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MacDill Air Force Based honored as Lightning Community Hero

TBL.com Feed - May 6, 2015 - 18:30
The Tampa Bay Lightning honored MacDill Air Force Base as the 46th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s Game 3 against the Montreal Canadiens. The $50,000 donation that comes with the Community Hero award is ...

Lightning prospect Anthony DeAngelo named OHL Defenseman of the Year

TBL.com Feed - May 6, 2015 - 12:40
The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Anthony DeAngelo is the 2014-15 recipient of the Max Kaminsky Trophy awarded annually to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenceman of the Year. DeAngelo led all defencemen...

Pregame Notebook: Fast start key to Game 3 for Lightning

TBL.com Feed - May 6, 2015 - 12:36
A year ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning entered Montreal and Game 3 trailing two-games-to-none in their opening round series against the Canadiens. The Lightning were a desperate team, knowing a third-consecutive loss would, in all likelihood, mean...

Morning notes as Lightning prepares for Game 3 against Habs

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 6, 2015 - 11:08

TAMPA – A few quick notes from today’s morning skate at Amalie Arena:

* Although the Lightning is up 2-0 on the Canadiens and has won all seven meetings this season, Tampa Bay doesn’t sound overconfident.

“We’ve got a good chance to take another step,” defenseman Anton Stralman said. “Don’t let it slip away.”

The Lightning expects Montreal to be desperate tonight, just as the Lightning was desperate when it faced an 0-2 deficit to the Canadiens in last year’s first round.

“We’ve been in that situation before,” center Steven Stamkos said. “You want to give your best effort. This is a huge game for them. I think we realize the magnitude of coming back in front of our home fans…We have to find a way to match it. It’s not going to be easy.”

* Stamkos said the Lightning will need to get more shots against Montreal goalie Carey Price than it did in Game 2. Tampa Bay scored on six of its 24 shots Sunday.

“We can’t expect that clip to continue against a goalie like that,” Stamkos said.

* Coach Jon Cooper and his players said what happens tonight will affect how they approach tomorrow’s Game 4 in the back-to-back situation. Cooper didn’t seem to mind the possibility of starting goalie Ben Bishop in both games; Bishop has only started back-to-back games once this season but would play Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon in the American Hockey League.

“This won’t be new,” Cooper said.

Backup Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn’t played since March 31.

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Bishop likely to play Games 3 and 4

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 6, 2015 - 10:54
Lightning coach Jon Cooper said his team hopes to go "for the jugular" tonight against the Canadiens, already holding a 2-0 series lead.
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Paquette doesn't want to rush back

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 6, 2015 - 10:42
Lightning center Cedric Paquette said while he continues to improve from an undisclosed injury that forced him out midway through Sunday's game, he doesn't want to rush back and make it worse.
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#WeAreTheThunder Playoffs Fan Packs distribution schedule announced

TBL.com Feed - May 6, 2015 - 08:20
The Tampa Bay Lightning will distribute #WeAreTheThunder fan packs today and Thursday around the Tampa Bay metro area to build anticipation for the Second Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Each #WeAreTheThunder fan pack includes a playof...

Canadiens' Brandon Prust apologizes for officiating comments

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - May 5, 2015 - 14:45

TAMPA – Montreal wing Brandon Prust apologized Tuesday for his comments directed toward official Brad Watson after Sunday’s Game 2.

“It was an embarrassment,” Prust said of his actions.

Prust was given 27 penalty minutes in the end of the Lightning’s 6-2 win Sunday, after tripping goalie Ben Bishop and getting in a fight with defenseman Braydon Coburn. Afterward, Prust said Watson provoked him and “tries to play God.”

“I regret what I said,” Prust said after Tuesday’s practice at Amalie Arena. “If I could go back and redo it, I would, but you can’t. We have to live with it and refocus on the road ahead.”

Prust publicly apologized to Watson and said what happened on the ice should have stayed there. He’s also privately apologized to Canadiens coach Michel Therrien.

“I think he did the right thing,” Therrien said of Prust’s apology.

Prust said he doesn’t expect the incident to carry over into Game 3 on Wednesday night.

“I hope it’s just an honest hockey game,” Prust said, “and we go back to business.” 

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Practice Notebook: Cedric Paquette to be a game-time decision for Game 3

TBL.com Feed - May 5, 2015 - 13:51
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette exited Game 2 in Montreal early in the second period after suffering an undisclosed injury late in the first. Paquette said he felt something during his last shift of the opening period and went into th...

LightningMade to host youth summer camps in Tampa, Ellenton and Kissimmee

TBL.com Feed - May 5, 2015 - 10:11
Over the past few seasons, Lightning Made has provided youth hockey players in the Tampa Bay area numerous opportunities to improve their skills through many different camps and clinics. One of these main clinics is Lightning Made Summer Camp. Sum...

Lightning brush off idea they have Canadiens number

TBL.com Feed - May 5, 2015 - 09:11
The Tampa Bay Lightning may be in control of the Eastern Conference Second Round series against the Montreal Canadiens, but don't tell them that. Despite winning their past seven games against Montreal and earning a decisive 6-2 win in Game 2 o...

Anthony DeAngelo (D) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00


Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Anthony DeAngelo (D)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Jake Dotchin (D) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00
Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Jake Dotchin (D)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Dylan Blujus (D) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00
Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Dylan Blujus (D)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Tanner Richard (F) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00
Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Tanner Richard (F)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Henri Ikonen (F) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00


Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Henri Ikonen (F)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Joël Vermin (F) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00


Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Joël Vermin (F)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Yanni Gourde (F) from Syracuse Crunch to Tampa Bay Lightning

Syracuse Crunch Transactions/Rumors - May 5, 2015 - 00:00
Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Yanni Gourde (F)
From: Syracuse Crunch
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link

Anthony DeAngelo (D) from Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning Transactions - May 5, 2015 - 00:00


Status: Recalled/Reassigned
Date: 05/05/2015
Player: Anthony DeAngelo (D)
From: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
To: Tampa Bay Lightning
Information: Recalled
Source: Link
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