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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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Palat, Kucherov shine in Lightning's 4-1 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Jonathan Drouin dominate the Avs with a brilliant game-winning shift in OT

Jonathan Drouin has a switch and when he turns it on, defenders may as well just get out of his way. He's going to make you look silly. The 21-year-old Lightning winger went full "Beast Mode" on the Avalanche in overtime on Sunday night, taking over the game with a brilliant shift in overtime that culminated in the game-winning goal for Tampa. You can watch that goal above, but...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Lightning seek valuable two points against struggling Avalanche

The Tampa Bay Lightning went to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2015 and were a game away from going back last season. This year they're simply fighting for their playoff lives and the Lightning will try to get two valuable points when they visit the Colorado Avalanche Sunday night. With 25 games left Tampa Bay (25-24-8) is 14th in the Eastern Conference standings but only five points...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Ryan Shannon (BC Hockey Class of 2005) Announces Retirement

Shannon will return to the USA to coach at the conclusion of the Swiss A League season Per John Buccigross, Ryan Shannon will be retiring from pro hockey at the end of the season and will take over as head coach at Taft Prep School in Connecticut. Shannon played at BC for 4 years, graduating in 2005. He went on to play in the AHL and NHL for 7 years. Shannon began his professional...
Via BC Interruption
7 days ago

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
9 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Most likely trading partners for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ben Bishop

Before this season began the starting goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Ben Bishop, was rumored to be on the trading block. With his contract up after this year and the team having a solid young goalie in Andrei Vasilevskiy, Bishop was expendable to the team. However, as the Lightning were considered Stanley Cup favorites at the beginning of the year, many expected the team’s...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: shut the book on this one

After giving up five goals in a loss to the Arizona Coyotes, one of the worst franchises in the league, I am officially declaring that I have lost all hope this season. Every highlight has a darker shadow, and I often wonder if we would have been better off trading Captain Steven Stamkos last year. They are in last place in a weak division. Stamkos’ return is far on the horizon...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2017  |  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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