After getting robbed on yet another scoring chance, this time a partial breakaway late in Friday's second period, Lightning center Tyler Johnson's frustration boiled over, smacking his stick against the back boards.
Goalie Kristers Gudlevskis was naturally excited he'll start tonight against the Blackhawks, his first NHL start in nearly 19 months.
The Lightning has placed Kevin Poulin on waivers, the backup goaltender having not played in one game for Tampa Bay.
Lightning goalie prospect Kristers Gudlevskis is expected to be recalled from AHL Syracuse, and could start Saturday against the Blackhawks in Chicago.
Lightning video coach Nigel Kirwan has been good friends with John Tortorella for a long time.
Veteran center Brian Boyle did not participate in today's morning skate and is a "game-time decision" tonight, coach Jon Cooper said.
It sounds like there's a chance goalie Ben Bishop plays in both games of a back-to-back this weekend in Winnipeg and Chicago.
The Lightning will head to Chicago Saturday for a much-anticipated Stanley Cup Final rematch with the Blackhawks.
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy got some good news at Tuesday's doctor appointment, that he can come off blood thinners, meaning he can return to practice early next week.
Former Lightning coach John Tortorella will get another chance behind an NHL bench.
While the Lightning has found ways to win early this season, it has not played its best hockey.
Defenseman Victor Hedman returned to practice Monday and felt good, with all indications pointing towards him returning to the lineup Tuesday in Nashville.
The Lightning reassigned defenseman Slater Koekkoek to AHL Syracuse Sunday, which could be a good sign Victor Hedman might be available soon.
While Victor Hedman continues to get better, he will not play tonight against the Sabres, coach Jon Cooper said this morning.
Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been suspended for two games by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his check-from-behind on Dallas' Curtis McKenzie Thursday.
Update: While there's no official diagnosis of Victor Hedman's injury, the Lightning seem encouraged by his progress and don't anticipate the top defenseman to be out a significant time.
Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov will have a hearing today with the NHL's department of player safety to determine whether he'll face supplemental discipline for his hit-from-behind on Curtis McKenzie Thursday night.
The Times is trying something new to add to its Lightning coverage this season, debuting a "Lightning Strikes" podcast, which will be featured every Thursday on this blog.
It took a little longer than he hoped, but Lightning center Cedric Paquette will make his season debut tonight against the Stars.
The Lightning will face arguably its toughest test of the young season tonight in an NBCSN-televised showdown with the Red Wings.