LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lightning' Steven Stamkos to play game 4, Ben Bishop out longer

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that Steven Stamkos is expected to be in the line-up following last nights head on knee collision with Montreal Canadiens defenseman, Alexei Emelin. Stamkos left near the end of the second period on Sunday night after getting a knee to the head. Before leaving the ice with help from the training staff, he tried to get up on his own but stumbled...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Cooper crashes Steven Stamkos' media scrum

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper made an appearance at Steven Stamkos’ media scrum on Monday to get an update on the superstar center’s health. “How you feeling today?” Cooper asked his captain, using a water bottle as a microphone. “Better than I did yesterday,” Stamkos replied. “We’ll see, probably a game-time decision.” The 23-year-old forward was knocked...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Montreal Canadiens’ pregame on-ice video intro is far out, man (vid)

Before the Montreal Canadiens hit the ice at Belle Center for its Game 3 showdown with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, a fantastic pregame video show chronicling the majesty, tradition and storied history of the organization was shown utilizing the ice surface as the screen. The mesmerizing spectacle was then followed by a kid […] The post Montreal Canadiens’ pregame on-ice...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francis Charron Has Ended the Lightning’s Season

If you haven't heard, seen or read about the controversial no-goal occurrence in Game 3 of the Tampa Bay-Montreal series, you're likely on a deserted island and you may want to return yourself to civilization. Last night one of the worst calls I've ever witnessed was made in a crucial point of a crucial game in a playoff series. What referee Francis Charron did in only...
Via Puckrant.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video- Was Steven Stamkos Fine After Taking A Knee To His Head?

from Sean Fitz-Gerlad of the National Post, It was not clear whether Stamkos went through a concussion protocol off the ice. It was not clear whether he met with a doctor. Lightning coach Jon Cooper suggested Stamkos received medical clearance before he returned for the third period, but he was vague. “I can’t comment on the particulars,” Cooper said, in the Times...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning's Steven Stamkos suffers possible concussion, returns to game

The NHL's concussion protocol may be in hot water after what happened during the second period of game three between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.With 3:51 remaining in the second period, Steven Stamkos took a knee to the head that left him on the ice for minutes. He got tangled up with Brandon Prust and as Canadien Alexei Emelin tried to jump over Stamkos to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flash Points: Lightning pushed to brink with Game 3 loss to Canadiens

The Bolts are on the brink. Are the officials to blame? It will be convenient for some to point to a disallowed goal from winger Ryan Callahan in the second period Sunday as the reason the Tampa Bay Lightning lost 3-2 and fell behind 3-0 in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Montreal Canadiens. In front of a charged crowd at Bell Centre, Callahan appeared to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay goal disallowed on questionable call

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a goal that looked to be the go-ahead goal for them but the goal was somehow waived off. The referee initially said the contact between Alex Killorn and Carey Price was okay, but then he changed his mind and waived off the goal. It’s a terrible break for Tampa Bay, especially considering Steven Stamkos was hurt a few minutes later and then Montreal...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning coach: Everyone’s written us off, so we have nothing to lose

Listening to Lightning coach Jon Cooper and it’s clear he sees Tampa Bay as the team no one ever believed in. Now that the Lightning are down 2-0 to Montreal, he feels that opinion has intensified. “So now you look in the room at those guys and what do we have to lose?” Cooper asked. “We’re on the road, everybody thinks we’re suppose to lose.” For good measure, Cooper...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning sign defenseman Jake Dotchin to entry level contract

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to an entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Dotchin, 20, skated in 63 games with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League during the 2013-14 regular season, posting 11 goals and 36 points. He led the Colts for penalty minutes with 121 and was third with a plus-22 rating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Urgency clear following Lightning's Game 2 loss

TAMPA, Fla. -- Well, things don't look good for the Tampa Bay Lightning. That's the takeaway from a 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday, and there aren't many ways to dress this up. There will be at least two more games in Canada. A rally can happen. This isn't over yet. But living beyond this round looks a whole lot harder now. Game 2 of these Eastern Conference...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flash Points: Lightning face daunting task in Montreal

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's not over, but daylight is dwindling. It's not over, but a charge is needed ASAP. There's no time to waste. There's no time to fall behind further. This is playoff hockey. If the Tampa Bay Lightning can't collect themselves quickly, their stay will be short. The Lightning are guaranteed at least two games in Canada, on Sunday and Tuesday. But...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning injury updates: Ben Bishop and Ondrej Palat

The bad luck just keeps coming for the Tampa Bay Lightning.Ondrej Palat is not expected to play in game two of their round one series against the Montreal Canadiens, and Ben Bishop won't return for the forseeable future, according to head coach Jon Cooper.Bishop's injury is nothing new. He injured his elbow in a game against the Leafs near the end of the regular season and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Singer butchers 'O Canada' at Lightning-Canadiens

The Tampa Bay Lightning hoped to start the Stanley Cup playoffs strong in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, but Lightning anthem singer Max DeFrancesco’s painful rendition of “O Canada” may have destroyed his team’s competitive edge before the game even started. DeFrancesco appeared nervous as he squeaked out the first few notes, cracking several...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ryan Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

As was first reported by Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. According to the arrest report, the driving under the influence charge is a misdemeanor in the second degree charge while the possession of cocaine charge is a felony in the third degree...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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