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Bolts prospects: Drouin, Blujus still alive in junior hockey playoffs

NHL.com The CHL playoffs are underway with QMJHL and OHL each holding their respective playoffs all leading up to the Memorial Cup, which will be hosted by the London Knights May 15-26. Jonathan Drouin...
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Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat named Calder Trophy finalists

NHL.com NEW YORK -- Forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Calder Memorial Trophy, which...
  • New: 7 hr 27 min ago

Rays v Twins: Moore has surgery, Fuld returns to Trop, lineups

Tampa Bay Online ROGER MOONEY ST. PETERSBURG – Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Moore underwent successful Tommy John surgery this afternoon to repair the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left...
  • 1 day ago

Jon Cooper keeps calm as Lightning know what's at stake

NHL.com MONTREAL– Less than 24 hours after the Tampa Bay Lightning dropped its third straight game of the series to the Montreal Canadiens, head coach Jon Cooper was spotted interviewing captain Steven...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Insider: Lightning focusing on tonight only

NHL.com Greetings from a wet and rainy Montreal as the Lightning prepare for Game 4 of its first round series against the Montreal Canadiens tonight. For the first time this year, Tampa Bay faces an...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

What to watch for: Game 4

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning look to avoid elimination tonight against the Canadiens in the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last game, the Bolts fell to the Canadiens 3-2 at the Bell Centre....
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Notebook: Steven Stamkos okay after knee-to-head hit

NHL.com Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said Monday he “feels pretty good,” and is expecting to play in Game 4.With less than five minutes remaining in the second period Sunday, the Bolts’...
  • 2 days ago

Lightning, Bud Light to host Game Four watch party at Brickhouse

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning and Bud Light will host a Stanley Cup Playoffs installment of ‘Lightning Watch Parties’ for their Game Four matchup at Bell Centre against the Montreal...
  • 2 days ago

What to watch for in Game Three

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning are in Montreal to face the Habs in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Playoffs tonight. The Bolts are looking for their first win of the series. Last game, the Canadiens beat...
  • 3 days ago

Ondrej Palat a possibility for Game Three, goalie controversy debunked

NHL.com Ondrej Palat participated in Sunday’s morning skate, but he is still considered a game-time decision for Game Three tonight in Montreal.“Yesterday I had a good practice and today I had a good...
  • 3 days ago

A team against the odds: Lightning must return to mid-season form

NHL.com MONTREAL – Friday was more than just a loss, it was a disappointment and sent the Lightning to Montreal with a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven series. It was a scenario that the Tampa Bay Lightning...
  • 3 days ago

Rays v Yanks: Nova to DL, Teixeira returns, updates on Cobb, Helly, DJ and lineups

Tampa Bay Online ROGER MOONEY ST. PETERSBURG – The big news out of the Trop this morning is the Yankees placed RHP Ivan Nova on the 15-day DL with a partial tear of his right UCL, the same injury that will...
  • 3 days ago

Rays v Yankees: Jennings out with groin injury

Tampa Bay Online ROGER MOONEY ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays are without CF Desmond Jennings tonight for the second straight game. Jennings suffered a groin injury during the first inning Monday at Baltimore....
  • 3 days ago

Lightning sign defenseman Jake Dotchin to entry level contract

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Jake Dotchin to an entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Dotchin, 20, skated in 63...
  • 4 days ago

Statistical Breakdown of Game Two: Lightning vs. Canadiens

NHL.com The Montreal Canadiens captured a 5-4 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the First Round matchup in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.The following is a statistical recap from...
  • 4 days ago

Robert Blount honored as Lightning Community Hero

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Robert Blount as the 43th Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of Game 2 of the Lightning’s first round series against the...
  • 4 days ago

Rays vs Yankees: lineups

Tampa Bay Online ROGER MOONEY ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays hand Erik Bedard the ball tonight in hopes the veteran left-hander can help pull the team out of their four-game losing streak. Bedard, who pitched...
  • 5 days ago

How to grow a perfect Playoff Beard

NHL.com (webmaster@tampabaylightning.com) — Some Dos and Don’ts for the Perfect Playoff Experience1 – Start Right Now: The Lightning have started the Stanley Cup Playoffs. What are you waiting for? Do you think that getting all scruffy...
  • 5 days ago

Notebook: Bolts focused on playing way that got them here in Game 2

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning feel Friday’s game two against the Montreal Canadiens is a critical juncture in its postseason campaign, but it is looking at it as an end-all, be all.“If this was Game...
  • 5 days ago

