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Gunn: Lightning Rookies Photo Tribute

They’ve learned to live out of suitcases. They know all the good places to eat in Syracuse and Tampa. Four of the six played their first NHL game this season. They’ve handled themselves just fine, on and off the ice. They’re Cedric Paquette, Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Nesterov, Luke Witkowski, Jonathan Drouin and Andrei Vasilevskiy and they are the Tampa Bay Lightning rookies...
Via Lightning Shout
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning double up Maple Leafs as Bishop stops 25 shots

  Ben Bishop made 25 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a 4-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan, Vladislav Namestnikov and Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkos added two assists. David Booth and Richard Panik scored for the Leafs. Kucherov opened the scoring at 4:25 of the first, snapping a wrist shot past...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning score twice in 3rd period, take care of Maple Leafs

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ben Bishop made 25 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a 4-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan, Vladislav Namestnikov and Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkos added two assists. David Booth and Richard Panik scored for the Leafs.
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning double up Maple Leafs 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ben Bishop made 25 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a 4-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. Nikita Kucherov, Ryan Callahan, Vladislav Namestnikov and Alex Killorn scored for Tampa Bay. Steven Stamkos added two assists. David Booth and Richard Panik scored for the Leafs.
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender situation could hold future dilemma

Ben Bishop The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of the most satisfied teams in the NHL this season. Sitting in second place in the Atlantic division with 84 points, this hockey club is on its way to the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2007. As it is for any hockey team, the root of their success has been great goaltending. After acquiring starting goaltender...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Haas: Three Observations After The Coburn Trade

Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is all-in. While many Tampa Bay Lightning fans lamented the heavy cost of deadline acquisition defenseman Braydon Coburn, it sent a pretty clear message that GM Steve Yzerman is prepared to push his chips to the center of the table and make a run for the Stanley Cup. He may not have spent as much as the Rangers did to acquire Keith Yandle, but...
Via Lightning Shout
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boucher: Who Is Braydon Coburn?

“While You Were Sleeping” isn’t just the name of a 1990’s romantic comedy. It’s also how the Tampa Bay Lightning made their move on trade deadline day. GM Steve Yzerman continued his tradition of working late by trading defenseman Radko Gudas, a first and third-round pick in this year’s draft to Philadelphia in exchange for veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn. At first...
Via Lightning Shout
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins trade for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brett Connolly

Photo by Michael MillerBoston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced on March 2 that the Bruins have acquired forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for two draft picks.The Bruins gave up their natural 2015 second round draft pick and their natural 2016 second round draft pick in exchange for the 22 year old.The 6'2 forward has 12 goals, three assists...
Via BruinsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Acquire Brett Connolly From Lightning For Two Second-Round Draft Picks

The Bruins have acquired forward Brett Connolly from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Boston’s second-round draft picks in 2015 and 2016, the team announced Monday. Connolly has tallied 15 points (12 goals, three assists) in 50 games for the Lightning this season. The 22-year-old right wing has posted 32 points (18 goals, 14 assists) in 134 career NHL games since being...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Coburn traded to Lightning for Gudas, 2 draft picks

Just when you thought it was safe to go to sleep, Ron Hextall struck. The Flyers first move on deadline day came just short of 2 a.m. The Flyers traded Braydon Coburn to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Radko Gudas, a first-round pick and a third-round pick. More coming... Kevin Durso is managing editor for Flyerdelphia. Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jonathan Drouin makes crazy behind the back pass

Jonathan Drouin made an unbelievable pass to set up Brian Boyle with Tampa’s first goal in a 4-0 win over Chicago Friday night. The post Video: Jonathan Drouin makes crazy behind the back pass appeared first on HockeyFanLand.
Via Hockey Fan Land
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop honors Tampa and Lightning with glow-in-dark mask

Coming to ice near you: Ben Bishop in a glow-in-the-dark mask. The Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender will sport a creative new mask sometime this season. Bishop's mask, the brainchild of artist David Gunnarsson, will feature lightning bolts that glow within Gunnarsson's G.L.O.W. Tech FX design. According to the Tampa Tribune, Bishop chose to go with the ambitious glow-in-the-dark scheme...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Tampa Bay Lightning the NHL’s Best Team?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Steven...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Ben Bishop Has A New Glow In The Dark Mask

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop has a new glow in the dark goalie mask.
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Bochenski Expected to Join Kazakh’s at World Championships

USA-born forward Brandon Bochenski will look to play for the Kazakhstan national hockey team this spring, as the former NHLer is currently in the process of receiving a new citizenship. During his time in the NHL, Bochenski was rarely used as an offensive threat and more as a bottom six depth forward. In 156 career games, Bochenski was only able to muster 68 points with the Boston...
Via The Hockey House
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Palat scores 2, Lightning hold off Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ondrej Palat scored twice, Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday night. Ben Bishop made 11 of his final 20 saves in the third period for his 30th win of the season as the Lightning withstood a shaky finish to improve to 3-1 on their five-game trip and remain a point behind Atlantic Division...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey Day in Tampa Bay showcases wide spectrum of sport

TAMPA, Fla. -- The former player and his old coach met in a corridor deep in Amalie Arena and shared a smile on a day of celebration. Early Sunday afternoon, former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk encountered his former coach John Tortorella near an entrance to the ice before both led teams in the Lightning Conference All-Star Game as part of Hockey Day in Tampa Bay....
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning promote Namestnikov from Syracuse

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning promoted center Vladislav Namestnikov from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday. Namestnikov, 22, has three goals with seven points and a plus-3 rating in 25 games with the Lightning this season. He has appeared in 27 NHL games, all with Tampa Bay. In 126 career AHL games, he has 35 goals and 93 points. Namestnikov's promotion...
Via Fox Sports Florida
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning bring players' fathers along for most recent road trip

The Tampa Bay Lightning turned their most recent road trip into a father-son affair. Fathers of Lightning players made the journey to St. Louis and Dallas with their sons to see Tampa Bay earn three points in the two-game, four-day trek that ended Thursday night. The proud dads sat in a suite for the Lightning's stops at Scottrade Center on Tuesday and American Airlines Center on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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