Lightning Strikes (Cristodero)
Updated: 12 hours 40 min ago
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
With Penguins star Sidney Crosby the latest player to get diagnosed with mumps, the Lightning are resigned to the fact that, at some point, the growing outbreak may hit their lockeroom.
As expected, Lightning rookie wing Jonathan Drouin won't be loaned to Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior championships.
Veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov will start tonight for the Lightning against the Hurricanes.
Wing J.T. Brown will return to the lineup tonight for the Lightning against the Capitals, with rookie wing Jonathan Drouin likely sitting out.
With one more goal, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will reach 250 in his career, making him one of the youngest players in history to do so.
With center Vladislav Namestnikov sent back to AHL Syracuse Wednesday, it opens up some room for touted rookie wing Jonathan Drouin to get more playing time.
With the Lightning having a glut at forward, center Vladislav Namestnikov was reassigned to AHL Syracuse Wednesday.
When veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov signed with the Lightning last summer, he knew what he was getting into, with Ben Bishop the entrenched starter.
Two Lightning prospects - defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forward Adam Erne - have been invited to Team USA's evaluation camp for the World Junior championship, which will be held later this month.
For all the shuffling that has gone on with Steven Stamkos' line this season, there has been one constant. As long as wing Ryan Callahan has been healthy, he's always played on the captain's right side. For all the shuffling that has gone on with Steven Stamkos' line this season, there has been one constant.
Team Canada will announce its roster for its World Junior camp on Monday.
Veteran defenseman Eric Brewer spent most of the past two weeks watching from the press box, a healthy scratch in four of the last five games.
Defenseman Victor Hedman is almost ready to return to the Lightning lineup.
When the NHL schedule came out, Marty St. Louis said he looked right away for when the Rangers would be coming to Tampa to face the Lightning. "I circled it," he said.
For the first 18 games, defenseman Mark Barberio was mostly a spectator, a healthy scratch in all but three.
After the Syracuse Crunch became part of the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the American Hockey League in 2010, Crunch owner Howard Dolgon asked the question. "What can do we do next," he said.
Lightning rookie center Vladislav Namestnikov may not be a household name yet, but his name earned him a mention on the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.