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September 28th, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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Martin St. Louis Captures Second Art Ross Trophy in 5-3 Loss to Florida Panthers
April 28th, 2013 at 3:10 AM
***VIDEO1*** Tonight, the Southeast Division ended with a whimper. It seems fitting that the division so often called "SouthLeast" would close with a meaningless game between the two teams based in the Sunshine State. These teams will still be division "rivals" next year as part of the so-called "Flortheast", juxtaposing the Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Lightning Close Regular Season in Win-Win Scenario Against Florida Panthers
April 27th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
Tonight is game 48 of the 48-game, lockout-shortened season. The Tampa Bay Lightning will play their final game as a member of the Southeast Division against the Florida Panthers. Proud, professional hockey players are going to send the 2012-2013 NHL season with the same effort they've given all season long. Don't expect...

Tuukka Rask and Boston Bruins Shut Down, Shut Out Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0
April 26th, 2013 at 3:16 PM
***VIDEO1*** For this one, go ahead and fall back on your favorite goaltending cliche. How about, "show me a good goaltender and I'll show you a good coach." The good folks over at Stanley Cup of Chowder have already investigated that angle with Claude Julien and the Bruins. Then there's, "your goalie has...

Tampa Bay Lightning Build, Hold Lead in 5-2 Win Over Toronto Maple Leafs
April 25th, 2013 at 3:06 AM
***VIDEO1*** All too often this season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have spotted opponents multiple-goal leads, forcing themselves into risky aggressive plays as they constantly try to battle their way back into games, expending a lot of energy along the way. On Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the Lightning finally...

Tampa Bay Lightning Jostling for Draft Position, Face Playoff-Bound Toronto Maple Leafs
April 24th, 2013 at 1:09 PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Toronto Maple Leafs at home tonight. The Bolts will be missing the playoffs for the second straight season after going to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2010-2011. Toronto makes their first trip to the the playoffs since before the 2004-2005 lockout. In fact, the last...

Tampa Bay Lightning Fall Behind Early, Lose to Carolina Hurricanes 3-2
April 23rd, 2013 at 2:06 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning ran into some bad luck early and dug themselves a hole they wouldn't climb out of on Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. Alex Semin opened the scoring for the Canes just 16 seconds into the period after Steven Stamkos was stripped of the puck behind his...

Tampa Bay Lightning Go for Season Series Sweep Against Carolina Hurricanes
April 21st, 2013 at 2:22 PM
In another last match-up between two Southeast Division teams, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to sweep the regular season series against the Carolina Hurricanes, having won all four meetings so far this season. Tampa Bay, in the midst of a five-game losing streak, meets the only team in the league...

Tampa Bay Lightning Commit Too Many Errors, Waste Good Effort Against Montreal Canadiens
April 19th, 2013 at 2:16 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning committed too many untimely and costly errors on Thursday night in Quebec versus the Montreal Canadiens. Despite hanging with one of the elite teams in the Eastern Conference (and a future division rival) for much of the night, the Lightning committed mistake after mistake to hand Montreal...

Tampa Bay Lightning in Quebec to Face the Struggling Montreal Canadiens
April 18th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning continue their road swing through the Northeast with a trip to Quebec to play a future division rival for next season, the Montreal Canadiens. This is the third meeting between the two teams this season. Montreal won the previous two 4-3 both times, including once in the...

Winnipeg Jets Edge Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in Shootout
April 17th, 2013 at 2:02 AM
***VIDEO1*** In what has become a growing, unsettling trend, the Tampa Bay Lightning ceded an early lead to their opponent and fell just short in a late comeback bid. The Winnipeg Jets controlled play for 2 and a half periods, dominating puck possession, shot attempts, and scoring chances while the Lightning chased...

Tampa Bay Lightning Face Winnipeg Jets for Last Time as Divisional Foe
April 16th, 2013 at 3:28 PM
When the 2013-2014 NHL regular season kicks off this fall, the Winnipeg Jets will no longer be a member of the Southeast Division. They won't even be a member of the Eastern Conference any more, and rightfully so, given their geographic location in Western Canada. Setting aside that the conference and division...

Tampa Bay Lightning Look for Better Start Against Buffalo Sabres
April 14th, 2013 at 3:58 PM
Allowing the first four goals in a hockey game is never what you want to do, and it's a terrible formula for winning. The Tampa Bay Lightning were able to recover last night against the Washington Capitals and take advantage of complacency, but the Bolts simply must be better tonight in...

Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals Put on a Score Effects Clinic
April 14th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
***VIDEO1*** Score effects are a fairly easy "fancy stat" to grasp, because logically they make sense and they aren't tied directly to math. When an NHL team generates a substantial lead, that team tends to sit back a bit and not force the issue on offense. Conversely, the team down by a...

Tampa Bay Lightning Try to Play Spoiler for Southeast Division Leading Washington Capitals
April 13th, 2013 at 4:27 PM
With their own playoff hopes all but dashed, the Tampa Bay Lightning will look to play a new role in the final few games of the 2013 season. Trying to keep points out of the hands of their division rival, the Washington Capitals, and striving for some hardware for superstar forwards...

Tampa Bay Lightning Flattened by Playoff-Bound Pittsburgh Penguins
April 12th, 2013 at 11:58 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed for the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference when the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin. The Tampa Bay Lightning are headed for a lottery pick. Last night's match-up between these two clubs went about how you would expect it to. Pittsburgh dominated play all night long, outshooting the Bolts...

Tampa Bay Lightning Face Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Team in Eastern Conference
April 11th, 2013 at 12:33 PM
The Tampa Bay Lightning will face the Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Bolts are 0-2-0 against the Pen this season, dropping a pair of decisions in Pittsburgh earlier this year, allowing 4 or more goals in each game to one of only two teams...

Tampa Bay Lightning Thrive on Power Play in 3-2 Win Over Ottawa Senators
April 10th, 2013 at 2:27 AM
***VIDEO1*** Another ugly game at even strength actually turned into a win for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night in Tampa against the Ottawa Senators. Despite being heavily outshot all night at even strength, the Lightning penalty kill was solid and the power play scored twice to give Ben Bishop 3...

Tampa Bay Lightning Face Ottawa Senators for First Time Since Deadline Deal
April 9th, 2013 at 2:49 PM
On April 3, the 2013 trade deadline, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators made a deal sending talented but expendable goaltender Ben Bishop to Tampa Bay in exchange for talented but expendable forward Cory Conacher. It's important to remember to temper your expectations for this game however. While the temptation...

Tampa Bay Lightning Weekend Wrap: Bolts Drop Pair of 4-2 Decisions to New York Islanders, Washington Capitals
April 9th, 2013 at 2:21 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning, under new head coach Jon Cooper and new starting goaltender Ben Bishop, showed some signs of weakness this weekend with two losses in both ends of a set of back-to-back games on the road on Long Island against the New York Islanders and in D.C. against...