA BAY TIMES FORUM

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will open the franchise’s 21st training camp on Wednesday, September 11 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the team announced today.  The team also announced the additional 38 players who…

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