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A sleeping giant is awakening in Tampa Bay

The 2015-16 season has not been what Tampa Bay Lightning faithful would’ve hoped for. After advancing all the way to Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final last year, the Lightning were expected to be just as good, if not better this year. That hasn’t remotely been the case. After scoring a league-leading 262 goals last season, the Lightning are 11th overall in goals scored thus...
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Tampa Bay Lightning: January in review

The Tampa Bay Lightning played 11 games in the month of January, going 9-2 with a goal differential of +9. Ben Bishop recorded five wins and one shutout, with Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the other four wins and another shutout. With another win coming in the first days of February, the Bolts’ own a comfortable 28-18-4 record for the 2016 season. They are tied for second in the Atlantic...
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Palat, Stralman lead Lightning past Penguins 6-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win. Tampa Bay, 10-1 overall since Jan. 8, also got a goal from Alex Killorn. Nikita Kucherov had two assists to give him a point in 21 of his last 25 games (17...
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Gunn: Photojournal – Lightning Players Gone, But Not Forgotten

As the Tampa Bay Lightning continue their climb to the top of the Atlantic Division, we pause to remember some of our past contributors to the Bolts’ franchise. Our photographer Christine Gunn gives you “Gone, But Not Forgotten,” a photojournal featuring past Tampa Bay Lightning players who, for whatever reason are no longer with the organization. See if you recognize some...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: NBC Sports Time: 8 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning have been taking advantage of a month-long stretch they'll spend mostly at home.All of the Detroit Red Wings' recent success has come on the road.Looking for a seventh straight victory at Amalie Arena, the Lightning can halt the Red Wings' road surge and avoid a third loss in as many meetings this season Wednesday night.Tampa...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Woodward: With The Lightning’s Struggles Behind Them, A Look Back On The First Half

On the heels of their best month of the play in the 2015-16 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning will return from the All-Star break firmly entrenched in race for an Atlantic Division crown. With 58 points through 49 games, the Bolts sit a mere five points back of the front-running Florida Panthers. After struggling to gain traction in the early fall, Tampa Bay surged back up the standings...
Via Lightning Shout
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Jonathan Drouin problem

After posting back to back 100+ point seasons playing alongside 1st overall pick Nathan Mackinnon for the Halifax Mooseheads, Jonathan Drouin was taken 3rd overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Drouin was expected to adapt to the speed of the NHL with ease. He posted 32 points in 70 games in his rookie season. Now? Now, Drouin is playing for the Lightning’s...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

More Images Of Stamkos And Bishop At NHL All-Star Weekend

Bolts Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop continued to represent Tampa Bay in a fine manor at the Honda NHL All-Star weekend. From the red carpet to the skills competition and the portrait photo shoot, both stars stayed busy. Here are some images of the two Lightning all-stars enjoying the day yesterday:   NASHVILLE, TN – JANUARY 30: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) NHL player Ben Bishop attends...
Via Lightning Shout
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lightning recently made an offer to Steven Stamkos

I don’t think anyone at the beginning of the season could have anticipated that the team with the most drama this year would be the Tampa Bay Lightning. After playing in the Stanley Cup last year, this season looked like it should have been a cake walk for the Lightning. They didn’t know how involved the Steven Stamko’s circus was going to be. Luckily for the team, they have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yzerman speaks on Drouin situation, says public trade request “changed everything”

The Tampa Bay Lightning were put in a really tough spot yesterday when Jonathan Drouin failed to report to the club’s AHL affiliate. In a statement released by his agent, there was no reason to continue playing in the organization in any capacity. Drouin was frustrated his trade request hadn’t yet come to fruition, and was worried he’d get hurt playing with Syracuse. Still...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning suspend Jonathan Drouin for failing to report

The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended forward Jonathan Drouin indefinitely without pay for failing to show up for Wednesday night’s game with Syracuse in the American Hockey League. Jonathan Drouin has been suspended indefinitely without pay after failing to report for tonight’s Syracuse Crunch game vs. Toronto. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 21, 2016 Drouin...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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