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Ryan Callahan scores twice as Lightning hold off Rangers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. St. Louis played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Callahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night. St. Louis played in Tampa for the first time since requesting a trade and being dealt to the Rangers for Callahan last March in a rare swap of captains. A video tribute in...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ben Bishop headbutts Rick Nash below the belt

The Tampa Bay Lightning weren’t too pleased with Rick Nash after his cross check nearly took off Ondrej Palat’s head. That anger was felt around the rink and was seen when goaltender Ben Bishop froze a puck and then gave Nash a headbutt below the belt. That’s a new one. Can’t say we’ve ever seen a goalie headbutt a guy in the groin, but alas, that’s what makes hockey...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning honor Martin St. Louis with video tribute (Video)

The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Martin St. Louis with a video tribute as he returned to his former home arena for the first time since being traded to the New York Rangers back in March. St. Louis played for the Lightning for over 13 seasons, helping the team win a Stanley Cup in 2004. The video tribute, featuring highlights of St. Louis' career with the Lightning, played on...
Via Holdout Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman cleared for contact

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman continued to show progress in his recovery from a broken right finger by skating Wednesday morning in a regular practice jersey. Hedman, 23, had skated with a red jersey in recent days as he went about his rehab process. By wearing a regular jersey, it means he's cleared for contact. "I've been excited now for a couple weeks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman and Cooper creating the “Lightning way” in Tampa Bay

Quietly head coach Jon Cooper has turned the Tampa Bay Lightning into one of the best defensive teams in the National Hockey League. Remember the old saying the best offense is a good defense, well not in Tampa Bay. For the Lightning the best defense is a good offense and they have been excelling at this style of play through the first 20 games of the NHL season. There has been a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning show they can also win with defense

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sometimes, the personality must surprise. Sometimes, revealing depth of character is more impressive than confirming a reputation. Such was the case for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena. They entered with an NHL-high 74 goals. They owned a profile as a group of offensive high flyers, a sort of Fun-N...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning clips Wild, 2-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Steven Stamkos scored his 14th goal of the season and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Minnesota 2-1 on Saturday night, snapping the Wild's four-game winning streak. Alex Killorn scored in his fourth straight game for the Lightning, who had lost two in a row. Anton Stralman had two assists and Ben Bishop stopped 30 shots. Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which won...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs players under criticism for avoiding stick salute following Thursday's win over Tampa Bay

The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 yesterday, but players are still taking some scrutiny from the media for what happened following the regulation horn. In the past, the club has always had a regular tradition of saluting the fans following home wins. Last night though, there was no salute. Watch here.  Some players raised their sticks half-way in the air,...
Via Hockey Fan Land
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs: CBJ vs. TBL (11/8/14)

Gifs from the high-scoring Tampa Bay game in which Nabakov and score effects made the Blue Jackets look infinitely better on the scoreboard than they actually were. Full album of the gifs here. First Period 0-1 TBL: TBL: (5:46) J.T. Brown (1) ASST: Jason Garrison (6), Andrej Sustr (2) 0-2 TBL: TBL: (6:07) Cedric Paquette (3) ASST: Jonathan Drouin (5), Vladislav Namestnikov (3)...
Via BS Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 18: Callahan, Boyle, Stralman return to MSG

Tonight’s game against the Tamp Bay Lightning comes with some added drama. Former captain Ryan Callahan, Brian Boyle, and Anton Stralman all make their MSG returns after departing the club last season. Cally left in the MSL trade, and Boyle/Stralman joined him via free agency. Cally played most of his first eight years in New […] The post Game 18: Callahan, Boyle, Stralman return...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

'Sophomore slump' not applicable to Lightning's Tyler Johnson

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tyler Johnson treats the notion of the sophomore slump like an article of trash to be crumpled and discarded. He doesn't believe in it. He views the label as something to be placed as far out his consciousness as possible.  Saying that is one thing, but carrying out the act is a difficult task that requires mental and physical discipline. Glance at the Tampa...
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Palat suffers lower-body injury, questionable for tonight's game

