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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
3 days ago

Top 5 Trades in Lightning History

The Tampa Bay Lightning franchise has been around for a quarter century. In that time, the various team general managers have pulled off some trades that have changed the course of not only a season but the organization in some cases. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as any surprise since the six individuals who have held the general manager spot for the Lightning include two Hall of...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Lightning Goaltender Controversy?

The case can be made that the Tampa Bay Lightning have one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL. Their duo of Ben Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy is the envy of most of the league. Imagine being able to roll out a two-time Vezina Trophy finalist in Bishop. If Bish is tired or needs a rest, you can call on the kid who was the only netminder in last season’s playoffs to battle the...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Former Lightning defenseman Matt Carle retires after 12-year career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Veteran defenseman Matt Carle is retiring after playing for four different NHL teams, most recently the Nashville Predators.The 32-year-old Carle announced his retirement Friday in a news release sent by the Predators. Carle played six games for Nashville this season and had one assist.He previously played for the San Jose Sharks (2007-08), Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Killorn and Callahan score in 3rd, Lightning beat Flyers 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alex Killorn and Ryan Callahan scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night. Tampa Bay also got goals from Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov. Andrei Vasilevskiy, coming off consecutive shutouts, stopped 29 shots. Dale Weise and Ivan Provorov scored for the Flyers, who were coming off...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 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
10 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
13 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
14 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
15 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: Steven Stamkos’ Game 3 Goal

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Via The Sports Daily
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Killorn’s Game 3 Goal

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Via The Sports Daily
October 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Fantastic Opening Weekend

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of the season. On opening night, the Bolts defeated the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in a rematch of the last season’s playoffs where the Lightning sent the Wings to the golf course. Ben Bishop made 28 saves in his first win of the year and looks like he’s in form to make a run at the Vezina again in what’s likely to be his last year...
Via isportsweb.com
October 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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