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Kristers Gudlevskis Signed to Three-Year, Two-Way Deal by Tampa Bay Lightning
August 2nd, 2013 at 9:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** At this summer's NHL Entry Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Latvian goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis in the 5th round (124th overall), which was viewed by some as a curious move, given the collection of goaltenders GM Steve Yzerman has acquired since 2010. Today, Gudlevskis was signed to a three-year, two-way deal, the...

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Ben Bishop
July 27th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
***VIDEO1*** As the 2013 player grades series continues, it is time to evaluate the first goaltender -- Ben Bishop, acquired at the trade deadline from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for promising young forward Cory Conacher. While this series has been working its way up with skaters that took the ice for...

Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Andrey Vasilevskiy Improves at Prospect Camp
July 12th, 2013 at 12:23 PM
During the Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp, Russian goalie Andrey Vasilevskly showed immense improvement. After the conclusion of camp on Wednesday, Vasilevskly finished three-by-three play with 110  saves on 127 shots equaling an .866 save percentage, which was the best among the four potential goalies at the Lightning camp.  Before being selected...

Nate Thompson and Matt Carle Help Team USA Claim Bronze Medal at the World Championships
May 20th, 2013 at 12:34 PM
***VIDEO1*** Team USA beat host country Finland for the second time in the 2013 IIHF World Championships, this time 3-2 in a shootout to claim the bronze medal, the first medal for Team USA in this tournament since 2004. Nate Thompson and Matt Carle were quiet, but effective in this one as...

Tampa Bay Lightning Players for Team USA at World Championships Contribute to 4-1 Win Over Latvia
May 6th, 2013 at 1:57 PM
***VIDEO1*** Tampa Bay Lightning players Matt Carle, Ben Bishop, and Nate Thompson helped Team USA to a 4-1 win over Latvia yesterday at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and an unblemished 2-0-0-0 record so far in the tournament. Like their first game against Austria, the Americans got off to a slow...

Tampa Bay Lightning Players Matt Carle, Nate Thompson, and Ben Bishop Help USA to 5-3 Win Over Austria at the World Championships
May 4th, 2013 at 2:12 PM
***VIDEO1*** The 2013 Men's World Championships for ice hockey began late last night (or early this morning) in Helsinki, Finland as USA took on Austria in their opening game. Tampa Bay Lightning players Matt Carle and Nate Thompson were alternate captains for the Joe Sacco coached squad, and goaltender Ben Bishop started in...

Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Goaltender Ben Bishop to Two Year Extension
April 15th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Lightning through the 2014-2015 season. Bishop was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this offseason. Per Damian Cristodero:   Ben Bishop's two-year contract extension is for $4.6 million...

Tampa Bay Lightning Send Cory Conacher to Ottawa Senators for Goaltender Ben Bishop on Deadline Day
April 3rd, 2013 at 12:00 PM
***VIDEO1*** In a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Lightning have made a deal at the trade deadline for a goaltender. No, not Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks, long linked to Tampa Bay in trade rumors; not Miikka Kiprusoff of the Calgary Flames, who reportedly would not report to a new team...

Anders Lindback Out Indefinitely with Sprained Right Ankle
March 21st, 2013 at 1:08 PM
***VIDEO1*** From Damian Cristodero this morning:   Lightning announces G Anders Lindback out indefinitely with a right ankle sprain. — Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) March 21, 2013 The injury to Lindback will test the organizational depth at the goaltending position, as a call-up will be made from AHL Syracuse Crunch (likely Cedrick Desjardins) and a corresponding...

Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Acquire Goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from Montreal Canadiens for Goalie Dustin Tokarski
February 14th, 2013 at 12:36 PM
***VIDEO1*** In a surprising move this afternoon, the Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have traded AHL goaltender Dustin Tokarski to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for goaltender Cedrick Desjardins. As per Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, the move was made to solidify AHL goaltending which General Manager Steve Yzerman has...

Former Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Dwayne Roloson Takes Coaching Job with UMass Lowell
October 18th, 2012 at 2:52 PM
Dwayne Roloson played 16 years in the NHL, reaching the Stanley Cup finals with the Edmonton Oilers in 2006 and the Eastern Conference Finals with the Lightning in 2011, both times losing to the eventual cup-winner. Per Lowell Sun-Sports: 16-year NHL goalie Dwayne #Roloson joins UMass Lowell hockey staff, pending end of...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect Jaroslav Janus Signs Tryout Deal with KHL HC Slovan Bratislava
August 28th, 2012 at 7:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the summer re-acquisition of Finnish goaltender Riku Helenius, a 1st round draft pick (15th overall) of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2006, as well as a trade for Nashville Predators net minder Anders Lindback, the Lightning suddenly faced a conundrum the organization had never faced before in its 20...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects in Game 2 of 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
August 10th, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Game 2 of the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge took place this morning in Yaroslavl. After the Canadians took Game 1 by a score of 3-2, the Russians exploded offensively in Game 2 to even the series with a 6-3 victory, in a game they never trailed. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Andrei Vasilevski got...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects Participate in 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge
August 9th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Game 1 if the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge took place in Yaroslavl, Russia, with the Canadian squad emerging victorious 3-2 after a three goal second period outburst. Tampa Bay Lightning prospects playing for Team Russia included defensemen Nikita Nesterov and Artem Sergeev and one of the Lightning's 1st round draft picks (19th overall)...

Victor Hedman and Anders Lindback Take the Ice with Swedish Charity Hockey Team the Icebreakers
August 8th, 2012 at 10:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** The "Icebreakers" as they are known is an ice hockey team founded by Swedish NHLers Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund in 2002. From Wikipedia: Their purpose is to raise money for a foundation who give scholarships to dysfunctional, handicapped, or otherwise needy children. They raise this money not only by playing charity ice...

Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects Andrei Vasilevksi and Nikita Nesterov on Team Russia for Canada-Russia Challenge
August 1st, 2012 at 5:06 PM
***VIDEO1*** From Jim Corteau at BoltsbytheBay.com: Today [July 31st] the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia released their 29 man roster for the upcoming 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge. In addition to the Number One Overall 2012 NHL Draft Pick, Nail Yakupov, two Tampa Bay Lightning picks will be playing for Team Russia: G Andrei Vasilevski and...

Anders Lindback of the Tampa Bay Lightning Gets Rave Reviews from Around the NHL
July 28th, 2012 at 12:09 PM
***VIDEO1*** Nashville back-up goaltender Anders Lindback was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning on June 15, 2012 along with depth forward Kyle Wilson and a 7th round pick in exchange for the rights to goaltender Sebastien Caron, two 2nd round picks in 2012, and a 3rd round pick in 2013. While for much...

Evaluating the Tampa Bay Lightning Roster: Goaltenders
July 13th, 2012 at 8:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** By all indications, the Tampa Bay Lightning (and GM Steve Yzerman) are finished adding NHL talent to the organization this offseason. So, at this juncture, it seems appropriate to take a step back and evaluate the roster as a whole to see where the Lightning stand at each position following...

Several Tampa Bay Lightning UFAs Remain Unsigned
July 12th, 2012 at 1:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** We're now almost a full two weeks into the free agency period in the NHL. The biggest pieces have fallen -- Zach Parise and Ryan Suter have taken their talents to the Twin Cities, the Lightning signed "Plan B" defenseman Matt Carle, and many other depth players have either re-signed with their...