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Lightning's Steven Stamkos nets two goals in high-scoring All-Star Game

Steven Stamkos made his presence felt at the NHL All-Star Game. The Tampa Bay Lightning center, making his third NHL All-Star Game appearance, had two goals and one assist for Team Foligno in Team Toews' 17-12 victory on Sunday night at Nationwide Arena. Both of Stamkos' goals were wrist shots in the second period, the first 2:27 into the period to tie the score at six and the second...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

The KHL All-Star Skills Competition Beats The Hell Out Of The NHL’s

The NHL’s All-Star Skills Competition was held in Columbus this weekend and while it was a generally underwhelming event, the KHL’s own skills competition provided us with this amazing highlight. That’s 22-year old Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev – a seventh round draft pick in 2012 – pulling off the sick spin-o-rama move that Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Under Review – Lightning Mid-Season Update – Can They Go All The Way?

Allan Brown Tampa Bay Lightning Writer As the Tampa Bay Lightning head toward the All-Star break, the team, its fans and even the community at-large have to be pleased with how the squad has performed in the first half of the season. The die hard fans had already expected great things from a team that General Manager Steve Yzerman has slowly pieced together over the past four years...
Via TopSportsReport
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Johnson misses skills competition; All-Star game in doubt

  Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson has been ruled out from playing in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Saturday night because of a lower body injury. The Lightning also announced that it's unclear whether the second-year player will be able to compete in the All-Star game on Sunday. The team did not reveal the severity of the injury or how Johnson was hurt. Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Johnson ruled out of All-Star skills competition

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson has been ruled out from playing in the NHL All-Star skills competition on Saturday night because of a lower body injury. The Lightning also announced that it's unclear whether the second-year player will be able to compete in the All-Star game on Sunday. The team did not reveal the severity of the injury or how Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Woodward: The Tampa Bay Lightning Weekly Report

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Tampa Bay Lightning Weekly Report, where we break down everything you need to know in preparation for another week of Bolts’ hockey. In each post, we will include a brief analysis of every recent game, present Tampa Bay’s key performers of the week and evaluate all potential roster moves by the Lightning. GAME ANALYSIS Tuesday January...
Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boucher: Lightning All-Star Legacy

The festivities surrounding the 60th NHL All-Star Game are about to get underway in Columbus. It’s been three years since the league has showcased some of their best and the Tampa Bay Lightning will be represented by Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson this weekend.  In preparation for the All-Star Weekend, we wanted to take a look back at the players who have represented the Bolts...
Via Lightning Shout
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Killorn's pair of goals help Lightning take care of Canucks

  Alex Killorn had two goals, Valtteri Filppula added a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who lead the idle New York Islanders by one point in the East. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots in Tampa Bay's eighth straight...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carle injury latest to test Tampa Bay Lightning depth

TAMPA, Fla. -- With Matt Carle's surgery to repair adductor muscles in his lower abdomen Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning must improvise once more with help from youth. Defenseman Luke Witkowski is expected to make his NHL debut Tuesday night, when the Lightning host the Vancouver Canucks at Amalie Arena. The wait has been long for the native of Holland, Michigan, a sixth-round pick...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carle needs surgery, out 6-8 weeks

Every team, in some way or another, has to deal with adversity throughout the course of an entire season. The Tampa Bay Lightning will get their first real adversity of the 2014-15 season after learning that defenseman Matt Carle, one of their most important defenders, will miss the next 6-8 weeks. He’ll need surgery, set to happen today, for torn abductor muscles. The loss...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Avs rally late but come up short in Tampa Bay

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with seven seconds left in regulation, but still lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a shootout on Saturday night. Nathan MacKinnon played terrific in the game and registered two points – including the game-tying goal just before the third period buzzer. Anton Stralman led the way for Tampa Bay with a goal and an...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Haas: Future Headline – Lightning Deal Filppula At Draft

Filppula could bring a quality blueliner. While many fans have soured on Valtteri Filppula due to his -10 rating thus far (point-wise, he’s only five off last year’s pace), it would still be an absolute shock to see GM Steve Yzerman dilute the team’s depth at center during the season by trading him. In the offseason though, it’s a move that wouldn’t be shocking at all...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Defenseman Victor Hedman returns to ice for Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Victor Hedman has returned to the Tampa Bay Lightning. On Saturday, the defenseman made a comeback from a lower-body injury after a two-game absence when the Lightning hosted the Colorado Avalanche at Amalie Arena. He was considered a game-time decision, but he participated in pregame warm-ups and was named a starter. Hedman, 24, sustained the injury in a loss to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Cup hopes may hinge on solving Bruins

Entering Tuesday night’s contest between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning, both teams found themselves in somewhat unfamiliar territory. In Tampa, many of the organization’s most talented prospects have begun to offer significant contributions at the NHL level, helping the Lightning amass an Atlantic Division-best 58 points through the first half of the season. […...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Zdeno Chára Drops Cedric Paquette With Killer Throat Punch

Zdeno Chára leveled Cedric Paquette with a monster throat punch. One shot, one kill.
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cedric Paquette Confronts Zdeno Chara, Immediately Regrets That Decision

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette made the very unfortunate decision to confront Zdeno Chara during the third period of Tuesday’s game in Boston, shoving the gigantic Bruins defenseman shortly after a whistle. Chara, who was already being called for a penalty, was not pleased with Paquette’s shove and decided to deliver a couple of Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Lightning Preview: Tampa Bay A Great Challenge For Boston

BOSTON — The Bruins will play the Tampa Bay Lightning for the first time this season Tuesday night at TD Garden. It will be a tremendous test for the Bruins, who currently have a three-game win streak. “(The Lightning are) playing great this year and we know it’s going to be a big challenge for us,” Bruins forward Brad Marchand said Monday. The Lightning, who lead the Atlantic...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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