LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

“Big Ben” Bishop Is A Vezina Trophy Finalist

The Lightning’s “Big Ben” Bishop was named a Vezina Trophy Finalist yesterday by he NHL general managers. Here is the release from the NHL: Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the...
Via Lightning Shout
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isles shock Lightning in Game 1

Shane Prince scored twice during a three-goal first period and John Tavares had a goal and an assist in the New York Islanders' 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.
Via Sports On Earth
14 hours ago

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

It’s not that rare to see hockey players leave a game with an injury, but it’s rarer to see that happen to the head coach. That’s what happened to New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano in the third period of their second-round series opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, though. A puck traveling through the neutral zone took a deflection and went into...
Via The Comeback
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Valtteri Filppula’s Game 1 Goal

Filppula goal pic.twitter.com/o9sJfHMe9s — Stephanie (@myregularface) April 28, 2016 (Feature Photo/Christine Gunn) Follow me on Twitter @LightningShout and please “like” LightningShout on Facebook. You can email us at lightningshout@aol.com.
Via Lightning Shout
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jump Aboard The L-Train – Ondrej Palat

“Jump Aboard The L-Train” is a playoff game day column dedicated to those poor, sick disenfranchised NHL fans whose teams failed to make the playoffs. It is based loosely on a wonderful article from the Red Wing blog, Winging it in Motown titled “The Red Wing Bandwagon Cheat Sheet”. Did your team suck? Jump aboard the L-Train and root for the Bolts! Welcome to the Tampa Bay...
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos skates, but not close to returning for Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Steven Stamkos is serving as an inspiration for the Tampa Bay Lightning as the defending Eastern Conference champions attempt to make a deep playoff run without him. The team's captain and leading scorer was back on the ice with teammates Tuesday, participating in shooting and skating drills for the first time since undergoing surgery for a blood clot discovered...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

VitalsNew York: 45-27-10 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Tampa Bay: 46-31-5 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNew York took the three-game series 2-1, with Thomas Greiss getting both wins for the Isles.Playoff HistoryThe only time these teams met in the playoffs, Tampa Bay beat New York in five games in the first round in 2004....
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

All In The Scheduling Details

Well, it looks like the NHL has us questioning them once again. This time it’s all about scheduling. Granted the Tampa Bay Lightning have had some time off in this situation, but why start Round 2 of the playoffs before Round 1 is finished? Surprisingly this is not the first time this has happened but granted the last time it did it was 1983. Either way make sure you keep those...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

High Voltage: Young Lightning Players Help Tampa Bay's Playoff Surge

For the second consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have ousted the Detroit Red Wings from the playoffs in the first round. With a 1-0 win Thursday night, the Lightning defeated the Red Wings for a 4-1 series win. Throughout this season, Tampa Bay's young players dominated, leading them to a playoff berth. With strong performances from players like Nikita Kucherov and Tyler...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Tampa Bay Lightning so dangerous?

Just like that, the Tampa Bay Lightning have ended Detroit’s season and are moving on to the Conference Semifinals. They will wait to see which team they will battle with next. With the series tied at two, there is very little certainty as to whether the Lightning will play their in-state rival Florida Panthers or enter the shadows of the New York City lights and take on the Islanders...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the members of the 2003-04 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning

Can you name the members of the 2003-04 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning? Clue: Number/Position
5 days ago  |  Discuss

We’ve Got Our First Handshake Line

The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on! We have witnessed the first handshake line of the 2016 playoffs when the Lightning topped the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night 1-0, taking the series four games to one. We quite possibly could have seen Pavel Datsyuk play for the last time in the NHL, as he is expected to return to Russia and the KHL at the conclusion of the season. Check out...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's late goal lifts Tampa to 2nd round, eliminates Red Wings

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop refused to crack.Tampa Bay's Vezina Trophy candidate stopped 34 shots, Alex Killorn scored with less than two minutes remaining and the Lightning advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.Bishop used all of his 6-foot-7 frame, even making one third-period save with his mask, to...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper 'never gave up' on Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin had himself a heck of a game during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. The 21-year-old had three assists (two primary) including setting up Ondrej Palat’s game-winner to give the Lightning a 3-1 series lead. For a guy who once seemed like a sure goner, Drouin has carried some of the offensive load in the playoffs for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Brian Boyle is hurting his team

Fighting in the NHL is acceptable. Hard, legal hits and flying limbs are hailed in hockey arenas. Excessive actions that take a stab at another player, however, can be costly. The Tampa Bay Lightning could be in trouble if this case continues. The bloodiest playoff matchup has so far between Tampa Bay and the Detroit Red Wings. For the second straight game, there was a full line...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: the series so far

After Sunday’s shutout loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the series two games to one. In three games, the Lightning have outscored the Red Wings eight goals to six. Detroit’s game three shutout game on the back of netminder Peter Mrazek, who made his first start of the series. The Lightning’s two wins came at home, and they have to play one more tilt...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Making A Case For Ben Bishop To Win The Vezina Trophy

When Carey Price sustained a lower-body injury back in November, he was on the track to win the Vezina Trophy for the second straight year. But Price suffered a knee injury in late October and hasn't returned, leaving the door open for other solid goaltenders to take home the award. This season’s Vezina candidates list includes long-time favorites in Corey Crawford, Henrik Lundqvist...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Red Wings vs. Lightning

VitalsDetroit: (41-30-11) 3rd in Atlantic DivisionTampa Bay: (46-31-5) 2nd in Atlantic DivisionSeason SeriesSplit four-game set, with Detroit winning the first two and Tampa Bay winning the second two.Looking at the MatchupThe Bolts knocked Detroit out of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it was no easy feat for the Red Wings to secure their 25th consecutive playoff bid for...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How Injuries Are Shaping The Tampa Bay Lightning's Playoff Outlook

Coming off an impressive Stanley Cup appearance last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked ready to become the NHL's next elite team. The Lightning came out of the gate and struggled, going 7-8-2 in their first 17 games with a -3 goal differential. They quickly rebounded and have gone 38-22-3 since with a +30 goal differential. Everything looked promising for the Lightning going forward...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Drouin welcomed back to NHL with stick taps from teammates

Jonathan Drouin’s season from hell is finally starting to turn around. The 21-year-old was recalled by the Tampa Bay Lightning and was greeted at practice with a warm reception as teammates tapped their sticks in solidarity for him. As team gathers around Cooper for first instructions, players tap their sticks for Drouin, he cracks a small smile — Erik Erlendsson (@erlendssonTBO...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to lose rib in blood clot surgery

On Sunday we learned Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was going to head to surgery for a blood clot issue. Now it looks like that surgery will cost the veteran NHL scorer a rib. According to a report from Frank Seravalli of TSN, surgeons will likely remove a top rib from Stamkos on the right side of his body to help address the blood clot issue. “It isn’t a rib like...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to miss 1-3 months because of blood clot

The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting set for a playoff run in the Eastern Conference, but they may have to continue playing without team captain Steven Stamkos for a while. A blood clot will force Stamkos to step away from his on-ice duties to undergo surgery in his right collarbone. The surgery will force Stamkos to miss anywhere between one and three months of hockey. “Obviously...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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