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Ryan Callahan Made The Right Decision

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, With a week to go before the July 1 free-agent frenzy, Callahan signed a six-year deal worth $5.8 million per with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team for which he’d played just 20 regular season and four playoff games. On Saturday, he was asked about his decision.... “There’s a lot of things that weigh into every decision...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos scores twice as Bolts beat Vancouver

With a Saturday night spotlight shining bright on Hockey Night, Steven Stamkos stole the show. Stamkos scored twice and added an assist in helping lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 victory against Vancouver in front of an announced crowd of 18,647 at Rogers Arena. Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist, Ondrej Palat had two assists while Alex Killorn scored an insurance goal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video- Victor Hedman Injured In Tampa’s Win Over Vancouver

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, ...defenseman Victor Hedman suffered an upper-body injury in the second period, forcing him to miss the rest of the game, and likely the rest of this five-game, 10-day road trip, coach Jon Cooper said. Hedman, the team's top defenseman, is heading back to Tampa to get re-evaluated for what's believed to be a hand injury. Considering...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning D Hedman leaves game with injury, doesn't return

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman sustained an upper-body injury during the second period of the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night and didn't return to the game. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that Hedman ''is probably done'' for the rest of Tampa Bay's road trip, which has four games...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman injured, likely out for rest of road trip

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman sustained an upper-body injury during the second period of the Lightning's 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night and didn't return to the game. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said that Hedman "is probably done" for the rest of Tampa Bay's road trip, which has four games remaining...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  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
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos' legacy can be elevated if Lightning meet lofty expectations

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steven Stamkos emerges from double glass doors on his way to the ice, a stick in his right hand and a season of opportunity ahead. It's a recent Thursday, eight minutes before the start of the regular season's first morning skate at Amalie Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning's campaign of great hope is about to begin, and he's a main reason for the optimism...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman And The Lightning Head To Western Canada

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, As if the battle for the Norris Trophy needed any more viable candidates, here is the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Viktor Hedman, off to an exceptional start and proving once again that even the most likely regarded, massively talented defensive behemoths need time to find their NHL sea legs. Hedman is now in his sixth season and starts...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin headed to Syracuse for rehab games

Jonathan Drouin’s NHL debut will have to wait. After Drouin was derailed during training camp with a fractured right thumb, the Lightning assigned their 2013 first-round pick to Syracuse on Thursday to begin a rehab assignment. “It’s not really sending me down,” Drouin said after Thursday morning’s practice with the Lightning. “It’s more getting me ready to come back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drouin assigned to Syrcuase for extra work before Lightning debut

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jonathan Drouin's NHL debut must wait longer. Thursday, the Tampa Bay Lightning assigned the promising winger to the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch for a maximum of two weeks to allow him to receive more live action after recovering from a slight fracture in his right thumb. He's expected to play for Syracuse on Friday. Drouin, 19, sustained the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  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, 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning have room to grow after initial homestand

TAMPA, Fla. -- In four games at home, the Tampa Bay Lightning at times lacked offense, enjoyed an offensive abundance and finished thinking they could have done more. In four games at home, the Lightning ushered in new visions, chased a tormentor from last season and prepared to pack for a five-game road trip thinking one or two more points should have been theirs. They finished...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stamkos Scores First Goal Of Season

The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to make a name for themselves this year and they are starting off the season strong. One notable player, Steven Stamkos, never disappoints when he is on the ice and looks to lead his team. It hasn’t take him long to score his first goal of the year, shown below take a look at his talents as the Lightning’s took on the Montreal Canadiens. The...
Via Beyond The Benches
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning may be shopping Eric Brewer, is he a fit for the Rangers?

The Rangers need a defenseman and the Lightning are apparently shopping one with an unearned favorable reputation. Eric Brewer is one of those ‘stay at home defensemen’ who is ‘good in his own zone’. Which is old general manager speak for saying he spends way more time in the defensive zone than any good defenseman should. continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Injury Update: Jonathan Drouin will not be in the lineup tonight

The NHL debut for the third-overall pick in the 2013 draft will have to wait a little longer. According to The Score, Jonathan Drouin and his fractured thumb will be held out of tonight's season opener against the Florida Panthers in Tampa.#181799585 / gettyimages.comTampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper decided that holding the rookie out of tonight's home and season...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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