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John Tortorella returns to Lightning bench for Hockey Day in Tampa Bay

TBL.com Feed - February 13, 2015 - 11:07
Sometime in September during Lightning training camp, John Tortorella, Jay Feaster and Nigel Kirwan had dinner together at Feaster’s house. A few months earlier, Feaster, the former GM who engineered the Lightning’s 2003-04 Stanley Cup championsh...

Lightning reassign Vladislav Namestnikov to Syracuse

TBL.com Feed - February 13, 2015 - 10:21
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 6-foot, 182 pounds, has app...

Mishkin's Musings: Bolts struggle against tough St. Louis team

TBL.com Feed - February 12, 2015 - 23:34
Extra Shift: Blues 6 Lightning 3 In the contest between these teams nine days ago in St. Louis, the Lightning, despite losing in overtime, played one of their best games of the year. Versus a big, heavy, physical team, the Lightning were able ...

Rechi Butler named Lightning Community Hero

TBL.com Feed - February 12, 2015 - 19:26
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Rechi Butler as the 29th Lightning Community Hero of the season during the first period of tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues. Butler, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundatio...

Bolts look for revenge tonight against Blues

TBL.com Feed - February 12, 2015 - 13:16
February figured to be a telling month for the Tampa Bay Lightning with 12 games against Western Conference opponents and eight of the 12 on the road. So far, the Lightning have responded well to the challenge. Through the first five, the Bolts ...

Blues prepare Lightning for five-game trip out west

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 12, 2015 - 12:37
TAMPA -- Tonight's game against St. Louis is the midpoint in a stretch of 11 straight games for the Lightning against Western Conference opponents, and the Blues' style of play should prepare Tampa Bay for what they'll face in the next two weeks during a five-game road trip.
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Rookie Namestnikov excited to be back with Lightning

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 12, 2015 - 11:53
TAMPA -- Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov understood the need for him to spend most of the past two months with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, but back in the NHL for tonight's game against St. Louis, he's eager to show he can make plays at this level.
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Bolts Game Day vs. Blues

TBL.com Feed - February 12, 2015 - 09:56

Evgeni Nabokov announces NHL retirement

TBL.com Feed - February 11, 2015 - 17:22
Evgeni Nabokov ended his long, storied National Hockey League career in the same place it started: San Jose. Nabokov, 39, announced his retirement today from the NHL during an emotional press conference at the SAP Center. The Kamenogorsk, Kazakhs...

Lightning recall forward Vladislav Namestnikov from Syracuse

TBL.com Feed - February 11, 2015 - 17:19
TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Vladislav Namestnikov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Namestnikov, 6-foot, 182 pounds, has app...

Bolts Prospect Spotlight: Ben Thomas

TBL.com Feed - February 11, 2015 - 15:47
Ben Thomas is on a roll. The young blue liner for the Calgary Hitmen in the Western Hockey League has six points in his past seven games. Thomas currently sits second on the team for points by a defenseman with 23. Of the five goals that he’s pott...

Crunch Time: Syracuse remains in first place in the Eastern Conference

TBL.com Feed - February 11, 2015 - 15:28
Syracuse had another jam-packed week of hockey that saw the team gain four of a possible six points through three games. The Crunch kicked off their week at home with a 3-2 win against the Hartford Wolf Pack before dropping back-to-back games in o...

Burns: Three things from a point in the Music City

TBL.com Feed - February 11, 2015 - 12:07
A spirited third-period Tampa Bay rally fell just short in Nashville, the Bolts grabbing a point after coming from two goals down to tie the Predators in regulation but losing with 34 seconds left in overtime. The Lightning return to Amalie Aren...

Andrei Vasilevskiy's save is No. 1 on ESPN's Top 10 plays (w/video)

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 11, 2015 - 08:38
While the Lightning lost 3-2 in overtime to the Predators Tuesday night, touted rookie goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy stole the show.
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Mishkin's Extra Shift: Bolts continue to bank road points during tough February stretch

TBL.com Feed - February 11, 2015 - 07:47
This was a contest between two of the leading point teams in the NHL and it lived up to billing. This game featured terrific goaltending, was hard-fought and closely contested. Players on both teams did well to finish their checks and take away ...

Jason Garrison back, Cedric Paquette a game-time decision

Lightning Strikes (Cristodero) - February 10, 2015 - 13:41
The Lightning blueline will get a big boost tonight with the return of defenseman Jason Garrison, who missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
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