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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...
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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...
  • 14 hr 36 min 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...
  • 18 hr 14 min 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...
  • 19 hr 32 min 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...
  • 20 hr 14 min 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...
  • 22 hr 23 min 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...
  • 1 day ago

White out issued for the Tampa Bay Times Forum

NHL.com A winter storm warning has been issued for the Tampa Bay Times Forum this evening as meteorologists are calling for white out conditions. Tonight’s sold-out 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Game Two...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov could be X-Factor for Bolts in First Round

NHL.com Six different players contributed their first NHL playoff point Wednesday for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but two of those postseason rookies – Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov – could play a...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Statistical Breakdown of Game One: 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...
  • 2 days ago

Chief Castor honored as Lightning Community Hero

NHL.com TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Jane Castor as the 42nd Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Castor, who...
  • 2 days ago

Four similarities between the 2004 Stanley Cup team and today's Bolts

NHL.com It only seems fitting to compare the 2003-04 Stanley Cup-winning Tampa Bay Lightning to the Bolts of today. This season the Lightning set a number of new franchise records that have not been...
  • 2 days ago

Young Bolts excited for playoff debuts

NHL.com While there are is a chance that 13 different Lightning players could make their National Hockey League postseason debut over the course of Round 1 (excluding Cody Kunyk), six of those players won...
  • 2 days ago

What to watch for: Game 1 vs. Canadiens

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning open up round one of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at home tonight versus the Montreal Canadiens. The matchup tonight is the first of two home games in Tampa before...
  • 2 days ago

Rays @ O’s: Brrrrrrrrrr

Tampa Bay Online ROGER MOONEY BALTIMORE – The Rays and Orioles conclude this rain-shorten series this afternoon on a chilly day in the Inner Harbor. More football weather than baseball weather. In fact,...
  • 3 days ago

Lindback leads charge as strong netminding emerges at pivotal time

NHL.com The Tampa Bay Lightning's playoff stock may have plummeted when netminder Ben Bishop grimaced in pain on the ice after he was injured while diving for a puck one week ago. Confidence, however, has...
  • 3 days ago

Lightning, Chase Continue 'Educators of the Month' Appreciation Program

NHL.com TAMPA BAY - As a way to honor teachers and principals who are making a difference in the lives of local students, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chase are continuing to partner during the playoffs...
  • 3 days ago

Palat, Filppula return to practice; Bishop remains out

NHL.com A question mark surrounded Tampa Bay Lightning netminder Ben Bishop heading into the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs and it will remain there at least through Game 1.Bishop did not practice with the...
  • 3 days ago

Despite long odds, Palat has emerged for Lightning

NHL.com Ondrej Palat sat there and waited.He waited some more.As the 2011 NHL Draft was rolling through its second day about 4,500 miles away in St. Paul Minn., Palat was at home in Frydek-Mistek, Czech...
  • 4 days ago
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Lightning, Canadiens find little room for separation

NHL.com The Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning do not share a rich and storied history in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.The two teams have met once before in the playoffs, and if anyone in the...
  • 4 days ago
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Blog Articles

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.
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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.
  • 3 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 4 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.
  • 5 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...
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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.
  • 5 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 8 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...
  • 8 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.
  • 9 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 10 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.
  • 11 days ago
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Lightning signs Yzerman to four-year extension

TampaBay.com The Lightning has signed vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman to a four-year contract extension, according to a news release issued by the team. Here is the release:
  • 11 days ago
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Lightning unveils statue of former captain Dave Andreychuk

TampaBay.com The Lightning on Saturday before the game with the Stars unveiled a statue of former captain Dave Andreychuk hoisting the Stanley Cup. It will be displayed on the west plaza at the Tampa Bay Times...
  • 13 days ago
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Video: Douglas suspended 3 games for Kostka hit

TampaBay.com Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray was suspended for three games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka Tuesday in Tampa. The discipline was...
  • 15 days ago
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Don't take your foot off the gas, Cooper tells his team

TampaBay.com The Lightning has secured its first playoff spot since 2011 and only its second since 2007, and it's next two games are against the Flames (tonight) and the Stars (on Saturday), two Western...
  • 15 days ago
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Ondrej Palat is the NHL's rookie of the month for March

TampaBay.com Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat was named the NHL's rookie of the month for March. Palat had five goals, 16 points in 16 games.
  • 17 days ago
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