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Usual Suspects for Tampa Bay Lightning Invited to Olympic Camps
July 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 PM
***VIDEO1*** As most of the major hockey countries announced their Olympic Orientation Camp rosters today, the players assumed to make the cut were all on their respective teams' lists. Superstar forwards Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis were both invited by Team Canada GM (and Lightning GM) Steve Yzerman. Defenseman Sami Salo...

Martin St. Louis Wins Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
June 15th, 2013 at 1:29 PM
***VIDEO1*** Despite his best effort not to, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis won his third career Lady Byng Memorial Trophy this year, it was announced today. The Lady Byng is awarded annually to the "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high...

Martin St. Louis Nominated for Ted Lindsay Award by the NHLPA
May 9th, 2013 at 12:45 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Ted Lindsay Award (the "other" MVP) is voted on by the members of the National Hockey League Players Association, and removes some cloudiness from the Hart Trophy's debate over outstanding performance versus value. The Lindsay is awarded simply to the "most outstanding player" as voted on by the players themselves. Whereas...

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...

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 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 Give Solid Effort, Minimize Mistakes in 2-1 Win Over Buffalo Sabres
March 27th, 2013 at 1:59 AM
***VIDEO1*** As is common with struggling NHL teams, one thing the Tampa Bay Lightning have lacked all season is consistency. A strong offensive effort would be wasted by a poor defensive one, or vice versa, and all of a sudden a 6-1 start to the year turned sour fast and ended with...

Guy Boucher and the Death of the 1-3-1
March 26th, 2013 at 1:43 PM
Late last night, I listened to the popular Marek vs. Wyshynski podcast featuring Jeff Marek of Sportsnet and Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports. On yesterday's installment, with the two co-hosts discussing the recent firing of Guy Boucher as the head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jeff Marek posited that a game against...

Tampa Bay Lightning Lose 2-1 to Winnipeg Jets, Drop Opportunity to Gain Ground in Crowded Playoff Picture
March 8th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
***VIDEO1*** On a night when you're playing a division rival at home that you've dominated over the past few seasons, the same night the team leading your division is playing the best team in the conference, you have to win. Tonight was an important opportunity squandered for the Tampa Bay Lightning against...

Tampa Bay Lightning Snap Losing Streak with 5-2 Win Over Struggling New Jersey Devils
March 6th, 2013 at 1:09 AM
***VIDEO1*** Yet again, the Tampa Bay Lightning played about 50 minutes of solid hockey. This time, the ten minute period when they didn't came at the end when the outcome -- a Lightning victory -- was all but decided. The Lightning looked more disciplined defensively, particularly in their own zone, throughout the first...

Game Recap: Tampa Bay Lightning Ride Special Teams to 6-3 Victory Over Washington Capitals
January 20th, 2013 at 12:22 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Lightning used three power play goals to pull away from the Washington Capitals on opening day, claiming a 6-3 victory over their division rivals in Adam Oates' coaching debut. In spite of taking a few consecutive penalties early in the first period, the Bolts buckled down and killed off the...

Martin St. Louis Has Some Choice Words for NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
October 26th, 2012 at 4:46 PM
As the NHL/NHLPA labor discussions drag on without foreseeable resolution, some players have stepped forward to publicly criticize the tactics and motives of NHL commisionner Gary Bettman. The league recently canceled the schedule of games through November 30 and withdrew their most recent CBA offer, which was closest to the expected...

How the 2012 Lockout Hurts the Tampa Bay Lightning
September 21st, 2012 at 4:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the heels of an official announcement by the NHL that all preseason NHL games have been canceled through the end of September, it is appropriate to take a step back and examine how this ongoing lockout will affect the Tampa Bay Lightning specifically. To do so, it is important not...

Evaluating the Tampa Bay Lightning Roster: Wingers
July 29th, 2012 at 7:50 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the first three articles of this series, we reviewed the organizational strength and depth of the goaltending, defense, and center forward positions for the Tampa Bay Lightning, with an emphasis on those players that have already reached the NHL level or those who are expected to contribute to the...