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Lightning Preview-Capsule

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON: 50-24-8, 108 points. Second in Atlantic Division. Lost to Chicago Blackhawks in Stanley Cup final. COACH: Jon Cooper (third full season) ADDED: F Erik Condra. LOST: F Brenden Morrow. PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Signing one of the NHL's most prolific scorers to a contract extension was the franchise's top priority this offseason, and the defending...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning motivated to build on last year's success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman offers some simple words of advice for the Tampa Bay Lghtning, who have a goal of getting back to the Stanley Cup final this season. The architect of the young team that came within two victories of winning the NHL title last spring says the best way to pursue unfinished business of hoisting the Cup is to not spend a lot of time talking...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning season preview: Similar roster looks to strike twice

Plus: The Tampa Bay Lightning were one of the best teams in the NHL in every facet of the game throughout last season, but they failed to finish the job when they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Lightning begin this season with unfinished business, and Tampa Bay will see nearly the same crop of players return this season. The biggest change to the team...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gunn: 2015 Tampa Bay Lightning Training Camp Photojournal

From the trained eyes f our photographer Christine Gunn, it’s the Eastern Conference Champion Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2015 training camp. Follow me on Twitter @ChristineLRM and please...
Via Lightning Shout
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Drouin scores late as Lightning top Panthers

At Sunrise, Florida, Jonathan Drouin scored with 2:02 left to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Panthers. Ondrej Palat and Brian Boyle also scored in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit. Ben Bishop made 32 saves on 34 shots. Derek MacKenzie and Nick Bjugstad scored first-period goals for Florida. Roberto Luongo made 27 saves.
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lightning Week on FOX Sports Sun

Lightning Week Schedule Sunday, Oct. 4 6:30 p.m. -- Lightning Preseason Special 7 p.m. -- Tampa Bay Lightning Encore 2015 #1 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rd 1 Gm 4 Lightning at Red Wings Monday, Oct. 5 6:30 p.m. -- Lightning Preseason Special 7 p.m. -- Tampa Bay Lightning Encore 2015 #2 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Rd 1 Gm 7 Red Wings at Lightning 9 p.m. -- Inside the Lightning: Tyler Johnson...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Lightning Head To Hockeyville

The Tampa Bay Lightning will play in their only televised preseason game tonight but it’s far from a regular exhibition contest. Tampa Bay will face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Known as the arena featured in the classic hockey film “Slap Shot”, there will be plenty of media coverage present to mark...
Via Lightning Shout
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PRESEASON GAMEDAY 6: Pens-Lightning Square Off in Johnstown

The French-Canadian Penguins didn’t exactly impress last night in Quebec City, tonight the Pens will send another split-squad to Johnstown, PA to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. We typically loathe the preseason for numerous reasons. It’s too long. Hell, the regular season itself is probably too long. Outside of the opportunity to see a handful of top prospects, it’s all rather...
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Send 23 To Syracuse – 29 Remain

The Tampa Bay Lightning cut 23 players today. Here is the release from the team: The Tampa Bay Lightning have reduced their training camp roster by 23 today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. All players will report to training camp with Tampa Bay’s top minor league affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. The Crunch’s camp will...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning (Last Season: 50-24-8, Second in Atlantic Division; lost in Stanley Cup Finals)Coach: Jon Cooper (101-59-20; third full season; third with the Lightning) Key Departures: Brendan MorrowKey Additions: Erik CondraKey Player: Victor HedmanHedman is by far the most important player on this team. Even with stars like Steven Stamkos and the Triplets playing on the...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Steve Stamkos “hates drones”; kills them with hockey pucks

YouTube Tampa Bay Lightning stud Steven Stamkos showed off some silly accuracy in a new NHL promo: “‘Stamkos vs. Drones: Next Level Training”.  Stamkos began the video with an elementary feat (for him), drilling four targets in the corner of a goal before picking off flying drones with sniper-like accuracy. The government may want to give Stamkos a call when his services...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning to host 3-day event that culminates at Fan Fest this weekend

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will host Lightning Launch Weekend presented by Florida Hospital, a three-day event kicking off the Lightning's 2015-16 season, presented by Florida Hospital, this Friday, September 18, at Amalie Arena. The weekend will feature Lightning Live, a concert and music event on Friday night on Ford Thunder Alley at Amalie Arena; Lightning Strikes, a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning team with NHL, NHLPA to 'Build the Thunder' in Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning, in conjunction with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is investing more than $6 million over the next five years to grow the game of hockey and teach life skills lessons to Tampa Bay's young people, Lightning Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced today. Vinik was joined in making...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case Of Steven Stamkos

There will be a lot of ink spilled in both print and digitally about what will happen with Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning this year, and why not should Stamkos hit the open market he would be one of the biggest players to do so in nearly a decade.  Stamkos is a dynamic player who in his 492 career games has scored 276 goals, 222 assists for 498 points while adding...

Nabokov joins Sharks as a goaltending development coach

Back in February, Evgeni Nabokov announced his retirement from the NHL as a member of the San Jose Sharks. Nabokov appeared in 11 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2014-15 season, but the club dealt Nabokov to San Jose for future considerations so he could retire with the Sharks. After calling it a career, Nabokov expressed his desire to remain involved in hockey but...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Connolly excited to prove Lightning wrong

Brett Connolly’s season didn’t go exactly as planned last season. After being traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning — the only NHL team he’d ever known — to the Boston Bruins, he broke his hand in just his second practice. But after re-signing with Boston this offseason, he’s excited to get the chance to prove everyone who’s doubted him wrong. “I guess it just wasn’t...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Stamkos takes BP, fielding practice, hits homer

How is Steven Stamkos preparing for the 2015-16 season? Unlike Erik Karlsson, Stamkos is practicing … but probably not the sport you’d expect. Watch as Stamkos takes BP and fielding practice with the Toronto Blue Jays. Look closely and you’ll see Stamkos send one pitch over the fence, which is the topic he’s discussing with the broadcasters. Stamkos looks like a pretty...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Preview 2015-16 Season: Stanley Cup Favorites?

After a successful season that saw the Tampa Bay Lightning make it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 11 years, are they bound for the finals once again for the 2015-16 season? They lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in one of the closest Stanley Cup Finals in recent memory where all but one game was decided by a single goal. With the Blackhawks taking some salary cap...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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