Left-winger Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning sustained a lower-body injury but has said he is ready to play Saturday night's game against the New York Islanders, according to the Tampa Bay Times. #483436469 / gettyimages.com Palat sustained his injury during the third period of Thursday night's game against the San Jose Sharks. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said per the Lightning...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Tyler Johnson leaves game

Tampa Bay Lightning's center Tyler Johnson did not return for the rest of the third period of Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.#452301681 / gettyimages.comJohnson took a cross-check to the midsection from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. According to Pro Hockey Talk, Seabrook was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking on the play. Johnson had...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos: Right Leg ‘May Never’ Feel Like It Did Before Injury

It may not seem like Steven Stamkos still thinks about his right leg when he takes the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The superstar center ranks among the NHL leaders with 10 goals and has a great chance to win the third Maurice Richard Trophy of his young career. With that said, it won’t ever be easy for Stamkos to forget about the horrific injury he suffered on Nov. 10, 2013...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lightning Coach Guy Boucher Named Canada’s Coach for Spengler

Hockey Canada has named former Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher as the newest bench boss for the Canadian national team at the Spengler Cup in December. Boucher is currently the head coach of SC Bern of the National A League in Switzerland after a stint with the Lightning from 2010-13. Previously, Boucher was an assistant coach with Canada’s U-18 hockey program in 2006...
Via The Hockey House
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Lightning striking, Girardi's scary night and more

  Steven Stamkos, Ben Bishop and company are rolling.  Since losing 7-2 to Minnesota on October 25th, the Tampa Bay Lightning have won six straight games and lead the Atlantic Division by two points over Montreal. Stamkos scored two more goals on Sunday in the team's 4-3 win over Detriot giving him a team leading 10 goals on the year. Bishop has won five of the six games...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emerging Powerhouse In Tampa Bay

To understand why the Tampa Bay Lightning are poised to become an elite NHL team we have to take a brief trip back to the 2007 – 08 season. Only three years removed from their momentous Stanley Cup run, they iced the same elite core that led them to the Holy Grail of Hockey and a […] The post The Emerging Powerhouse In Tampa Bay appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning After: Lightning strikes in costly penalty

There were no penalties called in the first period. In the second, nine were called between the two teams. But it was a late third-period penalty for too-many-men that proved most costly to the Flyers. Ironically, it was also one of the few that they agreed with following a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. "We’ve been a disciplined team all year and...
Via Flyerdelphia
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning finds spark with creative line combo

The line blender turns on for many reasons during the course of an NHL season. Impatience by the coach, bad chemistry among linemates, stagnant offense or defensive responsibility are among the many of the reasons line combinations get mixed.But sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention to whip up some chemistry. That happened for the trio of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and...
Via Hockey Fan Land
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning’s Victor Hedman To Miss At Least A Month With Broken Finger

The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a strong start, but they’ll have to go at least a month without one of their top defensemen. Victor Hedman will undergo surgery Tuesday and miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his finger while blocking a shot Saturday night, the team announced Monday. The former second overall pick in the 2009 NHL draft had a career year last season, scoring 13 goals...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman breaks finger vs. Canucks, will miss 4-6 weeks

Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been the most productive defenseman in the national hockey league since January. So obviously with the news that he will be missing 4 to 6 weeks the Tampa Bay Lightning will have a huge gap to fill on the defense. As a fantasy owner it's always tough dealing with injuries, however, defensemen are always overlooked. For example: you...
Via Hockey Fan Land
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Stamkos breaks stick, still gets assist on play

By BTS Team, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning had himself quite the game against the Canucks Saturday night accumulating 2 goals and 1 amazing assist. Although the goals were nice, it’s the assist that he had that really stood out. During the 2nd period, Stamkos took a hard slap shot on goal and shattered his stick into pieces.  Steven then quickly went to the bench and...
Via Beyond The Spread
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Jonathan Drouin to play in AHL after slow recovery

It looks like Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin's NHL debut will wait even longer than he or the organization had hoped. According to BoltsByTheBay.com, Drouin will be sent to AHL affiliate Syracuse for a few games for conditioning.#182292247 / gettyimages.comDue to his injury (right thumb), Drouin is eligible for an AHL assignment even though he is only 19. Normally...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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