The Battle for Ben Bishop

These days the thoughts of goalie Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning must fluctuate between joy and panic. The joy comes from being the number one goaltender of one of a handful of serious Stanley Cup contenders in the NHL this season. The panic stems from what is around the corner — the unknown. This could very well be the toughest foe Bishop has ever had to face. Sure most...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

Stamkos' 4 points lead Lightning over Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) Steven Stamkos matched a career-high with four points - two goals and two assists - and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-3 on Tuesday night. Frederik Andersen gave up seven goals on only 24 shots, the third time in five starts he has allowed at least five goals and fourth time he's allowed four or more. The 27-year-old has an .851 save percentage...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of Signing Alex Killorn

There are some adages in professional sports that have stood the test of time. Perhaps, one of the truest of these is that big-time players play big in playoff games. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, you would be hard-pressed to find a player that has elevated his regular season performance during the playoffs more than Alex Killorn. Sure, an argument can be made for Tyler Johnson who...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Stamkos Happy With Decision to Stay in Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos was under hockey’s microscope this summer due to his unrestricted free agent status and the speculation that the Markham, Ontario native could be on his way out of Tampa Bay. Among those hopeful who thought Stamkos could be coming to their city were the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team thought to be the favourites in landing Stamkos given his ties to the Greater Toronto...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Tampa Bay Lightning Homestand Grade = A-

After five games, the Tampa Bay Lightning have collected four wins and lost one. The loss came last Thursday, when the Bolts were blanked at home by the Colorado Avalanche, giving up four goals. In their first road game, the Bolts beat the Ottawa Senators four to one on Saturday, with Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the win. Vasilevskiy looks set up for an even time-sharing between the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning score early in riding to win over Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves, Vladislav Namestnikov and Steven Stamkos scored early in the first period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Saturday night. Alex Killorn and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning, who were playing their first road game of the season. Chris Neil scored the lone goal for the Senators, and Craig...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Alex Killorn’s Game 3 Goal

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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Fantastic Opening Weekend

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of the season. On opening night, the Bolts defeated the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in a rematch of the last season’s playoffs where the Lightning sent the Wings to the golf course. Ben Bishop made 28 saves in his first win of the year and looks like he’s in form to make a run at the Vezina again in what’s likely to be his last year...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: One missing step remains

Nikita Kucherov is currently playing on the Russian team in the World Cup of Hockey, and he is preparing for a huge semifinals matchup against Canada on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning has another issue to think about with training camp just around the corner. For those who forgot, Tampa Bay has yet to sign Kucherov to an extension. It has not been a serious elephant in the Tampa...
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Friendship with Hedman big reason why Stamkos chose Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos signing an eight-year, $68 million contract to remain with the Tampa Bay Lightning was a bit surprising. Stamkos was the top free agent on the market and several teams were willing to pay top dollar in order to secure his services. The star forward decided to stick with the Lightning, but one of the biggest reasons he chose to stay had nothing to do with money. As...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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