Five storylines about Game Two

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning play game two in the first series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs versus the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum and you can watch...
  • 5 days ago
Blog Articles

Lightning's Johnson, Palat among Calder Trophy finalists

TampaBay.com Lightning forwards Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat are among three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which goes to the NHL's rookie of the year. Colorado's Nathan McKinnon is the other...
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It's do or die for Lightning tonight in Game 4 against Montreal

TampaBay.com The Lightning goes into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal tonight against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre, actually feeling pretty good about where the team's game is headed.
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Video: Lightning coach Jon Cooper acting as a reporter

TampaBay.com Lightning coach Jon Cooper (holding the water bottle as a faux microphone) sneaked into a media scrum with Steven Stamkos on Monday and then addressed reporters about being a reporter.
  • 2 days ago

Video: Ryan Callahan's disallowed Game 3 goal

TampaBay.com Here is the controversial play that led to Ryan Callahan's disallowed goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal between the Lightning and Canadiens. The call, with 4:22 left in the...
  • 2 days ago

Video: Tom Jones previews Lightning-Canadiens Game 4

TampaBay.com Times sports columnist Tom Jones looks back at the Lightning's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday and previews Tuesday's Game 4 in this...
  • 2 days ago

Cooper on Game 2 vs. the Canadiens: 'This is one we need'

TampaBay.com Toward the end of Friday's pregame meeting with reporters, someone asked Lightning coach Jon Cooper if tonight's Game 2 against the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals was a must win.
  • 5 days ago

Killorn and Barberio thrilled to face hometown Canadiens

TampaBay.com For Lightning C Alex Killorn and D Mark Barberio, who grew up in bordering neighborhoods in Montreal's west island, facing the Canadiens in the playoffs is extra special.
  • 8 days ago

VIDEO: Tom Jones previews Lightning-Canadiens

TampaBay.com Times sports columnist Tom Jones previews the first-round playoff matchup between the Lightning and Montreal Canadiens in this video feature.
  • 8 days ago

Palat, Filppula return to practice

TampaBay.com The Lightning got some good news on the injury front Monday, as two of its top scorers, LW Ondrej Palat and C Valteri Filppula, returned to practice.
  • 8 days ago

Anders Lindback is NHL's first star of the week

TampaBay.com Anders Lindback is the NHL's first star of the week ending Sunday. The Lightning goaltender was 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and a shutout.
  • 9 days ago
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Lightning-Canadiens playoff schedule

TampaBay.com Here is the schedule for the Lightning and Canadiens in the first round of the playoffs. The winner of the series faces the winner of the Bruins/Red Wings series in the second round: April 16: at...
  • 9 days ago
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Jon Cooper's novel approach to home-ice advantage

TampaBay.com The Lightning's season finale Sunday at Washington will determine whether Tampa Bay gets home-ice advantage in its first-round playoff series with the Canadiens.
  • 10 days ago
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Ryan Malone arrested on DUI, cocaine charges

TampaBay.com Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrrested Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession.
  • 11 days ago
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Gudas in right place at right time

TampaBay.com With G Anders Lindback down and out of position with 8:43 left in the third period of Thursday's 4-2 win against the Flyers, D Radko Gudas figured his place was on the goal line.
  • 12 days ago
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Vinny Lecavalier's second trip to Tampa is special, 'but not like the first time'

TampaBay.com Back in November, the first time former Lightning captain Vinny Lecavalier played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, he said he pretty much was  counting the days until the game. But about...
  • 13 days ago
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Ben Bishop will sit out the Lightning's final 3 games, his status for playoffs is uncertain

TampaBay.com Ben Bishop will sit out the final three games of the regular season, and the Lightning goaltender's availability for the first round of the playoffs is uncertain.
  • 14 days ago
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Video: Ben Bishop injured vs. Maple Leafs

TampaBay.com Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop left Tuesday night's game with the Maple Leafs in the first period because of an upper-body injury.
  • 14 days ago
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Kostka skating again, says, 'I think I've been pretty fortunate'

TampaBay.com Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka was back on the ice during Tuesday's morning skate, though wearing a red no-contact jersey.
  • 15 days ago
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Q&A with GM Steve Yzerman

TampaBay.com Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, who has one year left on his contract, signed a four-year extension that locks him up through 2018-19.
  • 16 days ago
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