LIGHTNING RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning F Ondrej Palat expected to miss Game 2

With injuries to key players left and right all year, one has to wonder which member of the Tampa Bay Lightning walked under a ladder. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper had a great quote in his meeting with the media Thursday that offers a glimpse into their mindset when it comes to dealing with the number of injuries they've dealt with. "Adversity ... that word went out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning' Ben Bishop still has no return date

The Tampa Bay Lightning have started the first round of the playoffs without one of their key-players. Ben Bishop remains sidelined with an upper-body/wrist-elbow-shoulder injury and there is no clear date for his return.Leech44-wikimedia commonsBishop skated solo in Tampa on Thursday morning. It was the third day in a row he was taking the ice. The first two days he was supporting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat not concussed but leaves Game 1 with undisclosed injury, game-time decision tomorrow night

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Ondrej Palat left the Lightning's Game 1 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens early in the third period with an undisclosed injury. Palat, who missed the Lightning's regular season finale this past Sunday with an upper-body injury, did not take a shift in the third period or overtime.The Lightning have remained quiet about the nature...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Fans Create Douchiest Anthem Of This Year’s Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning fans seem pretty fired up for this year’s playoffs, and why shouldn’t they be? Their squad has played pretty well all season and are already entrenched in a good matchup with the Montreal Canadiens in the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. So, what’s an excited fanbase to do to show their support for their hockey team? Create a playoff anthem set...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens scrum as backdrop (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Lightning fan took advantage of a little dustup between players along the glass during Game 1 of the team’s first round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens to take what must have been one helluva selfie. Sadly, the dude’s selfie may have ultimately been the highlight of his night, as Dale Wiese’s […] The post Fan takes great selfie using Lightning-Canadiens...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos Blows Past Canadiens For Coast-To-Coast Goal (Video)

Steven Stamkos was a one-man wrecking crew for the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday night, scoring two goals on a team-high five shots in the team’s playoff opener against the Montreal Canadiens. No more was his talent on display than in the second period, when he took off from behind his own net and out-skated the entire Canadiens team for an impressive coast-to-coast goal. The 24...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After Game 1 near miss, Lightning must recover quickly

TAMPA, Fla. -- There's one way to recall this one: Oh-so close. You count the missed chances in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, the inches that separated defeat from victory, lick your wounds and recover for Game 2. Friday, there will be another test at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Tampa Bay Lightning can fly to Canada with this Eastern Conference quarterfinals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Takes Selfie During Fight Along The Glass

What do you do if you get great tickets to the opening game of the Stanley Cup playoffs and a fight happens to break out right in front of you? Well, if you’re this grown ass Tampa Bay Lightning fan, you immediately turn around as your selfie impulse kicks in and snap the photo using your front-facing camera. One on hand, I feel like this dude is way too old to be caught posing...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite 2 goals from Stamkos, Lightning drop Game 1 in overtime

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night. Daniel Briere passed from behind the net to Weise in the right circle, and he beat Anders Lindback for the winning score. Lindback stopped 39 of 44 shots...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Malone Arrested For DUI And Cocaine Possession

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes, Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession. "We are aware of the sitution concerning Ryan Malone this morning," general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. "Ryan will not travel with the tem to Washington today, but beyond...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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