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Lightning Success & Top Forwards’ Performance

The Tampa Bay Lightning have three days off between games this week for the first time in 2016-17. For a team currently battling numerous injuries, it couldn’t come at a better time. Head coach Jon Cooper seems to agree, as he’s given his team Monday and Tuesday off before resuming practice on Wednesday. With #TBLightning banged up, they will take the next two days off, practice...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Tampa Bay Lightning: Making up for Stamkos

Steven Stamkos collided with Gustav Nyquist three weeks ago, and the impact that the innocent contact has made on the Tampa Bay Lightning has been immense. Or has it? Stamkos had to leave that game with a knee injury. It was determined that he had a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, and it would require surgery. He is expected to be out for four months, which from the surgery...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boyle scores winner in shootout, Lightning beat Capitals 2-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Tampa Bay won the shootout 2-1 when Boyle put a shot between Braden Holtby's pads. Brayden Point also scored in the tiebreaker for the Lightning and Evgeny Kuznetsove scored for the Capitals. Tampa...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning take down Capitals in shootout to end losing streak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Brian Boyle scored in the fourth round of the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night to snap a four-game losing streak.Tampa Bay won the shootout 2-1 when Boyle put a shot between Braden Holtby's pads. Brayden Point also scored in the tiebreaker for the Lightning and Evgeny Kuznetsove scored for the Capitals.Tampa...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Defense Depth Missing

Compare defensive statistics of the Tampa Bay Lightning this year versus last and the difference is minimal. One might even say that it is barely detectable, but the fans watching see it all too clearly. Over the last few games, the deficiency as a team by the Lightning defensively is evident. Too many fans in Lightning-land may think the team is a sieve defensively, but they are...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Tampa Bay Lightning’s J.T. Brown ejected from game, then destroys fan’s phone

The next time you see Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown, you might want to keep your phone in your pocket. After helping lead a brawl between Brown’s Lightning and the Nashville Predators, Brown was sent to the locker room to wait out the remainder of the Predators’ impending win. On his way out, Brown made sure to get a piece of a fan’s phone. As this fan was heckling...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: J.T. Brown smashes a fan’s phone after being ejected

Tampa Bay forward J.T. Brown wasn’t too happy after being ejected against the Nashville Predators on Monday night. Following a brawl with Nashville’s Ryan Ellis, Brown was escorted off the ice by an official. He barked at Nashville’s bench before knocking the phone out of the hands of a Predators fan. And here’s a look at the incident from the perspective of the fan: Do...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: In enemy territory, Lightning fan gets Tyler Johnson’s stick in freak occurrence

When you are in a visiting arena, it can make for some tense moments. It probably shouldn’t be that way but that environment can be hostile. When a lone Tampa Bay Lightning fan was in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, he got a great surprise courtesy of his favorite player, Tyler Johnson. Wow, Tyler Johnson sure knows how to take care of his fans. pic.twitter.com/ZlTuw4klns...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Lightning withstand a lengthy Stamkos absence?

To start off with the obvious, it sucks for the Lightning to lose Steven Stamkos. There’s no doubt it hurts them. By any measure, he’s one of the league’s most prolific scorers. Since entering the NHL, he’s been second only to Alex Ovechkin in terms of scoring rate. Despite prior injuries, he reached 300 goals at the age of 25 in a scoring-deprived era. He’s very good....
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning familiar with challenge of playing without captain Steven Stamkos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Given the choice, defenseman Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning would prefer not being thrust into the position of having to once again prove they're capable at succeeding without captain Steven Stamkos.The only real consolation is knowing the Lightning have done it before."You live in this reality now, and we've just got to have to face it," Hedman said...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning drop three in a row

After launching out of the gates to start the season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have lost their last three road games. Last week, they blasted seven goals past a struggling Toronto Maples Leafs squad. Carey Price and the scorching Montreal Canadiens then beat the Bolts three to one. The Lightning flew to New Jersey just to get beat by the same score. Finally, Sunday the Bolts went...
Via isportsweb.com
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop loses teeth after shot from Leafs’ Holland

Losing teeth can be a regular occurrence for hockey players, but it’s highly unusual to see a goalie have his teeth knocked out mid-game. That’s what happened to Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday, though. Down 4-0 to the Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Peter Holland threw a shot on goal and it nailed Bishop right in the mask. That type of occurrence happens...
Via The Comeback
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Homestand Grade = A-

After five games, the Tampa Bay Lightning have collected four wins and lost one. The loss came last Thursday, when the Bolts were blanked at home by the Colorado Avalanche, giving up four goals. In their first road game, the Bolts beat the Ottawa Senators four to one on Saturday, with Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the win. Vasilevskiy looks set up for an even time-sharing between the...
Via isportsweb.com
October 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Killorn’s Game 3 Goal

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Via The Sports Daily
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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