LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lightning opens important stretch against Senators

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay will officially turn over the starting goaltending reins to Andrei Vasilevskiy when the Lightning host the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Vasilevskiy, the 19th overall pick in the 2012 draft, is expected to get the start after Tampa Bay dealt two-time Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in a deal that also included veteran goaltender...
Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Tampa Bay Lightning trade star goaltender Ben Bishop to the LA Kings in surprise deal

The NHL trade deadline has been pretty dull the past few seasons with many deals being finalized well before the actual deadline. This may once again be the case as the Tampa Bay Lighting have traded Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings in an interesting deal occurring a few days before the March 1st deadline. It wasn’t particularly surprising that Bishop was traded, but it was...
Via The Comeback
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos inches closer to return for Tampa Bay Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been missing one big piece of their team almost the entire season. Fortunately for them, that piece is forward Steven Stamkos and he seems to be progressing well from the injury he suffered on November 15. Recently he was able to resume skating drills and stickhandling practices and remains steadily on the timetable he was given for his injury. Unfortunately...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dotchin’s Play Is Key to Lightning’s Balance on Defense

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jake Dotchin is just 12 games into his NHL career, but he’s been an important part of the team’s improved play over the past few weeks. Jake Dotchin, right (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) Since his NHL debut against the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 21, the 22-year-old blueliner has given the Lightning a consistently steady presence on the blue line. More...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Mattias Ohlund: Lightning’s Gift to Hedman

In the 2009 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected defenseman, Victor Hedman with the number two pick. Five days after drafting the 18-year-old Swede, the team made a couple of decisions that helped catapult Hedman’s career. Imagine beginning your NHL career half a world away from home. The best league in the world is demanding for any rookie. It is downright brutal for a...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Jake Dotchin Impresses Lightning

In this mixed bag of a season for the Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the bright spots recently has been Jake Dotchin. The 22-year-old defenseman has 11 NHL games on his resume. The Tampa faithful has seen his ever-increasing role among the blueliners even line up with All-Star Victor Hedman. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 draft, Dotchin helps round out what has turned into a...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Palat and Kucherov shine in Lightning win over Oilers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ondrej Palat scored twice and Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Ben Bishop stopped 20 shots to win his fifth consecutive start to help the Lightning extending a season-best point streak to seven games (5-0-2), the team's longest since winning nine straight from...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Big decisions ahead for Tampa Bay Lightning at trade deadline

For a team expected to be atop the Atlantic division, this season has been a disappointing one for the Tampa Bay Lightning. With his team outside the playoffs looking in, the General Manager of the Lightning Steve Yzerman needs to take a good look at his team and decide what moves need to be made so his team is back in the hunt next season. The most prevalent issue for Yzerman to...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning crack joke about Chargers new logo

As the entire social media world made fun of the Los Angeles Chargers’ new logo, one NHL team made sure that its time didn’t pass without getting involved. By now you already know the Chargers have announced they are relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles. With that came that release of what has to be considered a disastrous new logo. Courtesy of the Chargers on Twitter. ...
Via Sportsnaut
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

98-year-old WWII veteran sings national anthem duet at Tampa Bay Lighting game

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having a pretty average start to the 2016-17 season, sitting on 35 points and in fourth place in the Atlantic Division today. None of that matters much though, as the Lightning gave us one of the better feel-good moments of 2016 on Tuesday night. The organization honored World War II veteran Robert McClintock, who flew the P-51 Mustang as a 17-year-old...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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