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If this is the first few chapters of The Jonathan Drouin Story, we can’t wait for the rest of the book

BROOKLYN – Nobody really knows how this Jonathan Drouin saga with the Tampa Bay Lightning is ultimately going to play out. But wouldn’t it be neat if 10 years from now, when Drouin is a star in the NHL and the lynchpin of the Lightning, we’re all sitting around talking about how his 2016 winter of discontent might have been the best thing that could have happened to him? To...
Via The Hockey News
3 hours ago

Alex Killorn On NHL Tonight

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Via Lightning Shout
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bolts Charge, But Strike Questioned

As Lightning coach Jon Cooper said after his team came back to tie the Islanders in regulation, then win in OT, Game 3 "had everything." It also had a controversial ending, with Brian Boyle delivering a nasty hit before the game-winning goal.
Via Sports On Earth
15 hours ago

Shame such a great game was decided by such a terrible non-call

BROOKLYN – Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper was talking about his team’s game Tuesday night and how it’s a great example of why we all love this game so much. And he’s right. But it’s also a pretty good example of why this game infuriates us, too. We love it because when it’s played like it was in the Lightning’s 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders in Game 3, it...
Via The Hockey News
16 hours ago

Lightning complete furious comeback, beat Islanders in OT

NEW YORK -- Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 35 shots.On the winning goal...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning score late in regulation before taking Game 3 in overtime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 35 shots.On the winning...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nasty hit knocks Lightning's Jonathan Drouin into next week

The New York Islanders are in the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time since 1993, and they mean business.Just in case the Tampa Bay Lightning didn't know, here's a reminder, courtesy of Thomas Hickey, in the video above.Hickey knocked Tampa's Jonathan Drouin out of the game — and into next week — with a hit in Game 3 on Tuesday night. No penalty on the play.Drouin...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Drouin making offseason decision harder

The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting a surprising boost from Jonathan Drouin this postseason, and all the hockey fans in Central Florida can finally appreciate the talent that have been dying for at a time when it is most needed. The front office, however, will likely spend the offseason in a tight position. Come June and July, a decision will have to be made on what to do with a...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Erik Condra Post Practice 5/2

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Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Drouin Dilemma: Yzerman Proves His Value As A GM Again

“I just feel more comfortable. This time around, I feel more ready than last year at this time. I didn’t know what to expect from the playoffs in the NHL. This year, I feel way more ready. It’s more of a challenge and I’m ready to attack that right away.” – Jonathan Drouin Drouin is attacking. He’s playing over 17 minutes per game and has accumulated six assists (many...
Via Lightning Shout
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Johnson's 2 goals help Lightning even series with Islanders

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.Lightning goalie Ben Bishop rebounded after being pulled in second period of Game 1 to make 19 saves. He gave up four goals on 13 shots Wednesday night in a 5-3 loss.Jonathan Drouin and Victor Hedman each...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

It’s not that rare to see hockey players leave a game with an injury, but it’s rarer to see that happen to the head coach. That’s what happened to New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano in the third period of their second-round series opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, though. A puck traveling through the neutral zone took a deflection and went into...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

VitalsNew York: 45-27-10 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Tampa Bay: 46-31-5 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNew York took the three-game series 2-1, with Thomas Greiss getting both wins for the Isles.Playoff HistoryThe only time these teams met in the playoffs, Tampa Bay beat New York in five games in the first round in 2004....
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

All In The Scheduling Details

Well, it looks like the NHL has us questioning them once again. This time it’s all about scheduling. Granted the Tampa Bay Lightning have had some time off in this situation, but why start Round 2 of the playoffs before Round 1 is finished? Surprisingly this is not the first time this has happened but granted the last time it did it was 1983. Either way make sure you keep those...
Via Beyond The Benches
8 days ago  |  Discuss

High Voltage: Young Lightning Players Help Tampa Bay's Playoff Surge

For the second consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Lightning have ousted the Detroit Red Wings from the playoffs in the first round. With a 1-0 win Thursday night, the Lightning defeated the Red Wings for a 4-1 series win. Throughout this season, Tampa Bay's young players dominated, leading them to a playoff berth. With strong performances from players like Nikita Kucherov and Tyler...
Via The Sports Quotient
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How are the Tampa Bay Lightning so dangerous?

Just like that, the Tampa Bay Lightning have ended Detroit’s season and are moving on to the Conference Semifinals. They will wait to see which team they will battle with next. With the series tied at two, there is very little certainty as to whether the Lightning will play their in-state rival Florida Panthers or enter the shadows of the New York City lights and take on the Islanders...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the members of the 2003-04 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning

Can you name the members of the 2003-04 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning? Clue: Number/Position
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper 'never gave up' on Jonathan Drouin

Jonathan Drouin had himself a heck of a game during the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. The 21-year-old had three assists (two primary) including setting up Ondrej Palat’s game-winner to give the Lightning a 3-1 series lead. For a guy who once seemed like a sure goner, Drouin has carried some of the offensive load in the playoffs for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning: Brian Boyle is hurting his team

Fighting in the NHL is acceptable. Hard, legal hits and flying limbs are hailed in hockey arenas. Excessive actions that take a stab at another player, however, can be costly. The Tampa Bay Lightning could be in trouble if this case continues. The bloodiest playoff matchup has so far between Tampa Bay and the Detroit Red Wings. For the second straight game, there was a full line...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL opening round quick hits: Red Wings vs. Lightning

VitalsDetroit: (41-30-11) 3rd in Atlantic DivisionTampa Bay: (46-31-5) 2nd in Atlantic DivisionSeason SeriesSplit four-game set, with Detroit winning the first two and Tampa Bay winning the second two.Looking at the MatchupThe Bolts knocked Detroit out of last season’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it was no easy feat for the Red Wings to secure their 25th consecutive playoff bid for...
Via Yardbarker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

How Injuries Are Shaping The Tampa Bay Lightning's Playoff Outlook

Coming off an impressive Stanley Cup appearance last year, the Tampa Bay Lightning looked ready to become the NHL's next elite team. The Lightning came out of the gate and struggled, going 7-8-2 in their first 17 games with a -3 goal differential. They quickly rebounded and have gone 38-22-3 since with a +30 goal differential. Everything looked promising for the Lightning going forward...
Via The Sports Quotient
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to lose rib in blood clot surgery

On Sunday we learned Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was going to head to surgery for a blood clot issue. Now it looks like that surgery will cost the veteran NHL scorer a rib. According to a report from Frank Seravalli of TSN, surgeons will likely remove a top rib from Stamkos on the right side of his body to help address the blood clot issue. “It isn’t a rib like...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Stamkos to miss 1-3 months because of blood clot

The Tampa Bay Lightning are getting set for a playoff run in the Eastern Conference, but they may have to continue playing without team captain Steven Stamkos for a while. A blood clot will force Stamkos to step away from his on-ice duties to undergo surgery in his right collarbone. The surgery will force Stamkos to miss anywhere between one and three months of hockey. “Obviously...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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